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Tips for a Safe & Merry Holiday Season
The long-awaited holiday season is a time for connecting with family and friends and celebrating traditions. This special time, while a joyous one, can also be eye-opening for families with older adults. Read More
What is Palliative Care vs. End of Life Care?
Planning for care during a serious illness or after being diagnosed with a life-limiting condition can be very challenging. Many older adults choose hospice or palliative care to support pain management or alleviate discomfort. Nearly 2 million older adults receive hospice care or palliative care each year, and the number continues to grow. Read More
Are My Parents Ready for Senior Living?
Are you wondering if it's time for your parents to move into a senior living community? Coming to the realization that your parents may not be able to do the things they did so effortlessly once before, can be very difficult. Read More
Not Your Grandma’s Bingo Night: Modern Activities for Seniors
When you think of senior living activities, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?... Read More
How to Choose a Senior Living Community
Just over 40 million Americans move each year, according to American Community Survey data. Anyone who has moved knows that the process of packing up your life and relocating is at the top of the list of stressful life events. Read More
Holiday Visits: Be Aware of the Signs an Aging Parent’s Needs Have Changed
Spending time with family is one of the biggest gifts of the holiday season. Since we’re all trying to accomplish so much and find ourselves spread thin, this might be one of the few chances for extended relatives to be in one place, enjoying each other’s company. Read More
Having the Conversation About Care Needs
Major life transitions can be difficult, especially when those changes involve an aging loved one. Many caregivers struggle with the best way to discuss sensitive topics with an aging parent and other family members. Read More
The Right Time to Move Into Senior Living
As your loved ones age, you may find their habits change or their physical conditions present challenges. When do you know the right time to consider the need for a senior living community? Here are some common signs that may suggest it is time to learn more about the options. Read More
Staying Healthy this Flu Season
The flu can be serious for everyone - but for adults 65 years and older, the risk of flu-related complications and hospitalization is particularly high. Read More
Time Flies When Life Happens
When Gwen reached out to my CarePatrol office, she needed help with her parents. She was an accomplished attorney, mother of 3, soccer coach, wife, and all around strong and established woman. She told me that managing criminal trials, screaming soccer parents, and a police officer husband had nothing on dealing with her dad’s dementia. Read More
A Beginner’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
As the people in our lives get older, it’s natural for their mental and physical abilities to... Read More
Getting Your Legal "House" in Order
Aging can often present difficult challenges, including complex health issues, declining physical and/or mental capacity, care-related expenses and other financial concerns. It is important to have one’s legal “house” in order to navigate these challenges. Read More
Benefits of Senior Living
It can be hard to watch your loved one's age. Senior living can provide the trusted assistance you need. That’s right! Senior living communities provide so many great benefits, all of which help you to shoulder the caregiving burden for your beloved seniors. Read More
September is World Alzheimer’s Month – What You Need to Know.
September is World Alzheimer’s month and it is important. Alzheimer’s impacts millions of individuals globally and is the most prevalent form of dementia, with numbers escalating at an alarming rate. A leading cause of disability among the elderly, dementia is a collective name for neurological disorders which affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion. Read More
Independent Living vs. Assisted Living
Did you know that the number of adults aged 65 years of age or older is expected to double from 49 million to nearly 100 million by 2060 in the U.S.? Currently, more than 800,000 older adults reside in 30,000 assisted living communities, and that number is expected to continue to increase over the next decade. Knowing the differences between senior living options is important when determining the best setting to support independence and living one’s best life. Read More
How to Choose a Senior Living Community
By many estimates, moving is one of—if not the—most stressful things a person will go... Read More
Home Care vs. Skilled Home Health
Did you know that every day, millions of people are providing care for their spouse, aging parents, or elderly family members, all while keeping up with other responsibilities? Oftentimes, these caregivers may require outside support to ensure their loved ones can have the best quality of life but don’t know where to find such help. Understanding the different services that can be delivered in the home can be overwhelming. Learn the differences between Home Care and Skilled Home Health in today’s episode. Read More
When Parental Care Becomes Family Feud
Familial infighting is nothing new. We experience it as a child, vying for the last piece of cake or the biggest slice of pizza. We compete with siblings for the lion’s share of mom or dad’s attention, and in the case of step-siblings, navigate a whole gamut of blended family complications. It is no wonder that families often disagree when it comes to caring for an aging parent Read More
Weekend Wisdom from One Of My Seniors
Aging and finding appropriate care in today’s environment can be complicated. When I spend time with seniors, helping them navigate the senior living process, they often benefit from my valuable insight into the care and conditions at various assisted living and memory care communities in our area. As I learn about their care needs, finances and social concerns, I often learn more life lessons from them than they learn from me. One weekend, I spent time with a gentleman named Karl. He gave me some gems that are very insightful into the aging process: Read More

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