Aging Answers

Aging Answers

Helpful Apps for Seniors and their Caregivers

Their ease of use and accessibility make apps particularly helpful for seniors and their caregivers. An added bonus is that many of them are free. Whether you use an Android or Apple phone, a world of help is just a few swipes away.  Thanks to today’s smartphones, you can leaf through a host of useful apps — computer programs designed specifically to run on mobile devices. read more

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New Technology to Help with Estate and End of Life Planning

There are certain laws with regard to estate planning that are essential to successfully manage your assets and life choices. Attorneys will always be necessary to help folks implement viable planning, however, as the world becomes increasingly technological, you may need to adapt your planning. read more

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Documenting Healthcare Choices Puts You in Charge

In her role as a nurse practitioner at Hospice of the Western Reserve, Sarah Blowers helps individuals with advanced illness communicate personal healthcare choices. In this article, she explains why having a plan in place is important for adults of all ages. read more

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Advantages of senior living facilities

Is Community Living Right for Your Elderly Parent?

Caring for an older mother or father can be a challenge, both physically and mentally. But if the parent lives in a continuing care retirement community, the stress of caregiving can be eased for family members. read more

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Protection from Common Scams Affecting Seniors

Sadly, financial abuse of seniors is not uncommon. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, more than 2 million senior citizens are affected by financial abuse. It is the number one crime committed against people over age 65. read more

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9 Ways Hospice Helps Family Caregivers

The most common statement I hear from former hospice families is, “Gee, I wish we had turned to hospice sooner.” Although each of us is mortal, death and dying are not something we spend much time thinking about. We’re too busy living day to day. read more

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Make your Child’s Sleepover at their Grandparents’ House a Dreamy Success

The time will come, whether you are ready or not, when Grandma and Grandpa will ask if your precious child can sleep over. Even for experienced parents, the mere thought of your child not sleeping in his or her own cozy bed causes anxiety. However, with the right preparation, everyone can be set up for success. Here are some personal and legal tips to make sure everyone is ready for that sleepover. read more

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Make the Visit to a Grandparent’s Residential Facility a Positive Experience for Kids

The reality for many grandchildren is that visits to grandpa or grandma occur within a nursing or residential facility. When family members need special care and reside in a nursing home, it can be a struggle to engage children during a visit. read more

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