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Is Your Loved One a Hoarder

by Charlie Kimball

Caring for a loved one means that you’re taking on a lot of responsibility. Most people can grasp the needs for caring for physical disability, but if mental illness steps in the consequences can be quickly overwhelming. One of the most difficult mental illnesses for a caretaker to deal with is hoarding. Hoarding is a […]

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Overcoming Objections to Care

by Charlie Kimball

Envision being in this situation: your elderly loved one appoints you as their trusted guardian but doesn’t trust the decisions that you’re making on their behalf.  They’re constantly second-guessing you and making sure that their displeasure is recognized and mentioned at every turn. There are millions of adult children who are in this situation with […]

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Our Elderly Parents Greatest Fears

by Charlie Kimball

Getting old is difficult. One of the best things that we can do for our loved ones is to make a concerted effort to understand their situation.  Having that understanding will allow us to make better decisions on their behalf, as well as foster deeper communication during the time that we are caring for them. […]

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Considerations for Retirement Communities

by Charlie Kimball

Is a retirement community the best option for someone who wants to continue living independently?  Does a retirement community make an excellent transition from complete independence to assisted living? What makes a retirement community the best choice over staying at home? Retirement communities are quite diverse – as diverse as the people who are living […]

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First Steps To Taking Over Your Loved One’s Finances

by Charlie Kimball

As people age, there are certain activities that become more difficult to perform. These activities range from driving to managing finances. Eventually, there comes a point where people are no longer able to handle these activities and the responsibility must be given to someone else. You need to become like their elderly alert systems and […]

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Trip Considerations for Seniors

by Charlie Kimball

The beginning of fall makes the perfect time to get out of the house and enjoy the scenery.  It’s not too cold, not too hot, which means that it’s time for a vacation.  Yet older people traveling may need to consider a few things first. What are some considerations for vacation spots for your loved […]

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5 Ways to Keep That Unsafe Driver Off of the Road

by Charlie Kimball

Telling a loved one that they’re now an unsafe driver because of age is one of the hardest things that you may have to do.  After all, this is something that they’ve been doing for years. The loss of that independence can be frightening to them. Taking away their keys might prove to be more […]

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