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When is the right time to move your parents into to a senior living community? What are some of the warning signs that indicate it is not safe for your parents to live alone? Choosing the right type of care for your loved ones—and choosing it early enough—may ensure prevention of a life-threatening crisis.

Signs Your Loved One Suffers from Depression

shutterstock_253374955Depression is a psychological condition that can cause both emotional and physical pain. An individual with depression may experience a variety of symptoms that range from a loss of appetite to restlessness, both of which affect the immune system and cause fatigue. (more…)

Reading the Signs: How to Recognize That It’s Time for Assisted Living

shutterstock_176319005Making the decision to move a loved one into an Assisted Living facility is never an easy one. However, some telling signs will help you recognize when it’s time for Assisted Living.

Intensifying Care Needs:

Are the healthcare needs of your loved one beginning to dramatically increase, perhaps beyond your ability to handle on a daily basis? This is an indication that you may benefit from assistance.

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When Is Assisted Living the Right Choice for Your Parents?

“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened.”

-Mark Twain


Timing_February-2016Mark Twain wrote about aging in his tongue-in-cheek style, but the great humorist was alluding to a situation that tugs at the heart of anyone who has ever cared …Read more ›

Why Should I Consider Senior Living?

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senior livingSenior living communities aren’t just for those in crisis or aging parents without family nearby. Truth be told, a move to senior housing can be beneficial for seniors in a variety of situations.


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How to Select a Nursing Home in a Crisis

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nursing homeWhat do you do when your parents are in sudden need of a dramatic increase in care?


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How to Enjoy Life After Retirement

retirementSome people approach retirement with a sense of happiness and relief: Good-bye to daily commutes and 40-hour workweeks! Hello, golf courses and matinee movies! Others feel more anxious about what their retirement years may bring. What will I do with all of my spare time? Will we have enough money to live as comfortably as we’d like? (more…)

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When Driving Becomes a Danger for an Older Parent

safe_drivingDriving is one way that many of us gauge our sense of independence. When we get behind the wheel, we have the freedom to go wherever we want to go. However, what happens when it’s no longer safe for an older individual to drive? (more…)

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A Timeline of Dementia: What to Know for Each Stage

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dementia stages timelineThough every type of dementia is different and every person who has dementia is different, understanding the basic stages can make a tremendous difference in the life of the senior, says Kim Warchol, president of Dementia Care Specialists, a specialized offering of the Crisis Prevention Institute. “Alzheimer’s disease and the related dementias tend to progress through predictable stages,” she …Read more ›

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Managing a Senior Health Crisis: What to Ask Before Leaving the Hospital

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discharge planningWhen crisis happens, we’re often caught off guard. Perhaps your mom fell at home and broke her hip, or your uncle suffered a heart attack in the nursing home. They are rushed to the hospital, and then discharged after a few days of acute care. But what happens when they arrive back at home or their senior living community and are unprepared for life …Read more ›

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Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

parkinsonsMore than 1 million Americans currently have Parkinson’s disease, with an additional 50,000 to 60,000 cases being diagnosed every year. How can you tell if you or a loved one is developing Parkinson’s? Knowing the early signs can help. (more…)

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