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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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5 (Medically Proven) Reasons to Hug Your Loved One as Often as Possible!

Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates […]

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 Why Create a Family Book of Memories? 

Granny was a WAVE in the United States Naval Reserve, better known under the acronym WAVES for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, was the World War II. She told stories about the most handsome enlisted seamen that walk past her desk.  He would always stop and […]

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Purchasing or Leasing Personal Emergency Response Systems

Bernadette lives alone and after a recent fall, the family realized she had no way to contact them or dial 911.  Her daughter started to investigate various emergency alarm products.  In her search, she located a few systems to purchase along with many systems that require a […]

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Helping Your Senior Loved One Adjust to a New Living Situation

It is often difficult for seniors to adjust to a new housing environment. It may be a move from their house to independent/assisted living or memory care. They fear the loss of independence, status, self-esteem, freedom or social contacts. Here are a few ways you can help […]

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19 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp!

Are you worried about keeping your memory sharp? Try a few of these… Walk faster Read a book by a new author Move your TV remote to a new location Rearrange your desk or kitchen Learn a few words of sign language Play a new game Eat […]

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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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Is a Large Assisted Living or Group Home Right for My Parent?

When the time comes that an elder needs a higher level of care than can be safely provided at home, you are faced with choosing an optimal assisted living community or home.  Yes, a variety of sizes are available, you can research for the most comfortable fit […]

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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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