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When mom or dad can no longer live independently, it's time to make arrangements for long-term care.  Unfortunately, many families are not prepared for the enormous costs associated with getting loved ones the care they need. According to Genworth 2013 cost of care report you can expect to pay nearly $20 an hour to bring a home health care worker into their home.  If your loved one needs to b...read more
The Importance of Eye Care and Vision Checks for Veterans   Elmer was 83 years old and had served during World War II. He wasn’t directly involved in any active combat situation, but he knew a number of friends who were. Some of them never returned home. Through the years Elmer remained active within his community, especially through the VFW. He was constantly marching in parades, spending t...read more
Do you cringe every time you see your mom or dad try to walk the stairs in their home?  Does it break your heart to know they are isolated now that they can no longer drive?  Do you worry about them being able to remember to take their medications? You might not have to worry about any of these again if they were to move into an assisted living facility.  Here are five reasons they might ben...read more
Using Technology to Age in Place
Tue, Jun/9/2015 2:04
Learn about gadgets and gizmos that can support seniors at home and provide peace of mind to loved ones and caregivers. Though seniors are becoming more technology savvy all the time, many are still skeptical about the latest devices. But when someone wants to age in place instead of leaving their home, technology can be a lifesaver. "It can allow an aging loved one to remain safe in their h...read more
For a long time it might have seemed as though there wasn’t a great deal of help available to veterans, especially the elderly.  Even today many family members assume that if they are on a fixed, limited income, they simply can’t afford the type of care they may require at home. In truth, however, there are numerous programs available for aging veterans that can help them pay for the type of ...read more
Senior Care Payment Options
Wed, Apr/22/2015 4:37
Although long-term care insurance is often cited as the best option to pay for ongoing senior care, buying isn't always practical.  Premiums can be expensive and older individuals may find themselves considered uninsurable by many companies. Fortunately, there are other ways to pay for long-term care. If your parent or loved one has a life insurance policy, they may be able to convert their...read more
Here is a great article by Sally Abrahms that has some great advice of how to handle different situations with again parents.   Our parents always told us to listen to them, but what happens when they refuse to listen to us? Adult children are finding that Father doesn’t always know best when it comes to his driving, diet, housing, caregiving, health, medication or other important is...read more
It is probably safe to say: most of our elders, parents and loved ones feel safe, secure, and most comfortable in their own homes. But, what if there was an unexpected crisis (your parent had a fall) or you have ongoing concerns about their ability to remain safely at home by themselves?  How can you help your loved one to "age in place" - that is to live in their homes for as long as possible...read more
5 Ways to Help Aging Parents
Mon, Feb/23/2015 3:27
I found this great article written by Joe Henderson at estatemap.com Remember when you were young and cool? Your parents did gobs of things you thought were nerdy. Why? Because they were old and you were young. It was your job to be the arbiter of cool. But here’s the thing. They weren’t really old. They were probably younger than you are right now. Yikes, huh? And here’s the othe...read more
According to the Alzheimer's Association more than 5 million people were living with Alzheimer's disease in 2014.  However, not every person with Alzheimer's disease functions at the same level.  Keep reading to learn how you can help your loved one. "Early-stage" is a term used to describe individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and are still in the beginning stages of the disea...read more
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