Monthly Archives: March 2017

#ElderCareChat 3/22/17 Recap: Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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#ElderCareChat analytics 3/22/17We were delighted to have Landis Homes and their Director of Residency Planning Sarah Short join the March 22, 2017 #ElderCareChat on Twitter. Sarah addressed one of the most challenging problems that family caregivers face: how to overcome a loved one’s objections to moving into senior living.

The one-hour #ElderCareChat showcased Landis Homes’ philosophy on inclusion and quality of life and was inspired by a recent …Read more ›

Leaving a Legacy: How It Strengthens and Preserves Family Bonds

leaving a legacy: how it strengthens and preserves family bonds

leaving a legacy: how it strengthens and preserves family bondsWhat does it mean to leave a legacy? For some, it comes down to stuff—the legacy of what you’ve accumulated over a lifetime. But personal historian Judy Shutts challenges that concept with something she deems far more valuable: a legacy of stories.

“Most people think of a legacy as material goods—a business, cars, money, or family heirlooms,” …Read more ›

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When Communication Becomes a Struggle: Living With Aphasia

Living with Aphasia

Living with AphasiaThere are few things as frustrating in life as not being able to make yourself understand. That’s unfortunately the situation with aphasia, a disorder in speech and language. Aphasia is more common in older adults because of its occurrence in conjunction with illnesses and medical conditions that happen later in life.

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Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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overcoming-objections-to-senior-livingFor many of us, senior living isn’t a consideration until it becomes a necessity. So when senior care is no longer a matter of “if” but “when,” your loved ones may have trouble getting on board with the idea.

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Technology to Improve Seniors’ Lives

Technology to imrprove seniors' lives

Technology to imrprove seniors' livesTwo concurrent trends—the shifting demographics toward an aging population and the emergence of dramatic new technologies—are converging to create an intensified focus on improving the quality of life for seniors. (more…)

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Don’t Miss #ElderCareChat on March 22, 2017: Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.

Sarah Short, Director of Residency Planning at Landis Homes retirement communityThe next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist Sarah …Read more ›

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Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Dementia

dealing with the ups and downs of dementia

dealing with the ups and downs of dementiaLife can feel like a never-ending roller coaster ride when your loved one has dementia. Some days, she’s happy and responsive; others, she’s agitated and combative. How can you best support your loved one in senior living through the hard days of dementia?

Sue Kruse, director of clinical education at Silverado, offers advice for caregivers on …Read more ›

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What to Do When Your Senior Loved One Refuses to Eat

when your senior loved one refuses to eat

when your senior loved one refuses to eatIt can be one of the most frustrating times of your day: mealtime with an aging parent. You might be experiencing this frustration firsthand or hearing reports from your parent’s assisted living community. Maybe Mom is just not eating or complains excessively about the food. Perhaps Dad is causing a disruption in the dining room or doesn’t even want to …Read more ›

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When You Need to Find Senior Living In a Hurry

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finding senior care in an emergencyPlanning ahead is an important guideline for locating the best senior living option for your parent, but in the case of an unexpected medical crisis—such as your father has a stroke or your mother suffers a serious fall—you may be suddenly be in a position where you need to find senior living in a hurry. (more…)

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Life Hacks for the Busy Caregiver

life hacks for the busy caregiver

life hacks for the busy caregiverLife hacks are a way to save time and sanity, and family caregivers certainly can use more of both. In many cases, caregivers are not only devoting many hours to helping their aging parents but they also have obligations to spouses and school-age children. So, life hacks for the busy caregiver are just what they need. (more…)

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