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Breaking Down Barriers in Assisted Living

breaking down barriers in senior living

breaking down barriers in senior livingPeople typically perceive assisted living facilities as separate from the community at large, a place where seniors engage with their peers and no one else. But some assisted living communities provide tremendous opportunities to keep seniors connected with the world beyond the residence.

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Handling Caregiver Guilt After a Move to Senior Living

Handling Caregiver Guilt After a Move to Senior Living

Handling Caregiver Guilt After a Move to Senior LivingEven though you knew it was time for your mom or dad to transition to senior living, that doesn’t make the new arrangement easier to bear. In fact, many family caregivers experience feelings of guilt after helping their parents move into an assisted living facility.

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When Senior Living Is Desirable (Not Mandatory)

When senior living is desirable

When senior living is desirableIs senior living a place you hope to avoid, or a place where you’d love to go? While the former has traditionally been the common response, the tide is turning in favor of senior living as a desirable option for vibrant older adults.

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A Retirement Savings Rescue Plan

retirement savings rescue plan

retirement savings rescue planLet’s face it: If you haven’t saved enough for retirement, there’s no magic bullet that will stack your accounts with cash. But there are steps you can take to improve your financial situation—if you’re willing to put in the effort.

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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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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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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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Join the February 14, 2018 #ElderCareChat: Using Your Five Senses to Make a Senior Living Decision

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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.

The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 2-3 pm ET (*note the time change!), with guest panelist Maribeth Bersani. Bersani is the chief operating officer of Argentum, the leading national …Read more ›

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