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Mom Can’t Live Alone Anymore

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Eldercare, Planning, Seniors|Tags: , , , , |

There may come a day when mom can’t live alone anymore.  There are many different scenarios that could result in a senior loved one unable to live alone.  It’s typically poor health, either mentally or physically that indicates the need for mom to find a new home. Family members are often blindsided if mom’s health has been good, then a sudden illness or injury leaves her unable to care for herself so she can no longer live alone.  Sometimes health declines steadily but mom won’t mention it because she doesn’t want to become a burden, or she knows she doesn’t [...]

Organizing for Seniors: How I Organized For My Senior Aunt Who is Blind

By | November 14th, 2014|Categories: Eldercare, Home Organization, Organization & Safety, Seniors|Tags: , , |

Organizing is not just about putting like with like, purging and labeling containers. Sure, those are important pieces to the process, but that’s not the whole enchilada. Before you start the process, you need to understand both the mental and physical capabilities of the person that needs the organizing solutions. Our senior population has a myriad of considerations to address when you organize for them. The first thing to consider is their living environment. If they live alone, do they have homecare workers that visit on a regular basis, and if so, will you need to organize for the senior or the [...]

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7 Strategies to Prevent or Delay Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

By | September 21st, 2014|Categories: Eldercare, Reduce Stress, Seniors|Tags: , , , |

Alzheimer’s is the progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain. There is a lot of discussion in the eldercare community these days regarding Alzheimer’s. With the advancements in medical technology, people are living longer than in past generations. It seems like a lot of folks may be able to physically get around better, but have more challenges with mental health issues such as Alzheimer’s. According to WebMD, the biggest risk factor attributed to Alzheimer’s is aging. Statistics show that one out of eight people age 65 and older have it. Genetics [...]

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Do I really need 13 pairs of tweezers?

By | May 5th, 2014|Categories: Downsizing, Eldercare, Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing, Seniors|Tags: , , , |

That’s a very good question. What about 9 pairs of scissors, do you really need that many? Or 3 bread makers, do you really need that many? Or that gadget you bought after listening to a very convincing television commercial. It makes a lot of sense to ask yourself these questions about your stuff from time to time. We are all surrounded by things in our homes that we may not necessarily need, use, or love. Our things typically come into our lives faster than they go. We get caught up in the day to day activities that make up our lives [...]

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