Yearly Archives: 2018

What to Do When Fighting Over Mom’s Care Threatens to Destroy Your Family

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” So goes the oft-quoted opening sentence of Tolstoy’s classic Russian tragedy, Anna Karenina. Perhaps an oversimplification, but his words capture a basic truth that harmonious families … Continue reading

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Celebrating Aging Life Care™ Month

May is Aging Life Care™ Month! So what do we means by Aging Life Care? It’s a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing health challenges. An Aging Life Care Professional®  is a health and human … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Aging Parent Travel Safely to That Special Family Event

It’s that time of year when weekend calendars are jammed with graduations, weddings, award celebrations and other special family get-togethers. You want to include your aging parent in the festivities. But what happens when Mom or Dad lives farther away … Continue reading

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Speaking Up for Health Care Decisions

Whatever your faith, chances are you’re familiar with these famous words from the Book of Ecclesiastes: “There’s a time to be born; there’s a time to die. . . . There is a time to be silent. And there’s a … Continue reading

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When Caring for an Abusive Parent Means Sacrificing Your Own Well Being

Deciding how best to care for your aging parent depends on many factors—how close or far you live from each other; their and your financial resources; time; energy; your health; other demands of jobs and family; availability of other siblings, … Continue reading

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