Planning a Senior Living Move for Couples

Deciding what type of senior care is best -- an independent living apartment, a home care arrangement, a transition to assisted living -- isn’t easy, but things get really complicated with two people in the equation, especially when both ...

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Seniors and Sex in Assisted Living

I know. You don’t want to think about seniors in assisted living as having sex, but remember, there are married couples -- and others who may be exploring new relationships late in life -- living in these residential communities. ...

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When Holy Matrimony and Senior Care Decisions Collide

“In sickness and in health, in nursing homes or in hospice...”

Of course, we know that’s not how it goes, but when soon-to-be newlyweds are standing toe to toe, eyes locked on their partner’s face, thoughts rarely turn ...

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New Jersey Assisted Living Home Celebrates Senior Couples

Exchanging a sweet kiss. Holding hands. Renewing vows. This is what 18 senior couples in a New Jersey community for veterans did yesterday, in front of a crowded auditorium of family, friends, staff and fellow residents.

According to this ...

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Taking Care of Dad on Mother’s Day

Leading up to this Mother’s Day weekend, the focus has been on Mom, Grandma, and all the special women in our lives. Though the men will have their day in June, families caring for aging parents, friends and relatives ...

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Couples: When Is It Time for Senior Living?

Move to independent living and leave housework and property maintenance behind. Find assisted living that also has Alzheimer’s care. Hire a home care aide. A senior living decision will look different for everyone and is based on multiple factors, ...

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Home Care Balancing Act: When Your Spouse Needs Support

Bringing in home care is often a huge relief for families who need help meeting a loved one’s caregiving needs. However, welcoming a stranger into your home is not an easy transition, no matter how wonderful the professional caregiver ...

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When Couples with Different Needs Require Care

Disagreement among couples about a senior care transition takes on many forms.

It can be a difference of opinion that leads one to prefer Assisted Living A and the other Assisted Living B, or Home Care Agency A versus Home ...

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What to Do When a Spouse or Partner Needs Care

As senior couples age together, difficult decisions must often be made when one individual needs the next level of care. It’s not an easy transition, especially for couples who have been together for decades and are not accustomed to ...

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