Simplicity: Why This Selfie with Our Senior Matters

I plopped down on the couch next to Carol and listened as a lively gentleman in a chair to my left filled the common area with his very impressive singing voice. Great company and live entertainment—what more could you want during your work day at a senior living community? I can imagine right now Carol turning towards me with that smile saying, “That is absolutely it. You understand!”

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Lessons I Learned in my Journey to Understand Seniors

When I began working with older adults many years ago, I was determined to help them figure out their future housing and care needs.I was going to be the best resource they ever had. But on my way to solving all their problems I had the rude awakening that I didn’t begin to understand them, let alone their “problems.” I had answers, but they weren’t necessarily the answers my clients needed.

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Caring or Caregiving?

There have been many articles written about caregivers. In recent weeks there have been conversations I’ve been a part of where the question was asked, do all caregivers identify themselves in that role?

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