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  • Live Simply in 7 (Not so Easy) Steps

    Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care
    Wendi Hager
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    Live Simply in 7 (Not so Easy) Steps / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. I know there is a lot of advice out there about how to live simply. Not all of it works for me. Here are the basic “rules” I set up to start living simply.
  • Netanyahu goes to Congress

    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    the Israeli PM will warn of the danger of trusting Iran curb its nuclear ambitions.
  • Study of human mesenchymal stem cells shows no therapeutic change in older subjects

    Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dr. Joshua Hare, founding director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a study released in the Journal of The American...
  • What Senior citizens Got From Rail Budget 2015

    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Senior Citizens population rise is on fast track and all government machinery, country's infrastructure, community services, communication, financial, health and social sector should also match up the demand from such growing Silver Population.  #‎RailBudget2015‬ ‪#‎Railwaybudget‬ was interesting and awaited by all, as it was first rail budget of #Modisarkar, and high expectation from all
  • A VERY SPECIAL SUNDAY

    My Mom's Blog by Thoroughly Modern Millie
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Stop and think about it - "If you don't go out, nothing happens." Weeks ago I received an invitation to a cousin's 100th birthday party. It was called for noon time, at a town close to Rhode Island, that's at least a two hour ride from where I live.My thought was "I want to go to this special party, honor my cousin and share this special time with family that I haven't seen in a very long time.I'm no chicken and the thought of getting up early, making arrangements and going on that long ride was a turnoff.I thought about it, and thought about it some more, and finally decided that was what I…
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  • Netanyahu goes to Congress

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    the Israeli PM will warn of the danger of trusting Iran curb its nuclear ambitions.
  • O'Malley rules out Senate as decision over White House bid looms

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Former Maryland Governor and possible Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said on Tuesday he will not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski. O'Malley, who left office in January and has said he is considering a run for the White House, told reporters in an email he hoped other candidates would step up to represent the mid-Atlantic state, but "I will not be one of them." The move allows O'Malley, 52, to keep the door open for a potential presidential campaign. Despite winning two terms as governor in the heavily…
  • LAPD killing lays bare enduring horror of Skid Row

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    A fatal police shooting raises broader questions about mass homelessness in L.A.
  • Hillary Clinton may have broken federal record-keeping laws: NY Times

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work messages, the New York Times reported on Monday. The newspaper said the likely Democratic presidential candidate conducted all her official business during her four-year tenure at the State Department on a private email account. It added that Clinton, who stepped down as secretary of state in 2013, recently handed over 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department in response to a department effort to comply with record-keeping practices. Regulations at…
  • Supreme Court set to hear second major Obamacare challenge

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh a second major case targeting President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday when it considers a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to the measure's implementation. If a majority of the nine justices rules against the administration, up to 7.5 million people in at least 34 states would lose subsidies that help low- and moderate-income people afford private health insurance, unless Congress or the affected states act immediately. Such a ruling could also have a broader impact by deterring…
 
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    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family

  • What Senior citizens Got From Rail Budget 2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Senior Citizens population rise is on fast track and all government machinery, country's infrastructure, community services, communication, financial, health and social sector should also match up the demand from such growing Silver Population.  #‎RailBudget2015‬ ‪#‎Railwaybudget‬ was interesting and awaited by all, as it was first rail budget of #Modisarkar, and high expectation from all
  • Cultures That Celebrate Aging And Respect Their Elders: India

    12 Feb 2015 | 6:46 pm
    In India, elders are the head of the family. Many Indians live in joint family units, with the elders acting as the head of the household. The elders are supported by the younger members of the family and they in turn play a key role in raising their grandchildren. "Advice is always sought from them on a range of issues, from investment of family money to nitty-gritties of traditional
  • Cultures That Celebrate Aging And Respect Their Elders: China

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Chinese children care for their parents in old age.  As in Korea, Chinese families traditionally view filial piety and respect for one's elders as the highest virtue, deriving from the Confucian tradition. Although westernization has lessened the power of these values in some cities and communities, adult children are still generally expected to care for their parents in their old age.
  • Cultures That Celebrate Aging And Respect Their Elders: Korea

