Monthly Archives: June 2017

Preparing for a Senior Living Tour

Preparing for a Senior Living Tour

Preparing for a Senior Living TourYour parent has made the decision to move into a senior living community. Now comes the task of selecting the community that is the best fit for his or her needs. You’ll likely tour several communities before making your final decision. Be prepared in advance with a list of questions and a good idea of what to look for as you make …Read more ›

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Senior Living Strategizing: Top Tips for Family Meetings

: Top Tips for Family Meetings

: Top Tips for Family MeetingsWhen you’re making decisions about moving to a senior living community or hiring home care, it can be a challenge to get family members on the same page. After all, different people tend to have very different opinions when it comes to what’s best for a senior loved one.

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Benefits for the Veteran’s Spouse

Benefits for the veteran's spouse

Benefits for the veteran's spouseThe surviving spouses of wartime veterans may not realize it, but they may be eligible for the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance pension benefit by virtue of their husband or wife’s military service. (more…)

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Join #ElderCareChat on June 21, 2017: Making Caregiving a Family Affair

ElderCareChat 6/21/17 with Caregiver Action Network

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.

The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist Mark Gibbons, director of programs and operations for the Caregiver Action Network (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association).

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#ElderCareChat 5/17/17 Recap: Self-Care for Caregivers

#ElderCareChat recap 5/17/17: Self-Care for Caregivers

#ElderCareChat recap 5/17/17: Self-Care for CaregiversWe were honored to welcome Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, family therapist, and the director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and Deborah A. DiGilio, MPH, director of the American Psychological Association Office on Aging for our May 17, 2017 session of #ElderCareChat. The panelists led participants in a lively Twitter conversation …Read more ›

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When Mom and Dad Need Memory Care

When Mom and Dad Need Memory Care

When Mom and Dad Need Memory CareIt’s hard to see someone you love suffering from a decline in memory and cognition—and it’s particularly painful when it happens to your own parents. Fortunately, memory care communities offer specialized treatment that enables seniors with dementia to experience the greatest quality of life for as long as possible.

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Having Everyone Play a Part in Caregiving

Having Everyone Play a Part in Caregiving

Having Everyone Play a Part in CaregivingThis is a scenario that’s all-too-familiar to siblings with elderly parents. Mom or Dad needs care, but the burden of family caregiving falls on one sibling more heavily than the others. Why can’t family caregiving duties be more equitable? Perhaps not everyone has been assigned a role. …Read more ›

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Senior Living for Couples

Senior Living for Couples

Senior Living for CouplesRemember “The Notebook?” In the book and movie about a love that spans decades, Noah is committed to staying by his wife Allie’s side, even though he doesn’t need to be in a care facility and she does. Their children try to convince him to come back home, but he tells them that home is wherever his sweetheart is—even though Allie …Read more ›

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