If You Only Knew

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Planning for the care of your senior parent
You get THE call. “Sorry to tell you, but your parent had a fall.” Another call could sound like this; “Hi, this is Linda from the Emergency Room at All County Hospital and your parent was brought here because they were having problems breathing.” A life altering incident can occur so quickly and unexpectedly. For other families, a change can occur in the form of a decrease in a parent’s cognizance, and because it happens so slowly the telling signs are overlooked.
Families should learn to become proactive, not reactive. Waiting to deal with emergencies when they happen can cause confusion, sibling frustration and has the potential for poor decision making. IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO SIT AS A FAMILY TO WORK ON CONTINGENCY PLANS FOR LIFE’S SURPRISES.

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Choosing to Age-In-Place

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By: Debbie Ginsberg (View more of Debbie’s Article in the 5 Towns Jewish Times)
There is a growing trend today for seniors to choose to live at home for as long as possible. This is being made possible by a variety of ‘at home’ services. The commonly known provided services are companions, visiting nurses and doctors who make house calls.
Over the last 15 years some new and very supportive services have developed to further help other aspects of a seniors’ life needs. These services were created to offset the loss of adult children’s ability to do more for their aging parents as they, referred to as the ‘sandwich generation’ are being stretched to the limit with working, raising their own family, grandchildren and trying to provide care for parents. Unfortunately, the needs of aging parents can become too great for the adult child and these newly founded services fill in these gaps.

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An Organized Move

12 Tips for a Successful Move
 

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By: Debbie Ginsberg (View more of Debbie’s Article in the 5 Towns Jewish Times)

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