Even after you’ve made a conscious decision to start planning ahead—for your future and your future care needs—it can be difficult to know where to start. But don’t let yourself get bogged down. If you and your loved ones put off thinking about future care, for whatever reason, you run the risk of being financially or mentally unprepared when the need arises.Read More
As we approach retirement age and beyond, it’s natural to start thinking about future care. Aging is a surety and, for those of us fortunate enough to live into our advanced years, so is the eventual need for help with the necessities of daily life. But when do you actually start planning for and taking steps toward a move into assisted care?Read More
We’ve all heard the old adage that “laughter is the best medicine.” But how many of us really believe it? Can laughing really stave off the effects of aging and disease? There is some evidence that seems to indicate it is, in fact, possible.Read More
Preparing for any move can be challenging, but it can be especially so when you are also moving to a apartment. And that’s typically the case for most seniors when they opt to move into residential retirement care or assisted living. There’s a lot of planning, downsizing, distributing and packing to do on the front end of the move, and a lot of unpacking and arranging to do on the other.Read More
Many older people (and their caregivers) who are considering a move to an assisted living community in Cincinnati have no idea what to expect.
Naturally, this leads to some worries and a lot of questions. It can also lead to misconceptions. In this post, we’ll address some of the common myths so that you’ll be better prepared and less concerned when the time comes to make a transition to assisted living.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
When planning a move into assisted living, it can be hard to decide what to do with personal possessions. Our emotions tell us that the things we accumulate over our lives — photos, mementos, books, clothes, even furniture— tell the story of how we came to be who we are today. But practicality dictates that we can’t keep it all.
It’s one thing to retire. It’s another thing entirely to stop working and then share your career experiences with succeeding generations. And that’s just what residents in some Cincinnati retirement communities are doing, through Episcopal Retirement Homes’ (ERH) Council for Life Long Engagement program.