Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice

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Lucille has lived in her home for 33 years. Even after her husband died 3 years ago, she was able to manage on her own. Recently, she broke her hip and now needs a walker to get around. At 85, she is no longer able to be on her own. Her children now are talking about how best to help their mom find the right care.

Sometimes, decisions about where to care for a family member need to be made quickly, for example, when a sudden injury requires a new care plan. Other times, a family has a while to look for the best place to care for an elderly relative.  Read More…

In-Home Technology: The Future is Now

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Several decades ago, science fiction writers predicted flying cars, colonies on Mars, and robots that would replace the human race by the 21st century. We haven’t quite achieved all of that, but what has become commonplace is technology that helps our aging population live safely and independently at home longer than previous generations.  Read More…

Senior Gift Ideas

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Shopping for the elders in our families can be a challenge.  It’s easy for some of our loved ones, then there are those who are not so easy.  You know who they are: grandma who has lived in the same house for 45 years and not purchased anything new since 1976; grandpa who only wants you to spend money on yourself; and your favorite aunt who keeps those pajamas you bought her “for good” in case she needs them when she goes to the hospital.  So what are some ideas for our family members this holiday season?  Read More…

What is an ADRC?

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Finding the right services can be a daunting task for elders and their family members. The current system – involving multiple federal, state and local agencies – is complex, fragmented, and often times the eligibility processes are duplicative and not user-friendly.  Fortunately, SWIRCA & More’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) can help!  Read More…