How Senior Living Brings Peace of Mind to Families

By Rachel Nader, Sunrise Senior Resource Counselor  |  April 10, 2015

As someone who serves as a guide along the senior care journey, it’s sometimes tough to talk with families experiencing so much pain & stress. I know senior living is usually the right solution, but this can be an overwhelming proposition to a family on the other end of the phone who sees it as a never-ending process, getting worse by the day.

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Getting Flirty After 50: A Guide to Dating as an Older Adult

By Megan Ray  |  February 18, 2015

Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton may make senior dating look easy in the movies, but many older adults find the process to be much more daunting than what's presented by A-list celebrities. You may not be running into Mr. Right in the university library, but that doesn't mean your dating life has to remain at a standstill during your senior years.

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Determining a Senior Care Program for Your Client or Patient - A Care Questionnaire

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  February 17, 2015

Are you a physician assistant directly treating a senior patient? A case manager with a senior as a client? At Sunrise Senior Living, we understand that your trusted relationship creates a unique forum to discuss a senior’s change in lifestyle. Sometimes, though, getting that conversation started can be a challenge, and the Sunrise Care Questionnaire is here to help.

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Nursing Named Most Ethical Profession

By Julia Little  |  February 6, 2015

Nurses are responsible for tackling a variety of complex tasks each day. Whether they're communicating with families or providing specialized medical care to meet individual needs, these professionals spend their days ensuring they deliver the highest-quality service to both patients and loved ones.

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Professionals Seek to Optimize Transitional Care for Seniors

By Julia Little  |  January 21, 2015

Transitional care is essential for seniors who move between their homes, hospitals and senior care facilities. Whether they're moving out of one and into the other, or they're temporarily transitioning due to a health condition, older adults require emotional, physical and social support throughout the process.

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4 Tips For Keeping In Touch With Long-Distance Relatives

By Tim Watt  |  January 21, 2015

If you live in a retirement community, you may have family that lives nearby. However, you also may have loved ones far away, and that can be tough. Keeping in touch is crucial to maintaining a good relationship with loved ones, such as watching grandkids grow up and being there for big moments, like a graduation. If you have family members who reside far away, consider these tips to stay in touch.

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Advice on Approaching Senior Living: When Siblings Disagree

By Stephanie Sanderoff, Sunrise Senior Resource Counselor  |  January 16, 2015

Without a doubt one of the hardest parts of finding the perfect senior living fit for a parent is ensuring everyone in the family agrees that it is the best choice for mom or dad. As a senior resource counselor for Sunrise Senior Living, I help adult children navigate their way through the world of independent and assisted living and unfortunately one of the many road blocks is when siblings disagree. There are a number of reasons why this might happen: denial about care needs, guilt about mom or dad having to leave their home and, unfortunately, the concerns around depleting of “their” inheritance. While we certainly can’t magically solve all disagreements between siblings, here are a few tips to try if you have a family member that is resisting mom or dad’s big move:

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How Respite Care Can Make The Holiday Season Easier

By Tim Watt  |  December 24, 2014

The holiday season is already typically a maelstrom of family visits, last-minute shopping trips and other unforeseen seasonal occurrences. For those with senior relatives living with them at home, the added buzz can push the chaos to critical mass. Rising stress levels can have a negative impact on you, your family and your senior loved one, so finding a way to manage or mitigate anxiety is crucial. One solution is to explore respite care for the senior in your life over the holiday. Such an option can provide important benefits for both of you.

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