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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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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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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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Should You Write an Ethical Will?

Should You Write an Ethical Will-

Should You Write an Ethical Will-As we age, we understand the importance of creating a legal will in order to leave our worldly possessions to the ones we love. Similarly, an ethical will (or legacy letter) enables us to communicate the values we hold most dear and pass them down through the generations.

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“Senior Living Near Me”– Moving Close to Home

Senior Living Near Me: Moving Closer to Home

Senior Living Near Me: Moving Closer to HomeSome older adults find it comforting to stay in the same city rather than embarking on a cross-country move to senior living. Several local tasks are simpler and less expensive, such as hiring movers, while others are more complicated—such as stretching out the move over weeks and months, which prolongs the transition.

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Join #ElderCareChat on June 21, 2017: Making Caregiving a Family Affair

ElderCareChat 6/21/17 with Caregiver Action Network

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, June 21, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist Mark Gibbons, director of programs and operations for the Caregiver Action Network (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association).

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Is It Time for Hospice Care?

It Time for Hospice Care?

It Time for Hospice Care?After receiving hospice care at home for the last six weeks of her life, my aunt died of renal cancer at age 44.

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Conversation vs. Confrontation: Guidelines for Effective Communication with Your Aging Parents

Conversation vs confrontation

Conversation vs confrontationThe prospect of talking with your parents about senior living may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With effective, empowering communication strategies, these conversations can actually be a relationship-affirming experience, says David Solie, MS, PA, an author, educator, healthcare provider, and thought leader on the developmental psychology of the second half of life.

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