Solutions For Independence

Providing Life Consulting and Planning for the Aging and Disabled


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Home for the Holidays-Is Mom Really OK?

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Does mom sound a little off on the phone? Does she seem to be covering up or changing the subject when you ask specific questions?

Sometimes a visit home for the holidays can be an eye opening experience:

The Pumpkin Pie is nowhere to be found. The tree is not decorated. The groceries for Thanksgiving dinner haven’t even been purchased, let alone prepared. These are just a few signs that something is going on.

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The Dutiful Daughter-Coping With Caring For Your Aging Parents

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Women are at the epicenter of caregiving as a whole. We’ve seen it over and over-“The Dutiful Daughter” struggling not only caring for their parents but their in-laws, as well. Women are also more likely than men to say that caregiving is physically difficult and has strained their marriages, and caused them to lose contact with friends and become isolated socially.

While it is true that men have become more involved and taken on more responsibilities at home caring fo...

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Assited Living Options That Work For You

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (2)

Most people don't realize how many different types of senior care living communities there are. Today are going to talk about a few options & what they have to offer.

In an early article, we talked about my client in need of an independent living setting. Since his wife passed, he has been very isolated...

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How to Choose The Right Senior-Care Living Option

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Most people don't realize there are many different types of senior care living options. In today's article, we are going to talk about a few of these options and what differentiates them.

I'm working with a client who lives in Ohio. His son contacted me because “dad is having difficulty with meals and is feeling isolated a...

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What is a Power of Attorney & Why Should You Have One?

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A Power of Attorney is invaluable when caring for a senior loved one. Without it, medical and financial needs can be affected. Care Advocate Wendy Long encourages you not to wait for an emergency to appoint one.

Who will advocate for you in an emergency? I who will manage your affairs if you can't? A Power of Attorney sure can, and today we're going to...

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What Is A Senior Care Advisor and Why Should You Hire One?

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

What is a senior care advisor and why should you hire one? Do you think your parents would never allow outside help? As a geriatric care manager, I get questions like these often.

At Solutions For Independence we work with families all over western Pennsylvania, helping them with tasks to make daily life easier, offering complete care management solutions.  Senior Care Advisors have the very important job of helping our aging loved ones navigate life's every day issues.


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What Can Family & Friends do to Help?

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Elderly driving What can family and friends do to help?
Sometimes caregivers, family, and relatives need to convince the older adult that there is a safety concern for themselves and others on the road. Be a good listener and raise the issue carefully. Think about a doctor’s checkup to review medical history and medications to see if any of these may be affecting his or her ability.
There are some specialists who can as...

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