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Protecting Seniors from Financial Fraud and Scams

While spring brings about warmer weather and colorful flowers, it also brings an uptick of financial scams, due in part to con artists targeting tax returns. These scams disproportionately target the elderly. While nearly 90% of elders surveyed believed they could spot a scam, nearly 30% were unsure about common [...]

By |2019-04-01T10:19:51-04:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

Heart Health Tips For Any Age

Heart Health – Not Just Once a Year, and Not Just for the Elderly February is generally the month our hearts receive extra attention – both in love and health! Designated National Heart Awareness month, numerous events, like wearing red on February 4th, are held to raise awareness of serious [...]

By |2019-02-19T16:04:49-04:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senior Fitness Programs and Tools

The New Year is a time for reflection on the past year and planning for the next. Age doesn’t preclude an individual from dreaming about ways to better themselves during the upcoming 365 days. One of the top new year resolutions – across all demographics – is to exercise more [...]

By |2019-01-22T15:18:16-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Self Care|0 Comments

Tips for Enjoying Holidays with Seniors

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for any family. When a family is also dealing with a loved one that needs additional caregiving, especially those with memory issues, a time of celebration can quickly become one of frustration. Traditions are so important during the holiday season. However, [...]

By |2018-12-13T17:01:34-04:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

A Guide For Family Caregivers

Family caregivers are so important there is a month for them: November is National Family Homecare Givers month. Spearheaded by CaregiverAction.org, the group began promoting national recognition of family caregivers in 1994. President Clinton signed the first NFC Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997 and every president since has followed suit [...]

By |2018-11-27T14:37:44-04:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|2 Comments

Coping with Memory Loss

Struggling with memory, or losing one’s memory, is one of the greatest fears of both elderly individuals and their families. There are varying degrees of memory loss and learning the differences between clinical diagnoses will help caregivers and loved ones be more aware of what to look for in symptoms [...]

By |2018-11-27T14:38:16-04:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

Falls in the Elderly and Resulting Injuries

Falls are one of the scariest accidents facing our elderly population. And with good reason. Injuries occur most often from falls. Each year, millions of older individuals—those aged 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people fall each year, but less than half tell their [...]

By |2018-09-20T12:33:35-04:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Medical|1 Comment

Safe Senior Medication Management

Management of medicine – both for short-term use and for chronic care – can be overwhelming and is one of the most stressful tasks for relatives providing home care. Everyone understands that giving medicine correctly is paramount for the best, and safest, care. In the United States, clinicians have access [...]

By |2018-08-19T11:41:57-04:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Medical|1 Comment

How to Know When a Loved One Needs Assistance

Facing change is always difficult and it can be filled with uncertainty especially when decisions must be made regarding care for our elderly parents and loved ones. Moving from independent living to one with any level of care is a decision that should not be taken lightly. The most difficult [...]

By |2018-08-19T11:43:19-04:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

5 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Paying for the care of an aging loved one is a concern for most families and far too often the costs of care come out of their own pocket. When it comes time to utilize assisted living services for your loved ones it's helpful to know you have options and how [...]

By |2018-06-19T13:28:22-04:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|2 Comments

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