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  • Part 4 - Defining the Big Picture
    Homewatch CareGivers

    In previous weeks of this 5 part blog series we have discussed the careful timing of when to approach this conversation with your loved one, avoiding or handling a defensive dialog, and some practical questions/topics to consider. This week we focus on our ...

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  • Part 3 - Some Practical Considerations
    Homewatch CareGivers

    We are in part three of a five part series with the goal of providing guidance to anyone considering or preparing for a discussion with a loved one about their future care -- understanding their wishes and carrying them out. This week we look at some ...

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  • Part 2 - What If They Get Defensive?
    Homewatch CareGivers

    Last week, we discussed the timeliness and care that should be taken when engaging in this discussion with your loved one. This week we'll look at techniques to put your loved one at-ease and not defensive. Worried the discussion will make them defensive? ...

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  • Part 1 - A Careful, Timely Approach
    Home Care

    Today, we are launching a 5 week series of blogs that together will act as a guide to help you discuss the future care of your senior loved one with your senior loved one. Part 1 - A CAREFUL, TIMELY APPROACH Part 2 - WHAT IF THEY GET DEFENSIVE? Part 3 - ...

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  • The Importance of Legal and Care Arrangements
    Planning Ahead

    Your aging parent’s health can fail at a moment’s notice due to a fall or other unexpected event. Therefore, it is vitally important that legal and care arrangements be made while they are still well enough to be an active participant in those decisions. ...

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  • How to Discuss Finances With Your Parents
    Homewatch CareGivers

    Despite uncomfortable feelings, the sooner you start talking with your parents about their financial situation, and the more conversations you can have about their long-term wishes, the better, says Wisconsin Public Radio in the article “How To Talk To ...

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  • Signs Your Loved Ones May Need Additional Help
    Health & Wellbeing

    Visiting your loved ones this holiday season? It may feel like you are snooping, but since you have their best interest in mind, don’t feel guilty! Look for these warning signs that they may need some additional help at home. Check their medications – are ...

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