Caregiving

Maintaining Traditions: Tips From Paula Harder

Visiting family over the holidays often fills us with a mix of emotions. The hectic build up of getting everything together, packing, traveling, and the flurry of parties can be stressful. But at the same time, it’s wonderful to see everyone and catch up. Adding in the potential concern about your loved one’s safety and […]

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Tips for Caregivers Navigating the Holidays While Caring for Mom or Dad

For years, we have helped families navigate what is often a joyful but chaotic time for caregivers – the holidays. This year, we’ve pulled together some practical advice from experts in the fields of senior health, psychology, and advice for tackling the logistics of caregiving. Here are our tips: First and foremost, gauge the safety […]

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Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: Chocolate in the Morning

Love may look and feel a bit different for those with loved ones struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone shows their love in different ways. One of our family members began writing about his wife’s journey with Alzheimer’s a few years ago where he imagines the world through her eyes. He has been gracious […]

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Why We Do What We Do: National Assisted Living Week 2022

At Commonwealth Senior Living, our mission is to improve the lives of seniors, their families, and each other. This year, as we celebrated National Assisted Living Week in our communities, we asked our associates who fulfill our mission each day the questions – “Why did you choose a career in senior living?” and “What does […]

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"What They Had" Film Screenings

This year we have chosen the film “What They Had” for our screening and discussion group. Besides it being a beautiful work by an award-winning cast, the story is reminiscent of the accounts we’ve heard from so many families over the last 20 years – a mother struggling with cognitive decline as the family reacts […]

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The Story of “Momma J”

When asking families what the greatest challenge in caring for an aging loved one is for their family, 15.7% said it was the challenge of balancing care for a parent with work and home life. We know our associates chose a career in senior living to improve the lives of seniors, but for those who […]

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What’s the Greatest Challenge in Caring for an Aging Loved One?

At Commonwealth Senior Living, improving the lives of seniors and their families is central to everything we do. We’ve found the best way to further support these individuals is simply by asking. So we asked families what the greatest challenge in caring for an aging loved one has been for their family and here’s what […]

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Highlighting This Year’s Winners: 2022 Annual Conference

Richard Brewer, Commonwealth Senior Living Founder and Chairman, gave a touching toast at our Annual Conference this year as we continued to celebrate our 20th anniversary. He said, “To my friends, colleagues, and acquaintances at CSL, hopefully you don’t mind me calling you family! Thank you to my family for the 20 amazing years we […]

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Signs That It’s Time Pt 2: 5 Most Common Things to Look For

At Commonwealth Senior Living, we’ve helped families navigate through the aging process for 20 years and understand it can be an emotional roller coaster. We want to provide you with five of the most common signs that your loved one may need additional support to look for. 1. Loss of Interest in Things They Once […]

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Signs That It’s Time Pt 1: How to Recognize When a Loved One May Need Additional Support

Whether your loved one lives close by or across the country, we want you to know what to look out for as signs they may need additional support. In the United States alone, there are more than 23 million seniors over the age of 75 living alone. This means there are 23 million families, just […]

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