5 Tips for Memorable Thanksgiving Conversations

Turkey and stuffing is delicious, and so is pumpkin pie... but Thanksgiving is about so much more than what’s to eat.

Inspired by these Thanksgiving communication survival tips from ProjectEve.com (click the link for practical advice on dealing ...

 
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How to Find the Right Assisted Living Community

Cost and location aside, there are several signs that a particular assisted living home may be a good fit for you or the person making that transition. No place will be entirely perfect, but how to find a community that ...

 
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What Kind of Care Do You Want?

Today’s earlier post spoke to the complex tasks that many families are tackling themselves to avoid care in assisted living or nursing homes (read it here). From administering medications to operating oxygen tanks to providing incontinence care, families are ...

 
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Worried About Your Parents? How to Help, Respectfully

Whether you live down the street or across the country doesn’t matter. As your parents age and struggle with health and mobility issues, you find yourself worrying about them, wondering what you can do to help, wondering when it’...

 
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How To Talk About Senior Care Decisions, Respectfully

When it's time to talk about senior care options for parents or other aging relatives, conversations on the phone or during family gatherings can quickly turn to gossip. Perhaps we only think of gossip as something that teenagers or housewives ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 6/6/12 Recap: Complex Caregiving Conversations

Caring for an elder you love -- be it a grandparent, parent, friend, spouse, or sibling -- inevitably prompts the need for complex conversations you’d probably rather avoid...

Do you want extraordinary measures to be taken?
You need help ...

 
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“Non-Therapy” for Seniors: Next Stop, Assisted Living?

They sit and talk about “dependence and independence,” and they range in age from 75 to 88. It’s not officially called a therapy group, but this special workshop, led by a clinical social worker/psychoanalyst named Wendy Wilson, is instead called “...

 
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