Category Archive for: ‘Helpful Tips’

  • How to design and build a mother in apartment

    How To Build A Mother In Law Apartment

    At a time when many people want to care for their parents and in-laws in their own homes, the idea of turning part of their living quarters into a stylish apartment for say your mother in-law is catching on across America. For instance, an AARP …

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    What Is A Granny Flat?

    A granny flat is an established secondary residence on a single resident property. This will allow separate living quarters for a family’s in-laws, nanny, or this space may be rented out for extra income. A granny flat is also commonly referred to as an “Mother …

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    Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plan Collection

    Why I Created The Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plan Collection Trying to plan for a living space for you or a loved one is a big undertaking. Each situation will vary on the number of rooms in your mother in-law suite it will take to …

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    Aging In Place Certification

    Aging in place is the ability for someone to continue to live in their home as they age no matter what their income or ability level is. Most adults would rather age in place than move to another home which could possibly be an institution …

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    Tips to Avoid Financial Strain with Aging Parents

    Caring for aging parents is an emotionally taxing experience for their children. In addition to the emotional strain, financial strain can also be experienced. However, there are some easy steps that can help to reduce this strain and prepare for the future financially. Work out …

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    Managing Caregiver Guilt

    The decision to become a caregiver of a loved one is not an easy one to make. If it’s a spouse or child, there is no question. However, when it’s a parent, there’s a feeling of anxiety. If you have siblings, then anxiety may be …

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  • Pet Therapy for Alzheimer's and Dementia Care at Home

    Pet Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care at Home

    Pet Therapy for Seniors: Puppy Love for Caregivers and Patients For loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, studies show that pet therapy offers emotional, cognitive and social benefits. Pet therapy is a proven, practical and alternative way to relieve depression, calm anxieties, and contribute …

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  • Professional Advice for Elderly Home Care Remodeling & New Construction

    Project Type If you are planning to  build an addition, you may want to consider finishing out your existing garage and building a new garage. The cost of building a new garage is far less (in some cases 1/2 as much) than adding additional new living space. For a …

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  • Adult Day Care; How to Find the Best Adult Day Care Center for You

    The senior years can often be filled with many challenges such as sickness, loneliness and reduced mobility and these sometimes cause frustration and stress for both the seniors and the caregivers. Adult day care is a welcome break and a win/win situation for both the …

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  • Guide to Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s Care at Home Part 2

    In Part 1 of this post we discussed Many aspects of Dementia and Alzheimer’s care at home including; Contemplating Dementia Home Care, Senior Safety for Dementia patients, How to create a comfortable environment for the special needs of someone suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and other important information …

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  • Guide to Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s Care at Home Part 1

    Caring for a parent, grandparent or other aging loved one who is mentally and physically healthy can be challenging at times. Add Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia to the equation and the task of providing elder care becomes particularly daunting. There are many …

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  • Elder Care – First Steps for Elder Home Care Part 2

    In Part One, we discussed some of the warning signs that may indicate that your loved one may need some extra care. We also discussed some of the benefits that elder home care can provide. In Part Two, we will discuss what steps you need …

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    Garage Conversion: Mother In Law Suite

    The video below is an example of a conversion of a single bay of a two-car garage into a cozy In-Law suite. This Mother In Law Suite was designed and built by T.Bills Constriction Inc. in St.Louis Missouri. Careful mother in law suite design and planing was …

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