Decisions: From Independent Households to Extended Family Households

Posted Posted in Caregiver Coaching, Dementia, Senior Housing, Seniors

You may recall the days when parents lived with their grown children (think The Walton’s).  Many cultures adopted this arrangement for financial or traditional reasons. Then an era of independence became more common.  I recall my grandmother wanting her own household in the sixties. Over time, changes in society have caused us to re-examine independent […]

Keeping up with Senior Living in the Face of a Pandemic: How are retirement communities coping?

Posted Posted in Senior Housing, Seniors

For some of us, what we hear on the news about the pandemic occurring in nursing homes, and other congregate living communities can be frightening.  Is now the best time to move? For independent living retirement communities (aka CCRC’s) much is the same.  Here are two communities in Northern VA sharing what has changed, if […]

Local Mental Health Resources Are Available

Posted Posted in Seniors

I often find our local, northern Virginia government confusing and overwhelming.  We hope that if you need mental health resources that you will contact our Aging Life Care Professionals at 571-488-9396 or reach out to the entities below: Local Resources: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board offers help for mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities. Click here for […]