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“CCRC” Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Driving through Rockwood Forest Estates, you wouldn’t think it was anything more than a slightly upscale suburb, says resident Elizabeth Hulteng. This neighborhood of roughly 150 homes, lush with landscaped gardens, pine forest, and protected wetlands, is part of Rockwood South, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) or “life plan community” in Spokane, Washington. Continuing […]

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Medicare Enrollment Guide 2018-2019 Medicare Enrollment Dates & State Eligibility

Save the Date: The Medicare Open Enrollment Period starts on October 15, 2018 and the deadline is December 7, 2018. Medicare enrollment and benefits can be confusing. If you are currently eligible for Medicare or are nearing the age of Medicare eligibility, it’s important to get a better understanding of how to navigate some of […]

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The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

Getting older can bring senior health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age. By Madeline R. Vann, MPH Medically Reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Take steps now to ensure a healthful future. Getty Images Key Takeaways Exercising and eating […]

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The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them

As we age, we strive to keep the independence we gained throughout our lives. This is no easy task. Bodies become worn and weakening from years of use. Our brains are full of a lifetime of experiences and information, causing our cognitive functions to slow. Illness and injury, be it temporary or terminal, seem to […]

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5 Ways to Stay Safe on Social Media

Your data could be at risk — here’s how to protect it by Sid Kirchheimer, AARP Bulletin, July/August 2016 ISTOCK “Phishing” scams have more than doubled in the past year. Fifty-plus and on Facebook? You’re in great company—64 percent of online adults ages 50 to 64 use Facebook, as do almost half of those 65 […]

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How to Save on Adaptive Equipment As You Care for Disabled or Senior Loved Ones

https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/assistive-technology-buying-guide.html   Whether you’re caring for someone with a life-altering disability or have a senior loved one who is starting to notice the limitations of age, you may find that you need a little help in ensuring they maintain a good quality of life. Sometimes, that help comes in the form of assistive technology or those devices […]

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Substance Abuse and Caregiving When to Ask for Help for your Own Health and Well-Being

http://www.drugrehab.org/caregiver-substance-abuse/ Whether you are a caregiver for an aging parent with the first signs of dementia or a client with debilitating chronic pain, caregiving is one of the toughest jobs there is. According to the National Caregiver Alliance, more than 40 million people have provided unpaid care to a child or an adult in the […]

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Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs

https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/declutter-and-organize-your-home-seniors-special-needs It’s an old adage, but it’s true: Home is where the heart is. That’s why, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to age in their own home. It’s also the reason that adults with disabilities would rather make accommodations to their own home […]

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Peaceful Passing: How to Make a Loved One’s Final Days at Home Comfortable

Photo by Pixabay https://www.redfin.com/blog/peaceful-passing-a-a-loved-ones-final-days-at-home Bringing home a terminally ill loved one can be an emotionally charged time in both the caregiver’s life and the final days of the patient. Coming home can bring a great deal of peace and comfort to a person looking at the end of their life. Even though you may be […]

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Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety

Home modifications are changes you make to your home or the house of a parent or relative so that aging in place is safer and more comfortable. Here are answers to four top home modification questions: https://www.angielist.com/articles/home-modifications-increase-senior-safety.htm 1. How do I know if home modifications are necessary? Particularly if an aging parent lives alone, other […]

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