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Senior Care 101: Levels of Care, Explained

Senior care isn’t a single type of care.

In fact, it represents an entire spectrum, from community-based or in-home services designed to help seniors age in place, to lifestyle-focused communities that provide older people an easier-going, worry-free retirement, to residential nursing and memory care for elderly people who can no longer safely provide for themselves.

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How Can I Convince My Elderly Parents to Accept the Help They Need?

One of the toughest conversations you will likely ever have with your parents is the discussion about assisted care.

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The Little Lies We Tell Aging Parents Who Are Suffering from Dementia

Many of us who deal with aging parents suffering from dementia have faced the difficulty of imparting to them bad news, or of trying to convince them to accept care that they need when they can no longer live independently. Sometimes, these conservations can become quite heated.

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Figuring out the Basics of In-Home Caregiving

For many adult children, it gradually becomes obvious thatmom and dad aren’t safe living at home alone. Small signs begin to add up— scorched pots from meals that have been forgotten on the stove, dirty laundry that has piled up for weeks, burned out bulbs that have never been replaced. 

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Help Your Aging Parents Make the Right Choices about Senior Care

There comes a time when many adult children realize that their aging parents are no longer able to take care of themselves. A lot of heartache and agonizing decision-making can result—especially when mom and dad are loath to admit that they need help.

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Independent Living Really Does Mean Independent

When you discuss your future care options with your family, you probably can’t help wondering if “independent living” is a misnomer. A potential move into a community setting from a home you’ve lived in so long can seem downright frightening.

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What to Do with Assets before Moving into Assisted Living

One asset planning question that many seniors have when considering a move into a retirement home or assisted living is whether or not they must sell any properties they own, including their primary residences, vacation homes, or investment properties.

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Men's Health Month Brings up Concerns for Seniors

Most people entering their golden years find that their body is moving a little slower these days. For men, however, there are a few distinctive health concerns to start thinking about on top of the general wear and tear.

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Summer Is the Perfect Time for Senior Home Sellers

Preparing a home for sale is never an easy task-- especially if the home embodies a family history or represents many years of stability. Accumulated memories and belongings often get in the way. But, once you have made a resolute decision to transition to an alternative lifestyle, subsequent steps are easier. If the time has come to consider a move to assisted living, Cincinnati style, summer can be the perfect time to start your transition.

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How to Determine What Senior Service Dad Needs Most

When you are the child of an aging parent, you face a conundrum. Put yourself in your father’s shoes for a minute. You have dedicated your whole life to caring for family. Now, due to the natural order of things, every day that goes by it seems one more task slips from your fingertips. That is a hard pill to swallow.

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