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9 Ways for Seniors to Get Involved!

9 Ways for Seniors to Get Involved!

Millions of aging Americans are reticent to give up on activities just because of their years on the calendar. Their refusal to fade into the sunset i

Aging in Place, Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Senior Psychology

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Seniors and Reverse Adolescence

Seniors and Reverse Adolescence

It’s not unusual for seniors to exhibit a variety of unexpected changes in behaviors as they age. For example, seniors sometimes become difficult or

Caregiving, End of Life, Hospice, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Family Caregiving Survival Guide #1: “I Don’t Need Help!”

Family Caregiving Survival Guide #1:  “I Don’t Need Help!”

It’s not uncommon for seniors to balk at the idea of having help at home.  It’s also not uncommon for the adult children taking care of elderly p

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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8 Principles of Parents Care

8 Principles of Parents Care

“Sue Ann” spent the winter of 2010 shut up in her condo.  Sue Ann was in her seventies, and leaving home meant heading down two sets of stairs an

Family Caregivers, Senior Care Tips, Senior Psychology

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Eldercare at Home: Communication is Key!

Eldercare at Home:  Communication is Key!

I would say that 90% of the seniors we serve need assistance with weekly housekeeping, laundry, and other chores around their homes or apartments.  M

Aging in Place, Caregiving, Home Care, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Healthy Aging: Accepting Change

Healthy Aging:  Accepting Change

After 7 years, it was time for my client “Sadie” to have a new at-home caregiver.  Her long-time caregiver “Mary” had to leave.  I have to a

Aging in Place, Caregiving, Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Role Reversal: Home Care Hos-pi-tal-i-ty

Role Reversal:  Home Care Hos-pi-tal-i-ty

It never ceases to amaze me how hospitable many of my clients are to me when I arrive at their homes for our initial meeting and assessment.  I have

Companionship, Home Care, In-Home Care, Senior Psychology

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How Love and Concern Can Dehumanize Seniors

How Love and Concern Can Dehumanize Seniors

Americans are busy.  We schedule our days full from end-to-end, and life becomes a series of items on a checklist.  Sometimes, our elderly parents b

Home Care, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Millie Loved Potato Chips

Millie Loved Potato Chips

At the end of her life, “Millie” had kidney failure as a result of her diabetes.  She eventually ended up in a nursing home even though, years be

End of Life, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Seniors are More Than Their Physical Needs

Seniors are More Than Their Physical Needs

It is pretty much a given that when assessing a senior for assisted home care, the client will have medical problems or physical limitations brought o

Caregiving, Home Care, In-Home Care, Mental Health, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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