The Crisis in Long-Term Care Funding: Understanding Private Pay Alternatives

Mary called us about her Mom who needed to move to assisted living as she wasn’t safe at home anymore. We asked a lot of questions to determine the best option for her Mom. One of the questions we always ask is about his or her financial resources. Does She/he have savings or assets [...]

The Crisis in Long-Term Care Funding: Understanding Private Pay Alternatives2021-11-29T23:30:24+00:00

Holiday Gifts for Seniors

This year the news is full of stories about the challenges with the supply chain. Container ships are lined up at ports to unload containers full of holiday presents, there’s a shortage of truckers to deliver the containers to stores, a shortage of staff at stores, the list goes on and on.  This is [...]

Holiday Gifts for Seniors2021-11-09T22:23:57+00:00

Don’t Wait to Choose an Assisted Living Community – Plan Now for the Future

Jane and Larry were in their mid-80’s. Jane’s health was pretty good although her memory wasn’t as sharp as it used to be. Larry had mobility challenges. His legs just didn’t have the strength for him to walk so he used a wheelchair to get around. Because he wasn’t very mobile, he counted on Jane [...]

Don’t Wait to Choose an Assisted Living Community – Plan Now for the Future2021-05-12T20:42:15+00:00

Spring, A New Beginning

Moving to Independent Living is a Good Next Step Spring is a special time of year, daffodils, tulips, cherry blossoms, they all are so fresh and new, just what we need after a cool, wet, grey winter.  A fresh start. As mentioned in a previous BLOG, spring is a good time to put your house [...]

Spring, A New Beginning2021-04-05T17:21:54+00:00

How To Identify And Avoid Internet Scams

Written by Breanne Smith, Nerd Nest Media As long as the internet has been in existence, there has been some form of internet scams. Most of these scams are designed to target certain individuals, including our elderly community. The most common way people are scammed via the web is through [...]

How To Identify And Avoid Internet Scams2021-03-19T23:11:33+00:00

Preparing Your Home For Sale

Written by Lisa Pelletier, The Move Makers You’ve found the perfect home, so now the pressure is on to sell the one you’re living in.  You know you have work to do to get it ready, but where do you begin?  The outside, for first impressions, or the inside, where the potential buyer needs to [...]

Preparing Your Home For Sale2021-02-25T00:58:52+00:00

Art Therapy With Caretakers

by Sally Foster Rudolph  The daughter’s voice was quiet and her eyes were tearing up. She said heavily, “I just feel so overwhelmed.” She had been the caretaker for her aging father for 2 years. “I need something for myself too” she further explained.    It seemed she needed tools and experiences to help her cope [...]

Art Therapy With Caretakers2020-12-14T22:12:14+00:00

Robocallers and How to Avoid Them

If you own a phone, you’ve received an unwanted call from a telemarketer, or spam robocall trying to sell you a product.  You may have noticed that many of the calls are from phone numbers that seem to come from your own area or one of your phone contacts, with a familiar area code. This [...]

Robocallers and How to Avoid Them2020-11-05T20:29:01+00:00

Identifying Isolation & Loneliness in Seniors

In this time of social and physical distancing, staying emotionally connected with other people is more important than ever. This is especially true for older adults who are at higher risk for isolation and loneliness. Senior isolation was a troubling issue long before the pandemic, but it’s now a more glaring problem than ever. In [...]

Identifying Isolation & Loneliness in Seniors2020-10-15T19:00:19+00:00

How Seniors Are Living During the Pandemic

Mary moved into an independent living community in February 2020. She was excited to move as her husband had recently passed and she was lonely at home. She was also tired of the home upkeep and cooking for one so moving to an assisted living community was an answer to her prayers. She enjoyed three [...]

How Seniors Are Living During the Pandemic2020-08-04T21:56:59+00:00
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