Loss of a Spouse: Helping Your Parent Cope

Death is inevitable, but dealing with death is a process that can take months or sometimes years to complete. When a parent dies, they leave behind a lot. You, their earthly possessions, memories, and sometimes, their spouse. For couples who have been together for so many year, even daily tasks like loading the dishwasher can seem overwhelming and lonely. Luckily, there are ways you can help your surviving parent cope with the loss of their spouse.  Talk Through Your Own Grief Your... Read More
Posted by Carrie Atkins at Monday, March 28, 2022

15 Questions to Ask When Touring an Independent Living Facility

Transitioning your loved one from their home to an independent living facility is an emotional decision, and allowing a facility to take over their care can be nerve wracking. How do you know an independent living facility is the right fit for your loved one? When you tour a facility and talk to the staff, a million questions will be developing in your mind. Eventually you’ll want to ask them all, but here are 15 questions to prioritize when touring an independent living facility. Ask... Read More
Posted by Carrie Atkins at Wednesday, March 23, 2022

5 Tips to Prevent Senior Falls

How to Prevent Senior Falls Every second of every day, a senior, or someone age 65 or older, suffers a fall in the United States. This statistic means that falls are the leading cause of injury or injury related death for this age group. One in four aging Americans will fall each year, so it’s important to prevent these falls as much as you can. There are a few things seniors can do to help prevent falls and keep them independent longer, including exercise, consulting a doctor, and... Read More
Posted by Carrie Atkins at Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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