Five Significant Changes that May Show Your Parent Needs In-Home Care

Five Significant Changes that May Show Your Parent Needs In-Home Care

After a continued period of social distancing, traveling restrictions, and limited opportunities to see loved ones in person, were you able to visit with your aging parent during the holidays? Even though technology has enabled many of us to remain connected, there are certain things that you can do, or that are easier to notice, in person. When you are visiting in person with an aging parent, it is important to pay attention to even the...
The End of the Year Long-Term Care Planning Checklist

The End of the Year Long-Term Care Planning Checklist

When it comes to your loved ones, that you care most about, you want the best for them. During this December one of the best gifts you can give is that of your time. Although it seems like a simple gift, it is one of the most valuable. During time spent, especially with parents and grandparents, you can take the time to learn how they are doing and talk to them about long-term planning.  While it is true that this is a subject that most of us...
5 Ideas to Use When Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

5 Ideas to Use When Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

Do your aging parents have a long-term care plan in place? Are you aware that, according to the American Health Care Association, more than half of Americans will require long-term care at some point in their lives? It may be a difficult topic to have with your aging parents who, at some point, may need long-term care but having a hard discussion before a parent’s health declines is optimal. Your parents will be assured that their wishes are...
What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays

What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays

Are you planning to discuss long-term care with your parents during the holiday season?  What exactly is long-term care planning?  The National Institute on Aging defines long-term care planning as steps to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a long or short period of time. With the help of these services, people may be able to live as independently and safely as possible even though they can no longer perform...
How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Has your aging parent recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease?  Do you know what Alzheimer’s Disease is?  Do you know what the impact of this diagnosis may be?  Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that can cause problems with memory, thinking, cognition, and behavior. Symptoms usually, although not always, develop slowly and worsen over time.  The end-stages of the disease can become life-threatening. Although...