Assisted living versus aging in place

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As a loved one ages, it becomes more challenging to care for them. Especially as a loved one’s health declines, it can be challenging to balance your needs and theirs. The pros and cons of assisted living and keeping a loved one at home should be considered when deciding whether to send them to one.…

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Assisted Living: How to help your senior parent adjust

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Moving into an assisted living facility is a significant change for an older adult. Unlike younger seniors, most seniors aren’t open to this type of change as they are worried about isolation and unsure of what will come with the change. However, a few seniors take to it immediately and try to fit into the…

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How seniors can make new friends

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The older we get, the harder it is to make friends. An AARP study in 2018 supported this statement. With the introduction of a global pandemic, seniors have become even more isolated, and it has become more challenging for them to maintain and make friends. In this article, we look at how to make friends…

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Tips to help you talk to your parents about assisted living

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Sometimes, it becomes clear that assisted living would be a better option for your elderly parent. For example, a series of falls may bring clarity, a chronic health problem in decline, the loss of family members nearby to offer assistance, or increasing difficulty with daily tasks such as taking medications, grooming, eating, and housekeeping. Children…

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Helping the elderly cope with grief and loss

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Each of us has experienced the loss of someone we love and cherish at some point in our lives. Though most older people have experienced losses before, losing an adult child, a spouse, or having to leave one’s home can be devastating to older people. When our elderly loved ones are in need of help…

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