Archive for April 2010

What Does “Aging in Place” Really Mean for Sonoma County, California Seniors?

Most people want to live independently as long as possible, but many of the baby boomers today are dealing with a parent or loved one who needs care at some level. This can range from everyday tasks such as meal preparation, assistance with errands, driving to doctors or to activities.

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How to Help Aging Parents Who Are Unsafe in Their San Rafael, California Home

People want to stay in their own homes. You hear it and read about it all the time. And there’s some merit to that. Most of us can relate to the fact that relocating is emotionally charged. Add the fact that our parents get sick and tired of suffering the indignities of aging and often feel bossed around by everyone from the government to their kids, and you can understand why they often get stubborn. Where they live may be, in their minds, their “last stand.”

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10 Tips to Help Santa Rosa and Petaluma, California Seniors Move

1. Be kind. This may seem like a given. However, when helping to sort and pack their things, keep in mind that their eyesight and an inability to do everything they used to do can result in poor housekeeping habits. Instead of commenting, offer to clean as you pack and try not to criticize.

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Strategies for Helping Your Aging Parent Choose a Retirement Community in Sonoma, California

So, the day you’ve been dreading has come. You, and perhaps your siblings, have decided that Mom or Dad simply can’t live in their home a moment longer. For whatever reason, moving in with one of the kids isn’t an option. It’s time to find the right place for the next chapter. If you are like many adult children of aging parents, your parent doesn’t agree with your decision, and thinks he can stay at home just fine. She doesn’t want to hear about moving into a “facility.” And you feel, well, guilty. Sound familiar? Here are my top ten strategies for choosing (or helping to choose) a retirement living option for or with your aging parent.

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Welcome to Our New Senior Living and Placement Services Blog for Sonoma, California

Hello and welcome to our new blog for Sonoma CA seniors and families! Here is a bit about Frank Samson, founder of Senior Care Authority. Prior to starting an innovative Senior Care company, Frank was a veteran of the travel industry for 34 years.

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