Daystar Senior Living Blog

What Mom and Dad Fear As They Get Older

Posted by Anetta Townsend on Mar 28, 2012 9:30:00 AM

We’ve probably all heard that “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus.” Whether or not you subscribe to everything that best-selling author and relationship counselor John Gray says, there is no doubt that men and women come from very different places. That doesn’t change when they grow older.

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Topics: Are Your Parent's Ready?

Long Distance Care: A Growing Concern

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Mar 21, 2012 9:30:00 AM

The National Institute on Aging estimates that approximately 7 million Americans are long-distance caregivers—and it’s a number that’s growing. As seniors live longer, more of us find ourselves struggling to care for parents and loved ones from hundreds or even thousands of miles away.

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Topics: caregiver resources, Retirement Community Living

What Does Your Dad Hear When You Say “Retirement Community”?

Posted by Alan Cranford on Mar 14, 2012 9:30:00 AM

Back in the 60s and 70s there was a lot of talk about what was called “The Generation Gap.” A new generation of kids saw the world quite differently than their parents did and it made it very difficult for them to communicate. Those kids are now adults with aging parents, and guess what? That “Communication Gap” is still there! And nowhere is it more evident than when you begin to talk to your aging parents about the possibility of a retirement community.

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Topics: Selecting a Retirement Community, Are Your Parent's Ready?

Questions Your Mom Will Never Ask You

Posted by Wendy McGee on Mar 7, 2012 9:30:00 AM

Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon paints a great picture of unspoken communication in his song Something So Right when he writes:

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Topics: Are Your Parent's Ready?