Seniors and COVID-19 – What To Do?

These are indeed unprecedented times.  COVID-19 has affected everyone.  It has hit seniors especially hard including the millions of caregivers (paid and unpaid) that are supporting their loved ones.  Government actions and restrictions change daily.  As a result, families are dealing with heart wrenching situations.  The team at Lianas Senior Transition Support is doing their…

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.…

Coping with Loneliness and Isolation

  I was recently with a family discussing senior living options. During the course of our conversation, the mother looked at her daughter and said “I’m just too lonely at home”.  In fact, I hear that a lot when meeting with families. It’s no surprise, particularly around this time of year as winter approaches and…

Sibling disagreements

  A transition to a seniors residence can be difficult, emotional and overwhelming for the entire family. Add in differences of opinions from siblings and decisions can become paralyzing. I have seen first hand how sibling disagreements resulted in ill-advised and inappropriate decisions. Who does this affect the most? It’s their parents, the very people…