    8 Feb 2015 | 8:39 pm
    In Korea, elders are highly respected. Much of the Korean regard for aging is rooted in the Confucian principle of filial piety, a fundamental value dictating that one must respect one's parents (although Confucius was Chinese, Confucianism has a long history in Korea). Younger members of the family have a duty to care for the aging members of the family. And even outside the family unit,
  • Cultures That Celebrate Aging And Respect Their Elders: Native American

    6 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    Native American elders pass down their knowledge. Though attitudes towards death in contemporary American culture are largely characterized by fear, Native American cultures traditionally accept death as a fact of life. There are over 500 Native American nations, and each has its own traditions and attitudes toward aging and elderly care. But in many tribal communities, elders are
 
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    My Mom's Blog by Thoroughly Modern Millie

  • A VERY SPECIAL SUNDAY

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Stop and think about it - "If you don't go out, nothing happens." Weeks ago I received an invitation to a cousin's 100th birthday party. It was called for noon time, at a town close to Rhode Island, that's at least a two hour ride from where I live.My thought was "I want to go to this special party, honor my cousin and share this special time with family that I haven't seen in a very long time.I'm no chicken and the thought of getting up early, making arrangements and going on that long ride was a turnoff.I thought about it, and thought about it some more, and finally decided that was what I…
  • BREAD, MILK and TOILET PAPER

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:58 pm
    The Boston area is bracing for a huge blizzard that could bring as much as 3 feet of snow!This reminds me of the Blizzard of 1978. The governor of Massachusetts, Mike Dukakis, dressed in a casual sweater, appeared on television to advise the people to prepare for a massive snowstorm. I had never paid attention to what the governor of the State was up to, but I listened to him, was impressed with what he had to say, how he said it and what he was doing to handle this major event.Ever since then I have followed his career, through good times and bad. He always got my vote.Now, back to what's…
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    This photo brings back such good memories of a fun childhood. I love how my mother is laughing so much. And it's funny that my dad set up this shot. ;-)My mom says: "That photo says it all! Those were the days my friend. Happy Thanksgiving!"
  • MY EXPERIENCE AT THE RACETRACK

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Twice a month Brooksby Village offers a trip to Suffolk Downs, which is a thoroughbred race track in East Boston, Massachusetts. Friends who have gone to the racetrack have told me about the great seats they had in the air-conditioned restaurant overlooking the the finish line and the wonderful buffet luncheon.It was time for me to check it out before it no longer exists, depending on the outcome of this months casino decision. From what I observed, most attendees at the track were seniors, who came with a group bus like I did.We were given a racing program with an explanation of the betting…
  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    I want to thank each and every one of you for your good wishes on my birthday!!!It seems that as the years go by the birthdays became more meaningful - the days fly by, the weeks fly by and the YEARS - boy do they fly by!!!It seems like I had a birthday not too long ago, and before I know it another one will be around the corner.I guess the point is, just make the most of what you have and what you can do each day - life is to short to be little!As my mother used to say, "If you don't go out nothing happens." I think about that a lot and you know what - it's really true!Thanks again for…
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    RetirementRevised

  • White House fiduciary embrace is a turning point for retirement security

    Mark Miller
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Let’s say you’ve finally decided it’s time to get serious about planning for retirement. You stop in at the local office of a bank or brokerage firm. Perhaps you call an investment or mutual fund company you saw advertising on tv. The person you’re talking to calls himself a “financial adviser” – but most likely, that’s just a fancy title for a salesman. The adviser has a sales quote for certain investment products he needs to move this month. He’s free to recommend those products to you so long as they are “suitable” – but not necessarily the best choice for…
  • The Boomer entrepreneurship trend: Slowing or just getting started?

