Maintaining Independence

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Maintaining IndependenceMaintaining independence is a top priority for many seniors. This article in the Huffington Post provides some steps that will help make independent living a reality.

It’s difficult to witness the deterioration of physical or mental abilities in an aging parent, grandparent or other loved one. This is especially true in remembering the days when we, ourselves, were the recipients of their care. Many of my patients’ caregivers discuss the transitional challenges they experience when the responsibility for their elderly parents’ safety and comfort becomes one of their integral roles. They often reach out to me in need of advice because the task can be intensely overwhelming — both emotionally and financially.

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