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This is new, uncharted territory for you. Hopefully, some of these articles will allow you to chart a path towards new beginnings. 

10 signs Your Aging Parent May Need Help

More than half of adult children in America have helped their parents with housework, errands, and home repairs. According to the Pew Research Center, about 52% of those with parents age 65 to 74, and 64% with parents 75 and older lend a hand because their parents need help. But what are the signs parents need more assistance – the kind best given through assisted living or a retirement community?
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Tips for Talking to Aging Parents About Senior Living Choices

How do you talk to your elderly parents about getting some help? Or whether they should move out of their home and into a retirement community or care facility? It’s not an easy conversation to have — but going about it the right way can help them live more safely and get more out of life. 

Start with these tips when you need to talk to an aging parent about senior living, senior care, and the way forward for your family.
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Talking with Aging Parents About Options

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Making Decisions as a Family

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How to Monitor Your Aging Parents from Afar

Even during normal times, monitoring aging parents from afar can be difficult. But when you add the COVID-19 social distancing recommendations to help seniors stay safe, the degree of difficulty significantly increases. 

However, there are some strategies for monitoring your aging parents from out of town. If they’re still living in their house, you can choose a remote monitoring system or other technology to help them age safely.
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Understanding the Senior Living Landscape

As a caregiver, if you’ve been noticing any signs that your parent or loved one requires more assistance, you may be considering whether a senior living community is the right choice for them. We understand what a critical decision this can be for the entire family. Looking at how, and where, elderly parents live is crucial to ensuring their well-being.
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Should My Aging Parent Live Alone

While there are some clear signs that an aging parent or loved one needs extra help on a daily basis, there are other, more subtle indicators that an elderly parent shouldn’t be living alone. These signs are not exhaustive, nor do they mean your loved one needs 24/7 supervision. But they can be good indicators that it’s time to start having conversations about their well-being and their future.
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Have You Asked Your Aging Parents the Right Questions?

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It’s not always easy for adult children and their aging parents to talk about their mutual concerns. Conversations about long-term health care, finances, and a possible move to a senior living community can make families uncomfortable, and even cause fear. But not having a clear plan in place ahead of the needs can result in stress for everyone, and may lead to choices made under duress that prove even more costly. To help aging parents, adult children should consider how to start the conversation.
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Understanding the Difference Between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home

When the term “assisted living community” is used, it may be thought of as a nursing home. But these two senior living options aren’t the same. So how does assisted living differ from a nursing home? Both are a form of long-term care, but they differ in purpose, levels of care, residences, and lifestyle.
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Activities of Daily Living Checklist

More than half of adult children in America have helped their parents with housework, errands, and home repairs. According to the Pew Research Center, about 52% of those with parents age 65 to 74, and 64% with parents 75 and older lend a hand because their parents need help. But what are the signs parents need more assistance – the kind best given through assisted living or a retirement community?
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