care decisions

Planning for the Future After a Spouse’s Death

The death of a spouse or partner is one of the most difficult experiences people will endure in life, requiring more psychological and behavioral adjustment than just about any other period of life transition. And there is ample research that confirms it. The Changing Lives of Older Couples (CLOC) study, conducted out of the University [...]

By |2018-02-12T12:39:22-05:00February 12th, 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 |2018-01-30T09:13:27-05:00January 29th, 2018|

Geriatric Care Managers: “Professional Relatives” to Coordinate Care

In last week’s blog post, I discussed the steps you and your family can take in advance of a healthcare emergency to reduce some of the stress of a difficult situation—what’s referred to as “pre-crisis planning.” From exploring assisted living facilities in your area to working with an experienced financial advisor to prepare your assets, [...]

By |2017-11-13T13:03:31-05:00November 13th, 2017|

Will a CCRC Move Me to Assisted Living Too Soon?

I enjoy receiving comments and feedback from people who read our blog and use the myLifeSite tools; they offer so many valuable insights into the senior living decision process. I recently got an email from a myLifeSite reader who told me that she and her husband are fully committed to moving to a continuing care [...]

By |2017-10-31T16:29:49-04:00October 30th, 2017|
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