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How to Talk to Parents About Assisted Living

A senior woman and her adult daughter sitting across from each other holding hands while discussing assisted living.

When your parents enjoy being independent but need some help here and there, it’s likely time for assisted living. But this conversation can be a delicate and emotional process—people rarely want to admit that they need some help! It’s important to be open, honest, and supportive about the situation; you’re making an excellent decision to […]

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Best Meal Replacement Options for Seniors

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As we age, maintaining proper nutrition becomes increasingly crucial. For older adults, well-balanced meals can significantly influence overall health and quality of life.  However, many older adults face challenges that make regular meals difficult to prepare or consume. That’s where meal replacements come into play. Meal replacement options for older adults can include homemade and […]

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Can Someone With Dementia Sign Legal Documents?

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Dementia can affect mental capabilities, complicating daily activities and decision-making processes, particularly for older adults. This condition can raise significant concerns when it comes to understanding and consenting to legal documents. Navigating legal matters necessitates clarity and the ability to make well-informed decisions. If an individual retains the legal capacity to manage their affairs regardless […]

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When to Move From Assisted Living to a Nursing Home 

An older man receives a helping hand from his caregiver as they work together to help him stand up from his bed with care and support.

There are different types of senior care services that cater to the needs of older adults. Assisted living is a popular option for seniors who require assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and medication management. However, there may come a time when the level of care provided in an assisted living community is […]

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How to Help Your Senior Parents Downsize

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Helping senior parents downsize or prepare for a move to a personal care community can be difficult, but it can also be extremely rewarding. It’s important to approach the situation with empathy, patience, and a plan to help make things easier all around. Many older adults have years of treasured memories and belongings, and it […]

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How Often Should You Visit a Parent in Assisted Living?

An older adult woman and her daughter sitting on a couch smiling and talking to each other while holding a cup of tea.

Transitioning into an assisted living community is a big step for our older adult loved ones and their families alike. You might find yourself asking, “What’s the right frequency for visiting my family member in assisted living?” It’s about finding that sweet spot between fostering independence and offering much-needed support. Here are some pointers to […]

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