4 Ways  to Make Home Safer for Your Aging Parents

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 17, 2018 10:32:01 AM

Each year, nearly 1 million people over age 65 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with the products they live with and use every day, according to estimates by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Many of these injuries result from hazards that are easy to overlook — but also easy to fix.

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Topics: Advanced Care Planning

Key Legal Documents Your Parents Need to Communicate Their Wishes for the Future

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 17, 2018 10:31:06 AM

It may be a difficult conversation to have, but as your parents get older, you will need to start talking to them about their finances and their wishes for the future. Advance care planning and gathering this information up front lets you get the right plan in place so that you aren't scrambling to gather documents and make important decisions when a parent unexpectedly becomes ill or injured.

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Their End-of-Life Wishes

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 13, 2018 3:00:00 PM

You know that talking with your loved ones about end-of-life care is important — but have you actually done it? According to a survey of Californians by the California HealthCare Foundation, 82 percent of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing, but only 23 percent have actually done it.

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Topics: Advanced Care Planning

A Guide to Advanced Care Planning in Case of an Emergency

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 10, 2018 4:51:49 PM

Disasters can happen at any moment, and if your family isn’t prepared, they can quickly and completely disrupt normal living.

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5 Important Items to Discuss and Implement with Your Loved One’s Personal Support Network

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 3, 2018 8:53:11 PM

 

When you find yourself in a caregiving situation, you suddenly realize how much every mile of separation means. Whether you live on the other side of town or a hundred miles away, it can be hard to get up-to-date information about your loved one’s health and progress.

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Topics: Future Planning

Infographic: Timeline for Making the Move to Assisted Living Stress-Free

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 3, 2018 5:07:30 PM

Moving is never easy, but moving to assisted living often involves a few more high-stress situations, such as downsizing or selling the family home.

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Topics: assisted living

Slideshow: 5 Things to Consider Before Choosing In-home Care

Posted by The Arbors on Jul 30, 2018 10:21:30 PM

When your parents need assistance in their daily life, in-home care might seem like the best option. Maybe your parents want to remain in their own home for as long as possible, and you want to respect that choice. Or perhaps your loved one only needs a few hours of home health care a day, and you’re worried about assisted living costs.

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Topics: assisted living

Infographic: Comparing In-home Care and Assisted Living Costs

Posted by The Arbors on Jul 30, 2018 10:11:20 PM

When your parent or loved one needs assistance in their daily life, caregivers and family members have lots of questions.

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Topics: assisted living

5 Steps to Take When Your Parents Need Assisted Living

Posted by The Arbors on Jul 25, 2018 5:22:25 PM

If it’s been awhile since you took a trip to your childhood home, you might be surprised to find your dad cooking with pots that are burned on the bottoms because they have been left to boil or your mom wearing the same dirty clothes day after day. These are signs that your aging loved ones need help to stay safe and healthy.

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Topics: assisted living

Recognizing the Three Stages of Caregiver Burnout

Posted by The Arbors on Jul 13, 2018 2:29:00 PM

If you’re a family caregiver for a loved one, you’ve likely become accustomed to spending most of your time giving to others while putting yourself at the bottom of  the priority list. And, it would be hard not to. Family caregivers spend an average of 24.4 hours per week providing care, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. 

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Topics: assisted living

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