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How to Talk to Your Senior Parent About DrivingThe most important thing when it comes to talking with your parent about driving is to make sure he or she feels involved in the conversation. Driving isn’t just about getting from one point to another. For many seniors, it is an essential part of ...
8 Risks of Living at Home With DementiaMany seniors want to live at home and remain as independent as possible. However, if mom or dad has dementia, you may worry about the risks. Memory loss may add extra concerns for your parent’s safety. But, with the right precautions, you can reduc...
Can Caregivers Get Tax Deductions?Many caregivers not only provide their time but also financial support to an aging loved one. From household needs to medical costs, the expenses of caregiving add up. On average, the AARP reports caregivers spend 20 percent of their income each year...
“Mom loves her apartment. It’s nicely painted and carpeted, and the size is perfect for her. She has a living room area with a full-size couch and chairs, so she can entertain guests. I visit a couple of times a week, and my husband swings by on other days. My son stops by every few weeks, too. Mom has her own space that looks and feels like home. Every time I’m there, she just seems contented. ”
“The minute I entered the community I liked what I saw, but it didn’t stop there. I’ve visited other communities where the furniture was lovely in the main areas and when you proceeded down the hallways, it was a different scenario. But as we continued to look around at Monticello West, I thought: This is pleasant! ”
“The staff is caring and genuine. From the beginning, we didn’t feel like we were being processed, date-stamped and handed off to the next person. The community must have an exceptional hiring process, because I have yet to find someone there who isn’t qualified, doesn’t respect me or that I don’t enjoy. The caregivers are polite, and perhaps most important, I trust them.”