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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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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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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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Why You Need a Plan for Long Term Care

Long Term Care Planning

It is a natural human tendency to ignore something uncomfortable until the absolute last minute. Many people put off planning for their later years because they think they’ll have lots of time to do it. The truth is, the earlier

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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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Senior Citizen Abuse and How to Report It

Over recent years, the term “Elder Abuse” has increasingly become a more familiar phrase to hear in regards to our elderly loved ones. It is a very sad and disheartening reality that some seniors face later in life. It is

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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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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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18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

The most common area for potential falls is found right at home. With more than 75% of reported falls taking place at home, our loved ones are constantly at risk. Hopefully, these 18 tips will help you fall proof your

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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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