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Should Your Aging Parent Move In With You?

When an elderly parent is facing a decline in health, or struggling to live independently, adult children often feel the loving, protective impulse to want to bring Mom or Dad home to live with them.  And while there can be many positives to this arrangement, it’s not the ideal solution for every family. Some caregivers…

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Medicare Enrollment: Help Is Here!

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Medicare annual enrollment is now open, and seniors (age 65+) have until December 7 to enroll for coverage. If this is you or your loved one’s first year of eligibility, chances are you have a lot of questions. Let’s start with the basics: Medicare is a federal health insurance program that helps seniors cover their…

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The Language of Senior Living: Understanding the Options

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You’ve started thinking about moving your elderly parent out of his or her own home. And suddenly, you have more questions than answers: What’s the difference between Assisted Living, an Adult Care Home and a Continuing Care Retirement Community? More importantly, how can you know which one is right for your loved one? The “language…

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The Downsizing Dilemma: “Nobody wants my stuff!”

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If your elderly parent is thinking about moving to a senior living community sometime in the future, now’s the time to start figuring out what to do with the houseful of furniture artwork, china, crystal, jewelry and sentimental collections they won’t have space to take along. Maybe your loved one is assuming you’ll be happy to…

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The Danger of Dehydration

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Did you know that dehydration is a leading cause of hospitalization for seniors? With summer temperatures rising, it’s important to make sure your loved one is staying well hydrated. Dehydration is more than just “feeling thirsty.” It’s a serious senior health issue that has been linked to confusion, impaired cognition, and falls. Left untreated for…

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Enjoying Summer Travel With Your Senior

When it comes to spending “quality time” with an elderly parent, taking a vacation together may be just the ticket. Whether it’s to another country or simply another part of the state, travel can be a life-and relationship-enriching experience.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls Of Caregiving

Becoming a caregiver to a loved one is a role that will affect every part of your life. Whether you happily volunteered or felt obligated to step up. Whether you’ll be helping part-time or full-time. And whether your loved one is moving in with you or is determined to stay in their own home as…

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How Hearing Loss Hurts Seniors

Imagine not being able to enjoy the sounds of a birdsong in a forest, your favorite piece of music, or a grandchild’s voice. Or to be shunned for being anti-social, uncooperative, and unresponsive. All because you just don’t hear as well as you used to. For many seniors with hearing loss, it’s a daily reality.…

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The Best Mobile Apps For Seniors

When describing smartphone consumers, many people immediately think of Millennials. However, smartphone devices and mobile apps have evolved into practical resources that are used to help improve the quality life for everyone, from children to senior citizens.

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