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What are the differences between senior living communities? What unique care services are available to your parents? There are many options to review, from Senior Independent Living to Assisted Living or Memory Care. Each community offers different features that will be appealing to your parents, including dining, social activities, and fitness programs.

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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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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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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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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A Sensory Guide to Senior Living

A Sensory Guide to Senior Living

A Sensory Guide to Senior LivingWhen trying to determine which senior community is right for your loved one, why not let your senses be your guide?

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Giving Thanks for Senior Living

Giving thanks for senior living

Giving thanks for senior livingCounting your blessings is a healthy practice, and the Thanksgiving season is a perfect time to cultivate gratitude. This year, why not include senior living on your list of things to be thankful for?

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Family Caregivers: Coping With Transition

Family caregivers: Coping with transition

Family caregivers: Coping with transitionThe transition from home to senior living can be difficult for an aging parent. But what about family caregivers? They have to adapt to the new situation as well. Relinquishing the day-to-day caregiving of a parent to an assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing staff is easier said than done. Many family caregivers  find themselves grappling with feelings …Read more ›

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What’s the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community?

What's the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community

Independent livingWhat's the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, continuing care retirement community (CCRC), life plan community… navigating the landscape of the various types of senior living communities can be …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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