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February 6, 2024

Long-Term Care Insurance: How Life Care Managers Can Help

Most people hope to continue aging in their own homes, but long-term care (LTC) insurance policies can provide financial security and peace of mind for seniors and their families in the event they need extended care services. However, navigating the complex world of long-term care insurance policies, understanding their coverage, and recognizing benefit triggers can... Read More
September 11, 2023

Your Legacy: A ‘Stamp on the Future’

The idea behind leaving a legacy is to leave a lasting footprint, be it tangible or intangible, that reminds future generations of your contributions, values, beliefs, and impact on the world. It’s about being remembered and having made a difference, whether on a small scale or large. There are plenty of well-known people who left... Read More
January 13, 2023

When You Have a Care Manager, You Have an Advocate

The word “advocates” is part of our company name for a very important reason. Aging brings with it a lot of changes and decisions, in everything from healthcare to ensuring one’s home is safe for aging in place. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a trusted advisor who can answer your questions, help find services... Read More
October 24, 2022

The Importance of Life Space for Older Adults

Some of the changes that age brings can tempt older adults to spend more time at home. Visual impairment, hearing loss, mobility challenges and memory problems can make it unsafe for them to drive. They might feel less confident when they’re out and about, fearing they might fall or get lost. Gradually some may develop... Read More
September 28, 2022

How Older Adults Can Protect Themselves Against Falls

At your annual physical exam, your doctor may ask you, “Are you afraid of falling?” Your answer—and the doctor’s follow-up questions—can help the doctor uncover risk factors you may have for falling. Each year, 36 million falls occur among older adults aged 65 and older. Over 950,000 older adults are hospitalized because of a fall injury... Read More
January 31, 2022

Helping Your Parent Downsize

Downsizing can be an overwhelming and often emotional project at any age. There are memories everywhere, perhaps impeding keep-or-toss decisions. “When people are downsizing, they’re not only saying goodbye to valued possessions, but they’re also saying goodbye to a certain part of their life,” noted Nicole Anzia, a professional organizer and a columnist for the... Read More
September 29, 2021

Helping Elders Overcome Isolation and Loneliness

Humans are social beings, relying on each other for everything from food and shelter to companionship and community. But it’s an unfortunate fact of life that as most people get older, they experience more and more life events that can cause them to feel lonely or isolated. Children leave the home; loved ones, friends, and... Read More
June 21, 2021

Recognizing and Stopping Elder Abuse

Did you know that 1 in 10 adults over age 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited? Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person’s home, a family member’s house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. The mistreatment of older adults can be by family members, strangers, healthcare providers, caregivers, or... Read More
December 9, 2020

Creating an Aging Plan With Your Spouse

You and your spouse or partner are accustomed to making plans together – vacations, purchases, investments, and the thousand other things that come up over the years. There may be one big plan you’ve not yet considered – an aging plan for both of you. With an aging plan, you can outline your plans for... Read More