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Nursing Homes Are Not a “Last Resort”

For many adult children, the idea of placing your aging parent in a nursing home can feel like a failure: “That’s where old people go to die.” “You should take care of your mother like she took care of you.” … Continue reading

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What to Look for When Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Placing your loved one in a nursing home is inevitably a tough decision that rouses many emotions about family obligations, concerns about finances and worries about doing the “right thing.” Ultimately, however, the decision comes down to this: Where will … Continue reading

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The Big Transition: How to Ease Your Loved One’s Move to a Nursing Home (Without Guilt)

The decision to move your aging parent into a nursing home can be one of the most difficult you’ll ever face. Plenty of guilt. Will he feel comfortable? Will she get the proper care? Won’t it feel impersonal? It’s so … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Premature Nursing Home Placement: Five Tips from NAPGCM Survey of Experts on Aging

As Baby Boomers age and the cost of nursing home care continues to rise, it’s no surprise that a new Congressional Budget Office report predicts a significant increase in spending on nursing home and other long-term care services. A CBO … Continue reading

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Which Nursing Home Is Right for Your Loved One?

The decision to place your loved one in a nursing home is often difficult. We all want our family members to have the best care and retain a sense of dignity and independence as they age or face chronic medical … Continue reading

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