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Safely Age in Place with Everything in its Place

When thinking of our loved ones aging in place, it’s tempting to think their home will remain clean and orderly and they will happily and safely live in it. Of course, life often gets in the way and messes and disorganization can result. Papers can start piling and items might not always get put away. Sometimes clutter accumulates on couches and sometimes on the floor. Either way, an out-of-place item [...]

By |2021-09-30T20:26:57+00:00July 21st, 2021|Aging In Place, Independence|0 Comments

Does Your Loved One Need Help Managing Daily Finances?

Mike is 85 years old and has always handled his family’s money and bills. Unfortunately, Mike recently had a stroke, is in the hospital and incapable of paying the bills. His wife, Sarah, has never handled their money so doesn’t even know where to start.  ***********  Maria is 90 and has lived alone for the past 15 years. She missed paying a few bills in recent months and is now [...]

By |2021-09-02T20:33:46+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Bill Paying, Independence|0 Comments

Is Your Home Safe for ‘Aging in Place’?

When thinking of living out our golden years, some of us may have grand plans like moving to a warmer climate or to a retirement community. But the reality is most of us want to remain right where we are. The vast majority — about 90 percent — of people over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, according to research by AARP. Additionally, [...]

By |2021-09-30T20:28:23+00:00May 19th, 2021|Aging In Place, Independence|0 Comments

Do You Know if Your Loved Ones Are Okay? A Checklist for Families

Whether it’s been a while since you’ve seen your parents or you are able to visit them regularly, would you know if there was a problem with them living independently?  You might not. Sometimes the signs are subtle and don’t fully arise until bigger problems occur. Early Action The best time to help your loved ones stay living independently is by catching problems in the early stages when they might [...]

By |2021-09-30T20:29:03+00:00May 19th, 2021|Aging In Place, Independence|0 Comments

Now What? Reuniting with Loved Ones After COVID Vaccination

After a long, hard year, the time has finally arrived for some families who’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 to reunite. Maybe loved ones have been in an assisted living facility where the doors were closed to visitors until recently. Or maybe senior parents living on their own have been vaccinated and they feel safe to spend time together again. Whatever the reason, many families can’t wait to get back together. [...]

By |2021-09-30T20:29:30+00:00March 5th, 2021|Aging In Place, Caregiving, Independence|0 Comments

The Snowball Effect on Independence

The new year is an exciting time: One of new beginnings and the opportunity for change that no other time of year seems to represent. Now is a good time to take stock of all areas of your life or your elderly loved ones’ lives to make sure they’re prepared for life’s unknowns, especially if they want to continue living independently in their home. After last year and the pandemic [...]

By |2021-09-30T20:21:09+00:00January 18th, 2021|Aging In Place, Independence, interdependence|0 Comments

Social Health

Humans are social beings and we need connection with and to each other to thrive. Study after study demonstrates that when we feel lonely or isolated, we have a higher risk for physical and mental conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and even death, according to information from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). It’s the feeling of loneliness that seems to be most [...]

By |2021-09-30T20:32:56+00:00October 16th, 2020|Aging In Place, Independence|0 Comments

Financial Independence

Financial Independence is having enough income to pay for regular living expenses without working for the rest of their life. Assistance may be needed with the preparation of bills or taxes. As we grow older, one of the main stressors that will never leave is the burden of finances. Handling finances becomes increasingly difficult with age, not to mention the added stress of wondering how to pay for care as [...]

By |2020-07-23T21:03:43+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Independence|0 Comments

Want Retirement? Plan today!

Image a retirement that is all it’s hoped to be – fun trips, time with grandkids, long afternoons, gardening, and walks. Then it happens. A fall, an unexpected death, an illness, a slow but certain cognitive decline. The independence and freedom of a healthy retirement is gone. In the elder care world, we call this a “trigger event.” We have seen this happen over and over again. There is little [...]

By |2020-02-28T02:27:31+00:00June 7th, 2018|Independence|Comments Off on Want Retirement? Plan today!
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