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Safe at Home: 10 Signs Mom and Dad Need Help

Holiday gatherings in the family home provide moments of connection and memory-making. This time spent in your parent’s environment can also tell you a lot about how they are able to function from day to day. A visit after several months away can give you a snapshot of how well your loved one is able […]

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Maintaining Traditions – Tips From Paula Harder

Visiting family over the holidays often fills us with a mix of emotions. The hectic build up of getting everything together, packing, traveling, and the flurry of parties can be stressful. But at the same time, it’s wonderful to see everyone and catch up. Adding in the potential concern about your loved one’s safety and […]

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Surviving the Holidays & Making Them Count

Many of us are anticipating the holidays with both excitement and trepidation. In fact, one family member told us, “We’re thinking of just skipping Thanksgiving this year. Between taking care of Dad and getting the house ready for out of town guests, it feels like too much.” Other families have mentioned that the influx of […]

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5 Tips for Long Term Care Planning Month

Oftentimes seniors find themselves blindsided by the need for additional care. Consequently, the choice of a senior living community ends up being made by an adult child or family member. Planning in advance can be an incredible gift to your family. Talk to them about any concerns you may have about senior living and what […]

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Signs Your Loved One May Need Additional Support

You just returned from a visit with mom and are finding yourself wondering, Is Mom really safe living alone? Will she be able to keep up with the house? Should we start talking about senior living? We want you to know you aren’t alone and that we’re here to help you navigate these concerns. Here […]

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Staying Home: Tips for Home Improvement

The golden years of retirement should be a time of relaxation where one can enjoy doing what they love most in the comfort of their home. The truth is, however, there are often physical struggles that get in the way of this. For instance, one might find it harder to move around the house with […]

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Helping Families Make the Right Choice

We’ve seen many families struggle on their path to find the perfect fit for their loved ones. So often, an adult child or spouse will recognize they need additional help, but it’s hard to decipher exactly what type of care makes the most sense. In fact, all most people have is questions like: When driving […]

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7 Tips for Hurricane Preparation

What is a Hurricane? Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that produce torrential rains, storm surges and tornadoes. The typical season for these storms lasts from June through November. There are five categories with wind speeds ranging from 74 mph to 155 mph. Are you prepared for this season? Our Plan Each year, as we monitor […]

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10 Tips for a Safe Summer

Take a look at the forecast for the summer, and you’ll see that most days are projected to be well over 90 degrees. According to the Center for Disease Control, almost 40% of heat related fatalities in the United States from 2004-2018 were among individuals 65 years or older. As we age, our bodies become […]

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Taking the Reins of Your Retirement

Join us on June 29th at 3pm for this free presentation by Hook Law Center on how to prepare for senior living. RSVP by emailing Marketing@commonwealthsl.com. You likely began saving for retirement early in your career and made sure there was a plan in place for your kids’ college expenses. You are the kind of […]

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