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5 Success Tips In Caring For Difficult Parents

First, we do have to put ourselves first sometimes.  What’s best for us, best for our own families and our own peace of mind must be a serious consideration.  Sacrificing our sanity for the sake of caregiving is not the

Is It Time For Your Aging Parent to Move?

We’ve been asking ourselves this question. Would Mom be better off in a different community? My mother in law Alice, is now 91.  She lives alone in a 2700 square foot home that she enjoys. It’s in a retirement community

Is Assisted Living Dangerous to Elders?

Is Assisted Living Dangerous to Elders?   Stories in the press have highlighted some frightening cases in assisted living.  Neglect and abuse have hastened the deaths of at least 27 elders in CA.  An entire group of frail elders was

5 Things You Need To Do After A Holiday Visit With Aging Parents

Sometimes, there’s just no substitute for a face to face visit.  Adult children may be getting a wake-up call this season when  you visit aging parents.  Little things you can’t learn in a phone call can come to light. Their

The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent?

The Tough Question: Move In With Your Aging Parent? We hope you are enjoying the beginning of spring and this time of renewal.  Mikol and I have recently moved our offices to new, brighter and better space and we’re feeling

Hidden Truths About Long Term Care Insurance

Hidden Truths About Long Term Care Insurance Should you or shouldn’t you? Seems as if someone is always promoting the purchase of long term care insurance. Most of us don’t want to think about getting old and needing anything like

A Letter from “Mom and Dad”… posted on our AgingParents Facebook

                My child, When I get old, I hope you understand ‘n have patience with me In case I break the plate, or spill soup on the table because I’m losing my eyesight,

“My Dad Has Dementia-He’s Being Horrible to Me!”

I’m hearing this same painful thing a lot lately. Aging parents who have “early dementia” are refusing help and verbally abusing their adult kids who are trying to help. In all these situations, the aging parent was a controlling type

A Sure-Fire Strategy To Calm Family Conflicts

We’ve all experienced them. Family conflicts can be some of the most emotionally painful of all. The struggles we have with aging parents are coming up for more of us Boomers because we are getting older. Our parents are living

Handing Over The Keys, Aging Parents Assisted Living In A RV Park

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The Danger Of Your Aging Parent Covering Up Dementia

The signs are subtle at first. The brain-destroying disease that creeps up unannounced and steals your loved one comes in disguise. “Maybe he’s just getting old”, you tell yourself. Your aging parent may have noticed being unable to remember things

Falling risk for residents increases after antidepressant changes, study shows

Beware of anti-depressants and older adults Nursing home residents have a fivefold increased risk of falling in the two days immediately following a change in the dosage of certain antidepressants, a new study finds. Nursing home staff should more carefully

Check List For Determining The Best Nursing Home

Here is a great checklist if you are in the process of looking at which nursing home you are going to place your aging parent or loved one. CLICK HERE NOW

Beware of This Financial Advice About Aging Parents

Have you ever heard this? “Your dad paid taxes all his life. Let the government take care of him.  He should get rid of his assets so he’ll qualify”.
This may be considered “good” advice by some financial planners.  Here’s why

How Much Should You Help Your Aging Parents Financially?

While boomers save for retirement, some are also helping to support their own parents—and wrestling with some tough questions. Violet, age 92 and still living alone in her own home, is running out of money. She took out a mortgage

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  • The Looming Crisis: Aging Parents And Adult Children Still Living At Home February 17, 2017
    You may know of an older individual or couple who has a middle-aged adult child living with them in their home. We are not talking here about those who sensibly chose a multi-generation household for good reasons. And this is…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • Putting The Fun In Aging February 4, 2017
    In this society, we don’t usually think of aging as a fun time, but there are plenty of seniors who see things differently. Yes, they may have their physical limitations that came on later in life. Yes, there are things…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • 3 Things Everyone Should Know About Home Care Workers February 4, 2017
      It starts innocently enough. The watchful adult child, usually the daughter notes that her mother is having more trouble with walking and caring for herself. She thinks some help a few days a week would allow mom more independence.…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
  • The Language Of The Healthcare System-Plain English Please February 3, 2017
    We probably all feel somewhat lost in a hospital or nursing home (aka “rehab facility”). Unless you’ve been educated in or have been a part of the healthcare system yourself, it is like a foreign land. When an aging parent…Read more ›
    Mikol Davis
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