Nervous about sending your loved one to a long-term care facility? Heather Downs, RN and unit manager at Friendship Manor, gives three tips for peace of mind: Always tour the facility. Look for cleanliness and teamwork.Read reviews or testimonials from those with … [Read more...] about Searching For Long-Term Care? 3 Tips To Know
As awkward life events go, discussing your aging loved ones’ finances ranks right up there with having the “birds and the bees” talk with your kids. Educating yourself about how to safeguard your loved ones’ economic security can ease this burden. Matters that concern the … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Manage Your Loved One’s Finances?
Should I Always Take Her Calls? Hello Sanity, My mom lives in assisted living. My two siblings live further away, but do talk to my mom often. I, though, am the ones she calls with errands, complaints, and the “take me out of here” calls. She sometimes calls several times … [Read more...] about Seeking Sanity: Advice from the front lines of caregiving.
When In Doubt, Reach Out So many people are lonely. Here are some ways to reach out to people you know. 1.Go old school and send a letter or card, and include new photos for them to enjoy. 2.If they have access to a phone or device that allows for a video … [Read more...] about Three Easy Ways to Make Someone’s Day
Planning for Older Age Sabine Stovall, a wealth and estate planner and owner of The Wealth Planning Company, says the first step in planning for older age is to understand what assets you have. “Most of us underestimate the value of what we have,” she says. It is … [Read more...] about Who will take care of you?