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How to Talk to Siblings About an Aging Parent’s Care Needs

Watching our parents grow older is a part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Over time, it’s natural for family roles to reverse as adult children become the caregivers for their aging parents. It could be that your mom or dad just needs a little help around the home, or maybe they […]

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What to Ask When Touring Independent Living Communities

More and more retirees are choosing to downsize from their larger homes to independent living communities, which allow them to live in a place that meets their needs while maximizing their independence. While there are many advantages to moving to independent living, here are some of the top reasons retirees are deciding to move to […]

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Ask the Expert: How to Find and Choose an Assisted Living Community for a Parent

If your parent or older loved one needs a little extra help with daily tasks, it might be time to consider assisted living. In an assisted living community, residents live independently but receive assistance with daily activities like medication management, grooming, bathing, and getting dressed. When it comes to finding and choosing an assisted living […]

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Ask an Expert: Easing the Transition to Independent Living

Moving can be difficult at any stage of life, but it can be particularly daunting for older adults who have lived in the same home for many years. The emotional side of downsizing from a longtime home can keep older adults from moving to a smaller, easier-to-manage home that supports their ideal retirement lifestyle. Additionally, […]

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5 Things to Consider Before Moving Aging Parents Into Your Home

When your aging parent can no longer safely live alone in their home, your first instinct might be to invite them to move in with you. If so, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 report from AARP on caregiving in America, more than one in three older adults who receive caregiver support from a […]

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When Home Care Isn’t Enough: Understanding Senior Living Options for Your Parent

According to the National Institute on Aging, America’s 65-and-over population is expected to grow dramatically over the next few decades, rising from 48 million to 88 million by the year 2050. With the aging population increasing faster than ever before, more and more senior living options are now available to meet the needs of older […]

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4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Choosing an assisted living community for your parent or older loved one is an important and life-changing decision. But with so many facilities to choose from, it’s often difficult to narrow down the options and find the best senior living situation for your loved one. Some families postpone the assisted living search out of intimidation […]

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How to Help Your Parents Downsize and Declutter

If your older parents are moving from the family home to an easier-to-maintain apartment or smaller home in a retirement community, you may be tasked with helping them downsize and declutter. Downsizing is often a complicated and emotional process, especially for those who have lived in their home for many years. Fortunately, there are simple […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

One of the most difficult conversations of your life may be talking to your aging parents about moving from their longtime home into assisted living or another senior living option. Your parents may have a stubborn mindset and harbor a different perception of what senior living entails, often confusing assisted living with nursing homes. In […]

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4 Ways Senior Communities Can Provide Support

It is human nature to seek the support of a community, especially as we grow older. In fact, strong social ties are vital to our physical and emotional wellbeing. The good news is that creating and maintaining relationships is easy in a senior community. Here are some of the ways senior communities can provide a […]

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