Senior News

Aug. 22, 2019

Is Aging in Place Always the Best Option for Seniors?

“Elder orphans” is the phrase du jour in the elder care industry. It describes seniors who are single or widowed and have no children (at least locally) and no support system. They find themselves living alone in the community with no one to help care for them should they need ...

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July 22, 2019

Having “The Talk”: How to Discuss End-of-Life Issues with Parents

Sex and death: It’s odd that these two topics of conversation should bring so much anxiety to parents and children. One addresses the beginning of life, while the other addresses the end. Both are a natural part of the circle of life, but many find that sex is often the ...

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July 6, 2019

Benefits of Hiring In-Home Care for an Elderly Parent?

When a loved one is still living at home but struggling with the effects of getting older and losing their independence, hiring in-home care can be a great solution. Professional caregivers provide seniors with physical assistance, as well as help with the emotional and routine aspects of daily life.

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July 1, 2019

Elderly Temper Tantrums: What's Behind the Outburst?

 

As an adult, it’s pretty unsettling when you witness your parent having a temper tantrum for the first time. We tend to think of tantrums as only pertaining to small children or teenagers, but the truth is that emotional outbursts can occur at any time in life. Acting out ...

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June 29, 2019

Empty Nest? 5 Changes Your Home Needs Now That It’s Kid-Free

The house you raised your family in has seen a lot — a lot of love and laughter and maybe a little turmoil. Now that your home is officially kid-free, it is in dire need of some enhancements so you can make a smooth transition from being a full-time parent ...

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June 20, 2019

How I Stopped Resenting My Siblings as a Family Caregiver?

Siblings can be like night and day. Our personalities are as different as our individual interests, passions and professions. When it comes to caring for parents in their old age, it should come as no surprise that siblings’ ideas for providing quality care can be startlingly different. These conflicts of ...

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May 28, 2019

Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries: Some Seniors Qualify for Both Medicare and Medicaid?

A great deal of confusion surrounds Medicare and Medicaid. They’re often mistaken for one another, but they are two very different programs that provide health care benefits for Americans. While many people believe that participation in these programs is mutually exclusive, the truth is that some seniors do qualify to ...

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May 18, 2019

Need a Break from Caregiving? Avoid Burnout, Find Respite Care

Millions of family caregivers throughout our country are putting in long, unpaid hours and coping with very difficult elders with little to no help. Sadly, this is a prevalent issue and a guaranteed recipe for caregiver burnout. If family members won’t get on board and you don’t have much money ...

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May 6, 2019

Should You Quit Your Job to Care for Your Elderly Parent??

As parents age and need more assistance, most adult children do what they can to help. For many, the first step is a weekly stop by Mom and Dad’s home to assess the situation and perhaps help with some chores and errands. Often, these check-ins increase in frequency until it ...

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May 4, 2019

May 15th - Senior Information Night in Livonia!

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