Ten Tips to Protect the Seniors You Love From Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can happen to anyone at any time. Older Americans are susceptible not only to scams but also becoming victims of abuse. Studies report that one in ten seniors will be abused during their lifetime. Further, it is reported that the majority of this abuse with […]

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How Do I Choose the Right Nursing Home for My Mom?

There is never a right time to start caring for an aging parent. The role of the caregiver can be difficult both emotionally and physically, and there may come a time when you cannot care for your parent on your own. Should this time come, you and […]

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Do You Know the Signs of Caregiver Burnout?

Family caregivers provide the majority of care for our elders in America. Although many of us take on the role of family caregiver eagerly to help our loved ones, it can be quite different than we initially expected. Most caregivers are unpaid, yet work much longer hours […]

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How to Choose the Right Decision Maker for You

Aging, serious illnesses and life-threatening accidents happen to everyone. The question is – are you prepared for them? One of the best ways to prepare for these situations is to plan early and have a trusted decision maker in place.  You want to select someone you trust […]

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Prevention Is Better Than a Cure

Exercise and Physical Activity As We Age   The benefits of exercise and being physically active are well known for people of all ages, but it becomes increasingly important as we age. Regular exercise and physical activity can help you to:   Maintain or improve physical strength […]

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The Affordable Care Act: How It Impacts Our Senior Population

Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has been the subject of many heated debates and a cause for some confusion among most of the population.  In order to assist you in serving your senior clientele, this issue of the ElderCounselorTM will attempt to shed […]

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An Overview of the Defense of Marriage Act Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a historic decision in U.S. v. Windsor[1] that could have far-reaching effects on seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans who are married to, or plan to marry, a person of the same gender.  This edition of the ElderCounselor™ will provide an overview […]

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The Staggering Costs of Dementia

Most of us know of someone who has been diagnosed with dementia. It is a costly, heart-breaking and life-altering syndrome that is nearly doubling in numbers of people affected worldwide every 20 years[1]. Dementia has affected the likes of Norman Rockwell, E.B. White, Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, […]

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Facts & Myths about Your Home and Elder Care

Are you wondering what to do about your home if a family member needs care due to aging or disability? Most elders and persons with disabilities do not have good long term care (LTC) insurance policies to provide adequate funds to pay for the care they need […]

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