Senior Care

The Physics of Aging

Lisa Robinette Healthy Aging, Senior Care, Senior Living, The Choice Voice, Uncategorized Leave a comment ,

  A little over a year ago I published my first Choice Connections blog on staying active in your older years.  That topic still fascinates me today.  I’m curious why some people appear to be older and frailer than contemporaries who may actually be years older.  I remember a woman I met at a senior […]

Read More...

Is it ever too late?

Lisa Robinette Alzheimer's and Dementia, Assisted Living, Caregiver Corner, Healthy Aging, Money and Finance, Moving Seniors, Recommended Reading, Senior Care, Senior Living, The Choice Voice Leave a comment , , , , , , ,

Is there any better feeling than having a “crush”?  Meeting someone new and being excited to get to know them, go out on dates, become a couple?  It’s easy to associate those feelings with being young, but the fast growing Baby Boomer generation makes up a huge percentage of singles in the United States.  Older […]

Read More...

Traditions

Lisa Robinette Alzheimer's and Dementia, Assisted Living, Caregiver Corner, Healthy Aging, Money and Finance, Moving Seniors, Recommended Reading, Senior Care, Senior Living, The Choice Voice Leave a comment , , ,

  Looking back, I can’t count too many holiday traditions in my household.  My father was from a small family and we lived very far away from extended aunts, uncles and cousins on my mother’s side, so most holidays were quiet occasions, and the closest thing to an annual holiday tradition being the Christmas eve […]

Read More...

The Bucket List

Lisa Robinette Alzheimer's and Dementia, Assisted Living, Caregiver Corner, Healthy Aging, Recommended Reading, Senior Care, Senior Living Leave a comment , , , ,

  I’ve been thinking a lot about my bucket list lately.  I read this article in my local paper, and was struck with the simplicity of this man’s wishes.  A good day of fishing and a ride in a fast car.  It got me thinking what would be on my Bucket List. http://www.wect.com/story/35495291/dying-mans-wish-i-want-to-catch-a-fish-off-the-kure-beach-pier With a […]

Read More...

Dollars and Cents- Navigating the Financial Waters of Senior Living

Lisa Robinette Alzheimer's and Dementia, Assisted Living, Money and Finance, Moving Seniors, Senior Care, Senior Living Leave a comment , , , , , , , , , , ,

During my time working with families to identify options around senior living, one specific worry that seemed to come up over and over again…a question really, “will we outlive our resources?”   I found that many families had done extensive planning, but for only two – three years  of senior living only.  But we find that […]

Read More...

When is the right time to move to Senior Living?

Lisa Robinette Alzheimer's and Dementia, Assisted Living, Moving Seniors, Senior Care, Senior Living Leave a comment , , , , , ,

When’s the right time to make a move? That’s a question I’ve heard a lot over the years from family members who are worried about their loved ones.  Often times there have been many warning signs, but still those involved have a hard time looking into senior care options, much less talking about it with […]

Read More...

How Elder Law Can Help You

trevor Assisted Living, Money and Finance, Senior Care, Senior Living Leave a comment

How Elder Law Can Help You NCPC, September 18, 2015 | by Lynda Neuenschwander The specialty of Elder Law is becoming more important as our population ages. People are living longer, but in many cases, are not living better.  As a result, the need is growing for specialized legal advice about aging-related issues. First, let’s […]

Read More...

Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving

trevor Senior Care, Senior Living Leave a comment , , , , ,

Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving Wondering if it is time to take away the keys? There are a number of issues you should take into account. It would be a lot easier if we could just assign an age when people are no longer safe drivers, but as a group, seniors are relatively […]

Read More...

Connecting with Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s—Even in the Latest Stages of the Disease

trevor Alzheimer's and Dementia, Senior Care, Senior Living Leave a comment , ,

Connecting with Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s—Even in the Latest Stages of the Disease There are four activities that can typically reach persons at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about each: Being Visited by a Child It’s a well-known fact that children can reach people with dementia at a deep emotional level that adults […]

Read More...

Is Medicaid Planning Ethical?

trevor Money and Finance, Senior Care, Senior Living, The Choice Voice Leave a comment , , , , ,

Is Medicaid Planning Ethical? As in any area of consumer spending, knowing what to look for and what strategies to use in arranging for paid care services can often result in saving money. Some strategies such as Medicaid planning allow for preserving the home or relieving the pressure of spending retirement savings. Oftentimes a strategy […]

Read More...