Seniors & Caregiving

Juggling Responsibilities in the Sandwich Generation

Being a parent is a big job. Caring for aging parents is, too. For the sandwich generation, juggling the responsibilities of both, often on top of working full time, can feel overwhelming. These tips help make it easier. Plan Ahead Saving for the future takes on a whole new meaning when you’ve got college, elder care facilities and retirement all looming around the same time. By planning early, you help make things easier when those big expenses do come…

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Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect

In the US, millions of cases of elder abuse and neglect are reported each year, and millions more go unreported. Elder abuse may include physical, sexual, or emotional harm as well as financial exploitation or neglect by their caretakers.  Unfortunately, elders are more susceptible to abuse and neglect as the aging process leaves them frail and less able to care for themselves. They can’t physically protect themselves and may also have difficulty thinking clearly.  Abuse and neglect often take…

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Solutions for Overwhelmed Caregivers

May is National Aging Life Care Month and highlights solutions for overwhelmed caregivers. The resources below help caregivers cope with the challenges of caring for a loved one. Next Step in Care Check out their website for easy-to-use guides to help you work closely with your loved one's healthcare providers and ensure safe and smooth transitions for those moving to out-of-home care facilities. Eldercare Locator Eldercare Locator is a service of the US Administration on Aging. It provides resources…

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Elder Financial Abuse and Undue Influence

According to the FBI, Over 92,000 victims over the age of 60 reported $1.7 billion in losses in 2021. In addition, it is predicted that the number of Americans aged 65 and older will nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, and that their share of the total population will rise from 16 percent to 23 percent during that time period. Elder fraud is likely to become more prevalent as the elderly population grows,…

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10 Ways to Protect Seniors from Fraud

It's a sad fact that seniors are particularly vulnerable to scammers and fraud. Sometimes they're not tech-savvy, and they may also be struggling with hearing, sight, or memory changes. Scammers take advantage of these deficits, but everyone is vulnerable. However, with some knowledge and a little help, everyone can stay safe from fraud. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something we have recommended. This…

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