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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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When Your Parent Should Not Be Driving

How to Convince Your Elderly Loved One That It is No Longer Safe to Drive Because people are living so much longer, many aging adults outlive their ability to drive at a safe age. Deteriorating health, vision and hearing impairments, and medication interactions can all contribute to unsafe driving conditions, which injure more than  500 […]

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Staying Young

Here is a list of factors that cause people to physically and mentally feel the effects of advancing years—and simple tips for reducing their impact: Move More: Physical neglect as the number one thing that accelerates age and is associated with the vast majority of chronic diseases. Even if you can’t make it to the […]

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Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

For many of us, senior living isn’t a consideration until it becomes a necessity. So when senior care is no longer a matter of “if” but “when,” your loved ones may have trouble getting on board with the idea. Some people think you have to be ready to die before you consider leaving your home.  […]

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Could Mom or Dad use a Home-Care Companion?

If you are concerned about mom and dad being alone most of the day, hiring a home care companion can provide a great solution. In-home caregivers not only provide them with physical assistance, it also offers them help with the emotional and routine aspects of daily life as well. Consider some of these benefits of hiring help […]

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