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Respite Reminder

Respite Reminder

If you care for a loved one, whether in their home or in yours, you know it is a full-time job.  And, because it is a job to be taken seriously, it is not simply 9 to 5.  Sometimes it can last 24-hours a day.  This can be IS exhausting.  Often caregivers in this...
Bonding with Your Homecare Provider

Bonding with Your Homecare Provider

The only way many people can stay in their homes rather than an institution like a nursing home or similar retirement community is to retain the assistance of a homecare agency.  Doing so ensures that older adults who need support can stay in the comfort of their own...
Estate Planning Mini-Dictionary

Estate Planning Mini-Dictionary

Estate Planning can be very confusing to the layman.  Much of that confusion is due to a bevy of terms that are not used in common conversation by many people who are not lawyers.  Because the language can be confusing, even asking a question can result in an answer...
When to Ask for the Keys to the Car

When to Ask for the Keys to the Car

Car driving is a lifeline for many seniors.  It is the basis for their independence allowing them to visit friends and family, access areas of activity such as shopping and participate in activities in the community — until such freedom risks their lives and...
Home Care vs. Institutionalized Care

Home Care vs. Institutionalized Care

In the past, it has been common for seniors to abandon their homes of many years and move into assisted living facilities or nursing homes.  The consequent feelings of anonymity an isolation are common with such a dramatic transfer.  These days, however, it is far...