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Helping Our Parents Age Well

Helping Our Parents Age Well with Ellen Belk, CDP Founder of Keep In Mind, Inc.

Thinking of creating safe environments at home for our loved ones is top of mind- how do we create safe spaces successfully? If we find that our loved one needs to move into a senior living community what questions should we ask? How do we determine the "right" place for our loved ones?

Today, we welcome Ellen Belk, she is the Founder of Keep In Mind, Inc. She is an innovative influencer in the aging space for nearly 20 years. She has a leadership role in the senior living industry, working with executives and frontline staff.

Ellen answers our questions based on her own experience with her family and also her extensive career tenure in the senior living community.

We talk all about:

  • What should we look for in the home? How do we help our parents age in place well?

  • Unfortunately, many of us are making decisions under stressful situations. How can we make these decisions with sound mind and what can we think about beforehand so that this transition can be as smooth as possible?

  • How do we have successful conversations with our parents about transition?

  • If needed, what should families looks for when they are choosing a senior community for their loved one?

  • How can families voice their needs and what’s the best way for families to communicate their needs to senior communities?

Ellen Belk is the author and creator of the 360 System, an operational guide for long-term living operators- this one-of-a-kind TEAM approach. "The 360 System suite of services has been developed to benefit and assist the operators, developers, and product innovators within the – Assisted Living and Dementia Care sectors of long-term living. The philosophy of The 360 System is based on Ellen’s TEAM approach, where TEAM stands for Together Executing A Mission."

She is also a dementia expert specializing in holistic solutions, a motivational speaker, and a dynamic trainer and writer. She has a passion to break through the red tape and bring new creative and innovative ideas to the senior living community.

For more information and to see the many ways that Ellen Belk if offering her services please visit

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