CCRCs Are Dedicated to Wellness

When you’re searching for the best place for you or your loved one to grow old, you’re looking for more than food and shelter – you want a place where you can thrive for the rest of your days.
 
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New Language for DNR

Having medical students practice communication skills on “patients” portrayed by actors is not a new teaching tool. It’s also a way to test students’ diagnostic skills. An actor patient presents a complicated diagnosis or vaguely conveys symptoms and the ...

 
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Seniors’ Finances: Time for the Family Meeting?

In a recent post, I suggested children ask senior parents the whereabouts of their important documents, such as a Durable Power of Attorney. It's critical information to have if your parent is suddenly hospitalized or incapacitated, but no one likes ...

 
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The Financial and Emotional Impact of Caregiving

No one said caregiving would be easy – but just how heavy is the burden on those caring for their aging parents? A recent survey by eHealth, America’s first and largest private health insurance exchange, offers some insight.
 
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How to… Find Your Perfect Retirement Place

The days of retirees flocking to Florida are over. Yes, many still head south to the Sunshine State for its warmer temps, but on the whole, boomers and seniors are exploring all their options -- both domestic and international -- ...

 
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Choosing Home Care for People With Alzheimer’s

The tricky thing about Alzheimer’s is the way the disease affects a person’s ability to manage simple daily tasks but does not always impact physical wellness. In other words, your father may still be physically strong; he can ...

 
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Keeping the Peace: Blended Families and Elder Care Decision Making

A recent Johns Hopkins study reveals the unique care challenges blended families face (stepparents and their children, and this video interview from HuffPostLIVE covers the news in detail. The research states that adult children feel less obligated to provide for ...

 
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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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Home Care: How to Make It Work for Your Family

It seems like a simple thing: Dad wants to stay at home, so you bring in home care. Unfortunately, it’s not always a straightforward process. The cost can be a challenge, but what families also underestimate is the transition. ...

 
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Not All Assisted Living Homes Are Created Equal

Big, small, friendly, quiet, secluded, active: there a number of ways to describe an assisted living community, as there are many types available today.

Ultimately, a decision about care will come down to preference (for example, national chain vs. family-owned) ...

 
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