Holidays

Should We Bring Mom or Dad Home from Their Community for the Holidays?

As we count down the days to Christmas, many families are asking themselves, “Should we go visit Mom or Dad at their community or bring them home for the day?” The answer isn’t always the same as every family’s situation is different. Our experts pose these questions to help you in your decision: Where would […]

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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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Starting the Conversation

It’s official. The holidays are over. The hustle and bustle of presents and loved ones visiting has come to an end, and now is the time to get back to our regular routines. Many families saw loved ones after months and months apart due to the pandemic. Even socially distanced visits may reveal issues. It […]

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Transitioning to Senior Living Before the Holidays

Christmas can often be a lonesome time for seniors living alone. Families visiting their loved ones sometimes see signs that their Mom or Dad is no longer safe at home, but they worry about making that change during the holidays. Guilt about making a change during the holidays can delay the process, but in our […]

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Back from Visiting Mom and Dad?

Oftentimes visiting family over the holidays is a mixed bag 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 is wonderful to see everyone, reminisce, and catch up. Add to that, the potential concern about loved one’s safety […]

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