    Mark Miller
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Nancy Kessler Nancy Kessler spent much of her career as a museum curator, but she also has had a lifelong love of working with older people that dates to her childhood. At very young age, she would visit a 90-year-old neighbor who would tell her stories about her life. Kessler’s interest in oral history and folklore grew, and she eventually pursued a career in historical museums, working as a curator at the Museum of the City of New York. But her career has been varied, and Kessler also worked for a time as a therapeutic recreation director at an independent living facility and an…
  • Phased retirement: A disconnect between workers and employers

    Mark Miller
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    There’s no better way to improve the odds of achieving a secure retirement than working longer. Research shows that a majority of Americans hope to implement that strategy – many through a “phased retirement” involving continued work with reduced hours. Just one problem: many employers aren’t on board. Two-thirds of baby boomer workers envision a phased transition into retirement, shifting to a reduced schedule or doing less demanding work, according to a survey of employers and workers by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Just 21 percent said they expect to…
  • The case for expanding Social Security: A conversation with Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson

    Mark Miller
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Nancy Altman Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson are two of the nation’s leading progressive advocates for strengthening and expanding Social Security. Their new book, Social Security Works: Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help us All, lays out the case for expanding benefits in order to address growing income inequality and the looming retirement crisis. I recently interviewed Altman and Kingson about the book and their proposal, called the All Generations Plan for Social Security. This book fills an important gap in that it corrals all the important…
  • Planning for Alzheimer’s: How financial advisers can help

    Mark Miller
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    Carolyn McClanahan Long-term care is a major wild card in any financial plan, but managing the risks associated with Alzheimer’s is especially difficult. Research by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Boston University shows that 65-year-old-women have a 20 percent chance of developing dementia, and a 17 percent change of Alzheimer’s; for men, the corresponding figures are 17 percent and 9 percent. The costs of long-term care can be high. The national median daily rate for a private nursing home was $212 last year – a figure that has been rising at five-year annual…
 
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    EldercareABC

  • Will you need Home Care or Home Health Care

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s confusing and sometimes difficult to know which care is needed, home care or home health care. Do you know the differences? A good way to quickly assess which care will serve your relative, follow these simple suggestions. The first thing to remember about receiving help, you don’t need to be frail, unable to care […] The post Will you need Home Care or Home Health Care appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Why Nobody in the Family Talks About Money

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:07 am
    by Joy Loverde Award-winning journalist and Reuters contributor, Chris Taylor recently wrote an insightful article titled, Why nobody talks about money.   Chris backs up his findings with a study conducted by Wells Fargo & Co. that explains, “44% of Americans point to personal finances as the most challenging chat anyone can possibly have.”   […] The post Why Nobody in the Family Talks About Money appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Like it or not we are judged by others

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    by Joy Loverde “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” Oh how I love this quotation! No one really knows exactly who said it. Abraham Lincoln? Mark Twain? Biblical Proverb? Maurice Switzer? Arthur Burns? John Maynard Keynes? Confucius? Anonymous? Who cares who said it? I love […] The post Like it or not we are judged by others appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 18

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    by Joy Loverde The good news… sold my Aunt’s house in one day. The bad news… there is no downtime and the pressure is on. I kick into action and create a checklist of everything I have to do to relocate my Aunt. Also on my mind are the many tasks I can delegate. Listen […] The post Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 18 appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • It’s 2015. Get ready to jump with Joy!

    admin
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    By Joy Loverde In anticipation of planning for the New Year, an article titled, “Inside the mind of a risk taker” caught my eye in the September 2014 issue of Real Simple Magazine . Here are the highlights from the article: “Embracing a new opportunity can require a major mind shift,” says Doug Sundheim, author […] The post It’s 2015. Get ready to jump with Joy! appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
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    Inside Elder Care

  • 10 ways to help older people in the winter

    Ben
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Age UK estimates that as many as 1.7m older people across the UK cannot afford to properly heat their homes and up to a third of those living alone are confined to heating just one room to save money on bills. This winter the charity group is actively encouraging new volunteers to get involved in their local community and help neighbours and relatives stay warm and stay well. With a few ideas and flexible time commitment, everyone can make a lasting difference to an older person’s life: 1. Set up a local volunteers network Local charities and church groups can offer regular volunteering…
  • Breaking the News: Telling a Loved One They Need Care

