Columnist: Wendy Long, Senior Care Advocate

Wendy Long recognized how many seniors and their families need help and direction after she and her own family were faced with difficulty navigating the healthcare system. Her experience prompted her to offer solutions to other families. Wendy started Solutioins for Independence in 2001 and has since assisted hundreds of seniors and their families navigate aging safely and independently.

Wendy is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a Bachelors degree in Health Services. As a Senior Care Advocate Wendy has helped clients across the US, in Canada and the Cayman Islands. Learn more, and arrange a complimentary consultation at Solutions for Independence.

Don’t Wait for an Emergency to Arrange for a Power of Attorney

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  • 3 Months ago
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A Power of Attorney is invaluable when caring for a senior loved one. Without it, medical and financial needs can be affected. Care advocate Wendy Long encourages you not to wait for an emergency to appoint one. Watch more episodes in Wendy’s series, Solutions for Independence: Senior Care Services

The Dutiful Daughter – How a Senior Care Advisor Can Help Reduce Your Stress

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Women are at the epicenter of caregiving as a whole. We’ve seen it over and over-“The Dutiful Daughter” struggling not only caring for their parents but their in-laws, as well. Women are also more likely than men to say that caregiving is physically difficult and has strained their marriages, and caused them to lose contact […]

Choosing the Right Senior Care Living Option For Your Parents

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Most people don’t realize there are many different types of senior care living options. Finding the right fit for mom or dad is no easy undertaking. I’m working with a client who lives in Ohio. His son contacted me because dad is having difficulty with meals and is feeling isolated and secluded since mom passed. […]

What is a Power of Attorney & Why Should You Have One?

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I have a friend whose father was in an accident while traveling and unconscious for several days. It took her days to find him because she didn’t have a Power of Attorney for him allowing the hospital to give her any information. She was finally able to track him down, but it was not easy. […]