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August 10th, 2022

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Depending on your level of health and vitality, the aging process can be much easier for some than it is for others. While the notion of growing old creeps up on some people in more gradual ways, many seniors are faced with a sudden or newly discovered debilitating health issue. Caretakers are often blindsided as Read more >>

June 7th, 2022

Safe Driving Information for Seniors and Caregivers

When is the right time for an older adult to stop driving? The answer to that question is different for everyone. As a person ages, declining health conditions can deteriorate in ways that make safely operating a vehicle a challenge. Hearing and vision can worsen, reaction times slow down, and certain medications can cause side Read more >>

October 9th, 2021

Online Fraud: 7 Common Scams & Tips for Avoiding Them

Scammers still rely on the phone, but they’ve also expanded their frauds to the digital world. Staying vigilant and skeptical is critical to avoid being defrauded. Protect yourself by protecting your personal and financial data. Distrust any request for your Social Security Number or payment via credit or debit card, ACH, EFT or other option. Read more >>

August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Your Personal Care Plan

How to make sure the right help will always be there – a closer look at the personal care plan. What is a personal care plan? When your loved one sets up their Lifeline service, they are asked to complete a personal care plan It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and Read more >>

August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Tips for Care Recipients

Your personal care plan – tips to make sure the right help will always be there. What is a personal care plan? When you set up your Lifeline service, you are asked to complete a personal care plan. It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and instructions for how to access the Read more >>

July 23rd, 2018

Mobility Scooters User Guide – Safety & Operation Tips

Are you thinking about getting a mobility scooter? You won’t be sorry! These are lifestyle-enhancing machines that can help you rediscover a sense of freedom and mobility. But be warned, purchasing the wrong mobility scooter and using it the wrong way can make you feel more frustrated and trapped than ever. It can even lead Read more >>

June 1st, 2018

Caring for Seniors: Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse

Caring for Seniors: Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse  It’s something we don’t want to think about: elder abuse and neglect. If we have aging parents, we can’t ignore it. About one in 10 people aged 60 and older experience physical or emotional abuse or neglect, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. The incidence Read more >>

June 1st, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice Launches Elder Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice Launches Elder Justice Elder abuse and financial frauds are rampant in the U.S.: • Data shows that 10% of Americans over 60 are victims of elder abuse or neglect. • The cost of reported elder financial exploitation is $36 billion annually. But the real cost to seniors is the loss of Read more >>

October 14th, 2014

Protecting Your Loved Ones From Internet Scams

One of the most difficult (and increasingly important) duties of caregiving today is protecting your parents or other loved ones from Internet scams that so often target seniors. You’re probably familiar with Internet scams — after all, these issues are hot topics for everyone today. The Internet Crime Complaint Center, run jointly by the FBI and the nonprofit National Read more >>

June 30th, 2014

The Lure and Allure of Drug Ads

Advertising is a powerful drug. “Ask your doctor if [fill in the blank] is right for you,” blares the television commercial while cutting to a beaming, healthy, and fit senior taking a turn on the dance floor. Her drop-dead gorgeous partner doubles as a graying Patrick Swayze look-alike, and you could swear the music sounds Read more >>

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