Assisted Living Homes Can Actually Increase Sense of Independence

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Many seniors may be hesitant to move out of their home into an assisted living facility. They may be afraid that they are giving up their independence and that moving into assisted living apartments is admitting that they are old. They may also be worried about their privacy and their level of care that they will receive. Alzheimer care homes come in a variety of assistance levels and are all different. Different homes cater to different seniors and their specialized needs and preferences. The one thing that all Alzheimer care homes share is that they provide a safe and assistive home for seniors to feel comfortable in.

Alzheimer?s disease is the only top 10 cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured. It involved many different stages and as the disease progresses, it can be diff Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Why Donating is Such a Great Thing to Do

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Giving donations for non profit organizations is a lot more helpful than we realize sometimes. We may just think of it as getting rid of our old things and purging out homes of stuff we don’t want. However, those things that we don’t want or need could be just the thing that someone else needs in order to change their life around. There really is no excuse for not donating; it’s stuff we don’t want, it’ll make our homes nicer, donation pickup makes it very convenient and you’ll be helping families in need.

Helping other people really puts your own life into perspective. You’ll begin to realize that your problems are not the end of the world. There is a whole picture to consider and your life is just one part of it. N Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Real Estate Can be Tough to Navigate, but Your Perfect Home is Out There!

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Looking for a home can be a tiresome ordeal, but making sure that your new home is in the right community for you can be even more so. There are innumerable factors to take into consideration, with population, demographic, school district, and amenities among them.

While the search for your perfect home may be long an arduous, a master planned community may be a good place to start. Master planned communities often exceed the amenities and desirable traits that a normal housing development offers, often including parks, bike paths, gold courses, and other family friendly locations. The scale of these communities is often much larger than your average housing development as well, offering Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Choosing the Right Assisted Living Home For Your Adult Parent

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It can be a difficult time when your senior parent needs additional care than what you are able to provide for them. You may feel guilt and shame that you cannot completely provide for your parent or parents, but assisted living facilities actually provide seniors with many benefits. They promote independence, socialization and even entertainment. All of these are things that many seniors do not receive when living in the closeness of their homes. Seniors who are able to socialize and do more activities for longer generally are in better health, both mentally and physically. There is a lot that is involved in choosing the right assisted living for a parent. A few things need to be considered when making this important decision.

The type of assistance that is needed will depend on the senior adult an Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Is Your Uncomfortable Bed Keeping You Up at Night?

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Who knew that sleep could be such a trendy thing?
As everyone from actresses to athletes talk about their secrets and the benefits they get from a good night’s rest, however, sleep really is a topic that is trending on social media sites and online newspapers as well.
It may be Arianna Huffington’s The Sleep Revolution book she has been promoting in the Huffington Post that has really fueled the fire about the sleep conversation. Huffington has published conversations with professional athletes who acknowledge that a good night’s rest is what contributes to some of their best performances. Additionally, Huffington writes about conversations with actress Jennifer Aniston and how important sleep is. Aniston told Huffington that her brain is her “committee in her head” that keeps her awake for Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Giving Elders the Care They Deserve — Personal Care for Seniors at Assisted Living Facilities

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Parents always deserve the best care in their advanced age. Parents go through a lot of sacrifices and duties while bringing up children, and take good care of them throughout trying times. When parents get older, it is only fitting that they should receive the best care that their children can provide. For elders, life can sometimes be a little difficult, owing to old age and the problems it can bring. When home care is not sufficient or is proving to be inadequate for the requirements of the elderly, you can always consider assisted living services, where the elderly in your family can take advantage of the high quality, round the clock personal care for seniors that is available.

Old age can be difficult for many people. However, with the right kind of care, old age can also become some of the most Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

How Giving Back Is Good For You

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Donating time, money and items helps people in our communities but also is good for us. When we do things to help others, we get a lot of benefits. Not only is it easier than ever to go about helping military families and helping families in need but there are a lot of benefits to doing so.

Here Are Some Ways Giving to Others Helps Everyone:

People who donate are healthier. Whether you are making clothing donations or giving your time as part of an effort for helping military families, people who give reap serious health rewards. Multiple studies show that people who volunteer or donate have relief from chronic illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and HIV. Older adults who volunteer are found t Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

3 Reasons to Sign Up for an Online Dating Site for Singles

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In today’s day and age, technology has changed the way in which humans do a lot of things. One of the activities at the forefront of this can be seen in the popularity of online dating sites for singles. Online dating site for singles come in a plethora of different categories, depending on your type and personality. There are some that simply match you based on pictures and physical appearance and others that use more in-depth strategies to find compatible partners.

Whether you’re newly single and just getting back into the game, or a long-time stag finally looking for “the one” singles dating sites are the place yo should start your journey for these three Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

How are Small Farms Coping with the Food Safety Modernization Act?

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Blame the looming loss of ethanol subsidies. Blame the controversial Food Safety Modernization Act (thanks, Obama). Blame Monsanto, chemtrails, or whatever your conspiracy theory of choice happens to be.
In 2016 America, farmers have less security than they enjoyed in generations past, and many say the Obama administration’s policies are a big part of the problem. While the FSMA was meant to be a proactive solution to occasional food-borne illness outbreaks, countless farmers say it’s putting constricting regulations on small and new farms.
?I can think of no other set of regulations that is going to discourage new farmers from getting started and existing farmers from scaling up than the FSMA rules. The results could be horrific for the advancement of a sustainable food system and do little if anything Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!