Boomers & Parents

Practical ideas for dealing with the issues surrounding an aging family member.

Age Discrimination effects Elderly

A 2012 report on aging has showed that the elderly are discriminated against in large numbers in Canada. The term for this form of discrimination is called “Ageism” The study found three most common types ageism based on the responses of seniors were – The feeling of becoming invisible to the world around them The belief by others that they(…)

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Ready to Make the Move

Ready to Make the Move

As you look for a new place to live you have many things to consider. If you are a senior alone, you may feel isolated in your current neighbourhood.You may miss interaction with friends and neighbours and dislike eating alone. If you are considering a retirement community, be sure to visit several, as they all have(…)

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Is Assisted Living Right for Me

Assisted Living Residences provide accommodation and varying levels of care and supportive services in a home-like, residential setting. Services typically include meals, social and recreational programs, 24-hour emergency response, laundry and housekeeping services, supervision or administration of medications and varying degrees of assistance with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and routines. Nursing(…)

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Care – Are You Ready

Care – Are You Ready

Planning for care is never easy.  I most cases these responsibilities happen for many out of necessity. A parent breaks their hip …. and then the choices have to be made. For many baby boomers they are also dealing with their own issues like job loss, health concerns and their own retirement concerns. Add the(…)

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Living on a Cloud

Many of us use Facebook, MSN and email everyday. Talking to family has drastically changed because of Google+ and Skype. Now we can upload pictures, share videos and tell stories using great blogging sites like Blogger and WordPress.Of course this leads to a whole new issue … what happens to all this information when we(…)

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Care Giving Realities

Taking care of family is something many baby boomers are starting to face.  Working, dealing with grown children and spending time helping your parents  has become more work than many had anticipated. Some parents are fully independent and can live on their own, some need support  but can still live their own home or live(…)

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