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Seniors Blue Book Senior Care Spotlight | Home Instead Senior Care with Temi Charrier

TX

Temi Charrier, owner of Home Instead Senior Care join Seniors Blue Book Publisher, Kathleen Warshawsky, BSN, RN in this Senior Care Spotlight.  Temi shares "why do we do the things we do". She talks about having"Passion, Purpose and Attitude towards Quality". Watch the video to hear more. Learn...

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Webinar | Challenges of Hospice Care During a Pandemic

TX

Jennifer Broadway, BSN, MS, RN, CHPN Administrator, Hospice at CC Young presents on some of the challenges of hospice care during this COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to stay safe and keep your patients safe during a pandemic by following the CDC guidelines. You will also learn how to conduct virtual...

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Is Your Parent Driving You Crazy?

TX

  I believe the reason humans face so many struggles and dilemmas in life, love, and loss is so we will have many opportunities to learn from living and grow from learning.Viewing struggles as opportunities helps us grow stronger and wiser.  My job is to help adults grow, using psychological concepts,...

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SBB Live interview with Steve Schmidt of Carlson & Burnett


I had a great SBB Live interview with Steve Schmidt, part of the Estate planning team of Carlson Burnett Attorneys at Law.  He and his team are available to assist with you Elder Law issues, Medicaid planning, guardianships, estate administration, probate, and more!  They can be reached at 402-934-55...

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I Got the Call to Be Here in 90 Days…Now What?!?

PA

You’ve been on a waiting list for a senior living facility for years.   In the meantime, your “dream cruise” is planned and that family reunion is around the corner...then you get “the call." If you’re like many downsizing Seniors the question echoing in your mind is; “What do I do about the house?” ...

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Introducing the Dementia Friendly America Project

PA

 According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is anticipated that by 2050, 14 million Americans will be living with some form of dementia. Every area in the country will be affected… including Adams and York Counties in “gray state” Pennsylvania. In 2018 Jennifer Holcomb, Director of Memory Support...

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Many Seniors Want to Stay Living in Their Homes Despite Physical Barriers of Aging

PA

There are companies that provide home modifications for seniors and others with disabilities who are finding it too challenging to perform their normal daily activities around the house.  AARP says the correct adjustments to homes can increase the safety, accessibility and independence for older adults,...

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Hip Osteoarthritis and the Direct Anterior Approach

PA

Osteoarthritis (OA) means “arthritis of the bone” and is a disease that affects the entire joint involving the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments, and underlying bone. It is the most common form of arthritis.  The deterioration, or wear of these tissues, eventually leads to pain and joint stiffness....

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Your Health And Wellness Are All About YOU!

Denver, CO
303-680-5000

Therapeutic Rehabilitation is treating and repairing the whole person, to create a balanced mind, body, spirit, environment, and emotions. All elements of a person’s life need to be brought into balance for recovery and success. Many therapeutic rehabilitation centers focus on the physical ailments,...

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The Relief of Hospice: Whole Person and Whole Family Support

Denver, CO
720-482-1988

When a person is diagnosed with a serious illness, the whole family feels the impact. Roles change. Everyday life is altered as tasks shift toward caregiving and navigating the course of illness. Family caregivers often report uncertainty, fear and fatigue. Some describe feeling at sea in their experience....

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Senior Placement Vs. Geriatric Care Management

Denver, CO
303-791-3155

Retirement is often viewed as a time to finally relax and take the time to smell the roses. But for some older adults, it is not so easy. While many older adults thrive in their later years, about two-thirds of older adults will need assistance due to either physical or mental impairment. Two important...

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If You Provide Care For People With Memory Loss Remember They Spell Love T-I-M-E

Denver, CO
303-420-5590

The business of providing full time care for people with dementia, strokes, brain injuries, and the like, is all about how well the providers involve and empower their staff.  The provider needs to invest in proper training for the caregiver team and allow  enough time with residents to allow the resident...

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I Love Someone With Dementia, So Why Am I Losing MY Mind?  

Denver, CO
720-822-9525

If you have, or suspect you have a loved one with dementia, you probably know the feeling. You feel like you are losing your mind, or certainly your peace of mind.  I want to affirm those feelings, as well as validate those who have suspicions about a loved one that may have dementia.  You’re not judging...

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How Will You Pay For That?

