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Elder-Proof Your Home To Let Loved Ones Age In Place

As we get older, daily tasks that were once done without any thought can become troublesome and even dangerous.  The risk of tripping or taking a fall increases with age and decline related to health issues.  As mobility decreases, dangers in the home seem to rise.

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Tips For Helping Seniors Budget on a Fixed Income

Today, many retirees don’t have 401(k)s or any other pension plan. As a result, many senior citizens will have to get by using just their Social Security earnings. For those who had been accustomed to living well beyond that income bracket, making the necessary adjustments can be a tough process. Yet, with the right information, […]

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The First Signs That Your Aging Parents Need Help

As your parents grow older, it will become increasingly difficult for them to adequately take care of themselves. You may have noticed during your last visit that your dad has quite a pile of letters he is yet to open. Perhaps you saw your mother a little less tidy than the last time you had […]

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How to Make Seniors Feel at Home in a New Living Space

When moving to a new living space, feeling at home might be hard to do. However, with the right tips and tricks, you can make anyone feel more at home and ready to take on a new world, a new life, and a new home. Use these tips to make the senior you know feel […]

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Tips For Saving Senior Citizens From Loneliness

As we age, it becomes increasingly more difficult to find activities and ways to keep your mind busy, your body active, and your emotions at bay in regards to avoiding feeling lonely. More often than not, it may be directly associated with losing a loved one, such as your spouse. 

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When You Should Consider Assisted Living

Do you have an elderly loved one who is still independent but starting to struggle with everyday activities?  If so, an assisted living facility may be the right choice for them.  An assisted living facility is a good idea if your loved one can no longer live completely on their own, but aren’t in the […]

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Talk About Legal, Financial, & Long-Term Care Concerns

While talking to your parents about legal, financial, and long-term care issues can be awkward, it is absolutely necessary.  The following is a list of legal documents you and your aging parent should have in place for the future.

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Making the Right Choice Regarding Eldercare

If you have an aging parent and the two of you have decided it is time to look for an assisted living community, you are likely feeling totally overwhelmed by all of the choices being presented to you.  You of course want the very best for your loved one, but how can you know for […]

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Caring for Aging Parents from a Distance

While it is difficult to think about, we all may reach a point in life where we can no longer live on our own without assistance.  Recent data indicates that approximately 12 million Americans receive long term care each year.  This fact may be of special concern to you if you are a child of […]

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Potential Unintended Consequences of Taking on a Caregiving Role

If you are the child of an aging parent, chances are the day will come when you will find yourself in the role of caregiver for them.  While this is all something we hope will never happen, it is realistically a likelihood, and something for which you should be prepared.  When you assume the role […]

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Does State Law Require You to Support You Aging Parent?

Currently, thirty states (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia) have passed filial (due from son or daughter) responsibility laws.  In a nutshell, these […]

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Celebrating Memorial Day with Your Aging Loved Ones

Memorial Day weekend is often thought of as the unofficial start to the summer season.  Statistic’s from the American Automobile Association (AAA) show that approximately 34 million Americans travel distances 50 miles or more from home to enjoy their holiday weekend.  Over the span of these three days, thousands of parades are held, as well […]

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