Posts Tagged: Memory Care

Be a Noticer.  Questions to ask Assisted Living Providers, and What to Note. Part 5 of 5
October 26, 2020

Be a Noticer. Questions to ask Assisted Living Providers, and What to Note. Part 5 of 5

By David Hahklotubbe, gerontologist Whew, you made it!  Welcome to the final installment of our “Noticer” series.  By now you are almost an expert on navigating long term care and are far more qualified to make an informed decision on placing a loved one.  We’ve uncovered some of the lesser-known “behind the scenes shenanigans that go on, now we are focusing our attention on who the more reliable sources of unbiased information comes from.  I[…]
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Be a Noticer.  Questions to ask Assisted Living Providers, and What to Note. Part 4 of 5
October 9, 2020

Be a Noticer. Questions to ask Assisted Living Providers, and What to Note. Part 4 of 5

By David Hahklotubbe, gerontologist Huzzah!  You must not be suffering from information overload.  That’s great.  Make sure you pay close attention to this edition which is chocked full of the dark side of the reputation management of the long-term care industry, from a seasoned insider. Ok, now that we have covered some of the fundamentals of what the community offers, how they manage their team and a bit of philosophical approach, let’s dig deeper into[…]
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Be A “Noticer”: Questions to Ask Assisted Living Providers & Notes to Take Part 2 of 5
June 3, 2020

Be A “Noticer”: Questions to Ask Assisted Living Providers & Notes to Take Part 2 of 5

By David Hahklotubbe, gerontologist Welcome back!  I am excited that you returned for more insight.  As a reminder, the questions you will be asking are important, but the reasoning behind WHY you are asking them is most pertinent.  With that in mind, we will pick up where we left off. At this point, you have assessed your first impression based on a number of factors in the initial reception.  You have drilled down on some[…]
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Be A “Noticer”: Questions to Ask Assisted Living Providers & Notes to Take Part 1 of 5
May 23, 2020

Be A “Noticer”: Questions to Ask Assisted Living Providers & Notes to Take Part 1 of 5

By David Hahklotubbe, gerontologist Congratulations and welcome to taking your first steps along the path of navigating senior care.  You will find that your efforts to perform due diligence will result in a universally higher quality of life for everyone involved in this process.  As your guide, I am committed to delivering knowledge that only a Gerontologist working in the field for 20+ years can obtain.  In exchange, all I ask is that you follow[…]
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“You’re Not Putting ME in a Home” 4/4
May 17, 2020

“You’re Not Putting ME in a Home” 4/4

By David Hahklotubbe, gerontologist Welcome back to the 4th and final installment of my guide to managing opposition of a loved one needing out of home care.  I’m glad you’ve stuck it out, that’s a positive indicator that you are performing due diligence, the cornerstone of success in this journey. As a bit of a recap, to tie everything together.  We have discussed the fact that Americans are terrible at being proactive about later-life planning. […]
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“You’re Not Putting ME in a Home” 3/4
May 10, 2020

“You’re Not Putting ME in a Home” 3/4

By David Hahklotubbe, gerontologist You’ve come back, excellent!  I’m glad I didn’t manage to scare you off quite yet.  Today’s BLOG will be a dive deep into conflict resolution.  Wait, what?  Am I suggesting that there will be conflict in this process?  Recall my BLOG on Disappointment being the product of expectations not met?  Well, I’m here to recalibrate your expectations.  Under no uncertain terms; there will be conflict.  So, let’s jump in to figure[…]
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“You’re Not Putting ME in a Home!” 2/4
May 8, 2020

“You’re Not Putting ME in a Home!” 2/4

By David Hahklotubbe, gerontologist Welcome back.  I am assuming that you’ve decided to forge ahead in reading this series because you have chosen wisely to follow the path of due diligence.  To this, I say, congratulations and thank you.  The following tips will facilitate a decrease in trauma as your journey unfolds. One major internal barrier that you will undoubtedly struggle with as you walk the path, will be disappointment.  As you read my BLOGs[…]
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