elder care

Understanding Scams that Seniors Face

March 11, 2014

Recently, I attended a webinar sponsored by Home Instead, focused on the many different scams and abuse that Seniors are often subject to.

I’d like to summarize some of the poignant points made in that webinar.

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Understanding Advance Health Care Directives

July 16, 2013

We all need to plan for the future. Thoughtfully creating a set of advance health care directives can be one of the most important and rewarding things we can do for ourselves, at any adult age.

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A Medicare Part D Cost Saving Success Story

May 30, 2013

Medicare…the word alone can instantly evoke confusion, a feeling of being lost in a tangle of incomprehensible regulations and misguided hearsay.

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Travel with Seniors

April 16, 2013

Having just returned from a 10 day trip to the Caribbean, I’ve been giving some thought to how to travel safely with Seniors so they can continue to enjoy the many benefits of getting out in the world.

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7 Tips to Avoiding Financial Elder Abuse

February 19, 2013

Financial elder abuse is becoming an increasing problem in our society. The frightening part is the sophistication of these scammers:

By preying on the emotions of our seniors, they are able to convince them to wire money to unknown accounts.

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Adult Children Caring for Parents and Avoiding Medical Errors

February 12, 2013

Recently, EldercareABC.com published the following article in their newsletter:

Children caring for parents often assist in keeping track of their parent’s health records. This can be a daunting task as many seniors see multiple physicians who may prescribe several medications for a variety of conditions. Keeping good medication and medical records can help prevent dangerous medical and medication errors.

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When the Time Comes

January 29, 2013

Last night I read a wonderful publication published by HospiceCare in the Berkshires, Inc. called “When the Time Comes” a Caregiver’s Guide. This sweet little booklet was written to help those of us who are not in the medical field, learn what to expect when a loved one is dying as well as things we can do to care for someone in the final weeks and days of life.

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Your Mother-in-law needs a place to live…

January 17, 2013

 Have you lived through a scene like this one? Are you afraid you might someday? When we go about our daily lives assuming all is well, we  often feel like we’ve been hit with a Mack truck when a crisis occurs. You don’t want to be making decisions in a panic mode like the woman […]

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Would my aging parent (AND I) benefit from an Adult Day Health Center?

January 16, 2013

Adult Day Health (ADH) Centers provide a wide range of day services for both disabled individuals and the elderly.  Some of the names that Adult Day Health Centers are known by include: Adult Day Care Center, Adult Day Services, Adult Day Residential and Care and Medical Adult Day Care Services.     The primary goals of adult […]

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Crucial Steps to Hiring an Independent Home Caregiver

January 15, 2013

(Image: National Senior Living Partners Network) Yesterday we went over the Pros and Cons of hiring home caregivers for your aging parents independently or through a Home Care Agency. Today I am going to talk to you about the steps you should take if you’ve decided to hire a freelance caregiver on your own.       There […]

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