Family Caregiving

The Upside to Senior Downsizing

While the family home may hold many years of happy memories, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best place for seniors to live in their golden years. Keeping up with housework and yard work may have become too time-consuming or difficult. Perhaps a multi-floor design has made mobility challenging. Seniors who no longer drive may…

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Self-Care For The Caregiver

Many people find deep meaning in caring for an elderly family member, but it can be a demanding role to fill. The reality is that most caregivers, especially women, have a full slate of other responsibilities to juggle alongside caregiving. The challenge can get even harder with all the extra demands of the holiday season—as…

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Choosing Between Assisted Living and Independent Living

As your parents and grandparents continue to age, considerations around housing options become more important. For some families, unique circumstances such as poor health and mobility can put limitations on their choices, preventing their senior loved ones from living alone or remaining in their house. Other families may wish to maintain their independence but aren’t able…

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Telltale Signs that an Elderly Loved One Needs Help

The need for elder care may come as a result of an illness, injury, hospitalization, or simply the gradual process of aging. It’s not always easy to notice (or accept) that your loved one needs help. There are many warning signs to look for but here are a few of the big ones. Mobility Problems.…

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Hearthstone Focuses on Family

Most people don’t associate long-term care facilities with “family,” but Beaverton has a retirement community where family is everything. In the year 2000, when Hearthstone at Murrayhill was built on the corner of Scholls Ferry and Davies, founders Walter and Helen Friesen and their adult children made a commitment to serving families.

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Don't Let Sibling Rivalry Get in the Way

Hearthstone is a family-owned senior living company. Our founder is a former family counselor. We know that when a parent starts to need extra help, often times, sibling rivalry rears its ugly head. Adult children suddenly take on old roles – the bossy child, the spoiled brat or the emotional one. Differences in ability to…

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