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Looking Into Assisted Living? Weighing the Options.

  Speaking with a loved one about moving into an assisted living home is a significant decision that confronts many Americans with elderly parents. Seniors may view this change of life as a loss of independence and a downturn in

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Posted in Aging Parents, Caregiver, Downsizing, Life Planning, Senior Housing, Senior Move

How to Help Your Parents While Respecting Boundaries

  It’s tough to watch our parents age. The team that was once our rock, support, guidance, and role models will at some point need help transitioning to a life where they cannot be as independent as they once were.

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Posted in Aging Parents, Caregiver, Senior Welfare

Advocates for the Elderly: Why Hospitals Need People to Step Up

  Anybody who has ever had to deal with a traumatic or stressful health care situation will tell you that the physical aspect of the crisis is just a portion of the total problem.  These situations also take a mental

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Posted in Aging Parents, Caregiver, Senior Health, Senior Safety

Taking On the Financial Responsibilities of Your Aging Parents

Power of Attorney

As our parents age, there is an increasing likelihood that you will have to take over their responsibilities. Financial changes are time-consuming and difficult if you don’t have the right permissions. Here are some areas you should consider: Power of

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Posted in Aging Parents, Baby Boomers, Caregiver, Senior Citizen

How Loneliness Can Be Dangerous for the Elderly (Part 2 of 2)

In the last article, we focused on what can cause senior citizens to feel lonely and the negative impacts this can have on their overall health and lives. Loneliness is a real issue and needs to be addressed. There are

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There Are More Seniors Than There Are Adults to Care for Them

Seniors that are currently 80 years old or older average 7 adult children for every one member of The Silent Generation. Adult children are classified today as members of the Baby Boomer Generation whose ages range between 45-64 years. However,

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My Plea to Baby Boomers with Aging Parents

As Baby Boomers, we value our independence and autonomy and respect our parents.  They maintain a strong front but when crisis time occurs, they are overwhelmed and can barely cope with the necessary, forced changes.  We need to be far

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