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It’s easy to get off track with aging parents.  Complicated decisions, intense conversations and setbacks on issues that you thought were taken care of are just a few of the “uncouplers” that come with caregiving.  The good news is that…

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We adult children look at aging and say no thanks, not for me, best to keep a safe distance. But aging is patient, biding its time, confident of its purpose. From seemingly nowhere, our safe distance collapses and a new…

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If you would like a PDF copy of the “Aging In Place Inventory” form emailed to you, please send your request to dsolie1946@me.com…

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This five-factor inventory is designed to help families and advisors better understand the sustainability issues of older adults who are aging in place.
Each factor of the inventory is assessed as either green, orange or red based on an estimation…

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Long term care planning is another “hot spot” for aging parents. Attempts by family members to pressure, warn, or scare an older adults into planning decisions usually fail. That’s why we created the When The Bottom Falls Out Mind Map.…

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For a limited time when you purchase a deck of Aging Parents Dance Cards, you will also receive a complimentary copy of the audio CD Closing the Communication Gap with Aging Parents (both items will be shipped together).
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In their struggle to preserve control, aging parents may see their choices as primarily all or nothing decisions, a zero sum battle of wills with only winners and losers.  Unfortunately, this narrow perspective misses what appears to be  a more…

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There are three critical aspects to building a partnership with aging parents:Conversation, Collaboration and Accommodation.
1. You have to find a voice that “resonates” with their need to be acknowledged as well as preserve some semblance of dignity amid the…

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It’s a long game filled with constant temptations to prove you are right.  The real art of caring for aging parents may be having the insight and discipline to know what to ignore.  Looking back, these will be the moments…

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