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Desperately Seeking Senior living is for all the sons, daughters, grandkids and spouses who suddenly find themselves tangled in the search for senior living and care. Join us for Doable Tips or our full length Family Talk episodes where our Host Valerie Borgman interviews families about their experiences searching for senior living and care. Dive deeper with our Doable Download where we include industry definitions and bonus tips from our guests. All designed to help you take a desperate situation and make it doable.

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If you've worked in healthcare or have a loved one in senior care then you won't want to miss this episode! Kelly is sharing her experience working in memory care and behavioral health during Covid. She details her burnout, the therapy that helped and the break she had to take for her own self care. We also have some exciting news we share in this episode! Don't miss it!

 

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You're tasked with caring for your loved one, finding the right senior living and care but you're also working, raising your children or dealing with your own health issues. This week we're talking with Author Rosie Mankes about the year she moved her mom into assisted living, lost her brother and fought cancer. Don't miss her inspiring story along with so many great tips for transitioning to memory care and taking care of you!

 

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Would you like to share your story and be a guest on our show? 

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Can we all agree that moving is the worst? But what about a memory care move? Even harder! I don't know one single family that wasn't a little nervous about moving their loved one from home to memory care or assisted living. So today we're going to take a look at some strategies and examples to hopefully help. Check out our doable download below for all the strategies as well as a bonus tip!

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Moving from your home of 40+ years, downsizing your life and your memories...to move to senior living? It's no wonder it's a difficult conversation and a difficult task. Today we're talking with Tina Baril of Monarch Transitions about the emotions involved, tips and how to ease your move. Don't forget to check out our doable download for a bonus tip from Tina!

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Would you like to share your story and be a guest on our show? 

Email us at familytalk@desperatelyseekingseniorliving.com

www.desperatelyseekingseniorliving.com

 

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Knowing your loved one's wishes is one thing...watching them decline and wrestling with the realization that you may not be able to grant those wishes... is another. Today, Kelly shares her family's story of watching her grandparents decline, having that difficult conversation when they could no longer stay home and saying goodbye.

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Moving day usually brings stress, uncertainty and lots of questions! Today we're answering your questions about moving day. From rules to what not to forget....check out our doable download for the full list of questions. Then listen in!

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What's the true cost of continuing to live at home? The cost of upkeep? The cost of home modifications? The cost of caregivers? In this episode we're looking at the true cost of home ownership vs the value of an independent living community. We're joined by Sherrel Caprio of Solstice Senior Living. If you're wrestling with these questions, don't miss this episode!

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If you live far away from your aging parents, you may have found yourself not only having difficult conversations with your parents about aging, safety and power of attorney but chances are you've had difficult conversations with yourself about moving. Are you moving closer? Should you move your parents closer? In this episode, we're welcoming back previous guest Peter Gallagher to tell his family's story. We're talking tough conversations, covid and you won't want to miss his Shirley MacLain moment!

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When might you need in-home care and what exactly can they do for you? How much or how little can you sign up for? We're so excited to welcome Margaret Vander Hyden of Family Resource Home Care to the show! We're talking all things in-home care. Find out more about the show and our guest by clicking on our doable download.

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If you've ever tried to compare assisted living pricing you've probably been a little frustrated. The truth is....it looks more like apples to oranges...Today we're looking at why it can be so difficult and some strategies for making it a little easier. Don't forget to check out our doable download for a bonus tip!

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