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Senior Tips

Preparation Leads Toward A More Stress Free Life

A life with less stress can be achieved with careful planning. If you’re a senior or a person caring for a senior, you know that life can get busy and our minds are not as good as they used to be at remembering things!

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Tips For Avoiding Senior Mishaps

Falls are a real concern for our maturing population, as well as for the wellbeing of our families and ourselves. According to Colorado State University (CSU), one-third of all Americans over the age of 65 will encounter a fall in the near future, and of those, 33 percent who experience a fall, nearly 70 percent of them will fall again in the following year. As stated by CSU, "falls are the leading cause of medical emergencies in individuals 65 or over," making them a concern for those who are in that age bracket.

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Senior Living Costs

As seniors age, they often need help with every day activities including living costs. Helping them settle on suitable choices regarding their living conditions is important in allowing them to age in place and stay safe and sound while in their home.

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Mobility Issues Effecting Seniors

It’s no surprise to anyone that slips and falls are more likely to occur as we age and are more likely to cause injury in seniors. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that about 1 out of 3 individuals older than 65 years of age falls and 30% of those people experience a medical injury such as broken hips or head trauma. Subsequently, the recovery time and damage caused by the fall could create a lifetime of troublesome living while adding to the degree of danger as our loved ones age.

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Implement These Steps Now To Retire Well Later

Everyone wants their retirement time to truly be the Golden Years, but for some seniors, retiring means having to scrimp and not having access to enough funds live the life they’d always dreamed of.

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Pets Help The Elderly Stay Active

As we age, we need to make some difficult decisions and one of those might be, should we get a dog to help keep us company and help protect the house? It’s a difficult decision for myriad reasons including: who will care for your pets if you can no longer age in place, do you have the strength and energy to house train a new puppy or does your lifestyle lend itself to bringing a dog into the home?

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Retirement Resolutions For 2014

Will you be retiring this year? Are you hoping to retire, but are not quite certain whether your lifestyle can support the loss of the income you currently earn? There are ways to plan for the future, even if you’re closing in on retirement age.

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Retirement Planning Mistakes

You’ve worked your entire life and now it’s time to kick back and ease into your retirement and Golden Years. Take a step back. You may have worked your entire life either in the same career or for the same company and now you’ve put in the years necessary to claim your pension and retire, but have you truly thought about what will mean to your financial lifestyle?

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Steps To Help Seniors Recover From Illness Or Injury

It’s an almost inevitable fact of aging; at some point Mom or Dad will fall or suffer some illness or injury. Illness or injury isn’t something that happens to the elderly as any of us at any time could be in a position of relying on friends or family to help us through recovery.

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A Lockbox Can Save Lives, Prevent Home Damage

Imagine this scenario: Your senior family member has had to activate his emergency medical pendant and the medical personnel are on the way. The senior can’t get up to answer the door; the locked door is a barrier between the patient and emergency medical personnel.

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