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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Best Video Call Devices for Seniors

In the United States, 27% of adults over 60 live alone. This percentage is higher than in any other nation. Humans need socialization. We survive and thrive through social connections. But unfortunately, many seniors are alone more often as they age, leaving them vulnerable to social isolation, loneliness, and health problems like cognitive decline, stroke, and heart disease. Video chatting is a great way to connect with seniors when you can't be there in person. However, depending on the…

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