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Making Staying Home Safe for Your Mom or Dad

We all tend to think of our parents as being strong, able, and capable of taking care of themselves forever. Unfortunately, as our parents age, they develop issues that need to be addressed; one of the biggest concerns is their

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The Keys to Aging with Grace and Dignity

  Comedian George Carlin once famously said that he wasn’t getting old, but instead, he was getting “older” because it sounded like it lasted longer.  But getting older isn’t something that you have to fear.  In fact, by taking the

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Is Your Home Secure? A Checklist for Seniors

There’s an old adage that a person’s home is their castle.  Well, we only wish that our homes today were as secure as some of those medieval buildings. No, we aren’t suggesting you install giant walls or motes to keep out

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Posted in Aging Parents, Home Safety, Safety Tips, Senior Citizen, Senior Safety

The Difference Between Downsizing and Rightsizing

  In the world of business, the term “downsizing” is often a scary euphemism for “cut-backs” and “lay-offs.” Similarly, when older folks are asked to consider “downsizing” their homes, the term may take on a negative connotation. When dealing with seniors,

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Posted in Downsizing, Life Planning, Moving, 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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Thinking About Long-Term Care?

Long-term care encompasses a broad and complex spectrum of medical and social services for frail and elderly Americans, or persons with disabilities. These services range from routine assistance with daily living (e.g., bathing, eating, and mobility) to a variety of

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Posted in Investment, Life Planning, Retirement, Senior Health

Why Seniors Need to Be Cautious While Job Hunting

We talk about a lot of different types of scams aimed towards seniors and unfortunately it is not just limited to phone calls, emails, and fake collection notices. The latest way to be scammed now extends to employment. Occasionally later

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Posted in Aging Parents, Elder Abuse, Safety Tips, Senior Citizen, Senior Citizen Abuse, Senior Scams

How Loneliness Can Be Dangerous for the Elderly (Part 1 of 2)

As our loved ones age, they are faced with new experiences that often leave them feeling lonely and discouraged. The relationships that they have cherished for decades begin to pass and their circle of friends gradually gets smaller and smaller

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To Downsize Or Not To Downsize?

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To downsize or not to downsize? That is the million-dollar question. As we live and change through the stages of our lives, where one calls home seems to change as well. One of the more frequently asked questions of men

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