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Monthly Archives: November 2011

It is OK to Ask For Help

When our family is involved, we seem to think that we should inherently know what to do to help them. It doesn’t matter if they need assistance in an area that we don’t have any experience with, we just seem … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village…

A recent article titled “Aging Americans Can Stay Home With Aid of Villages” describes one way that aging adults are finding the assistance they need to let them safely stay in their homes and neighborhoods. They are joining Villages. In … Continue reading

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National Memory Screening Day

November 15, 2011 is National Memory Screening Day. National Memory Screening Day was established in 2003 by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America “as part of its mission to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia and to their … Continue reading

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When Tomorrow Finally Comes…

We all know we should do it. We have heard the stories of disappointment and despair from families whose loved one didn’t do it. When asked, we whole heartedly express the love and concern for our families necessary to motivate … Continue reading

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Costs of Long-Term Care Rise Again

The results of the annual MetLife survey of long-term care costs have recently been released (www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/2011/mmi-market-survey-nursing-home-assisted-living-adult-day-services-costs.pdf). The survey gives a state by state listing of the average costs of care for a nursing home, assisted living community and adult day … Continue reading

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