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Should You Sell Your Life Insurance Policy?

Should You Sell Your Life Insurance Policy-

Should You Sell Your Life Insurance Policy-If you can’t afford life insurance premiums into retirement and you’re considering surrendering your policy, don’t throw in the towel just yet. Instead of getting little to nothing for your policy, you can work with a life settlement company to secure a solid chunk of your benefit—without paying further premiums.

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#ElderCareChat 10/4/17 Recap: Boosting Brain Health

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#ElderCareChat analytics 10/4/17We were pleased to welcome Silverado, a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care, and hospice services, as our expert panelist for our most recent #ElderCareChat. Silverado engaged participants in an exciting Twitter conversation on the importance of brain health as we age, and ways to keep the brain in optimum condition. (more…)

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Join the October 4, 2017 #ElderCareChat: Boosting Brain Health

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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, October 4, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET, with guest panelists from Silverado, a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care assisted living, and hospice services. …Read more ›

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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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#ElderCareChat 11/2/16: National Family Caregivers Month Panel

takingcare FBTo kick off National Family Caregivers Month, this week’s 22 #ElderCareChat participants covered the concerns, challenges, conflicts, and comforts of being a family caregiver. We were pleased to welcome a distinctive panel of guests who have all served/are still serving in caregiver roles: Denise Brown (@Caregiving) of Caregiving.com, Chris MacLellan (@TheBowTieGuy), author of “What’s the Deal with Caregiving?”, and Connie Chow (@DailyCaring) of DailyCaring.com. Discussion questions are embedded in this …Read more ›

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What Do You Do If Your Elderly Loved One Hates His Assisted Living Facility?

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assisted livingAfter spending so much time and energy finding the right assisted living facility for your loved one, you want to see him content and well cared for. You want the transition to be seamless.

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What Does the Geriatrician Medicine Shortage Mean for You?

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geriatrician shortageAccording to the American Geriatrics Society, about 20,000 geriatricians are currently needed to care for the more than 14 million older adults in the United States. But as of 2014, there were only 7,428 certified geriatricians nationwide.

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How to Intervene in Cases of Elder Abuse

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elder abuseWe love to read heartwarming stories about devoted caregivers and thriving seniors. When we look at seniors who are well cared for, we think, “Of course – that’s the way it should be.”

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#ElderCareChat 8/5/15 Recap: Social Isolation Among Seniors and Caregivers

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are you legally responsible for your parents' careDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 41 tweeps discussed the causes and dangers of social isolation among seniors and caregivers, along with prevention and intervention strategies.  (more…)

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When Should I Hire a Professional Elder Care Advocate?

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elder care advocateLast month, I shared tips from IKOR International’s founder and chief innovation officer, Patricia Maisano, on how to be an effective advocate for your senior loved one.

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