Are Hospitals Dangerous For Seniors?

March 28, 2012 § 1 Comment

A recent article from the Associated Press (AP) reported, “at least one-third of hospital patients older than 70 leave more frail than when they arrived, and many become too weak to go home.  Nursing home care or rehabilitation often are needed, and even then, research suggests more than two-thirds remain weaker a year after being in the hospital.” « Read the rest of this entry »

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Seniors Beware of Tax Scams

March 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

We are only a few weeks away from the dreaded tax day. Hopefully you were on the ball and have already filed your return. If you haven’t, one thing to be concious of during this tax season is predators looking to take advantage of the elderly with tax scams. « Read the rest of this entry »

Finding Caregiver Support When It’s Hard To Leave Your Home

March 12, 2012 § 2 Comments

A common theme that we stress in this blog is the importance of caregiver support.  Caregivers spend so much of their time worrying and tending to their elderly loved ones that they often neglect their own health and well being.  The consequences can be relatively small, like simple burnout; or devastating like severe illness or even untimely death.  We don’t want to scare you, but it is of the utmost importance that caregivers make sure they are taking care of themselves as well as their loved one. « Read the rest of this entry »

Is A Living Trust All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

March 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Ideally, we would all like to leave our heirs a trouble-free inheritance, which is why some people create a living trust. One of the main reasons seniors choose a living trust is because it is touted as a way to avoid the time and expense of probate when leaving property to heirs. When going through probate, it can take months before your heirs receive any inheritance. And, if you have property in another state, your heirs will have to wait for probate in that state as well! « Read the rest of this entry »

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