Moving Elderly Parents: Convincing Mom and Dad When They Don’t Want To

We all know how difficult the decision to move into assisted living can be.  While especially hard for the senior, the adult children are often conflicted about such a big move for mom and dad even when it looks like it’s time.  Talking about it together is absolutely necessary but broaching the subject can be painful. … Read more »

The Pearls Are Mine!

By Kelly Greene | Wall Street Journal | February 4, 2012 Marky Olson, a 63-year-old Seattle blogger, hit rock bottom the day she sneaked eight photo albums out of her parents’ apartment and chucked them in a dumpster. Already, she had spent two years trying to make a dent in the stuff crammed into her parents’ two-car… Read more »

Downsizing: How to Pack Up Your Home | March 21, 2011 | If your loved one has lived in the same home for many years, the amount of possessions that have been acquired over the years can be shocking. To a caregiver, what looks like piles of clutter represents a lifetime of memories for the elder. Working through emotional side of… Read more »