How My Family Started “The Talk” with Me About Assisted Living

Mary Ann has always been independent. Her husband passed away years ago. “I had to learn to live and take care of myself and the house and my animals,” says the 86-year-old. But her niece and....

Topics: Family Resources, About The Ivy at Ellington

Worried About Your Dad’s Health? Here's How to Talk to Him

The next time you’re at the doctor’s office, look around. Notice anything? Surveys show that only 2 in 5 men go to the doctor when they fear they have a serious medical condition.

If you’re....

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How Can You Connect and Communicate with Your Loved One with Dementia

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias gradually affect every aspect of a person’s life. At first, maybe someone has problems keeping up the house or balancing the checkbook. As the disease....

Topics: Family Resources, Memory Care, About The Ivy at Ellington

How to be an Advocate for Your Parents During the Assisted Living Search

As a family caregiver for your aging loved one, you probably play many roles. Some days you’re a chauffeur, driving your mom to her doctor appointment. Other days you’re a financial adviser,....

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