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How to Choose Assisted Living and Personal Care Communities

By David Gardner When advanced age robs a person of their ability to adequately care for themselves, family may be forced to consider a retirement community or assisted living facility. While the decision is not an easy one and can be hard to accept, it assures them that their loved one will receive the care…
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Joy Loverde’s 2014 Year in Review

Follow Joy on Pinterest Below is a compilation of posts Joy Loverde's 2014 year in rview from the  EldercareABCBlog: Joy Loverde’s Pinterest; A World of PossibilitiesAre you looking for a gift for your aging parents for the holidays? Visit Joy’s Pinterest board to explore some of Joy’s great suggestions. Once you’re done exploring that board,…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 17

by Joy Loverde Two years. That’s the amount of time I waited for the ball to drop. Two years observing my Aunt from the sidelines as she slowly but surely did herself in. Two years anticipating that at any time she was an accident waiting to happen. Two years of being ready to take action.…
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Falls and Fractures: Protecting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

By Len Haberman, Esq Nursing home falls are actually more commonplace than a lot of people realise and as seniors are more vulnerable by nature anyway, a fracture or bad fall can have damaging circumstances. Tragic injuries can occur to loved ones when they have a fall at their nursing home. They can cause many…
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Aging in Place and Remodeling

By Kaye Swain Are you caring for an elderly parent at home and toying with the idea of remodeling your home for any one of a variety of reasons, including adding aging in place options? Is the whole thought of dealing with a remodel scaring you? Especially when you are juggling that with caregiving responsibilities?…
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Look Ma no hands

By Joy Loverde If you like to listen to TED Talks as much as I do then you might have come across the lecture by Bran Ferren and his presentation, “To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering.” When Bran Ferren was nine years old his parents took him to see the Pantheon…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 16

  by Joy Loverde Over the past two years (I began this journey the summer of 2012) my Aunt has remained adamant about staying put. And if you have been reading my blog posts along the way (Moving a Reluctant Parents Parts 1-15) then you know there has not been much progress in spite of…
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Going Shopping? Joy Loverde advises you to demand respect

By Joy Loverde Boomer women listen up! We make up 85% of global spending and that alone makes us VIPs when it comes to companies that are trying to sell us stuff. If you have a moment, please check out the interview I recently conducted with an innovative company called Remodista.  Kelly Stickel, Founder and…
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Assisted Living Providers Add Solutions for Hospital Referrals

By Carol Marak Assisted Living Providers Add Solutions for Hospital Referrals What’s the fastest way assisted living facilities increase occupancy? If you guessed hospital patients, you’re right! Several senior living companies, big ones like Brookdale Senior Living and non-profit ones like Eskaton look to growing their post-acute care services. They have strategies in place that…
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