The Small Business Market Research reports over the next twenty years, the number of older adults in need of assisted living resources will nearly double from the current 1 million individuals receiving assisted living care. [Read more…]
When a senior is unable to administer their own personal affairs, and they do not have a family member or close relative who is willing or able to be their guardian, a private guardian service may be appointed by the court to take on that role. [Read more…]
Traditionally, many seniors and their families have seen assisted living as a way to downsize and have a peaceful place to live, more recently others have taken retirement as an opportunity to live a higher end, luxury lifestyle with upgraded services and amenities.
Why the change? One reason is a reflection upon the nation’s demographics. As baby boomers begin to retire, 4 million for the next 20 years to be exact, trends show that luxury living is a top priority. [Read more…]
I am going home to Dallas, Texas to visit my dad in a few weeks. He lives alone since my mother passed away last year. When I was in town to see him over the holidays I noticed a big decline in his health. I really think he is lonely and maybe even depressed.
Dad seems to have dropped out of a lot of the social clubs he and my mother belonged to for years, and has even let his personal appearance slide a bit. I talk with him almost every day and he always tells me he is doing “fine” and doesn’t need anything. But I really think the time has come to talk with him about moving to a retirement community. I think he needs to be around people his own age and not home alone so much.
I have to admit, however, that I am really struggling to figure out how to begin this conversation. I don’t want my dad to think I am trying to take away his independence.
Do you have any ideas you can share that might help me tackle this topic with my dad?
Tom [Read more…]
If you are the primary caregiver for a north Texas senior, you probably know their medical history well and understand the ins and outs of what they need. But what would happen if you experience a medical emergency of your own? Would anyone know how to care for your aging loved one?
Creating a caregiver back-up plan should be a priority for your family this year. We know it is a topic that most families aren’t always comfortable discussing. But having a plan in place can give you peace of mind that your loved one will be well cared for.
The first step is to create a medical file and the second step is to talk with senior care providers who provide short-term respite services in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. [Read more…]