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The Language of Senior Living: Understanding the Options

You’ve started thinking about moving your elderly parent out of his or her own home. And suddenly, you have more questions than answers: What’s the difference between Assisted Living, an Adult Care Home and a Continuing Care Retirement Community? More importantly, how can you know which one is right for your loved one? The “language…

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Moving Boxes

The Downsizing Dilemma: “Nobody wants my stuff!”

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

Summer Heat: A Dangerous Problem For Seniors

  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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Senior with caregiver

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

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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Water

The Danger of Dehydration

Did you know that dehydration is a leading cause of hospitalization for seniors? With summer temperatures rising, it’s important to make sure your loved one is staying well hydrated. Dehydration is more than just “feeling thirsty.” It’s a serious senior health issue that has been linked to confusion, impaired cognition, and falls. Left untreated for…

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