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We know that it can be tough, finding care for a loved one, or taking care of them yourself. So we offer our end users a blog with information on care giving, choosing a community, senior living and care news and just for fun!

Keeping Up with Record Keeping and Why It Matters

Imagine that you suddenly fall ill and are taken unconscious to the hospital. Will your family have your Directive Regarding Who May Receive Medical Information so they can get updated on your condition? Will your family be able to find your Medical Power of Attorney so that they can act…

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Considering Mexico…Retirement housing aims to entice baby boomers south of the border

Is it possible that retirement’s best kept secret is south of the U.S. border—in Mexico? Apparently there’s a ground swell of believers. As millions of American “baby boomers” reach retirement age, members of the Mexican health care industry, at least, expect many retirees to head south due to a variety…

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Senior communities take cues from resorts

Yesterday’s senior-living communities often resembled hospitals. Tomorrow’s will take their cues from hotels. “You may have to look twice at some before you realize they aren’t upscale hotels or resorts,” said Bob Lagoyda, an executive with the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. As the senior-living market…

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Tips for Maximizing Positive Relationships with Persons who have Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related Dementia

Be complimentary. In the early stages, these individuals often realize that something is wrong. Compliments make them feel better. Focus on the abilities that a person still has rather than on what abilities he has lost. That can be a little tricky with a group, but following tip three will…

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Ten Things the Average Person Does Not Know About Annuities

Deferred annuities possess characteristics found nowhere else. They play an important part in seniors’ portfolios. Seniors hold billions of dollars in deferred annuities. However, my experience is that the average person knows little about the unique advantages of deferred annuities, much less the options they have during the holding period….

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Public Notice: New Government Program for Homeowners 62 & older

Reverse Mortgages are a new form of mortgages designed to help senior homeowners age 62 and older. They are good for seniors with a low or fixed income as well as those in higher income brackets. A Reverse Mortgage enables seniors to tap into their home equity without the burden…

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Value-Based Perspectives in Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Assisted Living communities are popping up all over the country. So many choices have made identifying the best value a real consumer challenge. All communities are attractive. All offer meals, house-keeping and activities. However, the philosophical focus of a community can mean the difference between simple maintenance and a comprehensive,…

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Substance Abuse Awareness For Seniors

Substance abuse problems often go unrecognized by seniors or their family. It is extremely important that seniors carefully monitor the use of both prescription and non-prescription medicines and strictly limit their alcohol intake. Keeping a list of all medications that includes the dosage requirements can help seniors and their physicians…

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Important Questions You Should Ask

When selecting a nursing home, assisted living facility, or any type of elderly care, we recommended that you ask the following questions of the administrator or admissions coordinator: What levels of care do they offer? Do they accept Medicare or Medicaid? Are there any restrictions on the type of patients…

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Choosing an Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Community

Knowing what to do and where to turn for help when our loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or related memory impairment/dementia can be very confusing. Due to the progression of the disease and the symptoms that typically accompany it, more help may be required than can be…

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