Visiting Assisted Living This Weekend? How to Do It Right

It’s a holiday weekend, so you may be planning to visit a parent, friend or relative in assisted living. Maybe it’s your first time doing so, maybe you’re a regular. Either way, do you know how to ...

 
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Preparing for the Holiday Weekend: The Senior Care 411

Whether you’re spending this holiday weekend at home or visiting someone in assisted living, give yourself the gift of preparedness.

Of course the hope is for a healthy, crisis-free holiday, but some families may end up spending time in ...

 
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Remembering Senior Care Workers During the Holidays

Assisted living employees and home care workers often spend many holiday hours at work, caring for residents and clients while others are home with friends and family.

That’s why it is important to recognize their efforts and let them ...

 
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How to Do Holiday Shopping in Assisted Living

Most assisted living communities provide regularly scheduled trips to area grocery stores, malls, the post office, and other essential spots. At this time of year, additional transportation opportunities are typically offered for residents to complete their holiday shopping. For seniors ...

 
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Celebrating the Holidays With a Parent In Assisted Living

This might be the first year that your parent or loved one is in assisted living during the holiday season. For the family who is accustomed to celebrating together, the change can be difficult or depressing.

Don’t put the ...

 
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Confronting the Holiday Blues in Assisted Living

When you strip away all the hype and commercialism, the holiday season is really about sharing gifts and time with the people you love. It’s no wonder then why some seniors in assisted living dread this time of year.

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Caregivers, Are You Feeling the Effects of Holiday Stress?

It’s an exhausting time of year for many of us, particularly for caregivers in the sandwich generation (those caring for kids and seniors). In addition to the usual stress of caregiving tasks, there are the added responsibilities of holiday ...

 
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Thanksgiving Tips for the Alzheimer’s Caregiving Family

“The Alzheimer’s Association says that unless a treatment or cure is found, Alzheimer’s will become the defining disease of the Baby Boom Generation.”

These startling words are from a recent CNN article, “Celebrating Thanksgiving with ‘Generation Alzheimer’s.’ ” ...

 
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When Thanksgiving Is Just Another Caregiving Day

It’s the day before Thanksgiving. Some people are working, some have the day off. Others are loading the car or boarding a plane to visit family. Many are beginning dinner preparations.

Millions are caregiving. On a day like today, ...

 
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Can You Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Assisted Living?

When someone you love has moved to assisted living, the holidays may be different, but that doesn’t mean they have to be any less joyful.

This may be the first Thanksgiving that a family member is residing in assisted ...

 
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