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Senior Move: From Aging-in-Place to Retirement Home - How to Convince 80-Year-Old?

Caring.com User - Irisher
Irisher said...
Any advice on moving an active moderate level AD person? She is resisting it very much- moving from her house to a retirement community. This new facility is for active adults. Her husband will be her primary caretaker with children who live nearby coming over every day to help. Her health is good and, from what I garner, she is quiet, doesn't go out and watches a... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
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daughrds said...
My sister recently went thru this with my Dad. We explained that this would be be a good thing for memory and p hysical ... more
Caring.com User - Irisher
Irisher said...
This is a regular retirement center where they have purchased a condo and will ive there together as any other couple.
Caring.com User - gilwayw
gilwayw said...
It sounds like an ideal situation for them. I don't have any advice because I haven't experienced that challenge. But ... more

Caregiver Getaway: Have Someone Stay with Mom, or Take Her With Us?

Caring.com User - lovinarms
lovinarms said...
It has been a very long time since I have been anywhere so next weekend I made reservations to go to the beach. Would love to have someone to stay with mom but I JUST DONT. So me and my husband are taking mom with us. I hope & pray mom will do well with this trip !!
from the Severe Stage Support Group
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Julie UK said...
I'm not sure where you are in the world but in the UK there are respite centres where you can book your mum in for a hol... more
Caring.com User - kmcd4tom
kmcd4tom said...
Yes many of the homes in the us offer the same, insurance may even pay some of the cost! Hugs kim
Caring.com User - CuznMickey
CuznMickey said...
Two years ago we were in a similar situation. We had reserved a condo on the beach for a week and our caregiver fell thr... more

Caring for a Spouse: Grateful the Love Has Continued Despite the Disease

Caring.com User - Chelsiemom
Chelsiemom said...
We attended the film "Hope Springs" today with our good friends and a tour bus group of older couples (like us) -- such a wonderfully honest and very moving film about a couple trying to revitalize their stagnated marriage! Very funny and poignant and true to life... made me remember those days when my DH and I counseled couples and attended Marriage Encounters. He is... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Emm
Emm said...
That's very touching :)
Caring.com User - gilwayw
gilwayw said...
We went to see the movie with two other couples just yesterday. I highly recommend it! :-)
Caring.com User - Piver
Piver said...
DH doesn't know he has ever been married or what my name is but he mouths "I love you" to me as he has for years. And his love is shining from his eyes.

Health Care Reform: How Will It Impact Caregivers & Our Loved Ones?

Caring.com User - Goingcrazi
Goingcrazi said...
TWO PATIENTS LIMP INTO TWO DIFFERENT MEDICAL CLINICS WITH THE SAME COMPLAINT. BOTH HAVE TROUBLE WALKING AND APPEAR TO REQUIRE HIP SURGERY. THE FIRST PATIENT IS EXAMINED WITHIN THE HOUR, IS X-RAYED THE SAME DAY AND HAS A TIME BOOKED FOR SURGERY THE FOLLOWING WEEK. The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a ... more
from the Severe Stage Support Group
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Shell51 OH/IA said...
Ok I wont!!
Caring.com User - Goingcrazi
Goingcrazi said...
You like Obama Shell? Lol
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Shell51 OH/IA said...
Yes I do!!!

Senior Nutrition: Mom Ate Her Entire Breakfast - Yay!

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unchartedwaters said...
Yayy !!! A check plus for me this morning,I didn't know what to give mom for breakfast . I had some canteloupe and honeydew melon so I put them and a bit of sugar in the magic bullet and "voilla" homemade juice. mom loved it.!! It was a little thick, which is exactly what she needs because she is having trouble swallowing thin liquids these days . Mom gets 2 check plusses because she drank it all and didn't spill (or throw) one drop !!! the best start of one of my mornings in a long time.
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - aviovaimo
aviovaimo said...
Good,creative idea !I wanted to put some calories in DH this morning so gave him rice pudding with milk and cinnamon (warm).Down the hatch.....keep those ideas coming Uncharted ♥
Caring.com User - lharper2006
lharper2006 said...
Glad to hear when OWA's loved ones have an accomplishment! Great job!
Caring.com User - DebCHR
DebCHR said...
Both are good ideas for food, which I'm always trying to figure out. Thanks! I'm getting good information and support he... more

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