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Aging in Place: When is the Right Time to Right Size?

Deciding whether to continue to live in the home we have lived in for decades is a difficult decision. Not only are there financial considerations to think about, but we also need to factor in health and safety issues, such as whether our home can be easily navigated as we age. If we are caring for an older loved one, we may wonder if the home they’re in right now is still right for them based on the changing needs of their health and care. As the holidays approach and family comes together, it may be the right time to have the “Right Sizing” conversation with a loved one that could open the doors to knowing if it is the right time for them to move.

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By Sonya Edwards | 11/13/2019

There's No Place Like Home: Creating Safe Environments for People With Late Stage Alzheimer's

For someone with Alzheimer’s or another memory disorder, home may not always be the safest or most convenient place to live. As caregivers, we can help a loved one make modifications so they can continue to live safely in familiar surroundings.

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10/11/2019

Reducing the Stress of a Transition to Assisted Living

The decision to move a loved one to assisted living can be one of the hardest a caregiver can make. However, if we are caring for a loved one with a chronic disease, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia, it may become necessary to consider assisted living placement if we lack the time, resources or support to continue caring for a loved one at home. Shifting a loved one’s care to an assisted living facility may seem as if it will relieve many of the stresses of caregiving such as anxiety, depression or feeling overburdened. However, studies show that assisted living placement can instead change the type of stressors a caregiver experiences rather than eliminate them.

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By Julie Hayes | 10/11/2019

Weitzman, L. (2019, August 15). The Juggling Act of the Working Caregiver. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/the-juggling-act-of-the-working-caregiver

Cardellini, J. (2019, August 15). 4 Tips for Dealing with Summer Heat. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/aging-parents/4-tips-for-dealing-with-summer-heat