5 ways to cover assisted living expenses

If the time comes when you can no longer manage daily living in your own home or with family members, an apartment in an assisted living facility could be the next best thing. But if you, like many, were thinking that Medicare will cover the cost of assisted living,...

Helping Aging Parents Move

My wise sister Karen once told me that change is messy, no matter how much you plan for it. I can testify to that! As my siblings and I have helped my parents make “The Big Move” from their home of 28 years, my family has undergone monumental change. It...

Helping Aging Parents Who Don’t Want Help

Here’s something that trips up just about everyone we know. Our aging parents don’t want to believe that they’re getting older and need help. In one case, a client we’ll call Barbara was trying to persuade her dad to get a helper at home after her mom passed away. Dad...

How To Talk To Parents About Assisted Living (Audio)

The conversation about if and when to move a parent to an assisted living facility can alter family dynamics and divide siblings. Some parents may be resistant to move even after their health and the condition of their home...

Why Loneliness is Bad For Your Health

Everyone knows what it’s like to be lonely. It often happens during life’s transitions: when a student leaves home for college, when an unmarried businessman takes a job in a new city, or when an elderly woman outlives her husband and friends. Bouts of loneliness are...