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Suggesting Assisted Living to Mom Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Care: It Means You Know Your Limits

September is Self-Care Awareness Month and for those who are supporting an aging loved one, like a parent, the topic of assisted living could come up. Unfortunately, a number of these family caregivers assume that…

Could Mom Enjoy Some New Activities at an Assisted Living Facility?

What could your aging mother actually do at assisted living? It is a wonderful elder care option that millions of older Americans have chosen through the years. Some of them may have chosen it with…

Does a Senior Need to Let Go of a Lifetime of Memories When Moving to Assisted Living?

Moving is stressful for anyone. It doesn’t matter whether this is forced, coerced, or something a person has been looking forward to for years. Moving can cause a significant amount of stress no matter your…

Three Ways a Senior Can Make Their New Assisted Living Room ‘Home’

Making any new place feel more like home takes a personal touch. It requires an individual to have the desire to make it feel like ‘home.’ For a senior who is moving to assisted living,…

Common Excuses You Might Be Considering to Avoid Talking to Dad About Assisted Living (One More Time)

How often do we generally make excuses to avoid doing things we don’t really want to do? If you’re like most people, excuses are easy. They may even come naturally. If you have been avoiding…

Three Common Questions Some Seniors Have About Assisted Living

Assisted living is a wonderful option for many seniors. It’s not for everyone, but for the vast majority of aging men and women who may have some difficulty at home, no longer wish to worry…

Not Everyone Who Chooses Assisted Living Realize How Wonderful It Will Be

Allison was 73, widowed, living alone, and struggling. She had heard about assisted living plenty throughout her life, and for many years she thought about it in terms of other types of facility care. She…

Someone Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Should Consider Long-Term Care, Like Assisted Living, While They’re Still Lucid

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can feel like the end of the world. You understand something is not quite right. You’ve known for a while because you recognized the gaps in memory. You struggled to remember…

10 Reasons Why Seniors Walk With a Shuffling Gait – DailyCaring

Observing seniors that walk with a shuffle is a sign that should not be ignored. Typically, walking this way, where they drag, or barely lift their feet, is not something that is done intentionally, and…

Assisted Living Could Be a Great Option for an Aging Senior with a Brain Injury

Brain injuries can happen to anyone at any time. However, as people age, the risk of certain injuries increases. That’s because health issues become more prevalent, but also because physical strength declines. As strength declines,…
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