assisted living

This week: Easing a loved one into long term care and more

Nov 14, 2017

When looking for a nursing home for a loved one, Upstate College of Nursing faculty member Helen Clancy says to make note of the mood of the staff, whether residents appear clean and well cared for, and your gut feeling.

"Your intuition tells you a lot, so listen to it," she advises about easing the transition into long-term care. The transition into a nursing home is more than a change of address, and Clancy describes some ways to ease that change on this week's show.

Also on the program: an update on dietary fiber, plus bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment.

A sensitive subject -- living with aging parents

Jun 29, 2014
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Though it may not seem very long ago that you moved out of your parents’ house, it may be time to consider having them move in with you.  While living with a parent has many advantages, it is important to take time to decide if it is best for you and the person moving in.

This week on “Take Care,” David Horgan discusses the challenges of having a parent move in and how to make the experience beneficial for both you and your parent.  Horgan is an award-winning medical educator, filmmaker, and director.  He is also a co-author of “When Your Parent Moves in:  Every Adult Child’s Guide to Living with an Aging Parent.”

Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with David Horgan.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed September "Assisted Living Month." The proclamation comes after state officials say more than two million New Yorkers will need some form of long term care by 2015.