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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

5 tips for long-distance caregiving for a memory care resident

Helping parents as they grow older was easier when families remained in the same geographic location. And if there’s been an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the challenge increases. Today, it’s much more common to find siblings spread across the country. Some families may help their parents move closer but it’s always hard if the caregiving and decisions fall to one sibling. 

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IRC Blog
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020

How older adults can navigate Coronavirus

As COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) continues to expand its reach, it’s important we become knowledgeable about what we can do as individuals– both to limit its spread and to take care of ourselves and loved ones.

As public areas close to minimize the impact, staying at home is not always easy. But as much as possible, we should try to live as normal of a life as we can.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Is Independent Living right for me?

Whether you’re retired or it’s now closing in on the horizon, the life you’ve dreamed of is finally within reach. You’ve worked hard and enjoyed a successful career. You may have raised children. And you gladly took on the responsibility for your family and your home. But retirement is time for you. And you’ve made plans to enjoy every minute.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

5 ways to downsize your space and upsize to Independent Living

There’s no shortage of books and on-line articles about downsizing at any age. But retirees moving to an Independent Living community will be sifting through a lifetime of memories and accumulations. This alone can cause two of the most common obstacles – getting started and getting stuck.

The idea of downsizing a lifetime can be overwhelming. As such, it is easy to put off or not know where to start. But the good news is that if you have a plan and stick to a schedule, it’s very doable.

The second challenge is getting stuck. You may find yourself lost looking through the old photos. Not to mention the boxes of baby clothes and your children’s school projects. But there’s a solution for that too.

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