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Sep 6th, 2012

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New Technologies for the Kitchen Keep Seniors Safe

Today’s technological advances for the kitchen are truly astounding, making life easier and safer for everyone, especially seniors. The new induction cook tops, for example, heat the pot or pan directly using an electromagnetic field instead of a gas burner or electrical coils. This keeps cooking surfaces cool to the touch and prevents accidental burns, […]

Sep 4th, 2012

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Finding a Caregiver You Can Trust

an analytical essay o often, newspaper headlines can be disturbing. Take the recent news out of Royal Oak, Michigan, for example. This summer, two different women were sentenced for embezzling money from the aging adults in their care. One of the so-called caregivers made $87,000 worth of fraudulent charges on the senior’s credit cards. The […]

Aug 27th, 2012

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If Disaster Strikes, Are You Ready?

As hurricane season continues to heat up and winter weather is fast approaching, now is a good time to make sure that you and the senior family member you care for are prepared for emergencies and disasters. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website offers many informational resources and tools to help caregivers plan, […]

Aug 16th, 2012

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AARP Launches New Campaign to Recognize Concerns of Caregivers

Beginning this Thursday, AARP and the Ad Council are launching a series of public service announcements that recognize the struggles of the more than 42 million Americans who provide consistent care for aging family members. The campaign shows family caregivers silently screaming as they face the physical, financial and emotional challenge of caring for their […]

Jul 17th, 2012

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Singer Amy Grant Encourages Baby Boomers to Plan Ahead

Like many of the millions of baby boomers in this country, Grammy-winning singer and song writer Amy Grant is living in the “sandwich generation,” caring for her children while she also cares for her aging parents. Because of this experience, she’s encouraging her fellow boomers to plan ahead for their financial needs. “Last year, my […]

Jul 12th, 2012

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Aging Adults Want to Live at Home

According to a recent study by AARP, “in the next 20 years, the number of adults age 65 and older will nearly double in the United States. Many of these people will reject high-priced institutional care and, instead, will continue to live in the community, even if they have one or more disabilities.” The choice […]

Jul 10th, 2012

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Adult Children Find Information & Support in Their Communities

Recently, the Jewish Community Services of South Florida presented local workshops titled, “Role Reversal: How to Care for Aging Parents as Their Needs Change Over Time.” The presentation taught the attendees how to talk with their aging parents about sensitive issues, like estate planning, surrendering their driver’s licenses, or hiring homecare or adult daycare providers. […]

Jul 3rd, 2012

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Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums Skyrocket

Many seniors are opening their mail to shocking news from their long-term care insurance companies. Their premiums are increasing this year by 10 to 32% on average, with some insurers increasing prices by as much as 90%. As a result, thousands of seniors on fixed incomes are choosing to reduce their future benefits in order […]

Jun 12th, 2012

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Seniors Left Waiting for State-Run Homecare

tates throughout the country are trying to offer homecare funding and support, but often, it’s too little, too late. A recent article in the CT Mirror, a Connecticut-based publication, tells the story of Antonio Cardoso, a diabetic senior living alone who waited five months to get the state’s homecare assistance, even though he was clearly […]