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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 such as paying bills, personal hygiene and making meals for themselves?  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 […]

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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 Your Aging Parent?

The following should not be considered legal advice. Always seek the council of an attorney to help with your particular situation. If you have aging parents, you may have wondered who will pay their bills if they are no longer able to. Filial Responsibility Laws where created in some states which pass the obligation of […]

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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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Celebrating Mother’s Day with an Aging Parent

Mother’s Day is celebrated in the United States on the second Sunday of May each year.  It is a non-religious holiday meant to celebrate mothers, as well as anyone with whom you have experienced a maternal bond.  If your mother is aging, and particularly if she has any physical or mental limitations, you may be […]

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Seven Signs of Dementia

One of the most commonly misunderstood things about dementia is that is not a disease unto itself.  Rather, dementia is an umbrella term describing a collection of symptoms that involve impairments to communication, thinking, and memory.  Dementia is most frequently brought on by Alzheimer’s disease, but its onset can be caused by other things, such […]

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Avoiding Financial Scams

As we have discussed in previous articles, scam artists are increasingly targeting senior citizens as victims.  The perception exists that seniors are more likely to assume honesty of others and less likely to take action when they have been scammed due to their own embarrassment.  In particular, scammers tend to seek out seniors who have […]

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Helping Loved Ones Adjust to Retirement Community Living

Retirement communities offer many advantages for newly retired seniors, as they allow individuals to live independently while also being provided with a wide array of options regarding social events, activities, and the pursuit of hobbies.  However, even though your loved ones may intellectually understand all of the reasons why a retirement community is a good […]

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Valentine’s Day and Senior Citizens

Valentine’s Day is a holiday set aside to recognize love of all types.  However, for senior citizens, it can serve as a sad reminder about a love who has passed away.  If you have an aging loved one in your life you suspect will be feeling lonely and sad on Valentine’s Day, below are some […]

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