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The BIG 3 Estate Planning Documents

Though most people dread the thought of their own death, through a well-conceived and properly executed estate plan, you can protect your loved ones by leaving an organized strategy with your wishes instead of a mess.   You should have at least the “Big 3” documents (as I like to call them), which...

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How Senior Living Communities Focus on Nutrition

A recent Time Magazine article stated that “New recommendations for U.S. dietary guidelines included the surprise suggestion that cholesterol should not be a nutrient of special concern—but added that sugar and saturated fat are still worth worrying about.”    Doctors also say that if we cut out processed...

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What is a Senior Living Advisor (SLA)?

A Senior Living Advisor takes the time to learn about you and your loved one to find the right senior housing option whether it’s independent living, assisted living, or memory care.   An SLA takes into account things like independence level, medical needs, lifestyle, personal preferences, location...

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Hospice Care Comes to You

When a patient with an advanced illness is ready to start the conversation about hospice, one concern inevitably arises: Where will I receive care? VITAS® Healthcare has over 40 years of experience providing hospice care that focuses on improving quality of life, and we’ve found that most patients fare...

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Transitional (Postsurgical) Care 101

Transitional care can fill a gap between returning home from the hospital after a procedure, or a rehab facility after an associated stay. A senior in-home care agency and the care givers they provide are a good option when returning home from a surgical procedure. The healthcare reform that has been...

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Managing Fall Risk – In-Home Assessments

You noticed a bruise on Grandma’s arm. “It was just a little fall,” she says. Maybe, but what about next time?   According to the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Even if...

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Facing Reality in Home Care

Facing the reality of finding a caregiver and a Home Care agency that can assist us with an aging parent, loved one with disabilities or someone who cannot be left alone can be stressful.   None of us want to face that reality however, it does and will come for many of us. The first thing we must do...

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Are You Passing Down the Right Things?

What do you want to pass down to your children and grandchildren? Many people respond to that question by saying “the house, a car, money or Great-Aunt-Betty’s ruby ring”.  But have you ever considered the things that you may be missing such as the reason behind the family traditions you practice, lessons...

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GIFT Gives Thanksgiving Meals and Offers CHAT to Seniors

GIFT is a grassroots organization started in 2015. GIFT’s “Thanksgiving to GO” program provides 600 Thanksgiving kits for seniors spending the holiday at home.   Adult volunteers cook and package the perishables, assemble the nonperishables, and deliver the kits to seniors — all, as the nonprofit’s...

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Advice for Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

What is Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period? From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year, it’s when Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D Prescription Drug coverage for the coming year. Why is open enrollment and reviewing my plan so important? Medicare Advantage...

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Medical Marijuana for Anxiety | Solevo Wellness

Anxiety continues to be a disorder that plagues many across the nation. Anxiety does not discriminate — it knows no age, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.  While it is normal to experience occasional anxiety, those that suffer from an anxiety disorder have persistent and recurring intrusive thoughts...

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Transfer on Death Designation

Ever wonder how you can immediately transfer securities to your loved ones once you passed? If so, you should consider a TOD designation. By making a transfer on death (TOD) designation for securities (such as individual stocks and bonds, mutual funds, or trading accounts), you will transfer ownership...

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Who Will Write Your Last Chapter?

Think of your life as a story. In the early years it was playtime and school. Then came love and work. Then came the kids, which eventually gave way to the empty nest years. Perhaps, you are lucky enough to have grandkids close by. During all these years, you’ve worked hard to be a good family member...

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Understanding Dementia and Learning How You Can Help Those Living with It

We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person living with dementia — but we can learn.  Caring for a person who is living with dementia poses many challenges for families. People living with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological brain...

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Why ACORx Pharmacy May Be Right for You

More than 30 million Americans are taking five or more maintenance medications daily, however approximately 50% of these patients aren’t taking their medications as prescribed.  ACORx Pharmacy manages medications to help improve adherence to a medication regimen, which in turn reduces costly ER visits...

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Download the Vim App Now!

If you’re one of the 54 million Americans diagnosed with arthritis – America’s leading cause of disability – you know how pervasive pain can be.   Pain not only impacts the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks and activities, it also steals time spent with friends and family, potentially leading...

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SBB University presents "Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia"

Currently, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia, including more than 5 million Americans. The disease also affects the 16 million Americans who provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The terms “Dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” are often used...

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SBB University presents "Death & Taxes: Having the Uncomfortable Conversations"

Benjamin Franklin said it best in this famous quote, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." SBB University and area expert panelists discuss the documents that you need to have in place and the best tax practices while you are alive. Panelist contact...

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Housing & Utility Assistance. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!  You may be eligible for housing programs that can help you find and pay for affordable housing or help you keep your home. There are also home repair programs that can help you fix critical and safety issues found in your home or help pay for your household utilities...

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BenefitsCheckUp® is a free service of the National Council on Aging, showing you what FREE benefits

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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