4 Tips for Sharing Caregiver Responsibilities with Your Siblings

Posted by The Goodman Group on Apr 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The Belmont family was shocked when Margaret, head of the family, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s while still in her 60s. Her son, David, and daughters,...

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Topics: Caregiving

Senior Caregivers: Creating a Care Plan for Your Loved Ones

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

In today’s world, you can’t be too prepared. We buy insurance for our homes, our cars, our businesses, and much more. As any insurance risk adjuster would tell you,...

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Topics: Caregiving

How to Cope with Caregiver Guilt When Moving Your Loved Ones into Senior Living

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 10, 2018 8:56:56 AM

When Garry Wright moved his beloved wife of more than 30 years into Villa at Terracina Grand, a memory care community in Naples, Florida, he never imagined how...

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Caregiving

4 Signs that Your Parents May Need the Support of a Senior Living Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 17, 2017 11:07:38 AM

The holidays are a wonderful time for gathering with the family and celebrating the season. When visiting with your aging loved ones, you may notice some of the early...

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Caregiving

Making Decisions on Your Own When Your Spouse is No Longer Able

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 14, 2017 4:19:06 PM

Henry and Ruth were married almost 60 years when Ruth entered memory care. Suddenly, all the decisions they used to make as a couple, large and small, fell to Henry...

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Topics: Aging in Place, Caregiving

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Loved Ones Against Senior Fraud

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 9, 2017 9:13:47 AM

Being aware of and protecting ourselves against fraud is a fact of life. Sadly, older adults are targeted more often. It’s assumed, not always accurately, by many...

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Topics: Aging in Place, Caregiving

Aging in Place Technology: Stay at Home Longer

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 24, 2017 9:11:17 AM

Maintaining a sense of independence is significant for aging seniors. They want to drive themselves to doctor's appointments, church, the bank or grocery store. They...

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Topics: Aging in Place, Caregiving

Therapy Pets for Dementia Residents (Batteries Included)

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 20, 2017 1:35:25 PM

Animal and pet therapy has long been recognized as calming and soothing for seniors — especially those in dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Many senior living...

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Caregiving

Using Meditation and Wellscapes to Improve the Wellbeing of Our Caregivers

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 19, 2017 12:14:05 PM

It’s no surprise that caregivers need care, too. That’s especially true for professional caregivers, as Katie Westberg, National Director of Life Enrichment for The...

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Spiritual Wellbeing, Caregiving

Support Groups for Caregivers: A Lifeline and Resource

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 11, 2017 10:26:20 AM

“What’s troubling you this week? What is your biggest challenge?” asks Margie Ratcliff, Director of Volunteer Services at The Palms of Largo multilevel senior living...

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Topics: Caregiving