Options in Long-Term Care Residences

Thank you for your feedback from last month’s column about the differences between public and private residences. It showed there is interest in gaining more knowledge about our health care system particularly related to our senior living options as we age. In response to your inquiries, here are some more details regarding long-term care residences.…

Making the Move

  Reasons to move: safety, mobility, cognitive decline, isolation We were recently with an adult daughter touring potential retirement residences for her mother. She had mentioned a common issue: “Mom wants to stay at home.” The truth is that the vast majority of us would want to stay at home. It’s only human nature. We…

Spring Tune-Up

There are times when we take better care of our cars than we take care of ourselves.  Spring is the time of year where we typically perform a whole host of maintenance on our cars from putting on our summer tires; getting an oil change; replacing the air filter; perhaps getting a wheel alignment and…

Beating the Winter Blues

Fed up of winter?  You’re not alone.  It’s that time of year where winter is becoming more challenging to deal with yet we still have a ways to go before Spring brings warmer, sunnier weather.  For some, winter is embraced.  For others, particularly seniors and caregivers for their loved ones, winter can be agonizingly tough. …