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When Family Dynamics Impact Senior Care

Perhaps your family rivals those on Walton’s Mountain in its unconditional love, unwavering patience with one another, and determination to stick together through thick and thin. But if your family is like most, there’s at least some level of dysfunction, some leftover diehard sibling rivalry, and even some lingering competition to be Mom’s and Dad’s favorite.

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Signs a Parent May Be Ready for Some Assists in Living Alone

Looking around your parents’ home, the home where you grew up, brings back a slew of memories. The winding staircase you raced down as a child and posed on for wedding portraits. The family room fireplace where everyone gathered to play games and tell stories after dinner. Mom insists she never wants to leave the comfort and familiarity of home;

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It’s Not Your Fault and You Can’t Do It All: 3 Ways Caregivers Can Begin to Let Go of Guilt

There’s no emotional rollercoaster quite like the one ridden by family members providing care for an aging or chronically ill loved one. In our experience, there’s hardly an emotion that does NOT come into play at some point during caregiving – and sometimes, the majority of those emotions can happen all within the span of a day!

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