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How to Prevent Common Senior Scams

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jun 20, 2019 3:59:08 PM
Seniors are victims of fraud more and more in recent years. Unfortunately, seniors are more susceptible to scams, due to increased likelihood of boredom, expendable income, and dementia; not to mention, seniors who did not grow up with technology are easier to be thrown off their guard in the digital space, where many senior scams take place.
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How to Overcome Caregiver Guilt & Reduce Stress When Caring for Aging Parents

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 13, 2019 3:02:00 PM
As you care for a senior family member, you may begin to notice you don’t feel as energetic as you once did. The added work and stress of caring for aging parents and even spouses begins to take a toll on you. As a caregiver, you may be trying to manage two households and deal with your loved ones’ issues while neglecting your own needs. Taking care of yourself may seem like a luxury, but in reality, it’s essential so that you can be at your best as you continue caring for your loved one.
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Before Becoming Your Parent's Caregiver, Ask Yourself These Questions

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 11, 2019 4:35:46 PM
If you're faced with an elderly parent who is at the point of needing a consistent caregiver you're not alone. The Caregiver Action Network shares that nearly one-third of the U.S. population provides care for a family member. Although most will gladly step into the role of caring for their parent at their time of need it's important to understand the personal and financial repercussions that are part of the job. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself and to discuss with your family before deciding to care for mom and dad:          
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How to Structure Your Day as a Caregiver

Posted by Marlene Williams on Feb 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Being a caregiver is stressful, and it's vital to your own well being that you structure your days to provide the best care with the least amount of stress on both you and your parent. 
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Concerns and Fears about Moving Your Parents into an Assisted Living Community

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jan 25, 2017 9:44:00 AM
If you're thinking about moving your parents into an assisted living community you are most likely beset with worries about their future. You'll be relieved to know you're not alone. Most adult children have the same concerns as their parents enter their golden years. Here are the most common fears about moving to an assisted living community:
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With No One to Help, How Can Elders Take Care of Themselves

Posted by Marlene Williams on Nov 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM
As people age, the issue of who will care for them or how they will receive assistance becomes more important. For those who never married or have divorced with no children, they do not have the built-in support system of those with children and grandchildren.
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Dealing with Tough Emotions as Your Parent Ages

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jun 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM
When you are caring for aging parents, you’re dealing with two sets of emotions: yours and your parents’. During this challenging time, emotions can run high. To maintain a relationship – however complicated it may be – you must know how to manage these complex feelings.
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