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How to Respond When Your Loved One Repeats Themselves
How to Respond When Your Loved One Repeats Themselves

You just never really know why someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia repeats the same question or comment over and over. Is it really simply a lack of short-term memory or are there other possible reasons?

All, blog post, Care Givers, Alzheimer's, elderly care, elder support, aging

Keep Your Loved Ones Safe During the Holidays!
Keep Your Loved Ones Safe During the Holidays!

The holidays can be a very exciting time for many; yet the idea of gathering with family and friends may require some extra planning to keep your older guests safe.

All, blog post, Care Givers, elder support, aging, Family and Relationships, Holidays

Ten Things to Understand About a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
Ten Things to Understand About a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

Skilled Nursing costs are covered by Medicare if the stay is for post-acute rehabilitation (usually following an injury or illness requiring a minimum of three overnights in the hospital, for up to 100 days). Medicare monitors progress and may stop paying if it is deemed that the patient can no longer improve by staying at the SNF.

All, blog post, Care Givers, Alzheimer's, elder support

Essential Conversations For Families
Essential Conversations For Families

There are those subjects that we often avoid discussing with our family. Sometimes it can be privacy issues, or discomfort in asking questions that have until now been considered off limits. If and when a sudden illness or accident occurs and your loved one is no longer able (whether temporarily or permanently) to manage their affairs, someone needs to be at the helm, ensuring bills are paid, pets are cared for, obligations fulfilled.

All, Assisted Living, elder support, Communication, cost, aging

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Assisting Visually Impaired Older Adults

Gina March has been the Director of Community Relations at the Mary Culver Home for Visually Impaired Women in Kirkwood, Missouri since January of 2019. Before joining the staff, she served on their board of directors for over seven years and was an active volunteer. In addition, her mother was a resident at the Home in 2012. Before coming to the Home, Gina was the Executive Director of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce.

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