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Wandering and Aggression: Reasons More Men are Moving to Assisted Living

A recent study published late last fall revealed interesting information on the trends in new residents moving to a memory care assisted living community. While more women than men are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every year, men are outpacing the […]

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Helping a Senior Loved One Prepare for a Move

If you are preparing an aging loved one for a move to a senior living community, the logistics of it all may feel a bit overwhelming. Trying to determine the right type of care community for your aging parent is […]

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Winter Storm Preparedness for Older Adults

In the past, we’ve shared information on our blog about helping a senior loved one prepare for winter. We covered tips that ranged from home heating safety to getting the car winterized. This year, we wanted to take time to […]

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Deciphering Senior Care Jargon

If you are an adult child helping a parent explore their options for senior care, some of the language and acronyms you encounter can be a little confusing. We thought it would be helpful, especially for the family caregivers in […]

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Laughter Can Help Seniors Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays over, the month of January can often be something of a letdown. That is doubly so for older adults or those with a disability who have trouble getting out during the cold […]

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Is It Time for a Senior Loved One to Have a Medical Alert System?

As the new year begins, adult children who visited an aging parent in Missouri or Illinois during the holidays may be reflecting on the changes they witnessed. For some family members, seeing the decline in a senior loved one’s health […]

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Preparing for the Worst: How to Create an Alzheimer’s Wandering Kit

When a loved one lives with Alzheimer’s disease, family caregivers in Missouri and Illinois share similar struggles. One of the most challenging and frightening is trying to manage wandering. Despite a caregiver’s best attempt at preventing them from being able […]

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Paying for Long-Term Care in Missouri and Illinois

When an aging loved one or a family member with a disability needs more care than can be safely provided in their home, Missouri and Illinois families often turn to long-term care centers for help. If you are just beginning […]

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How Health Care Reform Impacts Those With Disabilities

Since ACM Care was founded in 1999, we’ve worked with a variety of clients. Some are residents of Missouri or Illinois living with disabilities or a chronic illness, while others are senior citizens. A common concern for them and for […]

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The Benefits of Journaling: Tips for Helping Missouri and Illinois Caregivers

Over the past decade, the use of alternative therapies to help manage chronic illnesses, stress and depression have gained more widespread acceptance. Art therapy, music therapy and pet therapy are now standard in many group homes and senior living communities. […]

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