    Ryan Malone
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    How do you talk to a relative about getting help? Growing old is something that happens to us all. We all want the best for our loved ones but ensuring that they are well cared for as they get older can be a challenge, especially when you’re balancing work and home life with providing the level of care or help they need. Sometimes we need a little support. Your loved one may be struggling to carry out some of the everyday tasks that we take for granted, they may be struggling with declining health, recovering from a stroke or may have just come out of hospital and need a little care that…
  • Keeping Your Mind Active In Long Term Care

    Ryan Malone
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Keeping your brain sharp while living in an elderly care facility can seem challenging at times. Often, people consider the need to maintain their physical health, tossing mental health to the side and neglecting to exercise their brains. In order to maintain mental capability, it is important to exercise and train your brain consistently. There are a number of activities you can take part in on a daily basis to keep your brain functioning at its best! Read:  Reading regularly is one of the best ways to exercise and develop the brain. This activity can trigger the mind to think outside the…
  • Help Your Aging Parents Regain Their Health And Self-Esteem With Home Care Services

    Ryan Malone
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    These days most people are required to live overseas, far away from their aging mom and dad, or are too packed with their job owing to which they do not have time for looking after their parents at home. This leaves them worried about the senior citizens who stay all alone at home or require an extra hand. In all such cases home care is what they are looking for. Keep away from this one big mistake Self esteem is one of the biggest factors for one’s aging parents. Often one gets frustrated and loses their temper due to their parents’ stubbornness and tenacity, not realizing the fact that…
  • The Best Apps for Older People

    Ben
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Source: http://www.homecaretechnologies.ie/
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    The Population Health Blog

  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up!

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Happy Anniversary to the Health Business Blog. And what better way to celebrate the occasion than by hosting the Health Wonk Review.  David Williams' linked summary has the best of brainy health policy wonkery from around the web.Enjoy! 
  • The Third Wave, Informatics, Quantum Mechanics and Health Care Reform

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Schrödinger's catWhile the Population Health Blog continues to mull the promise vs. reality of Alvin Toffler's book on The Third Wave "Information" Age, it's been struck by the observation that any Wave's ideals are often applied to institutions. It's a classic chicken vs. egg self-reinforcing feedback loop. For example, during the Second Wave, the industrial mindset gave rise to bureaucracies.  Which prompts the PHB to wonder if the electronic health record (EHR) was the inevitable result of the Third Information Wave, or its…
  • mHealth Apps to Monitor Recently Discharged Patients

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:46 pm
    After knee surgery: how do youmonitor this patient at home?The "this paper" link in the original post directed readers to the wrong web site.  It's been corrected and the PHB apologizes for the error)While the Population Health Blog is tantalized by the prospect of healthcare consumers using mHealth apps to lower costs, increase quality and improve care, it wanted to better understand their real-world value propositions.  Are app-empowered patients less likely to use the emergency room? Do they have a higher survival rate?  Do they have higher…
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Peggy Salvatore at the Health System Ed blog hosts the latest version that's been aptly titled the Valentine Edition of the Health Wonk Review: For Health Policy Lovers Everywhere. The aw shucks PHB is there with other blogging luminaries who are embracing topics that run from the cells of women to health-worker strikes.
  • The End of Power Health Care?

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Corporate titans enjoyingthe good old days.While Moses Naim's The End of Power devotes only a few pages to medicine, it's still provocative and worthwhile reading for anyone involved in the delivery of health care.As the Population Health Blog understands it, the book's central thesis is that traditional "power" is being disrupted by the three modern trends of "more," "mobility" and "mentality." We live in an unprecedented era of more (relative widespread wealth, have an astonishing ability to move goods, services, information and ourselves around the globe (mobility) and are far less…
 
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  • The intersection of nephrology and palliative care

