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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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What To Do If Your Loved One Is Resistant to Respite Care 


What to do if your loved on is resistant to respite care

What to do if your loved on is resistant to respite careEven the most dedicated family caregivers may need a break—whether it’s just to have a few days to themselves or to take an actual vacation. Respite care is a solution that can give that much-needed break to a caregiver, but what if your family member is resistant to the idea of outside care even …Read more ›

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What to Look for in a Nursing Home

What to look for in a nursing home

What to look for in a nursing homeAfter careful consideration, your family has reached the decision that a skilled nursing facility is the best care option for your aging parent. Now that you’ve made that decision, you have another important decision to make: how to find the best nursing home to suit your parent’s needs. …Read more ›

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What Matters Most in Senior Living?

What Matters Most in Senior Living?

What Matters Most in Senior Living?There are many factors that help families determine whether their aging parent will be happy in a senior living community—the atmosphere, the dining experience, the activities, and the location. But there is one factor that exceeds all others in how your loved one will respond to the senior living experience—and that is the presence of a friendly, helpful, …Read more ›

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What to Look for in a Professional Caregiver 


What To Look for in a Professional Caregiver 


What To Look for in a Professional Caregiver 
You’re looking for the best professional caregiver for your mom or dad as they age in place, but what exactly should you be looking for? (more…)

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Aging Transitions: Dissipating the Anger

Aging Transitions: Dissipating the Anger

 Aging Transitions: Dissipating the AngerAn unfortunate side effect of aging that many adult children have noticed in their parents is a greater tendency toward anger. The pleasant adult they have known throughout their life is suddenly sullen, moody, easily frustrated, and prone to angry outbursts. Why are these changes happening, and is there anything that you as a loving and concerned son or daughter do to …Read more ›

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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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