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Hidden Costs of In-Home Caregiving

September 18th, 2019

If you are considering in-home care, keep in mind that it comes at a price. If your loved one is in need of specialized senior living options, make sure to understand all the costs and hidden costs first.

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How To Help Your Loved One Adjust To Senior Living

September 12th, 2019

If your loved one is unhappy or having a hard time adjusting to their new life at a senior living community, it’s natural to question whether you made the right decision. But remember: life changes take time to get used to. Here are some tips to help your loved one adapt more quickly to senior living.

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Grandparents Day With Your Loved Ones

August 16th, 2019

Do the grandparents in your lives know how special they are? September 8 is National Grandparents Day (and a great time to let grandma and grandpa know just how much you love them). Here are some fun, family-bonding activities that you and your family can partake in together.

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Understanding Dementia Behaviors

July 16th, 2019

Dementia impacts millions of people worldwide. Here are the most common symptoms and some tips on what to do if you notice them in your loved one.

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Happy Father’s Day To The Dads In Our Communities

June 14th, 2019

Being a parent is a special role. This Father’s Day, we want to celebrate by sharing share the memories and emotions of fatherhood as experienced by some of the dads in our communities.

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Should You Relocate Mom or Dad?

June 7th, 2019

There are many factors that come into play when you and your loved ones are trying to make a decision about appropriate next steps. Here are some signs to look for that can help.

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Navigating Different Care Needs

May 14th, 2019

As you prepare to transition your parents into senior living, it’s important to keep in mind the type of services your loved ones need. Will your loved ones be able to live together if their needs differ? Here’s the breakdown.

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Resident’s Granddaughter Brings Wedding Reception To Community

April 25th, 2019

StoryPoint Portage and Rebekah worked together to bring her wedding reception to her grandpa. The entire memory care community took part in organizing and partaking in the festivities.

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The Importance Of Building Relationships In Senior Living

April 9th, 2019

Friendships and regular social interactions are important for overall happiness and well-being at any age – especially in senior living. Here’s why.

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How To Connect With Someone Who Has Dementia

March 21st, 2019

Communicating with someone you love who has dementia can sometimes be tricky. One day their symptoms may not be as intense, and the next they could have a difficult time remembering basic items. As dementia progresses, talking with your loved one can become increasingly difficult. Here are three tips for connecting with your loved one during this phase of life.

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The Differences Between Senior Co-Housing and Senior Living Communities

January 3rd, 2019

Understanding the differences between senior co-housing and senior living communities. There are a variety of benefits and limitations when it comes to senior living and its care options.

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Combating Senior Loneliness During The Holidays

December 7th, 2018

For many, the holiday season is full of happiness and excitement as families and friends gather to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. However, for many seniors, this time of year may increase feelings of loneliness and memories of loved ones lost.

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The Best Times To Visit Senior Living

November 19th, 2018

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to making visits to senior living communities. We have listed some of those tips to help you or your loved one plan a visit.

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What Type Of Care Does My Loved One Need?

November 1st, 2018

Searching for a senior living community for a loved one can seem a bit overwhelming. There are a variety of options that typically are offered in senior living communities.

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Senior Living Tour Advice

October 29th, 2018

When considering a move into senior living, it’s crucial that you schedule a visit to tour the community. By visiting a senior living community, you get to see what that community is like, how it makes you feel and what daily life there might be like. Here are some tips so you can be best […]

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StoryPoint Saline Launches Art Studio

October 25th, 2018

Senior living communities are the perfect space for you to meet new friends, create amazing memories, and explore things you are passionate about. Art is one of the activities that many seniors have not tried before but truly seem to enjoy.

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Tips For Downsizing

October 14th, 2018

Downsizing can be one of the most significant changes when preparing to move a loved one into a senior living community. Once a community and apartment have been selected, the next step is preparing to downsize and deciding what to take to his or her new home.

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Navigating Elder Law Regulations

September 27th, 2018

When it comes to transitioning a loved one into senior living, many families will find that there are many legal documents that will require their attention. Here’s a breakdown to help you digest this unfamiliar process.

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Moving Your Parents Into Senior Living

September 10th, 2018

Change is difficult for everyone, especially for seniors who often have established routines. So, making the move from a home they have likely lived in for a long time can be a bit overwhelming.

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Navigating The Cost Of Senior Living

August 27th, 2018

One of the main family concerns regarding senior living is understanding the cost and what it covers. Here are a few things to consider when navigating the cost of senior living.

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Why Families Fight About Senior Living

July 18th, 2018

When is the right time to move mom or dad into a senior living community?

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3 Ways To Finance Senior Living – An Informed Approach

June 27th, 2018

One of the biggest concerns for families looking into senior living is the cost.

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Three Strategies For Reluctant Aging Parents

June 13th, 2018

It can be difficult to admit when we need help, especially as we age.

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Assisted Living Checklist: What Should Seniors Bring?

May 8th, 2018

Is your loved one moving into an assisted living community? Here’s a helpful list from StoryPoint to help your senior family member pack for their move.

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Senior Living Communities Vs. In-Home Care

March 30th, 2018

Deciding between senior living communities or hiring an in-home caregiver can be a tricky decision for seniors and their families.

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Signs Your Senior is Ready for Assisted Living

March 15th, 2018

Deciding when to transition your loved one to an assisted living community is not a task taken lightly. While you and your senior may wish to stay at home forever, assisted living communities could be the smarter and safer choice. StoryPoint is here to help you learn how to spot some of the signs that your senior is ready for assisted living.

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Four Tips All Caregivers Need to Know

December 17th, 2017

No one said being a caregiver was going to be easy, but it can be very rewarding work if you enjoy caring for others. The demands of being a caregiver can be high and sometimes you may need to reach out to others for moral support. Here are some tips we came up with to help you.

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Senior Living Guide: Everything You Need to Know for Your Loved One

July 26th, 2017

As your parent or loved one ages, there may come a time when you will need to care for him or her. While caring for your senior loved one may seem straightforward, it often requires quite a bit of planning. Here are a few recommended steps you should follow.

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Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living: When’s The Right Time

March 15th, 2017

Have you been putting off talking to your parents about moving into an assisted living community? Having this discussion with your mom or dad can be a scary task however, as your parents age, this conversation may become necessary. Here’s a few signs that your loved is ready for assisted living to help you determine the right time to talk.

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