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How to Determine if Your Mom Can Afford a Senior Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As you help your mom make plans for her care as she ages you will need to consider a number of factors. The first factor you should consider is the type of care she needs. There are several options for senior care and they are categorized based on the level of care they provide. Once you have an understanding of what your mom needs you should start to look at what she can afford. You can determine if your mom can afford a senior living community by looking at her financial resources and comparing the costs of staying home to that of assisted living. 

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Topics: Senior Living Community

How to Weigh the Different Options for Senior Care

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As you start to investigate the different options for senior care you will find that there are many ways to get the help you need as you age. With so many available options, how do you decide which one is best for you? You have to weigh out a number of factors in order to make an informed decision. The types of care available, your physical needs, the cost of care, and your experience when you go on community tours can all be used to help you weigh the options for senior care.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Assisted Living, Independent Living

The Art of Learning to Forgive

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 10, 2019 1:41:13 PM

Holding Grudges, Holding Tension

Forgiveness has been a staple of positive psychology for a long time. The popular proverb, “To err is human; to forgive, divine,” has roots in a poem written by Alexander Pope back in 1711. More recently, behavioral science has explored the physiological and psychological effects of holding a grudge.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

What Should I Do If My Parents Don’t Want to Move Into a Senior Living Community?

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Some aging adults struggle with the idea of moving into a senior living community. There are a lot of changes that come with leaving home and going to assisted living. These changes can be very positive for your parents. Many seniors find that moving into a senior living community provides them with peace of mind, opportunities for social interaction, and a whole host of desirable amenities. If your parents fail to see these benefits then they may be against the idea of making a move. If your parents don’t want to move into a senior living community there are some steps you can take to help them look at moving as a viable option. Start by listening to their concerns about moving. Spend some time talking about the benefits of senior living communities. And, accompany them on community tours once they open up to the idea.

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Topics: Independent Living, Senior Living Community

Processed Foods: What's OK and What to Avoid

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 4, 2019 11:14:49 AM

Processed foods have a bad reputation. It’s blamed for obesity rates, high blood pressure and the rise of type 2 diabetes. But processed food is more than boxed macaroni and cheese, potato chips and drive-thru hamburgers. It may be a surprise to learn that whole-wheat bread, homemade soup or a chopped apple also are processed foods.

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Topics: Wellness Tips

Tips for Helping Your Parents through the Transition into Assisted Living

Posted by Eskaton on Jun 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Your parents will likely need your help throughout the process of choosing an assisted living community and then with transitioning into it. Change can be difficult even when the end result is positive. You can help your parents through the transition into assisted living by following the five tips outlined below.

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Topics: Assisted Living

All You Need to Know about Migraine Relief

Posted by Eskaton on May 31, 2019 3:33:24 PM

 

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Topics: Wellness Tips

How to Calculate the Real Cost of Senior Care

Posted by Eskaton on May 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM

How much does senior care really cost? Is there an easy way to compare the cost of a senior living community to the cost of getting in-home care? Older adults can expect to spend money in four main areas as they age, whether they live at home or in a community. These areas include living expenses, physical care, transportation, and leisure activities.

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How to Find Answers to Your Questions about Assisted Living

Posted by Eskaton on May 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Making a decision about assisted living is a multi-step process. First, you have to decide if assisted living is the best option for you based on your need for care, your budget, and your lifestyle. Once you come to the conclusion that assisted living is the right choice then you have the task of finding a community. At every stage of this process you will have questions that you need answered. It is important to get your answers from reliable sources so you end up with accurate information. How do you find reliable answers to your questions about assisted living? You can start by talking to friends, loved ones, and/or acquaintances that have experience with assisted living. There are a number of reliable online resources that will provide you with answers to a long list of questions about assisted living. Finally, you can talk to the staff at the communities you are considering and schedule tours.

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Topics: Assisted Living

Alexa, Google or Siri: Which Assistant is Right for You?

Posted by Eskaton on May 29, 2019 5:24:32 PM

 

In today's world, technology is evolving so fast making it difficult to keep up with. Even though some of us struggle learning the basic features of our smartphone, our age does not dictate our level of tech-savviness. Plenty of people over the age of 60 are now adopting smart technologies, including voice assistance to control your home and help with everyday tasks such as making shopping lists and ordering dog food. In fact, voice assistance takes little tech know-how to use. 

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Topics: Technology