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5 Ways To Tell If Your Parents Need Assisted Living

Chances are, your parents are determined to age in place. It is something many of us will likely choose to do for as long as we are able. As caregivers though, there will come a time when you notice that Mom and Dad just can’t handle living in their own home and a move to either an assisted living facility or in with a family member will need to be considered.

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Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth It?

Much has been written about long term care insurance and whether the premiums are worth the coverage you may be able to collect upon. In many cases – and you will want to verify this with your financial advisor – long term care insurance is an investment in your future care.

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Keeping In Touch

Maintaining long-distance relationships with the elderly can be tough. Not only do they not get out like they once did but we all lead very busy lives making it more difficult to travel to where they live.

In these hectic times, sharing lives and activities is made a little easier through technology. With a smartphone, tablet or computer, hearing and seeing family members is a breeze.  Now, though you may be miles apart, seeing the latest Halloween costume, a new dance move or the loose tooth is possible the use of Skype, Google Hangout and FaceTime and Facebook.

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Helping Your Loved Senior Age In Place

There comes a point when each of us comes to the realization we need assistance. Between work, dealing with our families and trying to find a little personal time, its difficult to take on more tasks and responsibilities. If the need arises to begin caring for an aging loved one, there are numerous considerations. The ideal situation for all is if the individual is able to stay at home providing the persons health and mobility is adequate. One important step toward aging in place is to equip the home with a medical alert system. This system provides the senior with independent living while allowing the caregiver some time for herself.
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How Fall Detection Works

The fall detection pendant is constantly detecting your movements.  The Fall Detection pendant contains tiny sensors that can detect changes in motion, as well as changes in the height of the pendant.   These sensors are sampled up to 100 times per second, and they are monitored in real-time to detect tiny changes in motion that you may make.

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Sleep Tips For Caregivers

When is the last time you had a good night’s sleep? If you’re a caregiver, and if you’re in the Sandwich Generation (caring for your aging parents and your growing family and a career), chances are you have an even harder time shutting off your mind and getting a good night’s sleep. You’d think that with all of the items you’re tasked with that you would fall into bed, exhausted, and sleep the entire night; unfortunately that isn’t always the case.

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The Relationship Between Slower Pace & Dementia

New research conducted a study of thousands of older adults in several countries to determine if walking pace is in any way related to dementia & Alzheimers. Researchers who attended the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen presented several studies focused on the markers related to early stages of dementia. They found that the pace at which  older people walk may provide a reliable clue about how well their brain is aging and could eventually allow doctors to determine whether they are at risk of Alzheimer’s, researchers have found.

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Six Tips For Travel

Older adults often have a variety of health concerns but that should not keep them from enjoying travel; whether to visit family or simply for the pure sake of new experiences. Preparation is important so it’s a smart idea to consult with a physician before taking a trip.

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Tips For Family Caregivers

Chances are, you are either caring for your aging parents, or you know someone who is in the role of caregiver. There are many individuals in the 50-something age range and in the so-called Sandwich Generation (caring for aging parents while still raising children of their own) who are being tasked with the care of aging parents.

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Reasons To Invest In A Medical Emergency Device

Aging in place is something you will hear, in many iterations, when you’re talking with your aging parents. They will not want to move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home, and chances are you do not blame them, but what does that mean for them and you as they age and you begin to worry whether they are healthy enough to live alone?

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