Monthly Archives: July 2017

Top Scams Targeting Veterans (and How to Avoid Them)

Top scams targeting veterans and how to avoid them

Top scams targeting veterans and how to avoid themWith countless financial outlets promising to help veterans and their families offset the cost of senior care, how can you distinguish the shysters from legit operations?

Here, we highlight the most common financial scams that target veterans—and ways to avoid them. (more…)

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Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

 Dealing with the Dangers of ClutterIt’s important to be safe on the road and at work, but safety at home is an equally critical consideration—particularly in light of National Safety Month this past June.

With the help of Chris Seman, president of Caring Transitions, a professional solution for senior relocation, downsizing, estate sale, and online auction services, we explore …Read more ›

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What Matters Most in Senior Living?

What Matters Most in Senior Living?

What Matters Most in Senior Living?There are many factors that help families determine whether their aging parent will be happy in a senior living community—the atmosphere, the dining experience, the activities, and the location. But there is one factor that exceeds all others in how your loved one will respond to the senior living experience—and that is the presence of a friendly, helpful, …Read more ›

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Can Online Reviews Help Your Senior Living Search?

In the digital age, more and more of us read reviews before we make any kind of purchase. We find out what critics say about a movie before we buy a $15 ticket to the theater. We head to Yelp before we make dinner reservations. We scroll through Amazon to find the most highly rated coffeemaker. We check out Consumer Reports before we buy a new car. …Read more ›

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What to Look for in a Professional Caregiver 


What To Look for in a Professional Caregiver 


What To Look for in a Professional Caregiver 
You’re looking for the best professional caregiver for your mom or dad as they age in place, but what exactly should you be looking for? (more…)

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Join the July 19, 2017 #ElderCareChat: Arts, Culture, Storytelling & Aging

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Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.

The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist Nora Rahimian, Helpline Coordinator with Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat Recap 6/21/17: Making Caregiving a Family Affair

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Mark-Gibbons-Caregiver-Action-NetworkOurParents.com, SeniorAdvisor.com, and VeteransAid.org were delighted to welcome the Caregiver Action Network to our June 21, 2017 session of #ElderCareChat. The organization’s Director of Programs and Operations Mark Gibbons served as an expert panelist, engaging 29 participants in a thought-provoking Twitter conversation about the roles and responsibilities involved in caring for aging parents, and ways to ensure everyone plays a part.

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Aging Transitions: Dissipating the Anger

Aging Transitions: Dissipating the Anger

 Aging Transitions: Dissipating the AngerAn unfortunate side effect of aging that many adult children have noticed in their parents is a greater tendency toward anger. The pleasant adult they have known throughout their life is suddenly sullen, moody, easily frustrated, and prone to angry outbursts. Why are these changes happening, and is there anything that you as a loving and concerned son or daughter do to …Read more ›

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“Senior Living Near Me”– Moving Close to Home

Senior Living Near Me: Moving Closer to Home

Senior Living Near Me: Moving Closer to HomeSome older adults find it comforting to stay in the same city rather than embarking on a cross-country move to senior living. Several local tasks are simpler and less expensive, such as hiring movers, while others are more complicated—such as stretching out the move over weeks and months, which prolongs the transition.

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Success Stories: The Difference Veterans Benefits Can Make

Success Stories: The Difference Veteran's Benefits Can Make

Success Stories: The Difference Veteran's Benefits Can MakeDid you know that veterans and surviving spouses who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible for additional monetary payment? Though the Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit is often overlooked, it can make all the difference in the world for those who qualify.

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