Anna Canzano: Expert advice on senior living options – OregonLive

It can be stressful and overwhelming finding the right situation for your aging loved one. Often this research is done in haste and occurs because a medical incident has prompted the need for it. How do you know where to begin? That Expert Show host Anna Canzano’s latest episode addresses this topic.

Canzano’s featured guest this week was Grace Ishida, a health care professional and advisor for Senior One Source, a senior living placement & referral agency. She spoke at length offering insight about how to begin the process, how to evaluate different levels of care, and how to assess the quality and cost of facilities.

Ishida also gave advice about family dynamics and how to deal with loved ones who are reluctant to change their living situation, and how to handle disagreements between siblings who disagree about what the next step should be for mom and dad.

Using questions provided by the audience of That Expert Show, Canzano also asked Ishida about the cost of various facility options and differences between independent living, assisted living, a residential care facility and memory care.

This summarizes key points covered during the interview.

That Expert Show is a weekly interview show hosted by Canzano in partnership with The Oregonian/OregonLive. It utilizes input from the audience and is streamed live on Mondays at 7 p.m. Pacific Time via Facebook. It’s also available on Twitter, YouTube and as a podcast (Apple or Google Podcasts) and on Instagram.

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