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How to… Age in Place, Simply: An Interview with Author Rachel Adelson

A "crash course about current insights on aging and how to stay home successfully" is how Rachel Adelson describes her book. Learn more in this post.“Aging brings change, but that doesn’t mean it brings disability.”

This tenet runs throughout a new book called Staying Power: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style. Its author, Rachel Adelson, bases most of her age-in-place …Read more ›

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Staying Safe At Home or In Assisted Living

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, many feel it’s just not safe to go anywhere anymore...which makes today’s 1pm ET Twitter forum a timely one. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, many are wrestling with the feeling that it’s just not safe to go anywhere anymore…which makes today’s Twitter forum a timely one. At 1pm ET, …Read more ›

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How to… Know When It’s Time to Start Seeking Home Care

Check out our timing tips and where-to-start resources for making a decision about home care. You’re concerned for a senior loved one who lives at home alone or with a spouse/partner (for whom you may also be concerned). Maybe you’re providing care for a few hours a day or a few hours a week. Maybe you’re checking in …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 2/6/13 Recap Post: Advocating for Quality Care

What being a champion for your senior loved one's care is all about: get the scoop in this recap of our latest #ElderCareChat.This Wednesday, 52 participants (with several new faces among the group) talked about the various settings in which family caregivers and their loved ones find themselves: at the doctor’s office, at home with a home health care provider, in the hospital, in …Read more ›

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Advocating for a Senior Loved One’s Care

Advocating for quality care often falls to the primary caregiver. But what does that really mean? And how does one advocate effectively? Find out here. When an aging parent or other senior loved one is in the hospital, at the doctor’s office, in assisted living, or receiving services at home, the responsibility of advocating for quality care often falls on the primary caregiver. But …Read more ›

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