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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
Suicide Prevention & Older Adults
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., affecting men and women of all ages. Older adults are especially vulnerable. Read More
Mind Your Mental Health - Addressing Caregiver Burnout
Always approaching their responsibilities with care and compassion, caregivers make a difference in the lives of patients, residents, and their families every single day by providing vital services and support. Read More
Assisted Living vs. Independent Living
As seniors age and senior care becomes inevitable, you may be faced with choices regarding the type... Read More
Mind Your Mental Health - Reactions to Caregiving
Caregiving can trigger a host of difficult emotions, including anger, fear, resentment, guilt, helplessness and grief. It’s important to acknowledge and accept what you’re feeling, both good and bad. Don’t beat yourself up over your doubts and frustrations. These feelings don’t mean that you resent your family member—they simply mean you’re human. Read More
How Healthcare Tech is Revolutionizing Senior Care
Most people don’t think about technology when they think of senior citizens. But... Read More
Mental Health & the Older Adult – Series
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, including as we age. Read More
Senior Living Options Explained- Nursing Homes Might Not Be What You Think They Are
In years past, most people referred to senior living collectively as nursing homes. There was no distinction between types of facilities and care needs. Seniors and their families had fewer options for varying requirements and preferences. While the world of senior living has changed significantly in recent years, there are still many people who remember the stigmas associated with nursing homes of old and are hesitant to consider senior living communities for themselves or a loved one. Read More
The Importance of Financial Planning for Older Adults
Navigating the costs of care and asset management, especially as one ages, can be complex. In 2021, it was estimated that 1 in 3 older adults aged 65+ is economically insecure. Read More
6 Mistakes You Can Avoid When Searching For Senior Care
Before you start the process of finding residential care or assisted living options, here are some tips that will make the experience more effective. Read More
When It's Difficult to Love an Older Loved One
The natural instinct for adult children to want to ensure the best care for their parents as they age is hard wired as they continue to seek their parents’ approval. Having some tips to navigate this new territory can make a difference in the lives of both adult children and their parents who need care. Read More
Senior vs Teen
Many of us that work remotely these days make Panera and Starbucks our office. I’ve had some very productive meetings over a Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew or Panera Mediterranean Bowl. Last month, a chance encounter at a lunch meeting resulted in a very unlikely friendship. Read More
Can I Afford Senior Living Care? Getting the Care You Need
If your loved one turned 65 in America today, they have almost a 70% chance of needing long-term... Read More
ADLs vs IADLs: Why Are They Important?
When thinking about care options, especially as one ages or for those living with a chronic condition, it is important to consider the support needed to complete activities of daily living (ADLs) to safely live at home. The inability to accomplish essential activities of daily living may lead to unsafe conditions and a poor quality of life. This episode provides information about the importance of activities of daily living and how caregivers can identify when more support is needed. Read More
Smart Tech for Healthy Aging - 2022 lineup
Living longer, better, and with more independence? Yes please! Read More

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