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Improve Your Life by Hearing What You've Been Missing

The signs of hearing loss can be either subtle and emerge slowly or they can be significant and come on suddenly.  Either way, they’ll have an impact on your quality of life and those around you.  But, there is good news and a ready solution available.Hearing loss can be caused my many factors – aging,...

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Is There a Move In Your Future?

Our market downturn over the past few years is making the decision to sell harder for many “would be” sellers.  Having sold Real Estate for the past 25 years, I can attest to how stressful moving itself can be in itself without thinking about where the market has been in the past and how much you “could...

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Larimer County Caregiver Support Program

Are You A Caregiver?•    Are you a daughter or son caring for your aging parent? •    Are you a husband or wife caring for a spouse? •    Are you a friend or neighbor caring for an aging friend? If you are, you are not alone. Family caregivers play a vital role in providing care for their older relatives,...

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Larimer County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

First, let me tell you who we are.  We are a grassroots movement that was started in September 2006 with a $50 checking account, and numerous questions, concerns and frustrations relating to the challenges and rising number of Grandparents raising Grandchildren on their own.  We felt strongly enough...

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Living Well At Home Doesn't Have To Be Difficult

Dorothy had a stroke.  She was hospitalized for a few weeks, then she went to a rehabilitation facility for a few more weeks to build up her strength.  She couldn’t wait to get home.  Likewise, her family was eager to have Dorothy home.  They counted the days until she could return.  (51)When Dorothy...

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Long-Term Care Insurance Can Equal Financial Independence

The value of Long-Term Care insurance goes beyond financial considerations. Most retirees want to know that they will be able to continue to live actively and independently, even if they eventually need long-term care.  People want to maintain their independent lifestyles.  Being able to stay in your...

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Make Your House a Home For a Lifetime

We’ve all heard of the term Baby Boomers but, what do we actually know about this quickly growing segment of our population?  There was a time when a person in their fifties was old and someone in their sixties and seventies were finishing up the rest of their life living with a family member, “resting”...

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Medical Angels Donation Center Opens in Teaneck

In this difficult economic environment people are often faced with all types of hard choices.  When paying the bills and putting food on the table are the primary concern, people often are faced with the prospect of “doing without.”  When that choice involves durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs,...

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Medicare Lingo

What is Medicare? Medicare is a government health insurance program primarily for people age 65 and older. It offers several different coverage’s and comes with a lingo that can be confusing.  The following is a brief summary of Medicare’s most common lingo: Part A (Hospital Insurance) This provides...

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Memory and Aging: What’s Normal and What's Not?

With aging it is normal to have some decrease in our thinking abilities, including memory. That is, because we really have lost brain cells resulting in the slowing of our responses.  For example, if we put our keys in the same place each time we will know where they are.  However, if we get distracted...

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Memory: To Worry or Not to Worry

You forget to pay a bill once, twice, a dozen times………………to worry or not to worry?You forget where you put your car keys, where you parked your car, how to drive the car ………………to worry or not to worry?You forget how to get to the shopping center, you get lost coming home ………………to worry or not to worry?With...

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Music & Recreational Therapy for Quality of Life

What is Music Therapy?Music Therapy is the use of music interventions for the accomplishment of non-musical goals.  Music therapy can be designed to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, enhance memory, improve communication, and provide unique opportunities for interaction.  Research results...

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My Neighbor Can Help Us!

“I will get the neighbor of her daughter to help us; they told us that anytime we need help, to just call.” This is something that a lot of senior service professionals hear all of the time. The challenge with this approach is that there are so many risks involved in getting the right kind of help in...

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No Need to Fear Seeing the Dentist Any More!

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you nervous?  Or keep you from seeing a dentist?  You are not alone!    For millions of Americans, the fear and anxiety is so great they put off going to the dentist even though they have pain, broken, damaged teeth, or sore gums.  Or perhaps they want to...

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Now We Can Listen to Your Feet With Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound imaging of the feet & legs involves exposing the area that is giving a patient discomfort or pain, to high-frequency sound waves which reflect a variety of images in the form of pictures of the inside of that body part. This is a painless, very safe and accurate method of imaging. It does...

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Om-bud-sman

Not Just an AdvocateOm-buds-man…. Just what in the world is an Ombudsman?!  I had the privilege of sitting down with two such individuals the other day who work for the Larimer County Ombudsman program and received first-hand knowledge about this program.  I walked away with one solid definition in mind...

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Pathways to Memory

Alzheimer’s disease is just one of many memory impairing illnesses.  To arrive at a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, a doctor will conduct a battery of tests to eliminate all other potential causes of memory loss, many of which are treatable.  A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is made when all other...

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Personal Care Contracts: A Tool to Legally Transfer Your Assets

Are you worried that your assets will be depleted by the massive costs of long term health care? Would you like to compensate your family members for the help they provide to keep you in your home and out of a care facility? If so, a personal care contract (“PCC”) may benefit you.A PCC is a mutually...

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Pre Planning Funeral Arrangements

If you have ever had to walk into a funeral home, it probably wasn’t the most pleasant task assigned to you.  That’s why prearrangements are offered before you leave your family to interpret what you really wanted.  By making these decisions in advance, you can bring peace of mind to yourself and your...

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Probate – What you don’t know can hurt you!

When you die or become unable to manage your own affairs, the stuff you leave is called your estate. To direct what will happen to your estate, you need to provide some instructions, which is your estate plan.  Contrary to what most people think, you cannot simply rely on someone you trust to do what...

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