Blog/Newsletter

Wait Lists Can Be Your Friend

Last week, we received a call from a client who we wished had gone onto wait lists. This was someone whose father had reached the point where he could no longer live on his own: “We are finally ready to move dad to a memory care community. As you may recall, he is adamant about

Read More »

Ask the Right Questions, the Right Way

Now that the world is beginning to open up again (yay!), older adults and their loved ones in search of an assisted living community can once again conduct on-site visits and face-to-face interviews with staff. Virtual visits were surprisingly effective, but nothing compares to seeing firsthand what a community looks like, how caregivers interact with

Read More »

What is Safety Awareness?

It was December of 2015, but I remember it like it was yesterday… Our mom was out for the evening and our dad was home alone. He always loved tinkering around the house, and he decided to hang a picture above a credenza in the living room of their condo. Doing so required climbing a

Read More »

The Right Kind of Hard

In her newest book, Untamed, author Glennon Doyle, says this: For me: Pretending was the wrong kind of hard. Divorce was the right kind of hard. For me: Drinking was the wrong kind of hard. Sobriety is the right kind of hard. For me: Directness is the right kind of hard. Empathy is the right

Read More »

What We Didn’t Know 10 Years Ago

Alyson and I launched 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors in 2011. But it was far from our first experience in elder care — we literally grew up in the industry. Our parents met while working in a nursing home. As far back as I can remember, the two of us spent our days running through the

Read More »

Podcast: Help Choose Home

Michelle Woodbrey, CDP, CSA, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors, joins Merrily Orsini on the Help Choose Homepodcast to share practical tips that families can use to develop a successful age in place plan.

Read More »

Change Can Happen In An Instant

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared to pivot and respond to any unexpected changes. After all, last year at this time, it would have been inconceivable to imagine a holiday season in which it was unsafe to eat in a restaurant, board an airplane, or hug our friends

Read More »

Why We Moved Our Own Father Into An Assisted Living

In a previous newsletter, I wrote about how difficult winter can be for older adults: “When snow and ice arrive, simple daily activities such as driving to the store, walking to the mailbox, or even sitting at home should a power outage occur, can suddenly become sources of extreme anxiety.” I ended with a clear

Read More »

Make the Holidays Memorable… But NOT Overwhelming

The holidays are nearly here. And regardless of where your loved ones reside — whether at home or in a care setting — these next several weeks are sure to feel different than in years past. Even so, this can still be a memorable and uplifting time — it just requires a bit more thought

Read More »

This Winter Will Be Different

Back in March, as the pandemic was beginning to hit, my husband and I took our daughter, Fiona, to the beach one Sunday morning. The roads were deserted and it was still chilly out, but we had a fun time running around and playing in the sand with our dog, all dressed in our winter coats.

Read More »
Scroll to Top

Stay in the know! Sign up for our monthly newsletter!

Connect with us on Social Media

Sign up for our newsletter, receive a free guide to understanding Massachusetts Senior Living Options

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.