    Pallimed Editor
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    by Joel Topf, MDHave you ever read a journal article and as soon as you finished the abstract you had this forbidding feeling that if the authors actually proved what they claimed to have discovered your medical life will never be the same?This happened to me when I read, “Functional Status of Elderly Adults before and after Initiation of Dialysis (OPEN ACCESS)” by Tamura et al. in 2009. This study simply looked at the mortality and functional status of nursing home residents who initiated dialysis. The cohort consisted of 3,704 Americans. The average age of this predominantly white…
  • Atul Gawande's Gifts to Palliative Care and Rethinking How to Teach with Tact

    Lyle Fettig, MD
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    by Lyle Fettig, MDLet me tell you about a palliative care colleague.  His office is next to mine.  If both of our doors are open, I can hear his phone conversations.  Occasionally, I'll recognize when he's having a challenging conversation.  My ears especially perk up when the challenging conversation is with a physician colleague.  I cannot detect it by the volume, pitch, or tone of his voice.  He varies all of those features as he would in normal conversation even though the topic is more tense.Here's what I notice as I listen:He uses more open ended questions…
  • AAHPM Assembly State of the Science 2015

    Lyle Fettig, MD
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    As David Currow said when he received his Excellence in Research award, hospice and palliative medicine researchers need to meticulously measure toxicity in addition to benefits of palliative interventions. How do you think the State of the Science studies did with this goal? What do you think about the conclusions of each of the studies? Any changes in your practice? Thanks to the presenters Jay Horton, Kimberly Johnson,Nick Dionne-Odom, and Cardinale Smith for reviewing and presenting. Always a fun presentation. Neurolytic sympathectomy in management of cancer pain-time effect: a…
  • Refractory breathlessness: the next #hpmJC Journal Club

    Christian Sinclair
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    By Katherine SleemanOn Thursday 26th February from 9-10pm UK time (4pm New York, 8am 27th Sydney) we will be holding the monthly Twitter Journal Club for hospice and palliative medicine: #hpmjc. The aim of the journal club is to provide an informal multidisciplinary forum for discussion of latest research findings, and we hope you will join us. You can find some more information about the journal club here.The paper for discussion this month is 'An integrated palliative and respiratory care service for patients with advanced disease and refractory breathlessness: a randomised controlled…
  • Tweetchat 2/25 AAHPM HPNA meeting #hpm15

    Pallimed Editor
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    By Sue WintzAs #hpm15 begins, our #hpmchat tonight will focus on what is coming out of the conference so far. What tweets have you found to be the key messages so far?  Which pre-con tweets today interested you the most and why? Who and what will you be following as the week goes on?  Join in on the chat and share your anticipation in participating in #hpm15 via Twitter.  Your cha host this week is Sue Wintz, a board certified chaplain and national expert in spirituality in palliative care.Questions for Chat:Q1:  What key messages have you heard so…
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    Elder Care Home Health Blog

  • Eat Better and Feel Better

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    At some point in their lives, many people find it necessary to start taking better care of their bodies. Of course, it is better to take care of yourself all along rather than be forced to undergo a crash alteration in one’s usual lifestyle. Regardless of when the time comes to make the switch, however, it is usually a case of trouble with the heart and circulatory system that impels the change. For this reason, most healthy nutrition plans focus on heart health at the expense of other organs of the body—although it is fair to say that foods that increase heart health are likely…
  • Help at Home for Your Aging Mom or Dad

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Is worrying about your aging mom or dad making you crazy? They were there for you throughout your childhood. They had your back  all of your life, but now they need your help. The problem is you have responsibilities to the life and family you’ve created and there’s just so much of you to go around. So what do you do? I’ll tell you what to do, call Boca Home Care Services. They’ll match your mom or dad with a screened, certified and compassionate home care aide or nursing assistant who can handle just about everything non-medical that your mom or dad may need help…
  • The Importance of a Health Journal for Seniors

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    If you find yourself suffering from any number of chronic ailments, it is strongly recommended for you to keep a health journal. This journal will benefit seniors the most, especially if they make frequent visits to the doctor, but any aging individual should keep track of their medical records in a concise way for later reference. While the prospect may be daunting at first, you will be surprised by how easy it can be to keep this journal regularly updated and relevant. You may choose any format for the notes themselves, and you will enjoy numerous benefits to owning the journal. A health…
  • How to Be the Caregiver of an Elderly Loved-one and Stay Sane

