Let’s Talk About Driving

“The Driving Conversation” is one of those events in caring for an aging loved one that every family sees coming and yet few feel equipped to have. Adult children of seniors with declining faculties are often hesitant to discuss this topic with their elderly parents, recognizing that the senior will likely view their car keys […]

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Challenges to Overcome When Aging at Home

Aging at home is generally preferred as a more comfortable and affordable option than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home. Seniors know where everything in their home is and how it works. Many elderly individuals have lived in that home for their entire adult life and cannot imagine living anywhere else, either driven by wariness of […]

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Choosing Hourly Vs. Live-In Care

Many client families reach out to us unsure if they should be pursuing live-in or hourly care. Each option has its benefits, and a family can be better served by one or the other at different points in the care journey. Generally speaking, hourly care will be the better option if the elderly individual needs fewer […]

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Understanding Dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term that encompasses a group of disorders characterized by misperception, memory problems, disorientation, mental confusion and in some cases, behavioral problems. Dementia is not just a normal sign of aging, but it does play in outsized role in how we think about caring for our aging or elderly parents. According to […]

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Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance

As people grow older, they often require long-term care and support. Although the cost of these services can be quite high, some of this can be mitigated with the help of long-term care insurance. This type of insurance is designed to cover the specific service and supports many elderly individuals need. What is Long-Term Care […]

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Tips for Ensuring Success with Your Home Care Aide

Once your family has made the decision to hire a home health aide, there are several steps you can take to ensure it is a successful experience for both the care recipient and the extended family. Recognizing the need for care, accepting assistance and engaging with a homecare agency or nurse registry are tremendous steps […]

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What is a Home Health Aide?

Because many families only begin looking into home health care when the need is immediate, they find themselves discussing potential home care solutions for their aging parents or spouse using terms they may not fully understand. In order to assist our friends and neighbors in making informed decisions, we’ve put together a brief primer on […]

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Tips for Communicating with Seniors who Have Alzheimer’s

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.7 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s dementia, a figure that equates to nearly 11% of the U.S. population over the age of 65. More than 11 million family members provide unpaid home care to these individuals; such care ranges from assistance with household chores, transportation, medication […]