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Senior Home Safety

Senior Home Safety

More than three-quarters of U.S. adults age 50+ want to stay in their current homes, but less than 10% of U.S. homes are “aging-ready”.  Hence, home safety is increasingly important.  Living at home as you age requires careful planning.   Falls, burns, and...

Moving Toward Home Care

Moving Toward Home Care

Getting your senior to accept help from a home care professional is not always an easy step.  After being completely independent for decades, the idea of having a non-family member so deeply involved in his or her daily activities can be challenging.  Fortunately,...

Talk Now

Talk Now

“It always seems too soon, until it’s too late.” Life begins and life ends.  In between, we make all sorts of plans. Plans for weddings, long vacations, building a new house, selecting a college. Lots of thought goes into these plans and we take planning seriously....

Signs your Identity May Have Been Stolen

Signs your Identity May Have Been Stolen

Unlike a robbery or break-in where you know immediately that you have a loss, identity theft can remain hidden for days or weeks before you know you have been stolen from. Identity thieves search for ways to use your personal information to charge purchases, get your...

When a Senior Falls

When a Senior Falls

“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” This famous line from an old TV commercial is part of the American lexicon.  It is often used as part of a joke, perhaps because the TV commercial was so hokey. But, falling is not a laughing matter.  As we get older, muscles...

Advance Directives – Do Not Delay

Advance Directives – Do Not Delay

As we made plans to include this article in our blog series, we had the overwhelming feeling that “everybody knows this”.  And, as we spoke to the adult children of a few clients we discovered to our dismay that a surprising number of people have not given thought to...

Pineapple Hospitality

Pineapple Hospitality

When the pineapple was introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus in 1493 it was a huge success.  It was a horticultural curiosity and with its sweet taste and unique appearance became a much-coveted epicurean treasure.  But pineapples were very hard to acquire. ...

Surprising Ways to Make Your Senior Sick

Surprising Ways to Make Your Senior Sick

As hard as you work to keep your senior healthy, there are some surprising ways to do just the opposite.  Several common household items that can breed bacteria, viruses and allergens in the home need your further consideration. Pillows. You can’t see them, but dust...

National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregiver Month

There are millions of individuals that give of themselves to help a family member or friend with age-related disabilities and live a more normal life.  These are mostly uncompensated family members, a third of whom, according to the CDC have disabilities themselves....

Medicare Tug-of-War

Medicare Tug-of-War

There are some benefits of joining a Medicare Advantage plan. However, there could be some disadvantages depending on your health and mobility. Having to stay “in network” is one of the drawbacks if you travel a good bit or want total freedom your choice of doctors. ...