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If Your Senior Won't Let Go...

Getting rid of stuff is actually a two-step process: sorting and deciding, on the one hand, and disposing on the other. That's according to University of Kansas Professor Dr. David Ekerdt, who is coordinating a "household moves" project to determine the role that possessions play in older people's housing decisions. But convincing seniors can be a challenge.

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A Caregiver's Guide to Spot Clutter Creep

Identify the Home's Clutter Zones.

Additional Resources

A variety of online resources on combating clutter, including websites to get seniors off junk mail lists.

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Too Close for Comfort?

The growing trend of children caring for their elderly parents has prompted Home Instead SeniorCare® to launch Too Close for Comfort SM a public education campaign to guide families to the right choices for them. These pages and the resources they contain will help adult children and their senior loved ones answer the question: Should we or shouldn't we live together?

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Your Place or Mine?

Are you contemplating moving several generations under one roof? If you're already living the intergenerational life, perhaps your family has encountered a few challenges. Regardless of the situation, you or your senior loved ones probably have many questions. What do you need to ask?

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Emotional Issues

Independent research sheds new light on the growing population of family caregivers who are choosing to live with and provide care for a parent, stepparent or older relative. One of the factors driving this trend is the need for emotional support. View the research and tips to help your family coop.

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Seven Tips for Happier Families

Tips for the multi-generational family to keep the mood a happy one.

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Comfort and Safety

Most people don't think about the hazards a typical home can hold for an older adult, but the dangers can become frighteningly evident after a senior moves in. Review the typical concerns that arise and effective simple fixes.

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Intergenerational Virtual Home Tour

While many families pass recipes, heirlooms or stories on to their loved ones, the Gleason-Fear family's most notable legacy is one of compassionate senior care. Share the story of Marion and Dale's Home.

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Financial Affairs

Balancing the financial affairs of a multigenerational household should be approached in much the same way as a college roommate arrangement. Learn ways to keep your senior in control of their finances and sharing the house hold costs fairly.

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