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Ask Helen

Ask Helen is our award winning column which is published monthly in Miami-area newspapers. Written by Helen Shaham, owner of The Palace, the articles focus on issues of interest to seniors and their adult children.

 


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Ask Helen #40

 

 

The Way to A Man’s Heart Is Through His Stomach & The Way to Resident’s Hearts Is Through Great Dining Experiences


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Ask Helen #39

 

 

Residents at Independent Living Communities Live the “Suite” Life  


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Ask Helen #38

 

 

Federal & State Programs May Help Offset Senior Living Community Costs


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Ask Helen #37

 

 

Senior Living Communities Can Offer Tax Benefits


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Ask Helen #36

 

 

Why Should I Move to a Retirement Community in This Economy?


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Ask Helen #35

 

 

Never Having to Whether the Storm Alone Again


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Ask Helen #34

 

 

"I’m not ready” May Mask Greater Fear


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Ask Helen #33

 

 

You’re Not In It Alone - Acclimating To a Senior Community Can Be a Team Effort


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Ask Helen #32

 

Start Planning Early To Avoid Reacting To Seniors’ Changing Needs


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Ask Helen #31

 

Senior Housing Glossary Understanding the Jargon and Alphabet Soup


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Ask Helen #30

 

Independent Living Community Means Exactly That… Independent


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Ask Helen #29

 

Philosophy and Reputation Affect Quality of Care


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Ask Helen #28

 

 

Value Placed On Families of Residents and Employees


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Ask Helen #27

 

 

Employee Training - Key to Resident Satisfaction


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Ask Helen #26

 

 

Loneliness During the Holidays Isn’t An option At A Retirement Community


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Ask Helen #25

 

Grandparents and grandchildren need one another


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Ask Helen #24

 

Adjustment - and How to Get There


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Ask Helen #23

 

A Great Dining Experience Makes A Big Difference


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Ask Helen #22

 

Best Advice Often Comes From Residents


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Ask Helen #21

 

 

Wealth of Activities Means Never Having to be Alone


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Ask Helen #20

 

 

Dying is Part of Living, Say the Elderly


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Ask Helen #19

 

 

Computers Open A New World to Seniors


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Ask Helen #18

 

“Separate Bedrooms” Instead of “Separate Lives"


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Ask Helen #17

 

The “Selfish Kid’s Strategy” Can Convince Parents To Move


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Ask Helen #16

 

Loneliness is a Terrible Burden


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Ask Helen #15

 

Inheritance "Party” Can Clean Out a Full House


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Ask Helen #14

 

 

Hurricane Season is a Good Time To Shop For Retirement Communities


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Ask Helen #13

 

 

Is a Home-Health Aide Always the Best Solution?


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Ask Helen #12

 

 

“Feeling Independent is Very Important to Older Adults”


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Ask Helen #11

 

Quality employees are the Key to a Good Retirement Community


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Ask Helen #10

 

Yes, a Retirement Community is ALWAYS the Best Option!


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Ask Helen #9

 

What if You Just Can’t Afford Being Elderly in This Day and Age?


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Ask Helen #8

 

The Right Time to Consider Help, The Right Time to Let Go.


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Ask Helen #7

 

 

Why Some Assisted Living Facilities Require Huge Up-Front Investments


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Ask Helen #6

 

 

Loved One Taking on Role Of Caregiver


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Ask Helen #5

 

 

Educated Decisions, Smart Choices And An Ideal Living Environment


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Ask Helen #4

 

Enhancing Loved Ones’ Lives, From The Inside-Out


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Ask Helen #3

 

Mom Fears Moving


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Ask Helen #2

 

Location is Not The Most Important Factor In The Selection Of A Senior Living Community


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Ask Helen #1

 

Hispanic Seniors Prefer Living On Their Own


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