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:18 pm
    With the burgeoning elderly population in the US and other Western countries, more and more people are finding themselves in the position of having to take on the role of caregiver to an elderly loved one. If you are in this situation, you may already have started to realize the level of stress that these responsibilities can generate. You need to be aware that this stress is entirely normal, and rather than feeling guilty or a failure, you just need to put in place some coping mechanisms that can benefit your loved one as well as yourself. Many senior people do, of course, continue to live…
  • Preventing and Coping with Incontinence

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Incontinence could be the most embarrassing part of aging in the life of a senior citizen. For women, this problem usually begins after she has her first child, but men are typically struck with it as they age. Is there any way to prevent bladder weakness or should men and women of a certain age simply resign themselves to wearing incontinence pads? Bladder Weakness Usually, it is not the bladder that is weak; an area known as the “floor muscles” has not been sufficiently strengthened. This part of one’s body is also part of the core; that group of muscles which forms a belt…
 
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    Aging In Place Technology Watch

  • Technology and older adults, new studies, but no news

    Laurie Orlov
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    The more studies emerge, the less news there is.  Rant on. You probably have read it in university study after university study. You probably read those milestone surveys from AARP, Healthy@Home in 2008 and Healthy@Home 2.0 in 2011.  Maybe you read the Linkage Study from 2012. All of those studies report the same thing in one way or the other: Seniors would like to benefit from technology to help them manage their health and stay longer in their own homes.  They listen to news and echo the buzzwords, they worry about costs. But do interest and willingness make a thriving…
  • For seniors stranded by geography, improve service and technology

    Laurie Orlov
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:36 am
    The census highlights difficulty for family caregivers and the 80+.  Last week we posted an analysis of US Census data revealing those locations in the US with low Caregiver Support Ratios (CSR) – in other words, seniors aged 80+ stranded with limited care availability. CSR (discussed in this landmark AARP report) represents the population aged 45-64 who could (though they may not be) able to help seniors aged 80+ and includes both family and professional caregivers.  The AARP report indicated a current nationwide average of 7 people available to help care for 1 person aged…
  • Stranded by geography: today’s caregiver support ratios and the 80+ population

    Laurie Orlov
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    Now is the winter of discontent. Neighborhoods disappear under the weight of snow piling up and billions of dollars are adding up in lost business (think car dealers and restaurants). But what of mitigating the isolation and providing care for the elderly, especially for those seniors aged 80+, living in communities overwhelmed by bad weather? Is the likelihood of having family to help related to geography? That topic was addressed by state in the August, 2013, AARP INSIGHT report, The Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap, introducing the term and an infographic for the caregiver…
  • Caregiving technology needs a version 2.0 upgrade

    Laurie Orlov
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    The dilemma of distance -- boomers have parents who live in, for example, Florida. The oldest boomer is 69. They’re not all that healthy. The still-living parent(s) may be even less healthy. In this age of medical specialization and long distance families, many aging women living alone: they need to see doctors, perhaps multiple doctors. Even if the children of aging parents live nearby, experiencing enhanced intergenerational proximity (!), the aging parent may ultimately live alone. With life expectancy for woman now averaging 88+, it is safe to say that older boomers are still…
  • The CCRC concept is an ageist nightmare -- and it’s not just the name

    Laurie Orlov
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Maybe you have Ann Clinton stuck in your mind too.  This woman and her husband spent $351,424 plus $4600 per month for the 'security' of having access to the continuing care of a CCRC. The 'continuing' of the CCRC was in one direction – she discovered that returning in a motorized wheelchair from the nursing home section to the independent living bingo game engendered big protest – from the other residents as well as management. You may have seen this yourself – people putting wheelchairs and walkers at a dining room door and limping in so that they…
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    Society of Certified Senior Advisors

