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Hard work, huge need: Florida sees shortage of home health aides; low pay a big factor

For more information on the author, Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh, CLICK HERE! Nancy Pye knows she’s fortunate to have someone by her side to help her with daily living tasks she can’t do on her own anymore. An outfit and jewelry are selected each night. A steadier hand than her own helps with her...

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR MIND SHARP AS YOU AGE

Have you ever struggled to remember someone’s name, forgot where you parked your car or misplaced your glasses or house keys? You are likely having minor “memory glitches” or moments of temporary forgetfulness or confusion associated with the aging process. While occasional forgetfulness is normal,...

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IS A REVERSE MORTGAGE RIGHT FOR YOU? 

A Reverse Mortgage is a great way to address deferred maintenance and safety issues needed for you or your parent’s home.  Most homeowners may not consider the safety issues caused by deferred maintenance to one’s home as a concern or long-term objective, as the concept of home safety is normally seen...

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Selling on Your Own? Words to the Wise

In the current fast-moving seller’s market, many homeowners believe they can sell their home on their own and save on Realtor® commissions. You no doubt would agree that saving $18,000 - $20,000 on your sale would feel very nice, indeed. But be careful -- not everyone can negotiate like a professional....

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Aging in place: Why there’s no place like home for long-term care

Soaking in the easy Florida lifestyle, Marty and Sue Raskie relish each day of their hard-earned retirement. After more than 40 years of working in health care, the couple knew it was time to determine the best fit for their long-term care plans.  “I was a pharmacist for many years and Sue was a registered...

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What to do if you think you have hearing loss

For more information on the author, Starkey, CLICK HERE! Most people who have hearing loss aren’t born with it. Instead, hearing loss creeps up on us over time, usually caused by exposure to loud noises, aging, or some combination of the two. Statistics show that the prevalence of hearing loss doubles...

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Faithful not Fearful: What You Should Know About Moving to a Senior Living Community

To learn more about Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, CLICK HERE. Support and Resources for Dealing with COVID-19 You may have been thinking about a move to assisted living, memory care or enhanced care suites or skilled nursing. You may be starting to check into the possibilities, or you...

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10 Steps to Approach Memory Concerns in Others

To learn more about Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, CLICK HERE. If you notice changes in friends, family or others close to you and are concerned for their health — particularly when it involves changes in memory, thinking or behavior — it can be difficult to know what to do or say. Although...

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History of All Points Transit

To learn more about All Points Transit, CLICK HERE. Over 30 years ago,Montrose County residents began providing transportation for their elderly and disabled friends and neighbors to doctors’ appointments, senior meals, and other needed services.  In 1989, the Montrose County Senior Citizens Transportation...

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How Home Downsizing Solutions Can Be A Useful Tool For Real Estate Agents And Their Clients

To learn more about Home Downsizing Solutions, CLICK HERE. Real Estate Agents can look at me as a resource or one of their tools in their toolbox that could buy the property from their clients. It would be a matter of the agent presenting the different options of how a person can sell a property...

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Five Benefits of Moving to Memory Care Sooner Rather Than Later

To learn more about CountryHouse at Council Bluffs, CLICK HERE. No one is ever really ready to move a loved one from home to a care community. The decision to begin that transition is a deeply personal one, and countless factors must be considered before finally determining what’s right for your family. ...

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Problems with Finances Could Be a Sign of Dementia in Aging Adults

To learn more about CountryHouse at Council Bluffs, CLICK HERE. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 30-million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes decline in memory, thinking and reasoning. While there are many warning signs...

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What is respite care?

To learn more about CountryHouse at Omaha, CLICK HERE. Many senior living communities are able to provide respite care. Respite care or a respite stay is a short-term (non-permanent) stay that could range from a few days to a few weeks to a few months! In California, the limit for a respite stay is...

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Opportunities for Continued Employment

To learn more about Connections Area Agency on Aging, CLICK HERE. This program is a partnership between Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation (IVERS) and Connections Area Agency on Aging. You must have an open case with IVRS to be referred to our Employment Specialist. Our Older Worker Employment Specialist...

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Case Management Services - Connections Area Agency on Aging

To learn more about Connections Area Agency on Aging, CLICK HERE. Our Case Management Program is all about choices. Your choices. Which services you need and want, and choices of who provides those services. Your Case Manager listens to you and customizes your service plan...and serves as...

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Ways We Help Older Adults

To learn more about Assisted Living Locators Omaha Metro, CLICK HERE. Assisted Living Locators Marks Older Americans Month with Senior Care Advisors’ Volunteerism Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month, recognizing our growing population...

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The Dialogue About Senior Living

To learn more about Assisted Living Locators Omaha Metro, CLICK HERE. National Parent’s Day Is A Great Opportunity To Discuss The Next Steps To Help Aging Parents July 26th, a time to celebrate your mother and father and let them know how much they are loved and appreciated. As parents get older, many...

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A Simple Nest and How We Can Help You?

To learn more about A Simple Nest, CLICK HERE. Most seniors know that there will come a time to downsize, to cut costs, be closer to children and grandchildren, or pay for medical expenses. Allow A Simple Nest the privilege of helping you or your loved ones relocate, organize, and declutter! RELOCATING:...

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The 6 Things You Should Know About Insurance

Buying Insurance can be a real pain in the behind. This is primarily due to fact that it isn’t something you do very much. Maybe once a year you shop for auto or health insurance and with the constant changes it is difficult for a consumer to stay current let alone be able to compare the options. With...

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Dementia, Delirium and Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia, Delirium and Alzheimer’s Disease Understanding the differences between these terms is a first step in understanding what may be going on with you, a family member, a friend, or colleague. Dementia is often incorrectly used as an interchangeable term for Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia does...

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