If you are a long distance caregiver taking care of your parents or other family, a Professional Geriatric Care Manager can be a lifesaver! We developed this primer to help those long-distance caregivers that are considering hiring a Professional Care Manager to help manage the care of their loved ones that live at a distance.
CONTINUE READING Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager
A new report from TransUnion found that about 33 percent of U.S. citizens over 60 had debt, and the average balance is $60,000 or more.
CONTINUE READING Retirement and Debt
By some estimates, 60 percent of Florida’s long-term elder care patients don’t get visitors.
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More organizations are now looking to offer benefits and packages that can help their employees in an elder-care situation.
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According to the lead researchers, the study shows that high-fat diets could slow down the effects of the aging process in humans.
CONTINUE READING Can a High-Fat Diet Slow Down Aging?
Social Security recipients will get a 1.7% cost-of-living raise starting in January, the Social Security Administration announced.
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Your first stop should be the plan finder on Medicare’s website, Medicare.gov.
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The issue of falling down in the senior citizen community is a very big one – even seniors who have fallen and not been injured admit that it creates a new type of fear in them, and that in turn limits their activity.
CONTINUE READING 20 to 30 Hours of Brain Training Could Change Your Life
Concern about mom or dad’s health and well-being is top of mind for many baby boomers today.
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Beginning this month, many workers will get Social Security benefit estimate statements in their mailboxes for the first time since 2011.
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A few months after my mother’s 95th birthday, she fell at her home and hit her head, requiring stitches and blood transfusions. She has not been the same since.
CONTINUE READING Commentary: Medicare’s ‘observation’ status a financial black hole
70% of people over 65 will need some form of long-term care at some point.
CONTINUE READING Do Retirees Need Long Term Care Insurance?
Brain exercises may be just as good for your balance as for your mental acuity, according to two recent studies.
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Caring for an ailing loved one can be an overwhelming, chaotic and stressful task.
CONTINUE READING The Cost of Caring For Aging Parents
Few things are more disturbing than stories of elder abuse. But while physical abuse and neglect of seniors gets plenty of attention, financial abuse of the elderly is less visible.
CONTINUE READING Look Who’s Defrauding Your Mom and Dad
Half of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the risk of falls, according to new research.
CONTINUE READING Many Commonly Prescribed Drugs Taken By Older Adults Can Raise Risk of Falls
It’s a fate that baby boomers and seniors seek to escape: moving into a facility or in with their children.
CONTINUE READING Living at Home, But Not Home Alone
As baby boomers age, the number of adults who need some type of assistance will continue to rise.
CONTINUE READING How to Use Care When Hiring a Caregiver
Being physically active in middle age appears to help reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, suggest the findings from two new studies.
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Navigating the maze of eldercare options can be challenging. A geriatric assessment can help you figure out the level of care your loved one needs.
CONTINUE READING When Should You Push for a Geriatric Assessment?
Efforts to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier and more cheaply are focusing on signs of the ailment in the eye and sense of smell.
CONTINUE READING Key to Detecting Alzheimer’s Early Could Be in the Eye