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Making the Most of Your Visits

When your parent (relative/old friend)  moves into senior living, you may have some questions about how best to handle your visits. How often should you visit? How long should the visit be? Is there a limit to how many people should visit at one time? What are some good things to do during the course of […]

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Really Good Gifts for Seniors

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but it can be the most stressful time of the year, too. Shopping for a loved one in senior living may present a challenge. Where can you find memorable gifts that show you really care? put together a really good list of gifts of smart gifts […]

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Assistive Devices for Seniors

From the 10/23/2017 Senior Living Blog of A Place for Mom   For many individuals with senior parents who live in their own homes, mobility and safety is a constant worry. Declining agility and unsteadiness can result in falls with devastating injuries for seniors, as well tasks that were previously simple, such as getting out of […]

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Healthy Aging Month

The numbers of people over 45 is growing every year. September is Healthy Aging® Month and the time to get started on better health practices. This month is the time to celebrate life and turn over a new leaf.  September is Healthy Aging Month, a month dedicated to helping individuals gain a more positive outlook about […]

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What Matters Most in Senior Living?

There are many factors that help families determine whether their aging parent will be happy in a senior living community—the atmosphere, the dining experience, the activities, and the location.   A study done by, of families who toured facilities and others whose family member moved there, reported that the most commonly cited attribute for a […]

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Reviewing Your Will

You might want to review your will when…. There’s a birth or adoption of a child, grandchild or other family member After a marriage or divorce A person named in your will passes away Your children, grandchildren or other heirs reach adulthood There are changes in your executor, guardian, and/or trustee’s circumstances The value of […]

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Short-term Care Insurance

What Is Short-Term Care Insurance? A little-known insurance option can be an answer for some people who might need care, but are unable to buy long term care insurance.  Short-term care insurance provides short-term coverage for nursing home, assisted living or home care. The typical Short-Term Care insurance (STCi) policy provides coverage for 1 year or […]

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Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans

Did your parent serve in the military? If so, he or she or their serving spouse may apply for Veterans or Survivors Benefits.  The VA helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension benefit, a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans. Veterans Pension is […]

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