How do you pay for Senior Living/Resources?

This is the #1 question on most peoples mind. There is so much misinformation out there – Gail and I share our knowledge on this episode of “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Senior Living”. Be sure to contact me if you have additional questions or need help finding resources for yourself or for a family member!Continue reading “How do you pay for Senior Living/Resources?”

Role Reversal – Becoming Your Parent’s Caregiver

Caring for an aging parent is a challenging role reversal for both the adult child and their parents. It’s not easy to have conversations about finances, taking away the car keys, or making the decision to move from the family home in to senior housing. When a parent has dementia or other medical issues, theContinue reading “Role Reversal – Becoming Your Parent’s Caregiver”

Keeping Seniors HYDRATED!

With the temperatures in North Texas exceeding 100 degrees for the next week or longer, it’s critical to ensure that everyone, especially our seniors are staying hydrated. Seniors are more vulnerable to dehydration for several reasons. With age, our body’s ability to conserve water is reduced, making it more difficult to adapt to things likeContinue reading “Keeping Seniors HYDRATED!”

Have you heard the term “Sandwich Generation”?

It’s a real term! Here’s the Wikipedia definition… “The Sandwich Generation is a generation of people (usually in their 30s or 40s) who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children.” This term was added to both the Merriam-Webster and Oxford English dictionaries in 2006. Maybe you are reading this and realized thatContinue reading “Have you heard the term “Sandwich Generation”?”

What is a Residential Care Home?

Most people have heard the terms Assisted Living and Memory Care, but what about …Residential Care Homes? Also called, Group Homes or Care Homes. I bet you would be surprised to know that you’ve likely driven past one, and there may even be one in your neighborhood! Residential Care Homes are private homes that haveContinue reading “What is a Residential Care Home?”

Downsizing Tips

You know it’s time to make that move to senior living, BUT you’re overwhelmed by all the stuff you’ve accumulated throughout the years. I totally get that!! I’ve been in my house for 21 years and the thought of moving is daunting. Imagine 50+ years in your home? I LOVE these awesome tips for “Rightsizing”Continue reading “Downsizing Tips”

I’m Confused? I have Questions. I NEED HELP!!!!

-Your dad has been diagnosed with Dementia, and he has started to wander. He cannot be left alone, but you work full-time and can’t stay home with him. What do you do? -Your mom is living alone in her house, but she’s lonely and is not eating healthy meals. She has become very isolated andContinue reading “I’m Confused? I have Questions. I NEED HELP!!!!”

Did you know that loneliness and isolation can seriously affect the health of a senior?

As we get older, our social circles tend to shrink –  friends and family members move or pass away. Those who still live close by may be unable to visit due to health issues. Some are no longer safe to drive due to vision problems or memory loss. Feelings of loneliness can negatively affect BOTHContinue reading “Did you know that loneliness and isolation can seriously affect the health of a senior?”

Pets Welcome!

Did you know that most Senior Apartments, Retirement Communities and Assisted Living communities are pet friendly? 🐶😺 I speak with many seniors and their families who are resistant to moving because they think they will have to leave their beloved fur baby behind. The majority of senior communities allow dogs (many have size restrictions, typicallyContinue reading “Pets Welcome!”

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