Boomers & Parents

Here are some helpful posts and links if you are aging parent dealing with boomer children or a boomer child of aging parents. Check out Boomers and Parents on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/boomersandparents .

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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Financial Generation Gap

Financial Generation Gap

Next to religion and politics the subject of money is avoided by families like some deadly disease, and like an illness the longer you leave it worse it gets. After more than 16 years in the financial industry I have seen the effects on care giving families, and their parents when finances are avoided. So why is(…)

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Facing the Future Together

Facing the Future Together

There are many challenges that face the Boomer Generation when it comes to tending to a beloved parent(s). There is constant worry and guilt – are you spending enough time with them, how can you fit in the time for doctors’ appointments, phone calls, helping with little chores……dealing with other family members. So often we lose(…)

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