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A Man’s World? Not in Senior Living

In Senior Living, It’s Not a

In Senior Living, It’s Not aVisit an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility, and one observation may immediately strike you—there are a lot more women than men. In fact, Argentum reports that women outnumber men in assisted living by a ratio of 7 to 1, and the ratio is even higher at nursing homes. …Read more ›

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Advice for Older Family Caregivers

Advice for Older Caregivers

Advice for Older CaregiversWhen people reach their retirement years, they likely have visions of doing the things they never had time for before. Perhaps they want to travel, play more golf, volunteer for their favorite charity, or spend time enjoying their grandchildren. By the time they reach Social Security eligibility, most people are probably not expecting to be fulfilling a caregiving role for an elderly parent—and yet …Read more ›

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Stimulating Games for Senior Living

Stimulating Games for Senior Living

Stimulating Games for Senior LivingWherever two or more seniors gather, there’s a good chance that games will ensue. There’s nothing like a good card or board game to get the mind working, the competitive juices flowing, and the conversation going. (more…)

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What Happens After Rehab?

What happens after rehab

What happens after rehabYour parent has spent several days or weeks in a rehabilitation facility after an illness or an injury. Now that the rehab period is ending, what happens next? If your parent is returning home, what kind of in-home care and lifestyle adjustments will be required? Is it advisable for your parent to return home? Would it be better to consider an independent retirement community, …Read more ›

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How to Make the Culinary Aspect of Senior Living More Palatable

How to make the culinary aspect of senior living more palatable

How to make the culinary aspect of senior living more palatableThere’s a trend in senior living toward offering high-quality cuisine. But one person’s steak tartare is another person’s raw hamburger. Taste buds vary, and sometimes the taste buds of older adults are not what they used to be. But if your parent is regularly complaining about the food in senior …Read more ›

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How to Attack Ageism at Its Core

How to Attack Ageism at Its Core

How to Attack Ageism at Its CoreAging is a fact of life, but ageism doesn’t have to be. LeadingAge, an organization whose membership is composed of not-for-profit aging service providers, has undertaken the task of ending ageism by educating the population about the strengths of older adults and the value they bring to society. LeadingAge’s efforts entail changing the perceptions of aging and …Read more ›

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How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and Depression

How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and Depression

How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and DepressionSeniors living on their own are susceptible to social isolation, which in turn can bring on feelings of depression. Those who move into assisted living have the opportunity to overcome social isolation by interacting with other residents and by participating in group activities.

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Conflict Resolution at Assisted Living: Strategies to Use

Conflict Resolution at Assisted Living:

Conflict Resolution at Assisted Living:All throughout life, we encounter difficult people—difficult classmates, difficult co-workers, difficult clients or customers, and even difficult family members. So, it should come as no surprise that there might also be difficult people at your parent’s senior living community as well. (more…)

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Understanding Medicaid Rules

Understanding Medicaid Rules

Understanding Medicaid RulesYour parent’s assets are dwindling after several years in assisted living. Now you are worried: How can my parent continue living in the place he or she calls home? Medicaid is the national social safety net that can be used for long-term care for low-income individuals, but there are rules, regulations, and eligibility requirements you should know. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat Recap 7/19/17: Arts, Culture, Storytelling and Aging

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat analytics 7/19/17We were delighted to welcome Nora Rahimian, Helpline Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, as the expert panelist during the July 19th session of #ElderCareChat, which focused on the benefits of arts, culture, and storytelling to our aging population. (more…)

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