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Handling Caregiver Guilt After a Move to Senior Living

Handling Caregiver Guilt After a Move to Senior Living

Handling Caregiver Guilt After a Move to Senior LivingEven though you knew it was time for your mom or dad to transition to senior living, that doesn’t make the new arrangement easier to bear. In fact, many family caregivers experience feelings of guilt after helping their parents move into an assisted living facility.

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When You Can’t Respect Their Wishes

when you can't respect their wishes...

when you can't respect their wishes...You want to respect your loved one’s wishes and her independence. But what do you do if it’s simply unsafe for her to continue living at home, yet she refuses to move? How can you do what’s best for her without running roughshod over her?

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Finding the Humor in Caregiving

Finding the Humor in Caregiving

Finding the Humor in CaregivingBeing a caregiver for your aging parents can be demanding, stressful, and frustrating. Fortunately, it can also be filled with humor—if you’re able to see it.

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Is It Time for a Senior Living Switch?

Is it time for a SENIOR LIVING switch_

Is it time for a SENIOR LIVING switch_If your parents are miserable in their senior community, you’ll do anything you can to make them feel better. But have you considered the possibility that the facility itself isn’t a good fit?

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living Residents

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living Residents

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living ResidentsIt’s the most wonderful time of the year… but it can be the most stressful time of the year, too. Though you’d like to give meaningful holiday gifts, shopping for a loved one in senior living may present a challenge. Where can you find memorable gifts that show you really care?

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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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Is It Time for Home Care?

Is it time for home care?

Is it time for home care?Your parents are determined to continue living at home, but you’ve begun to wonder if it’s safe for them to do so. Are your regular visits enough? When is it appropriate to seek outside help?

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5 Survival Tips for Caregiving Around the Clock

5 SurvIval Tips for Caregiving

5 SurvIval Tips for CaregivingNovember is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. Because caregiving is often a 24/7 commitment, the 2017 theme is timely—“Caregiving Around the Clock.”

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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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Seniors Foraging for Food

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOOD

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOODWhen I was a kid, I used to go blackberry picking with my dad and my grandpa. I loved the adventure of it as well as the aftermath—feasting on my grandpa’s deliciously homemade blackberry pies and preserves.
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