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The World’s Fittest Senior Citizen

May 29, 2015

The World’s Fittest Senior Citizen by Tony Rovere Most of the time the articles that I write deal with the difficulty that seniors and their caregivers face on a day-to-day basis. Often, I am writing about the questions that I get asked…such as those regarding respite care, dental care, applying for Medicaid, legal assistance and […]

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Is your Life Insurance Worth More Than You Think?

April 2, 2015

Don’t Get Rid Of Your Life Insurance…It Could Help Fund Your Senior Years! When Seniors need money, they typically tap into the equity of their home with a reverse mortgage, go into savings or liquidate investments like stocks and bonds. These can all be practical solutions for the funding of healthcare and living expenses. But […]

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Are You Prepared for Unexpected Life Events?

February 17, 2015

A few years ago, I put together a large 3-ring binder with every important document I could think of — the deed to our house, our life insurance policies, our wills, Social Security cards, Powers of Attorney, recent financial statements and other essential documents. I showed my life organizer to our 3 sons, explaining if […]

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Tips to Help Combine Working and Caregiving

November 3, 2014

In  2014 National Study of Employers, published by the Families and Work Institute, it is noted that  75% of employers provide paid or unpaid time off for employees to administer care with no strings attached.  43% of surveyed employers provide employees with information about referral care resources.  41% offer Dependent Care Assistant Plans  7% offer […]

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Best Strategies for Taking Care of Aging Parents at Home

September 8, 2014

Last week, the PBS Newshour featured an online article by Bonnie Lawrence of the Family Caregiver Alliance. Included in the options was this: A newer option, called Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities, NORCs orVillages, offers members—generally a group of older people who live in the same geographic area—services such as home repair, transportation and social/educational activities. There’s a fee […]

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Technology and Caregiving-Apps and More

August 19, 2014

CareNovate Magazine published a very interesting article on new technologies and apps to help enhance and improve the caregiving experience … both for the caregiver and the cared for. You can read it here: http://carenovatemag.com/technology-and-caregiving/  

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Do you care for aging parents long distance?

July 14, 2014

New technologies are taking the angst out of worrying and caring for aging parents who live far away…or close by! You can now set up many different devices to check on your folks remotely. Check out this article posted on AARP. Peace of mind can be coming your way very soon… http://www.aarp.org/home-family/personal-technology/info-2014/is-this-the-end-of-the-nursing-home.html

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Virtual Dementia Tour_Leeza Gibbons

July 13, 2014

http://www.americanownews.com/story/24657356/take-the-virtual-dementia-tour When I trained to become a Certified Senior Advisor ®, one of the exercises we did was to put on gloves and rubber bands around our fingers, glasses that distorted our vision and something that distorted our hearing. We were then given instructions to do some tasks that a Senior might do…but with some limiting […]

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Are you clear about Hospice benefits?

April 9, 2014

One of the email lists I am on is Seniority Matters- For Everything That Clicks with Seniors.  It’s a bi-weekly advice column and recently Nancy covered a question about Hospice Care and I thought it was valuable since so many people are still confused about Hospice benefits so I include it here:       […]

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The Future of Aging

April 7, 2014

In early March this year, I attended a terrific the American Society on Aging’s 2014 conference in San Diego. I was very impressed with the diversity of the many, many sessions, the resources in the Exhibit Hall and the terrific General sessions.  There were over 2800 participants at this event, which  offered cutting edge information […]

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