Summertime Safety for Seniors

The heat of summer can be grueling for even the most fit and active people. For seniors, there are real dangers that ought to be taken seriously, particularly during the hottest times of year. This is especially applicable when considering having your senior loved ones accompany friends and family on outings, potentially away from the […]

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How to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care

Understandably, as we move through our twilight years, many people have a difficult time accepting that they need help. This is particularly true with the current generation of seniors we’re caring for. Many have been through very difficult times, some traumatic world events, and consider themselves tough, hearty, and self-sufficient. They also consider it a […]

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Helping Seniors Cope with Trauma

Trauma is part of life. No person is immune from it, and we must all learn to cope with the stresses of life. While some people face mountains of trauma throughout their lives, others are a bit luckier. However, most of us will deal with the loss of a loved one much more frequently as […]

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Highly Effective Medicare Replacement Card Scam

For obvious reasons, having one’s Social Security Number displayed on the front of a Medicare card carries enormous risks. This is precisely why Medicare has decided to eliminate this practice and replace beneficiary’s existing cards which currently display beneficiaries SSN’s with new cards showing only unique 11-digit numbers. These numbers are randomly applied, and therefore far […]

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Single? No Kids? Don’t Fret: How to Plan Care in Your Later Years

After a lifetime of toil and challenges, most people long for the age of retirement, and are justifiably proud when they get there. It’s a time to reflect on one’s life and achievements, a time to free oneself and start over; maybe do that long-awaited road trip, start a garden, or move to the beach. […]

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Your Most Important Medicare Decision

To those approaching their 65th birthday: Congratulations. You’ve got a lot to look forward to. Among the good things about turning is 65 is that you’ll be eligible for Medicare, health insurance usually becomes more affordable, and you can’t be denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. Despite these benefits, you still face a critical fundamental decision […]

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Shining a Spotlight on Problems in Assisted Living Facilities

One of the most difficult decisions in anyone’s adult life is the realization that we are limited in how much we can do for our loved ones. The health needs of our loved ones can sometimes spiral out of control. Though people want to be there, they often lack the expertise, training, or the ability […]

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What to Do When Your Parents Need to Stop Driving

It is not a conversation that any child wants to have with their parents. At some point, however, you may start to notice the signs and realize it is time for Mom or Dad to hang up their car keys. It is easy to be torn on this issue. On one hand, your parents are […]

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