Ask the Gerontologist – 8/17

Q: How do we know when more care is needed?

One of the questions we get most often is how to determine if more help is needed in the house. Honestly, most of the families who have asked it are responding to a gut feeling – something in their solar plexus or heart or wherever these feelings generate tells them something is wrong or needs their attention. Bottom line: trust your gut.

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Ask the Gerontologist – 7/17

Q: How do I even start a conversation about long-term care?

First, realize you are not alone. According to the US Census Bureau, there are more than 4 million Americans living in assisted living, congregate senior housing or nursing homes. That means millions of families have been in your shoes, including us at Colebrook Village.

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