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9 Tips to Make Caregiving Easier

Gurwin Healthcare System Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents

Caring for an older parent, relative or friend is often a labor of love, but can be daunting as well. As a caregiver, you may face a host of new roles and responsibilities, many of which can be unfami...

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Assisted Living: Can You Afford It?

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Many seniors struggle with the idea of moving from their homes of (typically) decades and all that it entails emotionally, as well as the financials associated with a move. “Sticker shock” is probabl...

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Modifying Holiday Celebrations for Loved Ones with Dementia

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Picture-perfect parties, over-the-top decorations, loud and crowded family gatherings and the biggest and best gifts –Hollywood’s depiction of the holidays sets the bar high for celebrations, and can ...

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Six Tips for Creating a Memorable Holiday for Loved Ones with Dementia

by Kathleen Biggs, CTRS Assistant Director, Therapeutic Recreation Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterThe holidays are a time of celebration for many, but when a loved one is struggl...

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Retirement Options: Why Choose a CCRC?

When weighing retirement options, you should consider a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). CCRCs offer a wide range of services for your current lifestyle as well as your future needs. With ...

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The Benefits of Assisted Living

We constantly hear the question: How do you know when it’s time for my loved one to move to an assisted living community? Frankly, we don’t like that question, because it focuses on something being wr...

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Aging and Memory Loss

For years, people have thought that aging always brings with it a host of changes, one of the most common being memory loss. That memory loss has been termed “senility” or chalked up to “hardening of ...

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Know the Lingo

As we age, or we care for aging family members, it can sometimes become confusing when dealing with all the different types of care available, and the terminology used by professionals when discussing...

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What is Adult Day Care…and is it for me?

The philosophy of Adult Day Care is rooted in the age old tradition of taking care of oneself and one’s family members at home. As our loved ones age, this can be difficult to manage, since the needs ...

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Five Keys to Successful Communication with Those with Memory Loss

Communication is the key to having a happy and successful relationship. However, as our loved ones age, some may become forgetful, and the basis of our relationships may change. Communication can beco...

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Caring for the Caregiver: Beginning the Grieving Process

As caregivers, we willingly take care of family or friends. There are doctor’s appointments to go to, special diets to adhere to, trips to drug stores, and sleepless nights. We often put our own lives...

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Making Memories: How to Have a Meaningful Visit with Loved Ones

Visiting a loved one in a nursing home or hospital during the holidays? Here’s a simple guide to making it a memorable visit.During the holidays, our residents and patients look forward to visits by...