Denver, CO
303-800-1953

What to KNOW and What to DO NOW. It is estimated that 70% of all of us who reach age 65 will need some level of Long-Term Care.  Here in Colorado the average cost for Long term care is $8758 per month according to 2020 state information.  By nature, only about 15% of us are wired for advanced planning. ...

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Dig a Little Deeper When Looking for a Medicare Health Plan

Denver, CO
303-338-3353

Does this health plan have my current doctor? Cover my medications? Alongside cost of care these two questions are commonly asked by Medicare beneficiaries when considering whether to change their health plan. Unfortunately, opportunities to look beyond costs and coverage are sometimes overlooked. There...

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Choose Your Decision Maker with 2020 Vision during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Webinar


Explore the medical, legal, social, and ethical factors impacting families and healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click on the photo to view the video webinar. Thank you to the panelists and supporters Apple Care & Companion | McNair Dallas Law | Aging2.0 Dallas | Conversation...

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What is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman?

Pueblo, CO
719-583-6123

 A Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate for individuals living in a nursing home, an assisted living, or similar licensed adult long-term facility.  This free advocate service is resident directed and requires resident consent to investigate a complaint or to refer a complaint to another agency. ...

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Start a New Thanksgiving Tradition

Pueblo, CO
719-542-0032

When Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we focus on appreciating the things that truly matter — family and friends, meaningful moments, conversation and laughter. It’s only fitting that National Hospice and Palliative Care Month also is observed in November, an ideal time for those already...

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Find Help Navigating The Medicare Maze

Pueblo, CO
719-404-3202

Medicare can seem like a confusing web of options. Many seniors choose to rely on licensed professionals for help navigate an average of 24 plans they have to choose from. The amount of choices can be overwhelming. Adding to the confusion not all plans are available in all areas or to all beneficiaries....

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Consider a Discount Dental Plan for Savings  

Pueblo, CO
719-633-3000

Everyone wants to sell you dental insurance; but a discount plan can save you hundreds  and sometimes even thousands of dollars each year. When shopping for Dental Coverage make sure you are asking at least four questions. What are my annual premium costs? What are my maximum benefit pay outs? What...

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#SBBCOVID19 | DFW Coronaviris Resources


COVID-19 Resources for the DFW area: Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic? Dallas County Dallas Emergency Help COVID-19 Dallas COVID-19 Resources for residents

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Is It Time to Rethink Your Retirement?

Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 596-4844

Every day thousands of Baby Boomers enter their retirement years. They are, unfortunately, members of a generation who are largely unsure of their financial future. For the past eight years, Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) research has discovered that Baby Boomers’ confidence in their financial preparations...

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Should I Move!?

Colorado Springs, CO
719-629-9224

How do you know if a move to senior retirement living is right for you? Sometimes I find myself sitting at my desk trying to make a decision and I’m stuck! Three things have helped me… 1) Gather more information: Retirement and care communities LOVE to show off through tours, lunches, and your participation...

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Outpatient Therapy – How Can It Help You?

Colorado Springs, CO
719- 960- 7295

10 Ways Outpatient Therapy can help change your life: Reduce pain- Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilization or treatments such as taping, electrical stimulation, and dry needling can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function to reduce...

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Heart Health and Dental Health Are Closely Linked. What Do You Need to Know?

Colorado Springs, CO
719-596-1230

As any dental health professional will tell you, healthy teeth and a healthy heart are closely related. A number of recent studies have reinforced the concept that gum disease and tooth loss can increase the risk of developing heart disease and coronary artery disease. This doesn’t mean that good oral...

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Healthy Mouth - Healthy Body

Colorado Springs, CO
719-593-0263

Did you know that a person’s smile affects many areas of their lives? It affects a person’s overall feeling of wellbeing, as well as their social & business interactions. The structural health of the teeth is very important. Any breakdown of the teeth is progressive in nature. As an example, a small...

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“Double” Taxation On Social Security Benefits

Colorado Springs, CO
719-596-4844

Some taxpayers pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits, even though when Social Security was established back in 1935 it was always supposed to be tax free in retirement. For some it still is tax free, and for others it is not! This usually happens when you have other income (such...

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Dig A Little Deeper When Looking For A Medicare Health Plan

Colorado Springs, CO
303-338-3353

Does this health plan have my current doctor? Cover my medications? Alongside cost of care these two questions are commonly asked by Medicare beneficiaries when considering whether to change their health plan. Unfortunately, opportunities to look beyond costs and coverage are sometimes overlooked. There...

