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LGBT Seniors: Will You Age in Comfort?

I recently came across this great article from Christopher Heritage at Bottomline Magazine addressing the specific concerns for the LGBT Boomer.  It raises some interesting points about the Long-Term Care planning efforts (or lack of) by the LGTB community. As an allied ONE Community … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Walter Mosley

Rarely do you find a writer that can capture the “voice” of someone with dementia. It truly takes someone who has experienced it up close and has the humanity to understand and respect that person’s dignity to capture it on … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to laugh at yourself!

Below is a link to a video clip of a woman who has learned this precious lesson – to laugh at yourself. She also shows us that humor doesn’t diminish with age. Some people like to stereotype the aged as … Continue reading

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Empowered Self-Care: FREE Tele-Class Series

Providing care for a loved one is often draining – both physically and emotionally – which is why we encourage caregivers to take some time to focus on caring for themselves!  Learning how to better handle the stress and demands … Continue reading

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The Connection Between Labor Day and Long Term Care Planning

As most of us are relaxing and enjoying a day off from our “labors,” I began to think about the connection between Labor Day and LTC planning. All of our lives (at least most of us) we work. Hopefully, we … Continue reading

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The Kids Live in the “Big City”

It used to be that families and all their generations lived together. Much of this was economically driven. Either you lived on a farm and it took everyone doing their part to get all the jobs done or maybe you … Continue reading

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Attention Caregivers…Do You Need a Time Out?

Caregiving can be one of the most stressful activities a person can endure.  Not only is it physically draining, it is often extremely emotionally draining as well.  Our friends at the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Caring for Your … Continue reading

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CHANCE OR CHOICE? Why You Need Help with Long-Term Care Planning

I recently met with a representative of another country’s government to discuss long-term care (LTC). At the end of my description of client options, including assisted living, adult day care, group homes and in-home care related programs, his comment was, … Continue reading

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Fighting for Independence- July 4th, 2010

As we celebrate our country’s Independence Day, it occurs to me how important independence is when it relates to caring for a loved one.  We are part of a country that values independence. Whether it is in the story of … Continue reading

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“Devotion Dilemma”

I came across this article in the Arizona Republic this week regarding an elderly wife caring for her ailing husband.  It is reminiscent of countless stories I have heard…and reflects the challenges spouses/partners face in these types of situations.  Is it worth the risk of one’s own … Continue reading

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