Tag Archives: independent living

Protecting Elders From Fraud

by: Claudette Paage With all the advertisements that come through the mail, email, and telephone, it can be hard to tell opportunity from exploitation, especially for older adults. It's common for senior citizens to scrutinize every piece of mail trying to figure out if it's an important document, and it's often hard to tell the…
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Memory and Independent Living

A healthy brain and good memory are the keys to independent living as we age. As the daughter of an Alzheimer's disease victim, every memory lapse I experience makes me worry.  I wonder is this the first sign that I will get AD too. While we know more about how our brains work than ever…
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Eldercare Tips for Disaster Preparedness

Whether your parent is still in an independent living situation or another senior living setting, part of your eldercare responsibilities include being prepared in case of a disaster such as fire, hurricane, flood, or other event. Here are some eldercare tips for disaster preparedness adapted from the Alzheimer's Association: Know Your Plan If your parent…
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Caring for Parents Who Still Work

If you're caring for parents who still work, it's wonderful to encourage them to continue working as long as they can and as long as they enjoy it. However, even parents in an independent living situation may start showing signs that work is more difficult due to physical or cognitive changes. As the eldercare provider,…
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Home Health Care Technology Baby Boomers Require Action to Age in Place

Home health care technology can assist baby boomers to successfully age in place by promoting independence and offering assistance when it is needed. Boomers have made it perfectly clear they want to remain in their communities and stay in their homes for as long as possible. The results of a survey conducted by The American…
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Is it always Alzheimer’s? – Reassessing Eldercare

We all want our parents to maintain independent living for as long as possible. But when we notice minor memory slips and other small signs of confusion among our parents, it's normal to worry a bit. Is our parent getting Alzheimer's disease? How much longer will independent living be an option? Are the memory slips…
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Loss of Financial Skills Can Affect Independent Living

Are you worried about your parent's ability to maintain independent living? While many factors determine whether living alone is safe, a recent study indicated that those with early-stage Alzheimer's disease show such rapid declines in financial skills that this can signal a need for senior assistance sooner rather than later. The study, conducted at the…
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