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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What Really Stresses Out Family Caregivers?

“Caregivers do what needs to be done, even when they don’t have a comfort level.” Do these words resonate with you? No matter who you are caring for, helping a loved one with intimate personal care tasks (like bathing, ...

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Survival Tips: Senior Care Decisions and Stepfamilies

Senior care decisions are rarely black and white. Few families sit down to discuss what to do after Mom’s debilitating stroke, or how to approach Dad’s dementia, and say, “Let’s go with home care for now, and ...

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Elder Care Mediators: Who They Are and Why We Need Them

It doesn’t matter if you have 10 brothers and sisters or two. It doesn’t matter if you have a good relationship with your parents and siblings or a strained one. It doesn’t matter if you and your mother-in-law ...

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In Assisted Living, Staff Retention Speaks Volumes

People leave their jobs all the time, voluntarily and involuntarily: maternity leave, a move, a career change, layoffs, retirement.

In assisted living and other senior care communities, staff turnover is generally quite high, and not just for the usual reasons ...

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