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Join the April 25, 2018 #ElderCareChat: Innovations in Senior Care

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

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.

Debbie Wiegand #ElderCareChat 4/25/18 The GREEN HOUSE ProjectThe next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist Debbie Wiegand, director of operations for The …Read more ›

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A Skilled Nursing Model That Seems Like Home

skilled nursing model that feels like home

skilled nursing model that feels like homeWhat if your parent’s nursing home didn’t look like a nursing home at all? (more…)

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Say Hello to Springtime in Senior Living

Say hello to springtime in senior living

Say hello to springtime in senior livingAfter a long and cold winter, it’s time to get ready for spring. Instead of being cooped up 24/7 inside a senior living community, your mom or dad is probably ready to head outdoors. As the weather warms up, they might have more energy and more enthusiasm for greeting the new day. …Read more ›

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What Seniors Need to Know This Tax Season

what seniors need to know about tax season

what seniors need to know about tax seasonNone of us can escape tax season, not even when we get older. Those over 65 have various tax considerations that come into play with regard to Social Security income, age-related deductions and credits, IRA distributions, medical expense deductions, and more. Below is some general  information for older adults and their families to consider for this …Read more ›

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When Your Parent’s Time Is Becoming Short

When Your Parent's Time Is Becoming Short

When Your Parent's Time Is Becoming ShortIf your parent has entered palliative or hospice care, your family will have to face the hard reality that end of life is only a few months or even a few weeks away. As difficult as this realization is, it’s important to give meaning to the end-of-life period with special conversations, shared experiences, and making the most of every remaining moment …Read more ›

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Digital Caregiving Helps Elders Stay Connected

How digital caregiving helps elders stay connected

How digital caregiving helps elders stay connected With the advancement of technology, our society now has virtual banking, virtual classrooms, virtual business meetings—and also virtual caregiving. (more…)

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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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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.

Here are some suggestions you can …Read more ›

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The Accidental Caregiver

The Accidental Caregiver

The Accidental CaregiverYou started out by driving Mom to her doctor’s appointments. Then you helped out by doing her grocery shopping, cooking a few meals, and assisting with medication management. As your mom’s health declined, you gradually found yourself cleaning her house, doing her laundry, and handling her finances. Without realizing it, you’ve become your parent’s primary caregiver—and it happened more by accident than by choice. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 1/17/18 Recap: Rightsizing for Senior Living

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.comWe were pleased to welcome Caring Transitions, a Cincinnati-based senior relocation, estate sale, and liquidation company, specializing in organizing, packing, de-cluttering, moving and resettling, as our expert panelist for our most recent #ElderCareChat. Caring Transitions’ President Chris Seman engaged participants in an informative Twitter conversation on the steps involved in the rightsizing process to ensure a smooth transition for an …Read more ›

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