What do I do? My parents are hoarding

Guest Article By Denise Lee  It‘s painful to see people you care about put themselves in a precarious situation. Our natural inclination is to jump in and fix the problem so we can make the situation better. Here’s the rub, our efforts to help can actually worsen the situation. Typically, I get a phone call or…

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Lockdown Uplift: Tips to Enhance Connection with Loved Ones in Senior Communities

Written By: Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW  Families are finding themselves in difficult situations during this pandemic.  A common issue that I have been discussing with clients is how to best support their loved ones who are in senior living communities.  Many communities tasked with protecting their residents’ health across the continuum of care (independent senior…

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Guest Article By Denise Lee | February 18, 2021 “Look at this mess! Mom, how can you live this way?” The daughter was clearly upset, but her comments only upset her mom. “Be nice. You don’t have the right to talk to me that way. How I live is my business.” Perhaps you’ve experienced a…

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Caregiver March 2019 Hands being held

By: Cheryl Hitchcock          Approximately 65 million Americans are caregivers to loved ones. These people, who care for loved ones without training as health care professionals, are in many cases forced to do so due to our aging population and changes in health care system. Whether an ill partner or child, or…

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