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Join’s @OurParents for another thought-provoking and informative #ElderCareChat conversation!

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The Cost of Hiring Caregivers vs. Assisted Living

This price comparison will help you choose between hiring caregivers or senior living.


Practical Gifts for Assisted Living Residents

You may have trouble coming up with gift ideas for a loved one in an Assisted Living community. You want to avoid crowding their living space while still gifting something that they’ll find useful. Keeping these parameters in mind, consider


Lifestyle Changes You Can Expect When Transitioning to Senior Living

Learn some of the many beneficial changes you’ll experience when transitioning to a senior care community.


When Words Fail: How to Communicate with a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Talking about senior living can be difficult enough when your loved one’s memory is intact, but what happens when they have dementia?


Reconsidering Retirement with Life Plan Communities

As baby boomers age into retirement, they’ve had a profound effect on senior care and the development of the Life Plan Community.


Four Tips for Decorating Your Parent’s Assisted Living Home

Transform your parent’s new Assisted Living apartment into a cozy home with these four simple tips.


A Guide to Homeowner Options for Financing a Senior Care Community

This helpful guide details the various ways that older homeowners can use their houses to pay for a senior care community.


Preparing for a New Relationship with Your Parent

Adapting to Assisted Living doesn’t happen overnight. You have to give it time.

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#ElderCareChat on 5/18/16: Mental Health Issues Among Seniors and Caregivers

May is Mental Health Awareness Month (#MentalHealthMonth), so this week’s #ElderCareChat was devoted to a discussion of common mental health concerns faced by seniors and caregivers. OurParents blogger Diane Franklin served as our guest panelist this week—tweeting from the @ElderCareChat handle—and shared insights

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Benefits of the Internet That You May Not Know

How Internet access provides everything from enjoyment and important information to vital interpersonal connections for seniors living in retirement communities.

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