helpful tips

How to Relieve Holiday Stress for Caregivers

It’s likely as the holiday season rolls around that you’re experiencing emotional and physical stress as a spouse, partner, friend, or adult child caregiver. There are parties to plan, loved ones to see, and desserts to eat. It may not cross your mind as often as it should, but your health is an important part […]

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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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Surviving the Holidays & Making Them Count

Many of us are anticipating the holidays with both excitement and trepidation. In fact, one family member told us, “We’re thinking of just skipping Thanksgiving this year. Between taking care of Dad and getting the house ready for out of town guests, it feels like too much.” Other families have mentioned that the influx of […]

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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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Veterans Aid & Attendance: How We Can Help

We created Our Promise to Veterans in 2017 which includes a rate lock for life for veterans and their spouses. This means the rate on a veteran’s suite will never increase, an offer that only Commonwealth Senior Living can promise. Our recognition to veterans is something we exercise daily and incorporate throughout each of our […]

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5 Tips for Long Term Care Planning Month

Oftentimes seniors find themselves blindsided by the need for additional care. Consequently, the choice of a senior living community ends up being made by an adult child or family member. Planning in advance can be an incredible gift to your family. Talk to them about any concerns you may have about senior living and what […]

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Signs Your Loved One May Need Additional Support

You just returned from a visit with mom and are finding yourself wondering, Is Mom really safe living alone? Will she be able to keep up with the house? Should we start talking about senior living? We want you to know you aren’t alone and that we’re here to help you navigate these concerns. Here […]

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Staying Home: Tips for Home Improvement

The golden years of retirement should be a time of relaxation where one can enjoy doing what they love most in the comfort of their home. The truth is, however, there are often physical struggles that get in the way of this. For instance, one might find it harder to move around the house with […]

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Helping Families Make the Right Choice

We’ve seen many families struggle on their path to find the perfect fit for their loved ones. So often, an adult child or spouse will recognize they need additional help, but it’s hard to decipher exactly what type of care makes the most sense. In fact, all most people have is questions like: When driving […]

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Cracking the Caregiving Code

You are standing in unfamiliar territory. The rush of emotions scatters your thoughts. Unanswered questions whirl around in your mind. The next decision could be one step in the wrong direction. Where will it lead? As a caregiver, you feel every emotion possible. At times, multiple at once. You are bombarded by decisions and opinions […]

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