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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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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What are ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) and IADLs

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When speaking with professionals in senior care services and healthcare professionals about senior care for a loved one they may ask about their need for ADLs or their IADLs. ADL is a shorter term that stands for Activities of Daily Living and IADL is a term that stands for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. These…

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Assisted Living vs Residential Facilities and Nursing Homes

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Are you wondering what type of care is right for your aging loved one? At some point, support from family, friends, and local programs may not be enough. People who require help full-time might move to a residential facility that provides many or all of the long-term care services they need.  Are you wondering what…

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