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 Are You Caregiving from a Distance?

Long Distance Caregiving   Planning for your loved one’s care from far away can bring additional stress, so prepare for your next visit with the guidelines below. During the visit, look out for the following behaviors or conditions: How is she functioning in her home? Can she […]

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Tax Deductions for Senior Healthcare

Sally’s son had no idea that he had write-offs  until he asked his CPA.  It was a relief to finally get some reward for the thousands of dollars he was paying for her care. The Center for Disease Control’s National Study of Long-Care Providers report that 700,000 live […]

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Caregiver’s Delights

  Staff members in rehabilitation centers, long-term facilities, independent/assisted living, and memory care buildings are hard-working for low pay.  Here are a few ways to reward them: The communities have policies that prohibit giving money or gifts to individual workers.  There is usually a pool of cash […]

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Aging Parents and the Winter Blues

Have you noticed your senior loved one experiencing periods of being “down in the dumps?” Many Americans suffer from episodes around the winter holidays but for seniors this condition may persist. My father used to suffer every year from the “winter blues” due to the lack of sun […]

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Solutions for Overcoming The Change in Your Loved One’s Health

You may have started this uncomfortable journey with a sense of duty and pride, but now you are exhausted and want to escape. Two years before my mother was diagnosed with brain, lung, bladder and liver cancer, I knew something was terribly wrong. She was a professor […]

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10 Questions to Ask when Touring an Assisted Living Community

Investigating the Assisted Living Communities or Group Homes for your senior may be a daunting task.  Most parents want to stay in their home until they die, but that is not always possible.  For their safety, comfort, and for medical concerns, their physician may prescribe the move. […]

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Medication Recalls

Another resource has been brought to my attention! Hannah was kind enough to write: “I just finished browsing through karenowenlee.com, and I noticed that you provide some great resources for seniors and their loved ones. As someone who helps care for my grandparents, I appreciate you offering […]

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12 Ways to Save On Assisted Living Care

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The base price for Assisted Living can run anywhere from $1,800-$8,000 per month.  The base rate does not include any care provided by the staff – such as bathing, dressing, medication management, or assistance transferring a loved one from the bed to a wheelchair.  The cost of these […]

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Missed Dreams of Your Aging Parent

We talk about our own dreams, passions and desires, but what about our parents?  What unfulfilled wishes have they had all their lives? As Baby Boomers, we concentrate on ours needs first; soccer games, sleepovers, 12 hour work days, laundry and then Grandma-ma. It has been that […]

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10 Signs Your Senior Is In Trouble

The majority of aging parents want to stay put or say, “I don’t want anyone in my house.” This is understandable after the many changes they are enduring; they have owned their home nearly 40 years and now their adult child is telling them they have to […]

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“I Am Staying In My Home Until I Die!”

~By Karen Owen-Lee, “The Senior Expert” Now, you are in a pickle! Your aging parent has had a change in their condition and you are worried about them living at home. You bring up the subject of moving to independent/assisted living or memory care facility and they come […]

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You and Your Difficult Aging Parent

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  Julie, a client with an aging parent, was in tears. “I just cannot make my mother happy, she says I am awful and do not care about her.” Julie recently moved her mother into her home along with her husband and four children. Her mother had […]

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