When you are with your loved one this holiday season take note of various things. Has the person lost weight? Gained weight? How is their hygiene? Do they wear the same clothes day after day? What is in the frig? Is the food old and is there food that you would expect? Drive with them
By Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA Are you aware of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors or that there are Certified Senior Advisors across the nation? This organization has been in operation for over twenty years and today there are hundreds of Certified Senior Advisors (CSAs) who in the course of their practice, apply multidisciplinary knowledge
We hear stories like these: Jan knew that her husband’s time was limited in how long he could do stairs and there was no way to remove that barrier with their home. There were TOO MANY of them. When he couldn’t do stairs or it was too risky, she knew placement needed to happen?
By Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA Many adult children and spouses tell me when I meet with them that their loved one won’t go to activities. Looking at the activity calendar isn’t a high need for all my clients. Often though when I talk to them later after they have found a place for mom, I
The average costs of a one bedroom assisted living apartment in the Twin Cities is about $3600 yet cost can vary widely, as do the amenities and apartment sizes and features. When considering a place for mom or dad cost is often a first consideration even though it typically isn’t what drives the decision. There
By Chris and Laurie Kemp, CSAs Choice Connections just celebrated 10 years in the Twin Cities. We have looked back at what has changed over that time. Now let’s look forward 10 years at what might change in the future. Regulation In May of 2019, Minnesota passed our first assisted living and memory care licensing
By Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA As a placement and referral advisor, I’ve worked with many caregivers who want to keep their loved one home as long as possible. Home is where the person is most comfortable, and it typically is the least expensive option. Yet, for a variety of factors, home may not be the