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The Importance of Family Dinners for Seniors

The owner of Home Instead Senior Care in northern Kentucky, Eric Schuermann, recently made the news with his quest to bring back the traditional family Sunday dinner.  He is asking the nation to visit SundayDinnerPledge.com, and sign the pledge to bring your family together once per month for Sunday dinner.  Through July 31, 2015, Schuermann […]

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Making Sure Your Loved One is Receiving the Best Care

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or other care facility can be an extremely difficult one.  Even if you diligently investigated every nursing home in the state until you were sure you had found the very best one for your loved one’s needs, it’s natural to continue to have concerns […]

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Making the Right Choice Regarding Eldercare

If you have an aging parent and the two of you have decided it is time to look for an assisted living community, you are likely feeling totally overwhelmed by all of the choices being presented to you.  You of course want the very best for your loved one, but how can you know for […]

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Caring for Aging Parents from a Distance

While it is difficult to think about, we all may reach a point in life where we can no longer live on our own without assistance.  Recent data indicates that approximately 12 million Americans receive long term care each year.  This fact may be of special concern to you if you are a child of […]

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Potential Unintended Consequences of Taking on a Caregiving Role

If you are the child of an aging parent, chances are the day will come when you will find yourself in the role of caregiver for them.  While this is all something we hope will never happen, it is realistically a likelihood, and something for which you should be prepared.  When you assume the role […]

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Know Who Is Behind the Door Before You Open It!

On June 18, 2014, KIRO TV in Bellevue, Washington reported that police had arrested U Hyon Yi for targeting and scamming three elderly victims.  He befriended the women, earning their trust by offering to do odd jobs for them around the house.  Once that trust was established, Yi asked to borrow thousands of dollars, starting […]

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Technology and Your Aging Parents

Evolving technology can present challenges for all of us.  If you currently have a senior parent, you are old enough to remember a time before cell phones were ubiquitous, when you needed a floppy disk in order to save information from one computer and place it on another, and cassette tapes were the norm when […]

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Does State Law Require You to Support You Aging Parent?

Currently, thirty states (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia) have passed filial (due from son or daughter) responsibility laws.  In a nutshell, these […]

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Activities for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren

Schools will soon be out for the summer, giving children everywhere the opportunity to spend more time with their grandparents.  If you are grandparent, you are most likely thrilled at this prospect, but perhaps a bit concerned about how to keep your grandchildren entertained while you are together.  Below are some suggestions for both indoor […]

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Celebrating Memorial Day with Your Aging Loved Ones

Memorial Day weekend is often thought of as the unofficial start to the summer season.  Statistic’s from the American Automobile Association (AAA) show that approximately 34 million Americans travel distances 50 miles or more from home to enjoy their holiday weekend.  Over the span of these three days, thousands of parades are held, as well […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with an Aging Parent

Mother’s Day is celebrated in the United States on the second Sunday of May each year.  It is a non-religious holiday meant to celebrate mothers, as well as anyone with whom you have experienced a maternal bond.  If your mother is aging, and particularly if she has any physical or mental limitations, you may be […]

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Seasonal Allergies and Seniors

While we all look forward to the more pleasant weather that marks the beginning of spring, for many individuals, the enjoyable climate comes with a price in the form of seasonal allergies.  Sadly, even if you have never experienced seasonal allergies before, you cannot assume you are immune to them. 

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