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Assisted living facilities are a senior living alternative for those with few assistance needs with their daily living and care. Typically, they don't require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in a nursing home. Despite the great advantages of

Family caregiving is often not a choice. The role springs up for almost everyone at some point in their life. The truth is, we feel obligated to take on the role when a loved one ages or becomes infirm —

There is no shortage of posts written on the topic of family caregiving and self-care. You know the drill. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat right. Exercise. Stay social, and so on. These well-meaning messages may fall short of the

Being a caregiver is not an easy role. It can take an emotional, psychological and sometimes physical toll on people. It’s vital for caregivers to take care of themselves first in order to properly take care of their patient. Getting

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on changingaging.org, written from the perspective of a patient who spent over 10 years in an assisted living facility.     Before you sign the contract, check the Exclusionary Clause. This is the “We can

Intro by Giving Care Team: A new philosophy around the support of people with changing cognitive abilities is needed; dementia patients are especially prone to the harms of stigma, stereotype, and segregation. Below, Dr. Al Power proposes a manifesto for all

I recently faced the massive task of closing an office and relocating my consulting and writing business to a much smaller location. There were stacks of books and files, office supplies, furniture, and intricate electronics to move and re-connect, and

One of the basic needs of humans (other than food and shelter) is the need to feel loved and like we belong. Belonging in the sense that we feel connected and accepted by others. We all have a different level

The holidays are here. You come face-to-face with your parents. You see it loud and clear and aware that eldercare problems require your immediate attention. Take a deep breath. You know for certain that your parents can no longer live on

The following are a number of questions to be used as a working outline in maneuvering through these scenarios. Each requires input and shared conversation with a guide or mentor to monitor and direct the conversations and the powerful emotions they