5 Ways to Find Cash for Caregivers

The recession wiped out plenty of well-paying jobs, and it’s created lots of backbreaking unpaid ones. More than 20 million Americans provide care to a parent who needs help but is not in a nursing home, according to a 2009 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP.

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Plan for Long-Term Care

The New Year is upon us. Time to face our holiday spending and our waistlines! More importantly, it is that time of year when many reflect back on their accomplishments as well as disappointments.

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Reducing Disabilities As We Age

As our population ages, disabilities will reach record numbers and affect the quality of life of baby boomers and caregivers. Those who suffer from a number of ailments at one time face substantial hurdles to maintain a quality lifestyle, and quality care.

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Eye Care Advice for Aging Eyes in South Florida

Growing older and getting reading glasses seem to go hand in hand, just like getting gray hair or wrinkles as you age. But that doesn’t have to be the case if you take steps to care for your eyes as you age.

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9 Things to Consider in Your Search for an Assisted Living Facility in South Florida

As people age and need more help with daily activities, such as bathing or taking medication, moving to a facility that provides some assistance, without sacrificing independence, may be an option.

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Don’t Let Achy Knees Keep You Out of Life’s Game

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can happen to anyone; in fact more than 10 million.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids are Key to a Healthier Life

Research shows they promote heart health and reduce pain in people with rheumatoid arthritis. They also may help treat autism, bipolar disorder, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD and prostate cancer.

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Managing your Diabetes Costs in South Florida

For the nearly 24 million Americans with diabetes, the cost of medication and other items related to diabetes care can be nearly two and a half times greater than medical costs for those without the disease.

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Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever in South Florida

Physical disabilities that limit mobility are increasing among middle-age Americans, a new study reports, and experts say the trend could have serious long-term consequences for the U.S. health-care system.

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The New Generation of Hearing Aids

“If you think hearing aids are synonymous with getting old or becoming less capable, think again,” says Dr. Kathy Landau Goodman, chairperson of the Audiology Awareness Campaign.

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Time to Take the Keys Away from a Loved One with Dementia

The decision on when an aging loved one should stop driving is never an easy one, but the issue becomes even more complex – and heart-wrenching – when the loved one also suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. How do you know when someone is no longer safe to drive?

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Risk of Death Persists After a Hip Fracture

Older men and women who break a hip are five to eight times more likely to die in the first three months after the fracture, a new study by Belgian researchers has found.

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Dementia Caregiving in South Florida

Feeling taken for granted as a caregiver is incredibly common.

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March is National Kidney Month

26 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and millions more are at risk. Most people are not aware that they have CKD or are at risk.

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Smart Tips for Baby Boomer Retirement Planning in South Florida

If you are one of America’s 78.2 million baby boomers, you are likely considering what ideal retirement will look like, and the steps required achieving it.

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Caring for Senior Veterans in South Florida – VA Long Term Care Benefits

The United States has fought many wars throughout the world to keep freedom here at home and continues to do so. From the beginning our country has established a program to care for the men and women of our military who fought in those wars, many of whom are now in their senior years.

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South Florida Geriatric Care Managers and Elder Law Attorneys – Your Elder Advisor Team

Elder law attorneys specialize in legal issues affecting the elderly. They are knowledgeable about Medicare and Medicaid programs and assist the elderly and their families with all aspects of estate planning and necessary legal documents. Professional Geriatric Care Managers specialize in assisting seniors and their families to navigate the patchwork quilt of care providers and obtain the appropriate resources and services to optimize their health, safety, and well being. A Certified Care Manager can be an invaluable resource, especially when adult children are dealing with complex care and have their own busy schedules or are managing from a distance.

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Pneumonia and Elders in South Florida

Pneumonia is a major cause of mortality among seniors aged 65 and older. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people die each year from pneumonia than from automobile accidents

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Talking with Aging Parents about Assisted Living in Florida

It’s important to talk with parents about senior living options before the need arises. Florida offers an incredible variety of assisted living options – at bargain prices compared to other locations in the country. But there is a RIGHT approach and WRONG approach when broaching the subject with Mom & Dad…

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Healthy Joints Keep Seniors Active in South Florida

The new year often means resolutions like being healthier or exercising more often. What many people don’t know is that our joints are the critical part of the body that allows us to be active and do the activities we most enjoy.

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