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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 6

I would love to start today off with some the details about the awesome weather and breathtaking scenery, however, there’s more pressing news to get to. Surprisingly, it’s not another horror story about my parent’s incompetent housekeeper, Craigslist Cassie.  It’s not even another account of how my siblings continuously toss

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, and June 21st is The Longest Day – a day we raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  On this day, the FSL team will be wearing purple to show our support.  The staff of the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will be

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Why Choose Adult Foster Care

Foster care is not just for children. Millions of people around the country need varying levels of assistance throughout the day. For residents in Arizona, FSL provides a comfortable, family setting foster care for adults. If your loved one requires foster care services, FSL offers a host of benefits, all

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Managing Medications

Tips for Managing Medications

Managing medications can be complicated, but it’s incredibly important. Use these tips to safeguard your health when taking prescription (and over-the-counter) medications: Take medication at the same time daily. Take medicines before/after another memorable activity. For instance, always take your medicine after brushing your teeth in the morning, or take

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Life Care Planning

Guide to Life Care Planning

No matter who you are and no matter what age, there could come a time when you are incapacitated and unable to make medical decisions for yourself that would be a matter of life or death. If this were to happen, these decisions would be deferred to your loved ones,

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The Need for Affordable Senior Housing

The rising cost of housing continues to add to the challenge of affordable housing for seniors. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University conducted a study that found 20 million adults over the age of 50 spend more than 30% of their income to pay for housing. For 9.6

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How Faith Calls Us to Serve

FSL doesn’t just stand for Foundation of Senior Living. It’s an acronym for Faith, Service, and Life. Originally established by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, faith is what drives us to serve. Caring about your fellow man means reaching out to those in need. The FSL organization is one

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Family Caregiving

How to Receive Payment for Family Caregiving

Being a family caregiver might be the most important job you have in your lifetime. It is also a job that family caregivers do on a voluntary basis, receiving very little pay or no pay at all. This can add to the financial stress you might already have as a

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Help Meet The Needs Of Veterans

Ending Homelessness for Arizona Veterans

Military veterans have made extreme sacrifices to protect the best interests of our country. In Arizona, as in many other parts of the United States, there is a high rate of homelessness among veterans. Five years ago, through the combined efforts of government and community organizations, including FSL, the Arizona

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Ease the Financial Strain of Caregiving

4 Ways to Ease the Financial Strain of Caregiving

Being a family caregiver might be the most important job you have in your lifetime. It is also a job that family caregivers do on a voluntary basis, receiving very little pay or no pay at all. This can add to the financial stress you might already have as a

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 5

Court is now in session. Well, that was the vibe that shrouded today’s family meeting, otherwise dubbed “The Intervention” by my siblings and me. We have had our fill of Craigslist Cassie mincing around our parents’ home doing the bare minimum and taking advantage of their kindness. Yes, we finally sat

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How to Become Certified in CPR and First Aid

If you are caring for a loved one in their home, FSL offers an educational series to empower family caregivers. One of the topics we don’t currently offer, but encourage caregivers to learn is First Aid and CPR. In this post, we will focus on training from the American Heart

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Rose

Rose’s Story

Rose was struggling with simple tasks like bathing and grooming. She was beginning to isolate herself as she noticed her ability to remember was deteriorating more and more. Even getting around her house with her walker was becoming difficult; her current roommate was hoarding and the house was getting out

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