Top 6 Ways a Professional In-Home Caregiver Can Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

In our last blog post, we documented the benefits of selecting a professional home care agency to provide the highest quality and safest level of Oregon home care services. But we often receive questions on precisely what type of caregiver services are accessible to help older individuals remain safe and thriving at home. If you’ve decided it’s time to search […]

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Tips to Promote Senior Independence from the Home Care Experts at All Care

Throughout the various periods of our lives, defining our level of independence can change. There are significant stages, such as moving out of our parents’ home, as well as smaller stages, such as accomplishing a task we didn’t think we could do. Later in life, independence takes on still another form – choosing the option […]

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Start the Discussion: Address Financial Management with Your Senior Loved One

It’s a sensitive topic to discuss with aging parents, but one that should be resolved at some point: finances. Many adult children are hesitant to muddle with parents’ financial matters until there is a glaring need, but starting up the discussion ahead of the need provides ample chance to ensure all things are in order. […]

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You Said What? Tips for Kinder Communication with Elderly

Honesty is always the best policy, right? Yet there are occasions when some truths are better left unsaid, or at the very least worded more positively, especially when communicating with elderly loved ones. Although we may have the finest of intentions in attempting to help older adults navigate life, we can assist in preventing hurt […]

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Dividing Elderly Care Costs Without Causing a War with the Family

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Do you remember how challenging it could be as a child to learn the concept of sharing with your siblings? Though the incredible importance of thinking of others’ feelings, and also being fair, was impressed upon us while very young, it may still be a hurdle to minimize sibling squabbles in terms of difficult decisions […]

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Senior Driving: Is It Time for Mom to Give Up the Car Keys?

Discussing an Elderly Parent's Ability to Drive a Car
It is among the more difficult decisions we face in later years, and a very sensitive subject for adult children to broach with their elder parents: surrendering the car keys. Driving ourselves, while offering an intrinsic sense of freedom and independence, may become extremely unsafe due to a variety of variables pertaining to growing older. […]

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Visiting with Aging Parents for the Holidays? Use This Checklist to Assess Their Safety Level.

Living across the country from family makes it challenging to visit our older loved ones as much as we’d wish, but when the holiday season arrives, families make an extra effort to spend time with each other – making it the ideal opportunity to appraise a senior loved one’s safety and wellbeing. There are many […]

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The Stress of Taking Care of Aging Parents: Don’t Let It Come Between You and Your Siblings

Although we’d prefer to turn a blind eye to it, family friction is common in some form for most people, especially when it comes to taking care of aging parents. When stress levels are increased, it’s normal to seek a target to serve as an outlet for some of those emotions; and sadly, that target […]

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Have You Crossed the Line Between Senior Care and Senior Control?

Feeling safe, protected and cared for is so wonderful. Dads and moms thrive on ensuring their kids are surrounded inside the comfort of understanding their needs will be satisfied, providing the safety net that permits them the self-confidence to explore the world about them. Yet there comes a stage in all children’s lives when the […]

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