Yearly Archives: 2017

Parent in Debt? What Do You Do?

are you parents in debt? what to do

are you parents in debt? what to doAs you contemplate your parents’ need for assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, or in-home care, you may be worried to discover that they have more debt than you realized.

What if they have a mortgage or home equity loan with a substantial balance? Or a car loan that they’ve been struggling to pay off? Or a credit card that is …Read more ›

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The Benefits of Virtual Pets for Seniors

The benefits of virtual pets

The benefits of virtual petsMany seniors love their pets for the companionship and comfort they provide. For those who live alone, having a dog or a cat is a way to stave off loneliness. And for those in a senior living environment, it’s a way to have a loving presence with them in their personal space. However, thanks to technological solutions, the pet …Read more ›

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Finding the Humor in Caregiving

Finding the Humor in Caregiving

Finding the Humor in CaregivingBeing a caregiver for your aging parents can be demanding, stressful, and frustrating. Fortunately, it can also be filled with humor—if you’re able to see it.


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Your Pre-New Year Retirement Countdown

Your Pre-New Year Retirement Countdown

Your Pre-New Year Retirement CountdownAs you prepare to count down to a new year, have you also considered your retirement readiness?


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#ElderCareChat 12/13/17 Recap: Age-Friendly Communities

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#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.comThe World Health Organization Age-Friendly DC was pleased to join the December 13, 2017 session of #ElderCareChat, with coordinator Gail Kohn serving as an expert panelist. Kohn engaged 25 participants in a thought-provoking Twitter conversation about the importance of age-friendly communities, and steps we can take to create an inclusive and accessible environment for residents of all ages.

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Is It Time for a Senior Living Switch?

Is it time for a SENIOR LIVING switch_

Is it time for a SENIOR LIVING switch_If your parents are miserable in their senior community, you’ll do anything you can to make them feel better. But have you considered the possibility that the facility itself isn’t a good fit?


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Guide to Navigating Holiday Stress

how to navigate holiday stress

how to navigate holiday stressYou may be already dealing with stress as you juggle caring for your parent with family responsibilities and holding down a job. Now that the holidays are here, the extra stress may just put you over the edge. It’s important that you, as a caregiver, take care of yourself during this busy time of year.

Here are …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 11/15/17 Recap: Support for Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

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Jed-Levine-CaringKindNYCWe were pleased to welcome Jed A. Levine, executive vice president and director of programs at CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association-NYC Chapter), as our expert panelist for our most recent #ElderCareChat. Mr. Levine engaged participants in a thought-provoking Twitter conversation on why it is so vital that family members have support when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. …Read more ›

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living Residents

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living Residents

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living ResidentsIt’s the most wonderful time of the year… but it can be the most stressful time of the year, too. Though you’d like to give meaningful holiday gifts, shopping for a loved one in senior living may present a challenge. Where can you find memorable gifts that show you really care?

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When It’s Not Dementia

When It's Not Dementia...

When It's Not Dementia...Family members are understandably concerned when their aging parent begins experiencing memory loss or confusion. Their first thought may be that their parent has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. However, there are several physical conditions that could be associated with those symptoms, including thyroid disease, nutritional deficiencies, adverse reactions to medications, depression—even a brain tumor. …Read more ›

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