Monthly Archives: August 2017

Understanding Medicaid Rules

Understanding Medicaid Rules

Understanding Medicaid RulesYour parent’s assets are dwindling after several years in assisted living. Now you are worried: How can my parent continue living in the place he or she calls home? Medicaid is the national social safety net that can be used for long-term care for low-income individuals, but there are rules, regulations, and eligibility requirements you should know. …Read more ›

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Seniors Foraging for Food

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOOD

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOODWhen I was a kid, I used to go blackberry picking with my dad and my grandpa. I loved the adventure of it as well as the aftermath—feasting on my grandpa’s deliciously homemade blackberry pies and preserves.
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Do Credit Scores Matter for Seniors?

Do Credit Scores Matter for Seniors?

Do Credit Scores Matter for Seniors?Buying a home, leasing a car, and refinancing a student loan—all of these activities take credit scores into account. But since most of these investments seem geared toward young adults rather than seniors, you might assume credit scores lose value past a certain age. Unfortunately, that kind of thinking can hurt you.

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How to Rightsize for Senior Living

How to rightsize for senior living

Choosing a senior living communityHow to rightsize for senior living is a big decision—but when families put all their energy into that one choice, they may fail to consider the mechanics of moving itself. And it’s clear that when it comes to managing a lifetime of accumulated possessions, preparing for a senior living move is no small feat.

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Your Senior Living Search: Finding the Right Cultural Fit

Finding the right cultural fit for your senior living search

Finding the right cultural fit for your senior living searchCaring staff, homey atmosphere, and good food are critical factors in the senior living search, but there’s another element that’s not as easily defined—and it can make a tremendous difference in your level of contentment. That factor is cultural fit. In essence, you must find a senior living community where you fit in …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat Recap 7/19/17: Arts, Culture, Storytelling and Aging

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat analytics 7/19/17We were delighted to welcome Nora Rahimian, Helpline Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, as the expert panelist during the July 19th session of #ElderCareChat, which focused on the benefits of arts, culture, and storytelling to our aging population. (more…)

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What To Do If Your Loved One Is Resistant to Respite Care 


What to do if your loved on is resistant to respite care

What to do if your loved on is resistant to respite careEven the most dedicated family caregivers may need a break—whether it’s just to have a few days to themselves or to take an actual vacation. Respite care is a solution that can give that much-needed break to a caregiver, but what if your family member is resistant to the idea of outside care even …Read more ›

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The Biggest Barriers to Veterans Pension Benefits

The biggest barriers to veterans pension benefits

The biggest barriers to veterans pension benefitsBetween a complicated application and eligibility process, misinformation about veterans benefits, and outright scams, it’s no wonder that Aid and Attendance is the most underutilized VA benefit. (more…)

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What to Look for in a Nursing Home

What to look for in a nursing home

What to look for in a nursing homeAfter careful consideration, your family has reached the decision that a skilled nursing facility is the best care option for your aging parent. Now that you’ve made that decision, you have another important decision to make: how to find the best nursing home to suit your parent’s needs. …Read more ›

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