Caregiving

I recently came across this ad from AARP which really says it all.   Take a minute to view it.  Spoiler alert - you may need tissues! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF1B6Oznpe0&utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email

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Assisted Living or Home with Family

Most recently I have begun to notice a trend. Families are taking their loved ones home to live with them. Economic realities are behind some of these decisions and some believe it is in the best interest of the residents. My experience has shown me that it is not...

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Death in Assisted Living

I recently came across this article and wanted to share it.  Additionally, I wanted to share my own experience.  http://seniorhousingforum.net/blog/2014/11/4/death-assisted-living Having worked in assisted living for 16 years, I have had the privilege of saying...

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Thanksgiving

In every family, there are traditions and Argent Court is no exception. Every year since our inception, we always host a family Thanksgiving event on the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. We move furniture around and set up the building like a restaurant of sorts. Each...

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Sort It Out

The other day I saw a webinar on getting people past, "I'm not ready to move into an assisted living." One of the reasons they cited people put off the decision is because they cannot handle the thought of having to sort through all their years of stuff. A lady I used...

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Preventing Exploitation

I get people all the time who come in because a family member is being exploited and they want to look at putting them into one of our communities. Unfortunately, in most cases by the time they get here the elder has already fallen victim to some form of financial...

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My Parents Move

Recently my parents moved out of their home which they had occupied for 22 years. They have entered into another chapter in their lives. They are downsizing and moving into an apartment. I was happy they made the move as I was starting to see what a struggle taking...

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Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop

Since I got into this business 14 years ago, I've been a firm believer that assisted living residents are basically no different than the rest of us when it comes to activities. I for one hate the thought of spending my day playing Bingo. I recently read an article...

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