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Tips for Spotting Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

Tips for Spotting Signs of Elder Financial Abuse Elder financial abuse, also known as elder financial exploitation, is a serious and growing concern as the population ages. According to a 2023 AARP report, Americans over 60 lose an estimated $28.3 billion annually, with more than 70% of these losses caused by someone known to the victim,… Read More

The Concerns of Solo Aging

The Concerns of Solo Aging Aging alone is a reality for a significant portion of the older population, with unique benefits and challenges that can impact one’s emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. While living alone offers independence and the freedom to pursue one’s own lifestyle, it can also lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation, and… Read More

Tips for Hiring Home Care

Tips for Hiring Home Care When a loved one needs more help than family members can provide, many people turn to home caregivers. But the process of finding a home caregiver can be complicated. Directly hiring a caregiver comes with the tax implications of becoming an employer. Agencies are numerous and have varying care requirements… Read More

After the Holidays—Do Your Parents Need Help?

After the Holidays—Do Your Parents Need Help? After the holidays, many of us return to our daily routines after spending quality time with family. During these reunions—and reflecting on them—we may recognize changes in our parents. And, while it’s normal for people to evolve over time, sometimes changes indicate a need for additional help. So,… Read More

There’s an App for That!

There’s an App for That! Taking care of someone with dementia is a big job. Depending on the stage of dementia and a loved one’s abilities, dementia caregiving can involve a wide-ranging set of challenges for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Thankfully, technology is catching up to the unique needs of people… Read More

What Is Hospice Care?

What Is Hospice Care? End-of-life is one of the most vulnerable times for patients and their loved ones. The entire situation—including the decisions and emotions—can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there is a healthcare service dedicated to helping people in these very moments of crisis: hospice care. What is hospice care? Hospice care is specialty medical care… Read More

How to Have a Successful Nursing Home Visit

How to Have a Successful Nursing Home Visit Visiting a nursing home can be an emotional, overwhelming, yet rewarding experience. Nursing home residents can get lonely, especially during the holidays, and regular visits provide numerous mental and physical benefits. Whether visiting a loved one or volunteering during the holidays, you want to make the most… Read More

Managing Caregiver Guilt

Managing Caregiver Guilt Caring for a loved one can be immensely rewarding, but it can also bring about feelings of guilt, especially when caregivers believe they are falling short of their own expectations or those of others. Coping with caregiver guilt is important for both the caregiver’s well-being and the quality of care they provide…. Read More

The Ultimate Social Influencer? Grandparents.

The Ultimate Social Influencer? Grandparents. The poet Odgen Nash joked, “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” We often think of grandparents spoiling their grandchildren, loading them up with sugar just in time to return them to their parents as hyperactivity sets in. But the truth is, grandparents play an important role… Read More

7 Helpful Tips for Helping Your Parents Downsize

7 Helpful Tips for Helping Your Parents Downsize Are you taking on the insurmountable task of helping your parents downsize? As we age, we eventually need less space. But the task of moving your parents from a longtime family home (with years of stuff) to a retirement community, assisted living, or smaller home is time-consuming… Read More