Holiday Success When a Loved One Lives with Alzheimer’s Disease

The holiday season can present unique challenges for caregivers when a loved one lives with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Decking the halls is a tradition most families in Missouri and Illinois look forward to every year. But holiday […]

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Communication When a Loved One Lives with Alzheimer’s Disease

For adult children caring for an aging parent who lives with Alzheimer’s disease, one common challenge is understanding how to best communicate with them. Their disease often makes it difficult to have a conversation, especially if their verbal skills are […]

Communicating Concerns with the Staff at Nursing Home

Having a loved one in a nursing home can be tough on families. Because staff members at skilled nursing facilities often juggle many areas of responsibility, it can make it difficult to get your concerns addressed in a timely manner. […]

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In-Home Safety Checklist for Seniors in IL & MO

Caregivers in Illinois and Missouri that we talk with each week often express their concern for a loved one living at home alone. While they don’t want to prevent them from remaining independent and in their own home, they also […]

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5 Ways to Dodge the Flu Virus this Flu Season

Amidst the beauty of a Missouri and Illinois Fall it lurks. The virus that can have deadly consequences for our seniors. Yes, flu season is almost here again. While experts predict the virus will peak in January or February, the […]

7 Warning Signs an Older Adult May Need Help

We talk with adult children across Illinois and Missouri each week who are just beginning to recognize that something is wrong with an aging parent. They often tell us they aren’t really sure if the small changes they notice are […]

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5 Top Tips to Prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment

Every autumn we begin receiving questions about Medicare open enrollment from the adult children we work with in Illinois and Missouri. Because many of them are not yet eligible for Medicare, they need advice on how to help their aging […]