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Addressing the Elephant in the Room


Posted on March 17, 2014 by Jamie Floyd


We are living and staying independent longer than ever before and with this new territory of aging families find themselves searching for answers to new questions. One question families often struggle with is how to talk to mom or dad about their living arrangements once they can no longer maintain their home (without a lot of help from others.)

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ALF and SNF: What’s the Difference?


Posted on January 20, 2014 by Jamie Floyd


From the moment your dad entered the hospital, a hospital employee (typically called a discharge planner or case manager) started working on a discharge plan.
It’s likely that the case manager will eventually make their way to you, the adult child, and ask you what you plan to do with your dad now that he can’t really manage all alone.

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