Advice for When Your Elderly Parent Refuses To Move

Having an aging parent who refuses to move can be challenging and sensitive. It’s important to realize, however, that this is a common occurrence many families of older adults face. In fact, 88% of older adults, ages 50 to 80, want to remain at home as long as possible. Unfortunately, most don’t consider what aging… Continue reading Advice for When Your Elderly Parent Refuses To Move

Memory Care – A Podcast

Check out our latest podcast with Hank Stolz at Radio Worcester! Judith Fowler, Memory Care Director for du Lac Assisted Living, talks about the specialized and loving care provided those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Judy tells us that recognizing that our loved ones want the same daily routine and engagement that… Continue reading Memory Care – A Podcast

Is Caring for a Loved One Causing Burnout?

When you’re caring for a loved one, you’re devoting nearly all of your time to making sure they’re healthy, happy, and  loved. You’re taking your loved one to appointments, doing their cooking and cleaning, and providing companionship day in and day out.  This immense responsibility is often done with minimal assistance. Caregiving is a selfless… Continue reading Is Caring for a Loved One Causing Burnout?

Does Long-Term Care Insurance Cover Assisted Living?

Getting older often means needing a bit more help, and fortunately, plenty of caring, compassionate resources are available to assist. One notable resource is available at Notre Dame du Lac Assisted Living Residence: Assisted Living. As seniors begin to plan for their future, they may need some assistance covering the monthly rate for Assisted Living.… Continue reading Does Long-Term Care Insurance Cover Assisted Living?

Funding Senior Living- A Podcast

Check out our latest podcast with Hank Stolz at Radio Worcester! Virginia Lehr connects to share information on what you need to know about assisted living communities. Listen here. Please contact Virginia to learn more!(508) 852-5800 orvlehr@notredamehealthcare.org

What is Assisted Living? – A Podcast

Check out our latest podcast with Hank Stolz at Radio Worcester! Virginia Lehr connects to share information on what you need to know about assisted living communities. Listen here. Please contact Virginia to learn more!(508) 852-5800 orvlehr@notredamehealthcare.org

Navigating the Guilt of Moving a Loved One to Assisted Living

Ensuring the health, safety, and overall well-being of an older loved one – especially a parent – can have its emotional challenges, especially if that means moving them to an assisted living community. It’s perfectly normal to feel sad, angry, and guilty. The love we have for our parents is powerful. They nurtured and took… Continue reading Navigating the Guilt of Moving a Loved One to Assisted Living

Tips for Talking About Making the Move to Assisted Living

Talking with senior parents about the transition to Assisted Living often presents new communication challenges. Many seniors fear leaving their homes and all they know, which might prevent them from openly discussing the idea. Due to the uncertainty of how parents will react, adult children might even avoid the topic altogether. According to the National… Continue reading Tips for Talking About Making the Move to Assisted Living

Talking Tips for a Family Conversation About Assisted Living

Frequent falls, injuries, mobility challenges, and difficulty with personal care can indicate it’s no longer safe for an older adult to live alone. The option many families choose is for a family member to care for them. Chronic illnesses and injuries can make it medically impossible to care for someone in the home, though. Realizing… Continue reading Talking Tips for a Family Conversation About Assisted Living

Comparing the Cost and Value of Assisted Living with Care at Home

For older adults and their families, choosing between an assisted living community and care at home can be overwhelming. It’s also common to assume that care at home is more cost-effective and a better value than assisted living. How do you decide? We’re here to help you compare the cost and value of assisted living… Continue reading Comparing the Cost and Value of Assisted Living with Care at Home