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Often, family members are faced with the decision regarding whether a loved one should move directly from a rehab facility to assisted living or whether they are better off to come home for a short time in between.  As with so many decisions involving older adults, it depends.  It depends on the five considerations of...
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My husband of fifty nine years died recently and I’m feeling overwhelmed by day-to-day decisions. I expected to feel the emotions associated with grief but I never expected to feel helpless. My husband took care of our financial life and I’m really at a loss. I don’t want my children to know how much this...
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Imagine that it’s the morning after Hurricane Messy. You venture out at first light and find that while your house is mostly intact, a tree has fallen into the roof over the back and your master bedroom is open to the sky with two feet of standing water covering the floor. You immediately call your...
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So often, aging parents intellectually know that their current living situation isn’t right for them anymore but seem unable to take the steps necessary to do something about it. Studies consistently show that most people would like to live independently in their own residence for as long as possible. While this makes sense in the...
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If you are the adult child of an aging parent, you have probably asked yourself, “How do I know what type of help my aging parent needs?” Unless you are a senior resource professional, sorting this out can often seem overwhelming. So, here are six questions to ask to help sort it all out. What...
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For many seniors, the move to an assisted living residence is emotionally very difficult. If they are lucky enough to be “with it”, they know that the move is required because they are no longer able to safely live on their own. That realization is very sobering and is a step along the lifecycle that...
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While no two family situations are the same, there are several common scenarios that baby boomers face as their parents come to the point where it is no longer possible for them to live in their own home without assistance. The first is to have the parent move in with one of his or her...
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