assisted living

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.

When off-label use goes bad

When off-label use goes bad

Off-label might not be the right option for your loved one with dementia.

It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

What we think we know, just ain’t so. It helps to recognize that when caring for a loved one with dementia.

Don’t Dread the Move to Assisted Living

Don’t Dread the Move to Assisted Living

I was surprised to find my parents were happier after they moved to Assisted Living.

Turn on your Long Term Care Insurance Now

Turn on your Long Term Care Insurance Now

Don’t delay to start claiming your long term care insurance … use it or lose it.