Retirement Planning & Caregiver's Guide
For many people,the transition to to retirement or the caring for a loved one is one of the most difficult tasks that they will ever face. Senior Living often requires changes in lifestyle that seniors may not embrace. These changes can causes conflict between the senior and their family and this frequently makes this relationship a very stressful one. Most humans by nature are stubborn and do not embrace change, the older we get the more stubborn we become. This make even the smallest change stressful. Losing the ability to drive your own car, needing assistance with daily activities and getting special help with emotional issues are all forced changes that are very painful for senior. Often the stress associated with these changes, even for the better good of the senior, is extremely high.
This web site was designed to present options for dealing with high-stress issues like choosing senior care and making changes for the better of seniors. The information presented is designed to address the special needs of seniors and we try to present as many options for planning a happy retirement and solving senior "problems" as possible.
The key to a successful transition is understanding your options.Select The Right Senior Living Option
- An Introduction To All Types of Senior Living
- What Is Assisted Living: The gap between nursing homes and independent living
- Who Need Assisted Living?: Here is what to expect at an assisted living facility
- An Intro To Life In Nursing Homes : Short and long term care for those with serious health issues.
- In Home Senior Care : Home care is the least expensive option for seniors who have limited need for assistance.
- Continuum Care: For those that can afford it, it is the ultimate in retirement planning
- Independent Living: Living on a cruise ship docked in your neighborhood.
- Retirement Communties: Living in a community with other active seniors.
- Alzheimer's And Dementia Care : Special care for those who lose their mind before their body
- Hospice Care : Special services for the last moments of a senior's life
- Active Senior Living: If you still feel young at heart, active senior living might be a good fit
- Respite Care: The short solution for senior care
- Convalescent Homes: A long-term option for senior care
- Religion Based Senior Care: Religious Based care facilities usually have subsidized care.
- Companion Care: A variation of home care.
- 55 Plus (+) Retirement Communities: 55 + communities offer seniors an active retirement option.
- Researching Your Options: Here is a list of question to ask during a facility visit.
- Introduction To Financial Planning
- Living Will
- Last Will And Testament
- Financial Power Of Attorney
- Retirement Budget
- Memory Related Accidents
- Avoiding Senior Scams
- Giving Up The Car
- Giving Up The Old Family Home
- Cancer Treatment
- Prostrate Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Loss Of Hearing
- Loss Of Sight
- Arthritis And Inflammation
Emotional Care For Seniors
- Dealing With The Loss of a Loved One
- Depression in Seniors And How to Avoid It
- Dealing with an Angry Senior
- Helping Seniors with Loneliness
- Resistance To Change
- Daily Routines
These articles are a good starting point for those that are new to retirement planning and care giving. Every situation and every person is different so each issue requires a unique strategy based on the personality of the senior and the care giver. Our goal here is to present enough options that most people can develop their own strategy for planning their retirement or for caring for a senior. All these articles link to other resources for further research.