Have “The Talk” with Aging Parents Sooner Rather Than Later

There was an article posted recently on CNN.com about the challenges some adult children have when initiating a conversation with aging parents about their future. The article notes the reluctance of many older people to have “the talk” and plan for the “what ifs” that come with their mortality. Oftentimes, the article explains, people prefer [...]

By |2023-08-29T07:21:53-04:00August 29th, 2023|

Senior Living Must Appeal to Data-Focused Decision-Makers

I read a really interesting article this past week that was published a few years ago on Senior Housing News. The article discusses how senior living communities’ dining programs are closely tied to move-ins, especially as it relates to memory care communities. What I found particularly interesting about this article was its focus on generational [...]

By |2023-08-05T18:03:35-04:00December 14th, 2021|

How to Talk with Parents About Senior Housing

As summer approaches and more and more Americans are fully vaccinated, we are seeing a sharp increase in the number of people who are travelling to see family, some of whom haven’t seen one another in well over a year. With these reunions, adult children may be confronted with an unwelcome reality: Their elderly parents’ [...]

By |2023-08-05T17:20:33-04:00May 31st, 2021|

The Challenge of Long-Distance Caregiving

In the United States, more and more people are taking on the role of caregiver to an aging loved one. In fact, a 2015 study by The National Alliance for Caregiving revealed that over 34 million adults are serving as a caregiver for a senior. Most caregivers are female (60 percent), and they are 49 [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:04-04:00July 15th, 2019|

Why CCRCs Are Good for Adult Children Too?

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to a large group of prospective residents at a life plan community (also called a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC) in Phoenix, Arizona. Following the presentation, a couple from the audience came up and spoke with me. I could see right away that they were considerably [...]

By |2024-01-19T21:43:28-05:00January 28th, 2019|

Want to Move to a CCRC…But Adult Kids Aren’t on Board

As you may know, I travel across the country frequently, speaking to senior adults who are considering a move to a CCRC (continuing care retirement community, aka life plan community). In the course of my travels, I am fortunate to be able to meet a fascinating array of people, many of whom have insightful stories [...]

By |2023-11-17T14:47:28-05:00June 18th, 2018|

Mind the Gap: Seniors with Nowhere to Turn for Support

There was a heartbreaking story in the Washington Post this week about an elderly man in China named Han Zicheng, who tried putting himself up for adoption. His wife had died years ago, and his adult sons had moved away and rarely called or visited. This 85-year-old man thought he would try to find a [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:43:20-04:00May 14th, 2018|

Sibling Rivalry: When Family Members Disagree on Senior Care Options

When it comes to caring for an aging loved one, having family members by your side can be a tremendous help—mentally, physically, and financially. But there are also times when having to consider more than one opinion on an issue can cause great strife between relatives. We often see this challenge come up between adult [...]

By |2023-08-05T18:06:26-04:00January 29th, 2018|
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