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What If Your Loved One Is Too Shy for Assisted Living?

What if your loved one is too shy for assisted living?

What if your loved one is too shy for assisted living?You just know your mom or dad would get more out of assisted living if they would just come out of their shell. Their new assisted living community has so many great activities, and everyone else seems to be enjoying themselves. Why does your parent seem reluctant to join in? (more…)

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Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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overcoming-objections-to-senior-livingFor many of us, senior living isn’t a consideration until it becomes a necessity. So when senior care is no longer a matter of “if” but “when,” your loved ones may have trouble getting on board with the idea.

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Life Hacks for the Busy Caregiver

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life hacks for the busy caregiverLife hacks are a way to save time and sanity, and family caregivers certainly can use more of both. In many cases, caregivers are not only devoting many hours to helping their aging parents but they also have obligations to spouses and school-age children. So, life hacks for the busy caregiver are just what they need. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 10/19/16: The Power of Soft Therapies

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shutterstock_431933122This week, 32 participants engaged in an inspiring conversation about the power of “soft” therapies (art, music, laughter, reminiscence, storytelling, and more). From connecting caregivers and seniors to producing joy, the benefits of such therapeutic interventions are undeniable.

We were pleased to welcome Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC, as our guest expert for this discussion. Rachelle is the founder of Soundscaping Source, where her mission is to bring meaningful music experiences to older adults …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 9/21/2016: All About Assisted Living

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shutterstock_55168558September is National Assisted Living Month (NALM), so this week’s #ElderCareChat discussion was all about this popular level of senior care. Our 24 participants covered topics like what it’s like to visit, volunteer, and advocate in assisted living, among other things.

We were pleased to welcome Lakecia Harper, an LHNA who serves as health care administrator for Blakeford at Green Hills in Nashville (@Blakeford_Inc). Harper is responsible for maintaining resident medical records and …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat on 5/18/16: Mental Health Issues Among Seniors and Caregivers

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shutterstock_193978430May is Mental Health Awareness Month (#MentalHealthMonth), so this week’s #ElderCareChat was devoted to a discussion of common mental health concerns faced by seniors and caregivers. OurParents blogger Diane Franklin served as our guest panelist this week—tweeting from the @ElderCareChat handle—and shared insights from her research and interviews with various experts on the topic (read all our posts on mental health here). Our 30 attendees talked about seeking help when signs …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 5/4/16: Family Dynamics in Assisted Living

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shutterstock_150772982In the latest installment of #ElderCareChat, 33 participants discussed the family dynamics and changes — both positive and negative — that accompany a move to assisted living. (more…)

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Staying in Touch with Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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After all the time you’ve spent planningpreparing, and packing for assisted living, you may think your job is done once the move is complete. But that’s only the beginning. Though your loved ones have moved to assisted living, they still need you in their life.

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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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