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Senior Living

                                New Sensibilities for a New Year

                                     for some everyday activities  packing a senior off to a long
                                     to become a little more diffi-  term care facility against their   “Soon you may need to make some
                                     cult to handle. It is also com-  will, I DO think it is a cop out   very difficult decisions for your
                                     mon for ailments to become  for an adult child to not step
                                     a little more debilitating and  up and start assuming some            parents and loved ones.”
                                     for memory issues to arise. It  responsibility for care plan-
                                     is also VERY common to enter  ning of their parents.                       Tom Callahan
                                     a  state  of  denial  about  all  of   GROW UP! You’re an
                                     these things, especially when  adult.  Your parents  aging
                                     it comes to our parents.      issues don’t fix themselves.                                Thomas P. Callahan
                                        So often, I deal with  Now that it is a new year, its                              Director of Senior Living Resources
                                     families where mom or dad  time to grow up, step up and
        Tom Callahan, Only Seniors   is experiencing aging issues   make up your mind to help
                                     and failing to thrive. Hospital   your parents instead of letting
           You hear it every year.   visits, instances of wander-  them flounder.
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        and take a vacation. What you   going crises.
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        that this year they are going to  issues, I hear so many people
        step up and keep their parents  say, “We’ll let mom decide”                          Thomas P. Callahan, CPC
        from failing to thrive.      or, “Dad says he isn’t ready.”           Director of Senior Living Resources | Archer Law Office, LLC
           As we age, it is common  While I DO NOT advocate                       

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