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Where to Begin

If you’re wondering how to begin easing the symptoms of burnout, you came to the right place. It’s critical to get the support you deserve so you can be your best self for your loved one. 

Asking for assistance from other family members, signing up for grocery and pharmacy delivery services, exploring community resources, and learning more about senior living community options are all beneficial ways to get the support you and your loved one need.

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Genuine and Heartfelt Relationships
Recognizing When Your Elderly Parent Needs Company: Action Steps
It is common for most adult children to wonder if their loved one is eating and sleeping well at home, and whether they’re taking their medications as prescribed.
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Paying for senior care
Is Home Care Right for Mom or Dad?
These resources can offer support to the older adult as well as to their family members who are often worried about safety, health, and what comes next.
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Burned Out from Dementia Care? 5 Resources You Need
The day-to-day realities of dementia are often hidden, and the people around you may not understand everything you’re dealing with as a caregiver—but you don’t have to face this challenge alone.
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Family Caregivers: Do Not Admit Defeat, There's a Better Way
For many family caregivers, the answer to decreasing the effects of caregiver burnout is to look into senior living communities.
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Determine if Your Loved One Needs Support of a Senior Living Community
The type of care your loved one may need will depend on their unique situation. Senior living communities can give your loved one the support they need while maintaining their current lifestyle.
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Should My Senior Parent Still Be Driving?
Most adult children find themselves eventually having a conversation with their siblings or partners about their older parent’s driving abilities.
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Having a Discussion About Senior Living

Thinking about senior living for your loved one? Senior living communities have come a long way over the years. 

Today’s vibrant and fulfilling senior living communities usually offer beautiful campuses, delicious food, and plenty of weekly activities. However, your loved one may still believe outdated stereotypes that senior living communities are cold, clinical places, and they may be resistant to the idea of moving into one. 

The more information and support you have during the senior living conversation, the more productive it can be. Some tips for having this conversation include:

  • Bringing family and loved ones into the conversation

  • Preparing with plenty of information about senior living, the costs, and amenities 

  • Focusing on the perks of senior living, such as around-the-clock care, a low-maintenance lifestyle, new friends, and enriching activities

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The Insider's Guide to Understanding Memory Care Pricing
7 Steps to Take if Your Senior Parent Is Reluctant to Consider Senior Living
Today’s senior living communities offer a vibrant and active lifestyle to residents, complete with new friendships, delicious meals, and wellness resources.
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Talking About Senior Living: Conversation Starters for Family Members
We’ve compiled a few conversation starters that you can tweak to meet your specific goals and to suit your loved one.
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5 Ways to Approach Your Loved One About Senior Living
While older adults nowadays are often spearheading their own decision to move to a senior living community, some struggle with the thought of leaving their home.
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Understanding Financial Options

Cost is one of the most common questions regarding senior living. The reality is that a senior living community can actually be more affordable than many people think. 

Compare the cost of senior living to the cost of your loved one staying in their current residence. Right now, your loved one needs to cover rent or mortgage, groceries, landscaping, and other housekeeping costs. In a senior living community, all of those regular expenses are included in the monthly cost.

Your loved one can offset senior living costs by using Veterans benefits or selling their current residence. One of the most important things to do when you’re exploring financial options for senior living is to speak with a financial advisor about your loved one’s financial situation and what you can afford.

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The Insider’s Guide to Understanding Assisted Living Pricing
Real-Life answers for what to expect when it comes to the cost of Assisted Living.
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How Can I Afford Senior Living?
The Insider’s Guide to Understanding Memory Care Pricing
Real-Life answers for what to expect when it comes to the cost of Memory Care.
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The Insider's Guide to Understanding Independent Living Pricing
Real-Life answers for what to expect when it comes to the cost of Independent Living.
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A Complete Guide to Financial Planning for Senior Living
Evaluating pricing is crucial to making the best decision for your loved one. If you haven’t yet considered costs, this guide is here to help.
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Planning the Move

Transitioning to a senior living community requires a lot of planning. This is a large change, but similar to other changes, a huge payoff awaits. Your loved one will have the amount of care they need while living their life to the fullest. The daily quality of life will improve for your loved one—and for you. 

To make the move more manageable, coordinate the move-in date with the senior living community, and ask them for tips and additional support. Then, consider which items will be provided by the community and which items your loved one will need to bring with them so you can ensure your loved one has what they need from day one. 

Prior to move-in day, ask friends and family if they can assist with packing and moving, or if your loved one’s budget allows it, hire a moving company. To help your loved one get excited about the move, sit down with them and talk about how they want to decorate their new space.

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Where to Start Your Senior Living Story
Senior living communities are designed to enhance your lifestyle, offer support if you need it, and give you the opportunity to live your best life.
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6 Tips for Organizing Your Loved One's House Before Moving to Senior Living
Have patience with your loved one and patience with yourself as you make the sometimes difficult decisions surrounding this change.
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7 Steps for Selling Your Home Before Moving to a Senior Living Community
Even if you aren’t ready to put the house on the market right away, it is never too early to begin looking at experienced real estate agents in your area.
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How to Transition From a Home to a Senior Living Community
It’s important to work with your loved one in order to create a smooth senior living transition.
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Settling in After the Move

You can help your loved one adjust to their senior living community in several different ways. Planning regular visits with your loved one can go a long way toward helping them adjust and bringing structure and joy to their schedule. Make sure you’re calling your loved one frequently, even just to chat about simple things such as what your cat or dog is up to.

Senior living communities are built on the connection between family caregivers, friends, and loved ones. The community should provide regular events for everyone to participate in, such as a family dinner or concert, so keep an eye out for the community calendar. 

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What the First Day Living in a Senior Living Community Looks Like
While each senior living community is unique, all of them strive to make the first few days extra special and welcoming for the new residents who are moving in.
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Inside a Senior Living Community: Life at Cedarhurst
Whether you are approaching retirement yourself or you’re planning ahead for an aging loved one, senior living communities are an excellent option.
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Do you have senior living questions?
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