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50 Years Of Caring

Colorado Springs, CO
719-632-9900

It was 1970 and Ken and Sylvia Ringling embarked on a new adventure to Colorado Springs with their young sons Devin and Jeff. Sylvia was surprised and frustrated to find very few nursing jobs, and a pay rate of $1.75 for LPNs. After a few years, Sylvia answered an ad for “as needed” nurses through an...

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What Is PACE?

Boulder, CO
303-665-0115

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) are programs that provide comprehensive health services for individuals age 55 and over who are sufficiently frail to be categorized as "nursing home eligible" by their state's Medicaid program. Eligibility for PACE requires that individuals be 55...

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The 3 P’s to Better Hearing

Boulder, CO
303-720-7516

TV commercials or online ads may imply something different, but there are 3 critical factors to successful hearing treatment. A lack of any of the 3 could negatively impact your success to better hearing. The first and most important “P” is the Professional. Finding the right professional is essential!...

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Risk of Macular Degeneration Increases Three-Fold for Those 75+

Boulder, CO
303-772-3300.

Approximately 11 million people are affected with Age-related macular degeneration in the US alone. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an acquired disease of the retina that can cause significant visual impairment.  The prevalence is similar to that of all invasive cancers combined, and more...

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Easing the Journey with Supportive Care

Boulder, CO
720-482-1988

Palliative (pal-lee-uhtiv) care is a medical specialty for people of any age living with a chronic or serious illness. It is sometimes referred to as “supportive care.” The focus of palliative medicine is relieving pain and distressing symptoms, providing resources and helping patients and families plan...

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Dig a Little Deeper When Looking for a Medicare Health Plan

Boulder, CO
303-338-3353

Does this health plan have my current doctor? Cover my medications? Alongside cost of care these two questions are commonly asked by Medicare beneficiaries when considering whether to change their health plan. Unfortunately, opportunities to look beyond costs and coverage are sometimes overlooked. There...

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A Note on Dental Disease in Pets

Boulder, CO
303-518-5687

THE most common infectious disease in dogs and cats is periodontal disease, which is a progressive inflammatory infection of the ligament of the tooth root and gingiva. Periodontal disease causes pain, infections, and tooth loss in our pets. 80-85% of ALL pets over the age of 3 are affected. As modern...

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What You Should Know When Planning Your Move For Life’s Next Chapter

Fort Collins, CO
970-817-0906

When you sell, you want to sell for the best price, with the most favorable terms, in the shortest amount of time. Your broker should understand the importance of this sale in your retirement portfolio and beyond. Retaining and preserving your equity is a must! Marketing and internet presence are also...

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Trying to Understand Hospice!

Fort Collins, CO
(970)775-7022

HOSPICE! Just the mention of the word creates fear and anxiety! Not long ago, this author had to wrestle with understanding, not only the definition of HOSPICE, but the ramifications as well! My amazing Mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Seemingly overnight, my family and I were challenged to learn...

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This is your Life!

Fort Collins, CO
(970)270-1541

What comes to mind when you think of retirement? Do you picture a view of the ocean or the mountains? A mild climate? Your home town? The comfort of the place you call home? A sense of community & interaction with others? Everyone has different hopes & desires when it comes to aging & retirement. No...

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It’s Ok Until It’s Not OK Anymore.

Fort Collins, CO
970-541-4592

Many of us have older adults in our lives. Hopefully, they are relatively healthy, managing everything on their own. You don’t have to worry about them, everything is OK.  As time passes, there are gradual changes that take place, or a major event that happens. Situations like… Falling in their home...

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Dig a Little Deeper When Looking for a Medicare Health Plan

Fort Collins, CO
303-338-3353

Does this health plan have my current doctor? Cover my medications? Alongside cost of care these two questions are commonly asked by Medicare beneficiaries when considering whether to change their health plan. Unfortunately, opportunities to look beyond costs and coverage are sometimes overlooked. ...

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3 Facts to Know Regarding Social Security, Medicare and Long Term Care.

Fort Collins, CO
970-416-6082

Every day I hear information that has been shared that is not completely accurate. Often times, I am talking to people about their planning goals and they are letting these pieces of information keep them from understanding how it applies to them. Here are three quick items to provide you a better understanding...

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