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Inside Assisted Living During a Pandemic:  What No One Is Telling You About Senior Care in Difficult Times

The TV news flashes across the screen and you look away from yet another report showing the sad faces of elderly residents as they touch hands with a family member through a window.  Suspicions abound as folks complain about not being able to visit in person with their loved ones, and hearing too little about their care.  These unfortunate scenes, …

Castle or Cabin? How to Find the Right Assisted Living Home

Upon her first visit to St. Francis Villa, a new resident’s 3 year old great granddaughter viewed the building with its turrets and Victorian style and announced with awe:  “Grammie lives in a castle!”  A little one, with no preconceived notions about what assisted living is simply exclaimed in joy over Grammie’s new home. Adults looking for care for a …

How To Laugh When You Want To Cry

“Mom, stay right here til I get back.  Don’t sneak over to your boyfriend’s apartment or anything.” said the daughter with a smile.  Her mom, though weak from an illness popped right back with “That’s exactly what I’m gonna do, sneak to my boyfriend’s apartment… Now, where is it again?”   Laughter amid tears.  Is there any other state of emotion that …

Helicopter Kids: Caring For Your Aging Parent Without Driving Everyone Crazy

We’ve all known helicopter parents.  The ones whose children never do wrong.  They hover around like helicopters, always ready to save the day should anything go awry.  They press for special exceptions and save their kids from life’s little failures, such as a forgotten homework assignment, a lost baseball game or a test that was a little too challenging and …

Elderly Junk Food Junkies: What to do When Your Mom Won’t Eat Well

“So, you got any?”  Leaning in conspiratorially, the lady approaches our maintenance director to ask for the coveted item:  Famous Amos Cookies. “I only have about 7 bags.  That’s all the vending machine will hold.” He replies with the shame of a supplier who has run short. “Is that all??” She asks incredulously.  “Well, all I have is a $20.  …