Tag: #AssistedLiving

The Critic Critique

I am continually amazed by the number of people who truly believe they can tell a dementia caregiver what they “ought” to be doing—even if they have never had so much as a minute of responsibility in providing that kind of care. I consider the account I heard from a woman (we’ll call her Jane)…
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Options vs. Resources: Elder Care Choices & Their Costs

More than any other aspect of elder care, the area of financial preparation seems to be one of the most difficult to grasp. One reason is because the laws which govern Medicare and Medicaid vary from state to state; they are also subject to frequent change. Often a family’s “ideal” care solution may not be…
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Desirable vs. Practical: The Balancing Act

When it comes to providing care for our loved ones, some of us go to great lengths to ensure as “perfect” a caregiving environment as possible, moving heaven and earth to create the kind of atmosphere we believe they would want. But what happens when what’s “desirable” is outweighed by what’s “practical”? I knew of…
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