• Improving Home Safety for Seniors

    Many seniors are choosing to stay in their family homes for as long as possible. Learn about improving home safety for seniors.

    Although retirement communities have a variety of benefits, many seniors are choosing to stay in their family home. As the “baby boomer” population ages, improving home safety for seniors and figuring out how to live independently and comfortably in our homes is of vital importance.  

  • Technology Ideas to Help Seniors Live Independently

    It often takes a helping hand to help seniors live independent, active lives. Learn more about some technology ideas to help seniors live independently.

    Most people don’t relish the thought of sending their elderly spouse, parent, or grandparent to a retirement home. Fortunately, a variety of new technologies provide solutions for those who want to help a senior loved one stay in their own home for as long as possible.

  • Caring for an Aging Loved One With Dementia

    Caring for an aging loved one with dementia is not easy. Learn how to provide care while dealing with the physical and emotional challenges of being a caregiver.

    A diagnosis of dementia can affect every family member, especially the family member who steps in to act as the primary caregiver. In today’s struggling economy, most people do not have the resources to hire a qualified nurse or health aide to provide full-time care. Instead, a trusted family member may step in to try to provide the help that someone suffering from dementia needs.  

  • Benefits of Having a Will

    There are many benefits of having a will. If someone dies without a will in place, probate courts determine how to distribute assets. Read on to learn more benefits of having a will.

    Most people think that when they pass away, their worldly possessions automatically go to their next of kin, even without a will. Unfortunately, this is incorrect.  In reality, if an individual dies without a will, probate courts determine how to distribute assets.

  • How to Pay For Assisted Living Care

    Are you wondering how to pay for assisted living care? For many seniors, one of the biggest struggles is figuring out how to pay for assisted living care.

    For many seniors, one of today’s biggest struggles is figuring out how to pay for assisted living care. Typically, people turn to public sources, such as Medicare and Medicaid. For seniors on Medicare, the first 100 days of in-patient assisted living care is typically covered. After the initial100 day period is over, an expensive daily co-pays kick in, or a patient would be forced to switch to Medicaid.

  • Top Reasons to Update Your Will

    Why should you update your will? Here are some of the top reasons to update your will, helping to ensure that a solid financial plan is in place for your family.

    One of the most important personal documents to update on a regular basis is your will.  Since circumstances and situations often change, it is important for your will to be occasionally updated to reflect these changes.

  • Respecting a Senior Citizen With Dementia

    Respecting a senior with dementia can be a daily struggle for you and your loved ones. Maintain respect for your loved one as their memory, judgment, and ability may deteriorate.

  • Helping a Loved One Cope With a Loss of Independance

    What are some ways in helping a loved one cope with a loss of independence? Incorrporate these strategies for fostering cooperation and open communication. 

    How do you help an aging loved one who doesn't want help? Helping a loved one cope with a loss of independence means understanding strategies for fostering cooperation and communication.  

  • Paying for In-Home Care For Seniors

    Paying for in-home care for an aging parent or spouse may pose a challenge for many families. Since in-home care is expensive, it is a key issue to consider during long-term financial planning.

    Paying for in-home care often poses a challenge for many working families.  However, in-home care is often necessary to help an aging parent or spouse stay in the home they love. Since in-home care is usually expensive, it is a key issue to consider when planning for the future. 

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Home Care

    If a senior in your life has received a prognosis of Alzeimer’s or dementia, you may not know where to turn. Alzheimer’s and dementia home care can help a loved one stay in their home.

    A prognosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can strike dread in the hearts of caregivers If a senior in your life has received this prognosis,  you may not know where to turn. Learn more about how Alzheimer’s and dementia may affect someone that you love and how you can ensure that he or she receives the care they need.