Category Archives: Assisted Living

Helping Aging Parents Transition into Assisted Living Residences

Moving into an assisted living facility involves major changes in an aging parent's life. Once you and your parents have decided that moving to an assisted living facility is the best choice for them, it is important to fully understand the changes involved with helping your parent feel comfortable in their new home. For the…

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Four Considerations of Alzheimer’s and Assisted Living

Learn about the factors that will help you know when it is time for someone to move to assisted living. As children become aware of a parent's dementia (possibly Alzheimer’s), many conversations ensued about the “what ifs.” “What if she lives longer than Dad does – what will we do?” “If it is Alzheimer’s –…

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How to Talk With a Parent About the Symptoms of Dementia

Watching your parents age can be difficult and when signs of dementia appear, it can be harder than ever. Talking to parents about these changes may seem overwhelming, but having the tough conversation now can lead to an earlier diagnosis and will help everyone better cope with the changes. How to Recognize Early Dementia Symptoms…

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5 Strategies for Talking About Assisted Living with Aging Parents

Have the discussion as early as possible, preferably before a health crisis strikes. Having the conversation before a health emergency occurs can afford you and your loved one the opportunity to methodically discuss plans to tackle a host of issues, like downsizing and getting rid of extra possessions, figuring out finances and gathering medical records.…

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