assisted living

How much money is needed to care for a loved one with dementia?

How much money is needed to care for a loved one with dementia?

Dementia care is expensive. How much might you need?

Joy is the Decisive Test

Joy is the Decisive Test

The path for every individual and family is unique in caring for a loved one. Some families have unlimited resources while others have finite resources and must choose from within the options they can afford. I’m often asked “When is it time to move into a community?” For some, never, and for others the earlier […]

How do if know if a community is a safe place for mom or dad?

My parents tried to get ahead of having one of us choose a community to help with their care. The bought into a Life Care Community in 1998. However, they never really wanted to live there. It got comical when they told us they didn’t want to really move in yet because that is where […]

How often should I visit?

How often should I visit?

It is tough to know how often you should visit a loved one with dementia. Only you know what is right.

My Ten Big Dementia Don’ts

Ten simple rules to be a better care partner to someone you love.

My Journey As a Caregiver … in 3 Parts

My Journey As a Caregiver … in 3 Parts

The three major phases of my caregiving journey included fighting to be the caregiver, learning what that job means, and the weight of that responsibility.

Letting Nature Take Its Course

Letting Nature Take Its Course

How to navigate difficult choices when it comes to end-of-life care.