Category Archives: Long Term Planning

Aging Parents: Consider Senior Housing Options Before a Crisis

by: Leslee Jaquette The old, two-story bungalow was perfect 30 years ago; but over the years it has become too quiet, too big and too dangerous for your favorite 80-year-old to navigate. In addition, mom's heart condition sometimes makes her dizzy, she doesn't cook anymore and she readily admits that driving the old Chrysler wears…
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Senior Day Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

By Bob Kohut In the not too distant past there was no such thing as senior day care for Alzheimer’s patients.  The only options available were confining the Alzheimer’s patient to a residential treatment facility or taking care of the patient at home. (more…)
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Get Back on Track with Eldercare – Part One

by Joy Loverde When you are a family caregiver, there are many reasons why you may feel compelled to shoulder too much responsibility and become overly involved in your elders’ lives. Whether we are caring for an aging parent or elderly spouse or partner, feeling needed and useful is a positive life-enhancing experience. However, doing…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 1

by Joy Loverde Many of you know that I recently wrote a 23-part series about moving my Mom and her husband, Bill long distance – from Florida to Chicago. It was quite an ordeal in spite of the fact that they were motivated to move (at least Mom was). Now I am faced with a…
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3 Tips for Geriatric Care Management

Geriatric Care Management may be an ideal solution for anyone charged with the responsibility for ensuring their Senior loved ones are getting the care they need when they themselves cannot do it.  Either due to distance or time many people simply cannot get involved with ensuring their Senior family members are seeing doctors, taking medication,…
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Finding Meaningful Alternatives to Traditional Senior Care Centers

by Bob Kohut For many seniors, a community bingo game three times a week does little, if anything, to provide the essential ingredient they need – meaning.  The career is over; the children are raised; the trips have been taken; the books have been read; now what?  What’s next?  What reason do seniors have to…
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Moving a Parent Long Distance Blog Summary – Part 7

By Joy Loverde Mom and Bill’s long-distance move from Florida to Chicago taught me numerous invaluable family-caregiving lessons which I wrote about in twenty-four blogs. I’d like to share with you the highlights of what I learned in the hopes that you can bypass some of the unexpected twists and turns of the aging parent…
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