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Adjusting to a Nursing Home Can Be Rocky—and That’s Normal

For many families, placing a loved one in a nursing home can be an excruciating decision, laced with guilt. But when medical needs and safety issues exceed your family’s ability to provide appropriate care, a nursing home may well be … Continue reading

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The Music of Our Lives Powers More than Just Memories

We all have them—those special memories, conjured by a song from the past. One chorus, and you’re back at that high school dance when you shared your first kiss, or with your best friends at summer camp, or on your … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes Are Not a “Last Resort”

For many adult children, the idea of placing your aging parent in a nursing home can feel like a failure: “That’s where old people go to die.” “You should take care of your mother like she took care of you.” … Continue reading

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What to Look for When Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Placing your loved one in a nursing home is inevitably a tough decision that rouses many emotions about family obligations, concerns about finances and worries about doing the “right thing.” Ultimately, however, the decision comes down to this: Where will … Continue reading

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The Big Transition: How to Ease Your Loved One’s Move to a Nursing Home (Without Guilt)

The decision to move your aging parent into a nursing home can be one of the most difficult you’ll ever face. Plenty of guilt. Will he feel comfortable? Will she get the proper care? Won’t it feel impersonal? It’s so … Continue reading

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