  • Planning for Retirement: Six Steps to Follow

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Before making the decision to retire, it’s imperative to have a financial plan in place, and to consider any changes in lifestyle and living accommodations that may ensue.Retirement is a major life decision that needs to be carefully planned. As advisors to older adults, a number of issues should be thoroughly discussed with your clients as they prepare to retire. Consider the following.• How much annual retirement income do they need? Since retirement income may be needed for thirty plus years, considering the impact of inflation on this…
  • Nonverbal Communication: The Power of Touch

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Communicating nonverbally can be a touchy situation. If done without gauging another’s response to being touched, it can be problematical. But done with sensitivity, it can be a bonding experience with clients and colleagues.When thinking of communication skills the first thing that comes to mind is oral, visual,and then body language. The last thing we think of, if we think of it at all, is the sense of touch.As CSAs, we are constantly trying to improve our communication skills but how many of us ever give any thought to the largest and most important organ in our body—our skin. Numerous…
  • Do Your Homework before Buying a Franchise

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    While buying a franchise may look like an easy way to become an entrepreneur, it’s not risk free. Before jumping in, make sure you know the costs, the company’s rules and restrictions, and how much you can afford to spend—or lose.When the HMO where Steve Garrett worked as a pharmacist wanted to do some cost cutting, it decided to outsource its pharmacy department. At 50 years old, Garrett found himself looking for a new job and competing with younger people who had more education than he had. At the same time, he had just gone through a difficult period of procuring hospice care for his…
  • Big Surprises in the Aging Industry

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.—Kurt VonnegutAfter a history of more than four decades working in the field of aging, I note a number of "surprises” or developments no one would have predicted in the early 1970s when I entered the field. Here are a few of those surprises:The fading of long-term care insurance. Ten thousand boomers reach age sixty-five each day (not a surprise). The odds are that up to half of them will need some kind of long-term care if they live long enough. That sounds like a great opportunity…
  • Taking Care of the Caregiver

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Today’s older adults face more caregiving challenges than ever before. Dealing with the stress of what is often frequently nonstop care isn’t easy, especially during the holidays. To stay healthy, experts say taking care of yourself needs to be a priority.Today’s older adults face more caregiving challenges than ever before. The number of adult children assisting aging parents has more than tripled in the past 15 years (from LifeBridge Solutions), and, at the same time, they are helping their adult children—some who are living at home longer and needing more financial help. Many older…
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    Retirement - Only the Beginning

  • Take Care of Yourself First in Retirement

    LoveBeingRetired
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    When you retire you become personally responsible for your own happiness. How you spend your time and what you do is up to you. The freedom you feel can be refreshing, liberating and inspiring. However, if your retirement journey does not go the way you hoped, who is to blame? Your retirement happiness rests in your hands. Here’s what you can do to maximize your chances of setting up a successful retirement. Don’t get caught up doing things you don’t want to do. When the world learns you have free time on your hands, everyone will be knocking at your door. There is no limit to the…
  • How to Tell When It Is Time To Retire

    LoveBeingRetired
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    If you find yourself stuck in the day-to-day grind of making a living, thoughts of retirement can be sweet. Imagine leaving behind the stress of the job and pursuing whatever interests you. You could start each day only when you are good and ready to. Picture the ability to set a pace that fits your mood and state of mind for that particular day. One day you may awake feeling like going at a mellow pace while the next you are energized and ready to check things off your to-do list. When you retire, you make the rules. The move to retirement is a big decision, and it’s difficult to know…
  • Retirement is About Learning as You Go

    LoveBeingRetired
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Chances are you will not be fortunate enough to predict with great accuracy where life will take you once you retire. More likely you will live through twists and turns, adventures and mishaps, ups and downs as you navigate the retirement jungle. You may think you have it all figured out, that you are more than ready to jump into your second act. After all how difficult can it be? Just leave the stresses of the job behind and focus on doing what you really want. Step up to submerge yourself in some serious rest and relaxation. Now that you have arrived, just let the fun begin. For the first…
  • 4 Retirement Resolutions Worth Keeping

