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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: 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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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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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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