Preparing Loved Ones

How to Plan for End of Life Care

According to several studies, roughly 70% of Americans say they hope to reach the end of life in the comfort of home, surrounded by their loved ones. But in reality, more than two-thirds die in hospitals or care facilities. One reason is that only a few of us actually create an end of life care plan.

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Preparing for Mid-Stage & Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Care

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, planning for mid-stage and late-stage Alzheimer’s care may be the furthest thing from you mind. But once you have your bearings, you’ll want to find time to think about what lies ahead. As overwhelming as early-stage Alzheimer’s might seem, the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease are even more difficult. Preparing yourself for these stages will make it easier to cope, which will improve quality of life for you and your loved one.

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Taking the Keys Away from Dad

It may start with an accident, but just as often, it’s more insidious: an accumulation of incidents or small mistakes or observed problems. No matter what its form, the message is clear: it’s time for Dad to stop driving.

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Fall Prevention Strategies and Tips for Aging Seniors

Your parents are getting older and slower. Balance and vision may start to become an issue in walking. Unfortunately, many seniors don’t realize that they can’t perform activities in the same way anymore. A sudden movement to reach for something or leaning on a wall to climb the stairs can cause an unanticipated fall.

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What to Do When Your Aging Parents Reject Home Care

People can be stubborn, especially parents who may be insecure of a type of "role reversal" happening. Your parent not only refuses to leave home, but Mom or Dad is rejecting the very idea of a professional caregiver. So how do you get them on board when they want to stay home but don’t want help from a professional caregiver? Here are five ways to find a caregiving compromise.

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