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What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist?

Question: I would like to share another resource about aging in place that might be of benefit to your readers--a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). If your loved one wishes to remain in their home for as long as possible, please consider the services of an individual holding the CAPS designation as part of your…

Our family is not pulling together

Question:  I am a 52 year old woman with blood cancer leukemia that is in remission. I work part time—just a few days a week. When I moved back to the city my dad lives in, my brother turned over responsibility for dad to me. My brother did this for six years and suddenly dumped…

When mom refuses to move

Question: My mom is 88. She has lived independently very well, but is beginning to have short-term memory loss. My sister and I visited her last summer and, together, investigated assisted living facilities. Mom liked one in particular. Recently, mom got the flu and an infection. Now she realizes she really can't live alone anymore.…

Is dad really OK to live at home without 24 hour care?

Question: I live with my father and he has esophageal cancer. He is 88 years old and is currently in rehab after two weeks in the hospital. He has a feeding tube, catheter, and oxygen. My family is talking about him coming home after rehab and taking turns watching him. I need to work and am…

Helping mom with personal hygiene

Question: My mother has Alzheimer’s and is in an assisted living facility. She does not keep herself clean. She wears the same clothes sometimes two weeks at a time. When we ask/remind her to take a shower she always says she took one last night. We realize she thinks she did because she doesn't remember…

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