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Joanne’s Special Summer Trip & Best Birthday Ever

Joanne’s Special Summer Trip & Best Birthday Ever

Are you looking for ways to make the most of your summer vacation with your aging loved one? Look no further than Growing Options. Our team of experienced professionals will help make sure your family trip is hassle-free and memorable. From accommodations to caregiver accompaniment, we can create the perfect itinerary that fits everyone’s needs and tastes!

Take advantage of our expertise and turn this summer into a joyous event for everyone involved.

Learn how we helped make our client Joanne’s dreams come true, and how we can help you and your loved ones plan a special journey like no other.

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The Importance of Quality of Life

The Importance of Quality of Life

Summer is often associated with fun activities and social gatherings. However, for many elderly persons, summer can be a lonely and isolating time, especially for those who cannot get out of the house due to mobility issues or health concerns. Loneliness can have detrimental effects on one’s mental and physical health, leading to depression, anxiety, and even cognitive decline. We’re happy to help your loved one get the most of their summertime fun by creating memories for them.

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Lisa Krauss, MA, LPC, NCC, CMC – Experience in All Areas of Care

Lisa Krauss, MA, LPC, NCC, CMC – Experience in All Areas of Care

What is your background and how do you use it in your work? “I have been working in healthcare for more than 30 years. I am a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and a Licensed Professional Counselor. My entire career is built around community care of aging persons and their families. Life transitions are very difficult, and I calmly and thoroughly walk through the processes with clients. No matter how overwhelmed they are when I first meet them, I am honored to work with them to reduce their stress and worry and see the positive enhancement of their quality of life.”

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Being the Spouse Caregiver: How to Cope and Manage the Challenges

Being the Spouse Caregiver: How to Cope and Manage the Challenges

As our loved ones age, the responsibility of care often falls on family members, particularly spouses. It can be a challenging and emotionally draining experience, particularly for those who have already devoted a significant amount of their lives to taking care of their partner. It’s important to provide guidance and support for spouses of aging family caregivers by offering practical tips on how to manage the responsibilities and emotional toll of caregiving.

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Mom’s Leftovers Are Hiding in the Refrigerator

Mom’s Leftovers Are Hiding in the Refrigerator

Admitting that elderly parents need help at home can be hard for both them and their children. However, getting them the right assistance can help to preserve their independence for longer and prevent any potential health or safety incidents in the future.

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Save Your Heart Now

Save Your Heart Now

Lifestyle, diet, environment, and heredity are all contributing factors to heart disease. As we age, heart disease can present itself at any point, and usually, a diagnosis is what gets our attention which starts us on a plan of prevention. Seniors can benefit from prevention measures regardless of how they have lived their lives. Prevention measures may help slow the progression of heart disease and extend your life.

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The Right Help

The Right Help

Stress in an unavoidable part of caregiving. But for the sake of your health and well-being, it’s important to take steps to manage stress and take care of yourself. If you are taking care of a loved one, you need to be sure to take care of yourself, too.

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Six Ways You Can Help Your Senior Family Member Combat Loneliness

Six Ways You Can Help Your Senior Family Member Combat Loneliness

Loneliness is when being alone creates a feeling of sadness. Many seniors and elderly are alone for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons may be the loss of a partner or spouse, distance from family, as well as mobility and memory issues. These all will contribute to that feeling of loneliness, especially if they are also hindered with the ability to get out and connect socially as they once did. The holidays can really bring these feelings to the surface for your family member.

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Enjoying the Holidays with Seniors

Enjoying the Holidays with Seniors

While there’s a lot to anticipate over the holiday season, for growing families whose ages range across multiple generations, there can be a lot of pressure to meet everyone’s needs and expectations. Having a strategy in place to deal with anticipated difficulties, and making adaptations to traditions and activities can help make your holiday season merry and bright!

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Moving an Aging Parent Into Your Home

Moving an Aging Parent Into Your Home

At some point, many adult children will face the reality of caring for their elderly parents or grandparents. If your aging loved one is unable to live alone or live at their home any longer, an option may be moving them into your home. Before moving them into your home, there are things that you should consider.

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