Caring.com: Time for Assisted Living?

Posted October 30, 2012
 Caring.com once again proves it's value helping those navigating the world of caregiving.    11 Signs it Might Be Time for Assisted Living By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor The decision to help an aging adult move out of the family home is a complex one -- both emotionally and practically. Above all, you want the person to be safe and well. How can you all feel more confident that circumstances suggest your loved one should no longer be living alone?   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Caring.com: How to Have Strong Communication With Medical Staff

Posted October 24, 2012
 I wanted to share more great information from Caring.com... How to Have Strong Communication With Medical Staff By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor Know your role when communicating with medical staff As a caregiver, you have a vital role to play in the relationship between the person in your care and his medical care providers. Improving the communication between him and medical staff involves attention to detail, an ability to see both sides, consideration of his emotional as well as physical symptoms, and a willingness to face the most difficult news. You'll realize the benefits in his treatment and in the time ...
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Retirement: How to Pay for Long-Term Care

Posted October 17, 2012
Wondering about the cost of Long-Term Care?  This article from Barron's might help...  Premiums are rising quickly for insurance covering stays in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. One solution: Combine a policy with some "self insurance." By CAROLYN T. GEER It's one of the biggest challenges for today's retirees: how to afford an extended stay in a nursing home or assisted-living facility. With the tab steadily rising, sometimes hitting six digits per year, the solution requires real creativity.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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"People in assisted living need intimacy"

Posted October 16, 2012
PennLive featured great advise on navigating a "touchy" topic... People in assisted living need intimacy By Linda Rhodes  This is the final segment of a three-part series on “Sexuality, Intimacy and Aging,” all of which appear at PennLive.com, for those of you who have missed the previous columns.      This week, we’ll discuss the challenges of intimacy for couples and individuals grappling with dementia, and those living in skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities.    To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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AARP: 8 Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol

Posted October 12, 2012
I'm happy to see some of my favorites foods listed here and with that,  have a great weekend while simutaneously improving your cholesterol!   Enjoy a heart-healthy diet that won't clog your arteries by: Nissa Simon | from: AARP |  Avocados: Avocados contain significant amounts of oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat that helps boost good cholesterol and lower bad. Avocados are also rich in fiber and a plant chemical called beta-sitosterol, both of which help keep cholesterol in check. Tip: Avocados significantly increase absorption of immunity-boosting antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables. Add a couple of slices of diced avocado to your ...
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New Old Age: The Deadly Threat of Silent Heart Attacks

Posted October 4, 2012
We recently covered sudden heart attacks, but what about the kind that happens without you even knowing it?  Read this, from New Old Age, to find out more on silent heart attacks: The Deadly Threat of Silent Heart Attacks By JUDITH GRAHAM For more than six months, Harriett Cooke had been uncommonly tired, panting when she walked her sixth grade science class to the cafeteria and struggling to keep her eyes open when she drove home at night.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Assisted living: Not your grandma’s retirement

Posted October 2, 2012
Yahoo Finance shares an article from Bankrate, Inc. on the many options for Senior Living: By Shelly K. Schwartz | Bankrate.com Trends in assisted living Hospital curtains and cafeteria food? Not anymore. assisted living facilities have come a long way from the clinical institutions of old, offering residents an ever-expanding menu of amenities that reflect the diversity of baby boomers themselves.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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