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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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Worried About Alzheimer’s? Look for These Signs

  Alzheimer’s Disease is an insidious disease that can hurt not just the person afflicted but also friends and family who are impacted as the disease progresses.  Although there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, it is still possible

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How Seniors Can Most Benefit from Their Annual Doctor Visit

In 2011, as part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare Part B recipients were guaranteed a physical exam every year.  The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is meant to help senior citizens maintain their quality of life and look at

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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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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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Should Your Senior Be Driving?

One of the things about getting older that many people dread is the loss of independence that comes with it.  Part of this independence is the ability to drive yourself around be it on out-of-town trips, to doctor’s appointments, or

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Transitioning to a More Appropriate Space for Seniors

As we get older, there are many milestone moments that define us and our lives—our graduation, our first “starter” home, the larger “family” home that we save up for.  Although many people don’t like to think about it, the reality

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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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You’re Retired and Concerned About Tax Reform: Here’s What You Should Do

  A lot of ink has already been spilled about the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  No matter where you stand on the issues behind this bill, it all comes down to one issue—how will this

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