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Which is Better for my Elderly Parent, Independent or Assisted Living?

Children of older adults often wonder how an independent living differs from assisted living. Though they may look similar, they are two distinct types of senior housing.  In either case, seniors would have no  lawn care, snow removal, maintenance, and repairs  utilities property taxes Services Offered in Independent Living Independent living is intended for older […]

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Should Your Aging Parent Move In With Your Family?

AS A PARENT struggles  to live independently, their children’s  generous first inclination is to open their  home. “Come live with us, Mom,” or “We’ve got plenty of room, Dad,” is an offer many adult children make. It’s a loving gesture to help keep your parent safe and return at least some of the care that […]

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Aging in Place for Your Parents

Aging In Place – What Does Aging In Place Really Mean? Aging in place means a person in their golden years making a conscious decision to stay in their home for as long as they can. They will enjoy  the comforts that are important to them and still able to access the things they require […]

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Helping Your Parents Make the Move to a Senior Community

For most seniors, moving from a long-time home into a senior living community is difficult. For some, it’s nearly paralyzing. In addition to countless other adjustments, the move to senior living typically comes with a significant reduction in living space, even at high-end assisted living communities. Downsizing can be challenging for anyone, but when it’s […]

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Making Friends in a Senior Community

Moving into a senior living community can be an exciting transition. However, a common fear that some seniors have with this change is becoming socially isolated. While you probably already know the importance of friendship, actually making new friends in your community can sometimes be intimidating. Senior living communities offer plenty of opportunities to get […]

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How to Help Elderly Parents Adjust to Assisted Living

Transitioning your elderly parents or loved one into an assisted living facility is never easy. At Sunnymere, we do everything we can to help our residents feel welcome and at home right from the start. However, between the stresses of packing and preparation and the anxiety of moving into a new environment, it still takes some time to get […]

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Moving My Elderly Parent into My Home

Multigenerational living can be a marvelous bonding experience, a chance for you to know your parent in a new way. It helps your aging parent avoid the sense of isolation and depression that may come with living alone. By this time in life, however, you both have established ways of doing things. Your likes, dislikes, values and […]

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10 Secrets Elderly Parents Keep from Their Families

Your aging parent may be keeping secrets from you. It may not constitute all-out lying, but they might be purposely withholding information that is important to their health, safety or general well-being. Sometimes elderly parents hide things because they feel their independence slipping away or because they are embarrassed to ask for help. In some […]

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