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Keep Your Loved Ones Safe During the Holidays!
Keep Your Loved Ones Safe During the Holidays!

The holidays can be a very exciting time for many; yet the idea of gathering with family and friends may require some extra planning to keep your older guests safe.

All, Blog post, Family and Relationships, Aging, Care Givers, elder support, Holidays

Ten Things to Understand About a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
Ten Things to Understand About a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

Skilled Nursing costs are covered by Medicare if the stay is for post-acute rehabilitation (usually following an injury or illness requiring a minimum of three overnights in the hospital, for up to 100 days). Medicare monitors progress and may stop paying if it is deemed that the patient can no longer improve by staying at the SNF.

All, Blog post, Alzheimer's, Care Givers, elder support

Essential Conversations For Families
Essential Conversations For Families

There are those subjects that we often avoid discussing with our family. Sometimes it can be privacy issues, or discomfort in asking questions that have until now been considered off limits. If and when a sudden illness or accident occurs and your loved one is no longer able (whether temporarily or permanently) to manage their affairs, someone needs to be at the helm, ensuring bills are paid, pets are cared for, obligations fulfilled.

All, Blog post, Assisted Living, Communication, elder support, cost

5 Real Antidotes for Emotional Stress
5 Real Antidotes for Emotional Stress

You’re having a rough patch. A caregiver didn’t show up. Your loved one accuses you of stealing their money. You ‘re not paying enough attention to your job/kids/relationship and it shows. You feel isolated and alienated. So you decide to get together with a trusted friend and unload, problem-solve, and hopefully, feel better...

All, Blog post, Elderly Care, Elders, Care Givers, elder support, Elder Abuse, Fall Prevention, in-home care, Senior Safety, Support, Seniors, Senior Living

Knowing How to Get Help When an Elder Shows Signs of Abuse
Knowing How to Get Help When an Elder Shows Signs of Abuse

Some signs of abuse may be obvious while others may require a closer look. If you discover possible abuse, what are your next steps?

All, Elderly Care, elder support, Elder Abuse, Support, Safety, Resource

PODCASTS

Downsizing, Rightsizing and Sorting Through a Loved One’s Possessions - Click here for transcript

Rachel Kodanaz is a heart-minded professional helping her audiences to Embrace Life’s Challenges. Rachel has been speaking passionately to national audiences for over 20 years, addressing all aspects of change, growth, and acceptance that comes with embracing life challenges. Rachel has published numerous articles and has appeared on Good Morning America. Her books, Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time: What to do with yours or a loved one’s personal possessions, best-selling Living with Loss One Day at a Time, and Grief in the Workplace have received international acclaim.

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