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October 26, 2018

During a Silver Alert, law enforcement agencies will alert the public with information that is vital or necessary in helping to find the missing individual. This may include a picture, vehicle description, last known location, and illness or impairment.

October 19, 2018

These communities offer the array of care options necessary as seniors move through the stages of living that include independent or assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing.

August 24, 2018

It is important for families to take the time to explore nursing home options and to carefully assess the nursing home facilities in their area.

August 3, 2018

When the time comes to execute the documents needed to allow a family member to take over the decisions of an elderly person, it is often too late because the elderly person no longer has capacity to sign the documents.

July 27, 2018

If closely monitored medical supervision is not necessary for an aging senior, assisted living is usually the best choice. However, you still need to have a good strategy to pay for it.

June 29, 2018

Markets driven by the consumerism of the baby boom generation are changing senior living, and there are more options available than ever before. Medical and technological advancements and a shift to a more customized, individual lifestyle preference are leading the way...

May 31, 2018

I've written before about fraud that targets the elderly. But one thing I didn't mention then is that Elder Financial Abuse - the use of funds belonging to elderly persons for self-benefit can create problems securing Medicaid benefits. 

What is Elder Financial Abuse?

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May 24, 2018

Years ago, it seemed like the only living choices for seniors involved "nursing homes" or living at home. These days, thankfully, there seem to be a lot more choices. 

As we age, living options can become a concern. Available options are tied to the resources a senior h...