assisted living

Is “rational suicide” the only option?

Is “rational suicide” the only option?

For those of us caring for loved ones with dementia, we are often fighting a battle to honor their wishes and ensure the best life they can lead. My mother started joking about how we should take her out in my early 20s. I lived near my parents and saw them two and three times […]

Integrating into a Community is a Common Challenge

Integrating into a Community is a Common Challenge

When should someone move from their home to Assisted Living? No one answer is right for everyone.

Simple Steps to Safe Guard a Loved Ones Finances

Simple Steps to Safe Guard a Loved Ones Finances

A few ways to lock down a loved ones finances.

It’s time to show up and fight back against Elder Fraud

It’s time to show up and fight back against Elder Fraud

It’s time we prioritized fighting back against those individuals that prey on older adults.

The indignity of aging: Caregiver Exploitation

The indignity of aging: Caregiver Exploitation

In the past few weeks, I’ve been involved with three older adults who have been the victim of fraud and exploitation and it’s both fueling my commitment to serving older adults and whittling away my belief in humanity. It’s been distressing and discouraging on many levels. Every year, the National Council on Aging predicts that […]

How do I help Mom remember Dad is Dead?

How do I help Mom remember Dad is Dead?

There are a few ways to help a loved one with no short term memory process grief. Dementia is a cruel beast.

Is keeping Mom at home the right choice?

Is keeping Mom at home the right choice?

It’s hard to make these choices for someone else.