Making the decision to place a loved one in assisted living is difficult. There’s a persistent voice in our head that keeps saying, “Not yet. It’s not time yet. We can wait a little longer.” There’s often another voice—possibly from family, friends, or doctors—that’s saying “It’s time. In fact, it’s long past time.” We’re not … Continue reading “How to Decide When a Loved One Requires Assisted Living”
Well, the weather outside may not be delightful, but that’s no reason to huddle inside during the holiday season. There’s simply too much to see and do between now and New Year’s Day. Not in a festive mood yet? These are some of the best holiday happenings that ought to lift your spirits.
No matter how old you are, moving can be stressful. When it comes to downsizing a home and transitioning into a senior living community, there is a lot to do–whether it be packing, discarding, cleaning, paperwork, and a host of other tasks. On top of the labor of physically moving things from one place to the next, there’s … Continue reading “The Essential Checklist for Downsizing a Home”
“Home is where the heart is” rings true for many of us. However, we can still become attached to physical places and spaces that hold memories and other sentimental items and feelings. This can make the process of moving from one home to a new one a big undertaking, especially if your senior parent has lived in the … Continue reading “5 Ways to Support Your Senior Parent in Their Move”
Someone once said, “If you snooze, you lose.” These days, more and more seniors are ditching interminable periods of inactivity for eclectic forms of engagement. They embrace hobbies, rather than shun them.