“Another Country” Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

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“Another Country” Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of Minnesota “Another Country” by Mary Pipher Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders Mary Pipher, author of the bestselling and groundbreaking Reviving Ophelia, which charts the troubled passage of girls into adolescence, has nimbly covered yet another psychological passage: that into […]
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The Truth about Seniors and Romance

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The Truth about Seniors and Romance by Anthony Cirillo guest contributor to Caring.com There is a tendency toward age bias in our society. Typical stereotypes are that seniors are “slow” or have poor memory, for example. There are also misconceptions surrounding Seniors and romance.  Lets examine a few of them. Misconception: When you’re old, relationships are […]
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Assisted Living

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In Minnesota, assisted living varies from a three bedroom luxury apartment with full kitchen and multiple baths, to an efficiency apartment with a partial kitchen and half bath.  To be considered “Assisted Living” in Minnesota the minimum requirements are: 2 meals a day. Weekly housekeeping and laundry service. Assistance with 3 or more of the […]
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Alzheimer’s & Memory Care

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There are various settings for Memory care today.  Many Assisted Living communities have a secure area for those that need a higher level of staff assistance and are at risk of wandering.  There are also sites today that require a dementia diagnosis for their residents. Staff to resident ratios is higher in memory care settings […]
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Independent Living

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The term Independent Living is used generally to promote senior apartment style living. If you are independent, the two important questions to ask are: Do you want to own or rent? Do you want to change communities or move again if you need assistance? Most of the clients that we work with prefer to rent […]
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Senior Housing Options

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There are many types of communities called “Senior Housing.”  What a community is called does not give you a good understanding of what you might need or want.  Many communities will combine the housing types below into a single building or campus, thus providing some “continuum of care.” Our local experts will help you understand […]
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Nursing Homes

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Nursing homes also known as Skilled Nursing Facilities are federally regulated.  They provide nursing staff- RNs/LPNs around the clock.  Today,there are many alternatives to a nursing home and the level of care found there.  It is important to ask and understand what care is really needed. Many senior living options offer Independent, Assisted Living and […]
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Residential Care

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Minnesota has a growing number of residential care homes.  In this setting, typically there are 4-7 residents in a home within a residential neighborhood.  Each resident is in a private or shared room and may have a private or shared bathroom.  Because of the smaller intimate setting, there is a higher level of attention given […]
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