Monthly Archives: January 2016

A New Approach to Web Access

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elder access to technologyBeing able to access the web is critical in our technology-driven world, but what do you do if visual, auditory, physical or cognitive impairments prevent you or a loved one from being able to use and process information that is available online?

If access to technology proves to be a problem, the good news is that technology can also provide the solution. Technology currently exist …Read more ›

Why Should I Consider Senior Living?

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senior livingSenior living communities aren’t just for those in crisis or aging parents without family nearby. Truth be told, a move to senior housing can be beneficial for seniors in a variety of situations.

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#ElderCareChat 1/20/16: Self-Care Resolutions for the New Year

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New Year 15 OP FBFor the first #ElderCareChat of 2016, 33 participants talked about personal and professional goals for the new year, along with self-care resolutions — and a pretty extensive side thread on an unexpected digression: butter. (You just never know what may come up during #ElderCareChat!)

A thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation about the true meaning of self-care surfaced, and many agreed with the …Read more ›

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How to Select a Nursing Home in a Crisis

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nursing homeWhat do you do when your parents are in sudden need of a dramatic increase in care?

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Visiting Your Loved One in Assisted Living or a Nursing Home

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visitingFamily members are often uncertain about the protocol for visiting their loved ones at an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility. They may wonder when, how long and how often should they visit, and what they should do when there. Every situation is different, but these tips and guidelines can help make the time spent visiting a loved one as pleasant and worthwhile as possible. …Read more ›

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Not All Senior Communities Are the Same

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senior_livingWhen you hear the term “senior living,” what comes to mind? Do you think of carefree seniors enjoying themselves on a golf course or in a water aerobics class? Do you picture older adults playing cards or watching movies together? Do you think of a memory-impaired individual being assisted by a specially trained staff member — or a physically impaired individual receiving the care of a …Read more ›

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Is Snowbirding Right for You?

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snowbirdSnowbirding is attractive for obvious reasons – most notably, getting out of the cold and into a more comfortable environment. But the decision to snowbird is not always an easy one, particularly if you have strong personal connections in your current location. So how do you choose between staying near family full-time and enjoying a better locale in your retirement?

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