Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 30, and many Cincinnati families are planning cookouts and outings with their loved ones. The holiday isn’t just the traditional “beginning of summer”: It’s also a time for remembering those who have gone before us, either in service to our country, or in the course of life.
Some families with older parents or grandparents residing in assisted living or short-term rehab facilities try to avoid some of the more somber overtones of the holiday because they want to buoy their loved ones’ spirits. But it’s important to understand how your loved one wishes to observe the holiday — especially if he or she served in the Armed Forces and wants to honor his or her comrades.Read More
During the holiday season, families have the opportunity to catch up with all of the relatives that you tend to lose touch with during the year. That makes it a prime opportunity for an exchange of information—that you can take beyond the highlights of the last 12 months.Read More
The thought of transitioning an older parent into assisted living can be gut-wrenching. And with added financial incentives, some families are turning to multigenerational living arrangements: older parents move in with their adult children in order to save money, receive assistance with daily needs and avoid loneliness.Read More
According to a 2006 study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, over 44 million adults in the United States act as the primary caregiver for an aged or ailing loved one.