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Downsizing, dream homes in retirement

For most of us downsizing and moving as we age is inevitable event.  It can be a pleasant and rewarding experience if proactively planned with the help of professionals or an absolute disaster when done hastily.    This Blog is dedicated to this topic with personal advice based on our own experiences and advice from […]

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How to Spot Subtle Changes in Seniors that Indicate Big Problems

July is the month of fireworks and patriotism. It’s the month of cookouts and our country’s birth. It can also mean loneliness and isolation in the lives of our seniors in the community. By Haley Lynn Gray July is the month of fireworks and patriotism. It’s the month of cookouts and our country’s birth. It […]

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RE: How my mom’s furniture helped give a family a new life

Tim Murray of Aware Senior Care responds to an article in the News & Observer about the downsizing of senior homes and what difficulties we face in the process. Original article on News & Observer by John Drescher This article written by John Drescher on Mother’s Day really resonates with me.    The article is […]

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My Mother Emily Part Seven Home at Last at Waltonwood Cary

Tim discusses his elderly mother’s move from NY back to NC into Waltonwood Cary, highlighting the pros and cons. My Mother Emily: Part Six It’s been awhile since I last blogged about my Mom’s journey as she settled in at LiveWell Family Care Home in Cary on November 7th.  It was quite an experience and […]

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12 Vital Resources for Seniors in Raleigh

If you are caring for an elderly loved one, you know that sometimes it can feel like you just don’t have all the answers. What is the best living situation for mom and dad? How can we help reduce some of their financial burdens? Do they need physical therapy or disability support? Where do I […]

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7 Easy Ways Seniors Can Eat Healthier

As you get older, a slowing metabolism, changing digestive system and even changes in appetite or emotional health all add up to a new set of nutritional needs. But ensuring you stick to a healthy diet can also become more challenging with age, especially if you face mobility issues or other age-related conditions that make […]

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A Beginner’s Guide: Long-Term Care Insurance in North Carolina

Aware Senior Care’s beginner’s guide to long-term care insurance in the state of North Carolina. For those over the age of 65, there is a 70 percent chance that the need for long-term care will arise. Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) can help to make this care more affordable. For those who may be considering this […]

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RE: Cary, Morrisville tackle demographic shifts, medians

Tim Murray of Aware Senior Care responds to a Cary News article regarding assisted living and home care accommodations for seniors in the triangle area, specifically Cary and Morrisville. Recently, the Cary News (a community coverage publication of Cary in the Raleigh News and Observer) published an article by Henry Gargan (Twitter) about the changing […]

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Three Important Nutrition Tips to Consider in Aged Care

Renan of Oxley Home Care discusses three nutritional tips that are vital to seniors as they consider what they need for their diets. While it has long been recognized that children have different nutritional needs from adults due to the fact that they are growing and developing both mentally and physically, these days there is […]

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Be Mindful of Aging Loved Ones During the Holiday Season

According to the American Medical Resource Institute there are more than six million adults over age 65 that suffer from depression. Unfortunately, the holidays only intensify feelings of loneliness, chronic health issues, and many other mental challenges that may face our aging loved ones. Guess what?  LifeLinks helps a lot of families around this time […]

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