Ideas to Help Aging Parents with Their Estate Plan This October

Estate planning is critical for elder seniors, but they often require assistance from their adult children, and who better to help than a loving family member? Put simply, estate planning involves the growth, conservation, and transfer of wealth from an individual to his or her family, or […]

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What is the Difference Between Traditional Medicare and an Advantage Plan?

Many Older Americans today are not as familiar with their Medicare policy as they could be. In fact, research shows there is continued confusion over the difference between Traditional Medicare and Advantage Plans. One of our goals, as we prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment period, is […]

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7 Alarming Facts About Senior Adult Falls and What to Do About It

Falling is not a normal part of the aging process, and yet it happens. According to the National Council on Aging, millions of American seniors suffer falls every year and the consequences are often catastrophic. Consider these alarming facts: One in four Americans aged 65 and older […]

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Long-Term Care Planning Considerations As You Contemplate Retirement

Did you know that only 13 percent of Older Americans are prepared for the costs of long-term care? Research suggests this may be due to rising costs of living and medical expenses, as well as the common misconception that only seniors require long-term care. In reality, the […]

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Medical Alert System Add-Ons for Senior Adults

Medical alert systems are important safety technologies that can facilitate emergency assistance and save lives. They are particularly well-suited for seniors, many of whom face elevated risks of falling and other health-related emergencies. Do you know how medical alert systems work? Let us provide an example: A […]

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4 Tips for Protecting Your Minor Children While They’re at Home This Summer

Most children look forward to summertime and a long break from school. Lazy days, sleeping in and more time with friends, and no homework, is a kid’s dream. More time at home, however, also means increased exposure to home health hazards. Many common child-related accidents occur in […]

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Tips You Need When It Comes to Ancillary Probate

When creating an estate plan, many people prepare their plans with the goal of avoiding probate in mind. Probate is the legal process through which the assets of a deceased person are distributed to the appropriate beneficiaries. Unfortunately, this can be a lengthy and expensive process, and […]

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5 Summer Safety Tips to Help Mom and Dad That You Might Not Have Considered

Did you know that rising summer temperatures means rising health risks for millions of American seniors? The main reason, according to the National Institutes of Health, is that the body’s ability to respond to heat is diminished in older age. As a result, serious heat-related health concerns […]

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Surprising Facts About Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

Did you know elder abuse is defined as the mistreatment or harming of an older person? It can be physical, emotional or sexual in nature, and includes neglect and financial exploitation. It is also illegal, although it impacts millions of American seniors every year. One of the […]

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Elder Care Tips in Light of the Changes to the VA Pension Rules

The rules governing the VA Pension program changed last year on October 18, 2018. Previously, although the program had regulations, qualification was not clearly defined for the veteran and his or her dependents who needed to claim benefits. This may have been one of the causes of […]

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