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The Downsizing Dilemma: “Nobody wants my stuff!”

Moving Boxes

If your elderly parent is thinking about moving to a senior living community sometime in the future, now’s the time to start figuring out what to do with the houseful of furniture artwork, china, crystal, jewelry and sentimental collections they won’t have space to take along. Maybe your loved one is assuming you’ll be happy to…

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Summer Heat: A Dangerous Problem For Seniors

Summer heat

  Whew, it’s hot out there! And what’s simply uncomfortable for most of us can be downright dangerous for the elderly. Sadly, close to 400 Americans lose their lives during heat waves each year. Many of them are elderly people who don’t recognize the dangers of overheating. To help keep your loved one safe, it’s important…

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When is the right time to move to a senior living community?

Senior with caregiver

It’s probably the most common question we hear at Hearthstone: “How do I know when it’s time for my Mom (or Dad) to move into a senior living community?” The answer is different for every senior, and for every adult child who is struggling with the realization that a parent may no longer be able…

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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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