Category Archives: Advance Living Directive

The Advance Living Directive is a concept and tool that we believe every family and senior should use, as a planning tool, to set the “boundaries” of living without home care support. It uses Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental ADLs to help us set those functional boundaries.

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There Is More Than One “Conversation”

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Bonnie D. Kupperman, Executive Editor of My Senior Portal, recently published an article called, “The Conversation.” The topic of that conversation is to determine the end of life wishes of parents and other elder loved ones. It is a very … Continue reading

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A Little Introspection is Good

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I have a radio interview coming up in a couple of weeks, and the host sent out an information request with some very thought provoking, interesting questions. It is not always comfortable talking about yourself, but the questions were so … Continue reading

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Elders and Finances

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For some seniors, managing finances is never really an issue.  My father was handing his and mom’s up to the time he fell terminally ill, at 87.  At Support For Home In-Home Care, likewise, we have quite a few elders who … Continue reading

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Seniors Want to Stay Home


We have talked about this issue in the past, and I am sure we will again.  There is no shortage of evidence that, by far, most folks want to age in place, in their own homes.  We see this every … Continue reading

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Denial About Long-Term Care Needs

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I have talked before about studies and polls telling us what we already know – one of my pet peeves – but once again a poll tells us what I have written two books about.  That is that the one … Continue reading

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A Glossary for the Aging Experience


Being out of the office on vacation is a double-edged sword at Support For Home.  This was actually the first time the two co-owners were gone for two whole weeks in the last 4++ years, and the staff learned they … Continue reading

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TIME and the Sandwich Generation


The concept of the sandwich generation is not news, anymore.  There is quite a bit of literature on what that generation is dealing with — raising kids (even adult children) on the one hand and caring for elderly parents on … Continue reading