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We recently visited with Caring Transitions, to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: Caring Transitions is the oldest and most recognized National Franchise in America in their industry. In an unregulated industry, Caring Transitions makes sure anyone who works for them goes through... Continue reading
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It is easy to succumb to the clutches of depression at any stage of life. Life is full of surprises and twists, and not all of them have a positive effect on the psyche. However, once a senior is in the grasp of depression, it is often difficult to find... Continue reading
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The smart personal assistant revolution is moving forward at a breakneck pace. It took approximately 30 years for the cellular telephone to begin outnumbering people on the planet, but smart personal assistants are projected to outnumber humans in half that time by 2021. The technology-research firm Canalys expects 100 million... Continue reading
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We recently visited with CarePatrol to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: CarePatrol is the nation’s largest concierge senior placement organization whose Mission is to find the safest care options for seniors across America. CarePatrol was founded by a Social Worker over 24... Continue reading
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Estate planning requires specialized planning when you have a child with special needs. Looking to the future as to how your child will be able to function in the world as they age is particularly tricky to assess. What is the child’s long-term prognosis and what type of care is... Continue reading
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It is all over the media that nearly half of Americans aged 55 and older have no retirement savings in an individual retirement account (IRA) or 401(k) according to the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO). Also, while two out of five households do have a defined benefit plan (traditional pension),... Continue reading
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Somewhere in the world, every three seconds, someone is being diagnosed with dementia. Dementia is a catchall phrase that refers to many types of neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative diseases bring about the onset of dementia including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia, vascular dementia (currently... Continue reading
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Veterans are an important class of our population and as such, it is important to know about the various benefits available to them. Many of the benefits are based on the type of service by the veteran, the health of the veteran, or a combination of these factors. We have... Continue reading
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While aging in place is very popular among the baby boomer generation, about one-third of those retirees would choose to live elsewhere. The family remains the most significant factor when deciding where retirees live, followed by the general livability of an area and desirable weather conditions. The decision about where... Continue reading
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Your parent is getting on in age, but you don't have a clear idea if there is a plan in place for their care. It is a difficult topic to broach; no one wants to talk about death and the financial realities that come with aging. Instead of having a... Continue reading
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Estate planning is important for people of all ages, but as we age, the need for planning becomes even more critical. Many people avoid estate planning, because they do not want to think about the end of life, failing health or disability. Others believe that an estate plan is only... Continue reading
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By far the largest types of insurance fraud are scams against government and private health care insurers. Scammers frequently target government insurance like Medicare by stealing newly issued medical ID cards and then stealing identities. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates that tens of billions of dollars are lost annually... Continue reading
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A poor, non-nutritional diet, particularly one high in sugar can have disastrous consequences for overall health particularly in our more senior years. The sugar effect is cumulative and some of the bodily harm sugar causes can take months or years to undo, if it can be undone at all. The... Continue reading
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A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. It allows someone who you appoint (your agent) to make decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated. If you have not appointed an agent then your friends and family may... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Right at Home to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: Right at Home Indianapolis North is a locally owned business focusing on quality in-home care with a personal touch. They strive to provide excellent 24/7 communication with their clients... Continue reading
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As we age, simple things we took for granted as kids become more difficult -- and more expensive. That’s a truth all of us know. What you may not realize is that the aging middle class will face unique difficulties going forward. The private market offers options for assisted living,... Continue reading
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Projected demographics indicate that memory care is about to become a booming market of opportunity for the development of facilities for specialized memory care needs. Some of the fundamental changes include inventive care settings that are vastly different than existing dementia support floors and secure units. Some of the care... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Senior Helpers to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: Senior Helpers was founded after the owner’s firsthand experience in caring for their loved one. Their focus is dependable service, continuity of caregivers, peace of mind for the family, quality... Continue reading
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A study conducted by The Blackstone Group, an independent research firm, on behalf of Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement outlines some very unsettling data regarding middle-income baby boomer retirement care preparedness. According to the survey above, the bleak financial reality of this demographic is that 79 percent of... Continue reading
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It’s an unfortunate fact that seniors can be prime targets for financial abuse and scams. Sadly, the elderly are often taken advantage of by strangers — and sometimes even their own family members. That’s why it’s important that planning is in place to help seniors protect themselves and their assets.... Continue reading
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The golden years are turning into bankruptcy red for many retired and aging Americans. While medical advances are keeping seniors alive longer, the associated healthcare costs in the quest for longevity are being off-loaded onto the older individual at a time when reduced income is a hallmark of senior living.... Continue reading
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The United States veteran population is some 20 million strong, many of whom face health challenges separate from non-Veterans. Due to their military training, Veterans have a well-defined culture that is strong on values, codes of conduct, respect of superiors, and customs to name a few. Due to this culture,... Continue reading
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Going to the doctor is more than just casual small talk with a stranger. Often, you must explain your ailment quickly and succinctly, trust that your doctor has your best interests at heart and will keep your confidentiality; and make yourself vulnerable and talk about health issues that may be... Continue reading
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When it comes to establishing wills and estate plans, older Americans outpace their younger counterparts. Still, a significant number — 19 percent of those over age 72 and 42 percent of those between 53 and 71, according to survey data — lack any type of estate plan. Although managing these... Continue reading
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It is no secret that a healthy lifestyle has a significant impact on your well-being and the earlier you implement a healthy lifestyle strategy, the greater the potential benefit regarding your longevity. Your lifespan can be increased by as much as 14 years for a woman and 12.2 years for... Continue reading