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Advice For Seniors

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Best Shoes for Seniors

Excellent fitting shoes can make all the difference to more than just your outfit choice. In fact, older adults can benefit immensely from taking the time to find the best type of shoes for their own personal challenges or needs. Finding the best shoes for seniors can be overwhelming, especially when most options are not […]

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Over 27% of Seniors Reported Falling Over One Year Period

Falls pose a significant health risk to seniors, and can sometimes result in injury or even death. Falling is more common among older adults than many people realize. A study reported by the CDC and conducted in 2018 concluded that 27.5 percent of seniors over the age of 65 reported falling over the prior year. […]

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Fall Detection – Moving Beyond the Pendant

Falls are a leading cause of injuries in people over 65, and if you fall into this category, it’s important to take steps to keep yourself safe. In the past, traditional safety pendants have been the most prevalent form of fall detection for older adults. However, the pendant with only a button isn’t a perfect […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Guardians

As your loved ones get older, they may struggle to maintain their daily routine. If a senior’s health declines to the point where they can no longer live safely on their own, the court may appoint them a senior guardian, also known as an adult guardian. If you have a friend or family member who […]

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Adult Medical Guardian or Power of Attorney (POA) – Which One Do You Need?

We don’t always anticipate the loss of our health, but it’s a natural part of the aging process and something that everyone should be prepared for. Chronic illnesses and injuries often mean that we need to rely on the people around us to help with important tasks and decisions. In the unlikely event that you […]

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Long-Term Care Insurance Explained

Whether you are exploring long-term care insurance policies for yourself or for your aging loved ones, it doesn’t take too long before you start to feel confused or overwhelmed. Even the most financially savvy person can start to drown in the options available on most long-term care insurance plans. Fortunately, you can sift through the […]

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A Brief History behind the Phrase: “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”

Have you ever found yourself reciting a phrase, but have no clue where it came from? A few examples include: “There’s no place like home” – (Judy Garland, The Wizard of OZ) “A sight for sore eyes” – (Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels) “As busy as a bee” – (Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales) “Roads? Where […]

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8 Simple Ways to Reduce the Chances of a Senior Falling in Their Home

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), 1 in 4 Americans aged 65 or older has a fall each year. 1 out of 5 of these incidents results in serious harm being caused (broken bones, head injury, etc.). As we age, our bones lose calcium and other essential minerals, causing them to […]

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2020 List of Senior Discounts on Prescriptions

  Are you struggling right now trying to figure out how to pay for the prescriptions you need to live a healthy life? You aren’t the only one. The cost of prescription medication is especially burdensome to our nation’s senior citizens. While you may be used to shopping around for the cheapest gallon of gas […]

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What is Fall Detection & Do You Need It?

  You probably have some general idea of what a fall detection device does. After all, most of you probably remember the “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up” commercials on TV. Today we would like to teach you what fall detection technology looks like now — more than 30 years after those commercials first […]

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Is Senior Living Affordable?

Is Senior Living Affordable?

  We have all seen the swanky, beautiful senior living communities that look more like a resort than a retirement center. Such facilities often have fitness clubs, restaurants, free transportation options, and a personal concierge. If you have lived modestly throughout your life, you may look at such plush accommodations and assume that they are […]

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4 Things Retirees Should Never Carry with Them

4 Things Retirees Should Never Carry with Them

  If you are a fan of Seinfeld, you probably remember the episode where George pulls out his bulging wallet. His friends mocked him for carrying so many unneeded items in his wallet, but George insisted that he loved carrying around his “good friend.” He said that regardless if “his friend” was morbidly obese or […]

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