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Keep Your Eye On The Prize

So, you have decided to move into a smaller home. Now comes the challenge of what to take with you and what to let go of. Do you have heirlooms or maybe you have an excessive number of cookbooks? Perhaps you have a garage full of unfinished projects that have ended up in the abyss of good intentions. This was Dee’s challenge. She was moving from a 3,200 square foot home to a 1,500 square

How To Persuade a Senior They Need Help

You’re doing what any good person would do, trying to keep tabs on a loved one who’s growing older. You’re afraid to broach the idea of getting involved in their affairs, because you don’t want to hurt their feelings–or worse, start a fight. Maybe you’ve even tried to offer your help, only to get rebuffed. Heidi Sklenar Telschow, a personal advisor to clients of Fairview’s Caregiver Assurance service, knows it’s a predicament. She hears it

VITAS Brings Hospice Care Home to Assisted Living Facilities

If you’re like most Americans, you prefer to age in place in your own home. That’s why hospice services come to residents in assisted living facilities (ALF)—to enhance the care they are already receiving. VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is proud to recognize National Assisted Living Week: September 9–15, 2018. ALFs are designed to feel as much like home as possible. Residents enjoy comfortable surroundings, social activities and home-like amenities, with