Caregiving

Many baby boomers are facing having to care for their parents and grandparents. Fortunately, resources are plentiful for senior services. We concern ourselves with accreditations, approval ratings, and even testimonials/interviews to sort through the services that our loved ones deserve, whether for in-home living, assisted living, or even end-of-life care.

Review – Horizon Bay Retirement Living

www.horizonbay.com – Horizon Bay Retirement Living Redefining life for seniors! Horizon Bay was formed in 2001 as a fully owned subsidiary of Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., one of the global leaders in senior living care and services. Horizon Bay’s resort-style communities feature innovative programs that enable individuals to lead meaningful, inspiring, and fulfilled lives full  read more …

Review – Vi Living

www.viliving.com – Vi Enriching lives to their fullest! Vi, formerly the Classic Residence by Hyatt, is a privately held corporation founded in 1987 by Penny Pritzker as a developer, owner and operator of communities for active older adults. Vi provides two choices of living options. Rental Communities have regular and care residences while Continuing Care  read more …

Review – Atria Senior Living Group, Inc.

www.atriaseniorliving.com – Atria Senior Living Group, Inc. Sustainable and luxurious senior living! Atria Senior Living Group, Inc. formerly known as Atria, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.  In 2003, Atria Senior Living formed as a result of several mergers. ASLG provides upscale assisted living, independent living, and memory care services  read more …

Review – Senior Wellness Specialists

www.seniorwellnessspecialists.com – Senior Wellness Specialists Caring with a Commitment to Quality! Since 1991, Senior Wellness Specialists located in Boca Raton, FL have been providing seniors a wide range of quality services geared to aging in place safely and comfortably in their own homes. Their management team has over 40 years of combined experience in all  read more …

Review – National Association of Senior Move Managers

www.nasmm.org –  National Association of Senior Move Managers You are the only child of a precious, frail, widowed mother living on the opposite coast. While being an only child had its benefits in the years living at home, now with a family of your own requiring your attention and focus, you feel the immense stress  read more …

Review – SimplyHome

www.simply-home.com – SimplyHome Your elderly and fiercely independent father needs in-home assistance but refuses to have caregivers invade his privacy. Predictably, he refuses to even discuss an assisted living facility and refuses to allow the words “nursing home” uttered in his presence. Many adult children struggle with the dilemma of maintaining the independence of their beloved  read more …

Review – Nancy’s House

www.nancys-house.org – Nancy’s House TLC for caregivers! Nancy’s House was created by founder and president, Elissa Lewin after a conversation with Nancy Brown, her massage therapist. Nancy’s son has autism and the statement “it would be nice if there was a place for us to go to be taken care of the way we take  read more …

Review – Well Spouse Association

www.wellspouse.org – Well Spouse Association You are not alone! Author and spousal caregiver Maggie Strong, whose husband battled Multiple Sclerosis wrote the book Mainstay: For the Well Spouse of the Chronically Ill and realized that to simply write a book was not enough. After promoting her book on national television, she met several well spouses  read more …

Review – Buckingham Pavilion

www.buckinghampavilion.com – Buckingham Pavilion Our elders have the potential for a great future! Award-winning privately-operated Buckingham Pavilion is among the finest geriatric facilities in the state of Illinois. Opened in 1974 in Chicago, they identify, address, and meet the needs of the aging population in the least institutional-like environment possible. They achieve this through quality  read more …

Review – Cancer Really Sucks

www.cancerreallysucks.org – Cancer Really Sucks “My uncle was diagnosed with multiple myeloma three years ago. My mom spent a lot of time traveling back and forth to Chicago, where my uncle lives. I felt guilty wishing she were at home with me when my uncle needed her more.” Kendall, 18. “When I found out my  read more …

Review – Comfort Zone

www.alz.org/safetycenter – Comfort Zone Comfort Zone powered by Omnilink is one of two programs offered by The Alzheimer’s Association to help keep seniors safe, active and independent as long as possible; and give family/caregivers peace of mind. Comfort Zone is a web-based GPS tracking system for memory-challenged seniors who wander and may become lost. In  read more …

Review – Seniors Helping Seniors

www.seniorshelpingseniors.com – Seniors Helping Seniors Seniors Helping Seniors was created in 1998 from Kiran Yocum’s personal mission to care for those unable to care for themselves, based on her 14 years of experience working with Mother Teresa in India. Headquartered in Reading, PA, Kiran currently serves as SHS Chairwoman and her husband, Philip Yocum, as SHS  read more …

Review – Silverado Senior

www.silveradosenior.com – Silverado Senior Love-Innovation-Family-Engagement. Life! In 1997, co-founders Loren Shook, James Smith, and Steve Winner opened the Silverado assisted living community in Escondido, CA.  Each brought their own optimism and expertise to their mission to change the way the world views and treats people with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairing diseases. They have created a  read more …

Review – Compassion Fatigue

compassionfatigue.org – Compassion Fatigue healthycaregiving.com New research compiled from a survey of 91,080 baby boomer caregivers was announced April 2010 by the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and Comp Psych Corp and showed that: Four out five baby boomer caregivers are stressed. Two-thirds have taken off at least one day a week (and often more)  read more …

Review – Caring Bridge

www.caringbridge.org – Caring Bridge Your 80 year young mother trips and falls, a neighbor calls and you hurry to her side. It is apparent that she can’t walk on her own so you call an ambulance for transport, with a possible hip fracture, to the hospital Emergency Room. While waiting for hours in the ER for  read more …

Review – Passages in Caregiving : Turning Chaos into Confidence

Passages in Caregiving : Turning Chaos into Confidence In the local bookstore I read the title of Gail Sheehy’s new book Passages in Caregiving : Turning Chaos into Confidence and was immediately immersed in the emotions experienced when our family first heard the dreaded diagnosis “early stage Alzheimer’s,” for our precious widowed mother just short of  read more …

Review – Caring.com

www.caring.com – Caring.com If you have just faced that “oh no” moment in time of taking first-time steps as a family caregiver, it helps to know you don’t stand alone at this difficult crossroads. Caring.com was created to help you care for aging parents and other loved ones. Their mission is to provide information and  read more …

Review – National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

www.caremanager.org – The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Living at home is a primary wish for most of us as we age.  As caregivers, it is often our responsibility to help choose the appropriate in-home caregiver. The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) is a volunteer nonprofit association located in Tucson,  read more …

Review – The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

www.n4a.org – The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Advocacy. Action. Answers. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) helps older adults, and people with disabilities, live with dignity and remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Through advocacy, training, and technical assistance, n4a has emerged as the leading  read more …

Review – Hospice Foundation

www.hospicefoundation.org – Hospice Foundation of America How do you transcend one of life’s painful journeys… the end-of-life passage for a parent or another loved one? The inevitability of life that is death? Thankfully, our generation has access to endless information not only from family, friends and counselors, but also from the internet. End-of- life care  read more …

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