Monthly Archives: February 2018

Celebrating Diversity in Senior Living

Celebrating diversity in senior living

Celebrating diversity in senior livingIt’s human nature to flock toward those who look the same as we do, but there is value in expanding our world to interact with people of all races and ethnicities. As we commemorate Black History Month and beyond, how can we also celebrate racial and ethnic diversity within our senior living communities?

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What Type of Family Caregiver Are You?

What Type of Family Caregiver Are You?

What Type of Family Caregiver Are You?Not all seniors are alike, and neither are all family caregivers. Depending upon your personality type, you may be more hands-on or more hands-off, more take-charge or more laid-back, more practical or more emotional. You can’t change your personality, but you can make your personality work for you by forming a caregiving team to support your aging parent. …Read more ›

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When You Can’t Respect Their Wishes

when you can't respect their wishes...

when you can't respect their wishes...You want to respect your loved one’s wishes and her independence. But what do you do if it’s simply unsafe for her to continue living at home, yet she refuses to move? How can you do what’s best for her without running roughshod over her?

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#ElderCareChat 2/14/18 Recap: Using Your Five Senses to Make a Senior Living Decision

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

Maribeth Bersani Featured as Guest Expert in #ElderCareChat Discussion on Using Your Five Senses to Make a Senior Living DecisionWe were honored to welcome Maribeth Bersani, chief operating officer of Argentum (formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America), as our expert panelist for this month’s #ElderCareChat. Bersani engaged participants in an enlightening Twitter conversation about the importance of using your senses to …Read more ›

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7 Tips for Heart-Healthy Seniors

7 tips for heart-healthy seniors

7 tips for heart-healthy seniorsFebruary is a month filled with flowers, chocolate, and all things love related. It’s also American Heart Month—a time to focus on making healthy choices so we can live life to the fullest.

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How Seniors Can Overcome Boredom

How seniors can overcome boredom

How seniors can overcome boredomYour mom loved her assisted living community when she first moved in, but now she complains about being bored. Your dad in skilled nursing seems listless, tired, and disinterested in the activities he used to enjoy. You want your parents to enjoy themselves, but they have lost the enthusiasm they previously had for their senior living community.

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Does My Loved One Need Home Care or Home Health Care?

Does My Loved One Need Home Care or Home Health Care_

Does My Loved One Need Home Care or Home Health Care_There’s a one-word difference between home care and home health care, but the terms refer to completely different services, says Scot Cheben, co-founder of the Senior Providers Network. No wonder so many families are confused!

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