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  • Your Mom Wants to Age in Place. Is That the Best Choice?

    Many seniors want to age in place. With so many other aspects of their lives changing – due to declining health, decreased mobility, or dementia, for example – they long for the familiarity of their homes and neighborhoods. Shopping in the same stores, visiting the same salon, or attending the same church or synagogue helps maintain a sense of normalcy during this uncertain period in their lives. 

  • A "Pawsome" Idea for Giving Tuesday

    When we think about making an impact during today’s nationwide Giving Tuesday, we typically consider how each one of us can give of our time, our money, or both. But it’s not just humans who can give.

    Sometimes help is just a few four-legged steps away.

  • Starting the Conversation About Elder Care With Aging Parents

    For many of us, a week does not go by without someone raising the topic of home care for an aging parent. The path to resolution is a long one. Parents are often resistant, or even in denial. Grown children are worried about safety, hygiene, driving, or having enough food in the fridge.

  • 4 Keys to Sibling Harmony When Caring for Parents

    Few things test sibling relationships more than when the time comes to actively manage the lives of their aging parents. Irreparable damage to once-close relationships is too often the norm as brothers and sisters clash over what each believes to be best for mom and dad.

  • Walking to End Alzheimer's

    Each September, people come together from around the world for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, which raises awareness about and aims to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia.

  • Ten Topics Everyone Should Discuss with a New Caregiver

    Helping your new caregiver succeed is one of the most important roles you’ll play as you manage the home care needs of yourself or your loved ones.

    Using the checklist below, be sure to go over each item from the get-go -- and periodically during the time you employ home help. Nearly all misunderstandings between a caregiver and a family can be avoided by following these 10 simple tips.

  • Caregiver Cash and Expense Management

    We are often so busy worrying about the cost of a caregiver’s salary that we often neglect to consider the other costs related to having someone in your home caring for a parent or elderly relative. The expenses are minor compared with the commitment you made to paying a qualified caregiver, but they need to be considered and accounted for when calculating the total financial commitment to in-home.

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