Long-Distance Caregiving: Moving an Aging Parent Cross-Country

Senior talking on the phone and smiling

As an adult child of a senior parent, you may have noticed that Mom or Dad is having more and more difficulty as the years go by. You’re noticing that the house is looking less than pristine when you come to visit. Maybe they’re growing a little forgetful, or they’ve had a few health scares recently. If you live far away from your parents, you may be constantly in a state of worry as you try to take care of emergencies or even normal tasks from afar. 

Coping with a Spouse’s Move to Senior Living

Senior couple holding house key

When we get married, we often think fondly about growing old together: spending our retirements traveling the world, visiting children and grandchildren, sitting in front of the fire holding hands … the ease and comfort of aging along with your best friend in the world. However, the reality of aging doesn’t always line up with our rose-colored hopes.

Transitioning a Resistant Parent Into Memory Care

When a parent is diagnosed with memory loss, a lot of things can be uncertain. You may ask yourself how long they will remember you, what comes next, who will serve as their primary caregiver and what you’ll do as your loved one’s memory loss worsens. Many times, these questions don’t have definite answers. In fact, it may depend on a number of factors such as how far the memory loss has progressed, the person providing the care and the personal preferences of the individual with memory loss.

How to Decide if Your Parent Should Move in With You

Moving Aging Parents in with Adult Children

When Mom or Dad Move In

As seniors age, it becomes more and more common that they are unable to live on their own. When this time comes, you and your parent may become riddled with stress and confusion because of all of the options available – options such as senior living, supportive care, home care, respite care and a wide array of other services. An option now rising in popularity is moving aging parents in with their adult children.

Downsizing with a Smile: 10 Reasons to Be Excited About Downsizing

Downsizing with a Smile

While many people think that a move to an assisted senior care community signals an end to their old way of life, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many people don’t think to look at downsizing from a different, much more positive, viewpoint. Downsizing can offer seniors a chance to clean the clutter out of their lives to make room for important, more meaningful things.

Tips for How Family Members Can Help Manage the Move to Senior Living

Managing the Move to Senior Living: The Important Role of Family

“Most of us don’t like change in our lives and the older we become the more we tend to cling to things that are familiar and comfortable. Not the least of which are our home and the prized possessions we’ve accumulated over a lifetime,” says Sue Sunderland, Executive Director at soon-to-open supportive senior living community, The Bridges at Warwick in Jamison, PA.

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