    LoveBeingRetired
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    As another year comes to an end it is once again time to take stock of the past 365 days. By now, resolutions we may have signed up for at the beginning of the year have either been realized, modified or forgotten, and it’s time to make a new round of resolutions for next year. Here are a few ideas for worthwhile resolutions to get you started. Review and consolidate services. Take a close look at your monthly expenses and consider how much value you are getting from them. At our house we noticed a steady increase in what we pay for cable TV service. Upon review, my wife and I agreed we…
  • Savor Your Freedom in Retirement

    LoveBeingRetired
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    When you retire you will be free to do whatever you want with your time. You won’t find any such flexibility in the working world. And raising a family rarely allows for more than a momentary respite from the struggles of paying the bills and securing a safe future for family members. Only rare opportunities exist to spend time in pursuit of what you really enjoy or genuinely care about. It is not until you retire that you are finally able to leave the rest behind and cut loose in pursuit of your personal passions. Imagine the freedom you will enjoy. You get to choose how to spend the day…
 
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    Senior Housing News

  • Why Senior Living is a Prime Target for Hackers

    Jason Oliva
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Just two months into the year and 2015 has already been labeled “The Year of the Healthcare Hack” by cybersecurity experts and national media. But while a massive data breach has yet to target senior living, the industry—like its broader health care peers—is far from hack-proof. It doesn’t matter if a company operates five communities or more than 100 communities. A lack of industry-wide best practices, along with the growing sophistication of cyber threats in an increasingly digital world, puts a target on the back of any company that collects and stores sensitive data,…
  • Health Care REIT Completes Historic $1.5 Billion Stock Offering

    Tim Mullaney
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN) has completed its largest ever overnight stock offering, raising gross proceeds of about $1.5 billion that will be used in part to invest in seniors housing properties, the company announced today. The public offering of nearly 19.6 million shares came on the heels of HCN’s recently announced $2.2 billion investment pipeline for the first quarter of 2015. Net proceeds from the stock offering will go toward this pipeline.  Seniors housing operating investments will account for about $1.1 billion of the first quarter pipeline, while triple-net…
  • Senior Housing Summit Draws Near — Tickets Available for Dallas Event

    Tim Mullaney
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Senior Housing News is proud to announce that we’re taking our annual Summit on the road this year with our first-ever Dallas-based event focused exclusively on senior living operators. Get Your Ticket Now — Space is Limited Please join us March 12 at the Tower Club in Dallas, Texas for a morning of networking and discussion on senior housing industry topics form sales and marketing to technology. Hear from several top senior living executives to learn about the challenges the industry faces in 2015 to increase occupancy and grow their businesses. Early bird tickets are already sold…
  • Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Chicago Pacific Founders

    Emily Study
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Marcus & Millichap Announce $13.8 Million Sale of Ohio ALF Mark Myers, Joshua Jandris and Charles Hilding of Marcus & Millichap Institutional Property Advisors represented the seller in a transaction that closed recently, involving an 82-unit assisted living and memory care facility in Canton, Ohio. The Landing of Canton was sold by a private seller with a multi-state portfolio. The buyer, a large private fund, plans on keeping the tenant in place. The transaction closed on February 6, 2015, for $13.75 million, or $167,683 per unit, representing a 4.75% capitalization rate on trailing…
  • ‘Ritz-Carlton Meets Disney World’ For New Senior Housing Developer

    Cassandra Dowell
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Luxury has been a buzzword in senior living, with new models sporting high-end amenities, such as wine cellars, and creating a resort-town feel. But as senior living continues to take cues from the hospitality sector, a new senior housing entrant says a “city club” rather than a “resort model” approach are more in line with what today and tomorrow’s affluent boomer are seeking. Providence, R.I.-based Affinitas Life, a niche boutique senior housing developer and owner/operator that launched in the fourth quarter of 2014, is kicking off a $50 million funding campaign for the first…
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    Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plans & Resources

  • The First Stage of Successful Aging in Place

    Tom Bills
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    Aging in place is the goal of many senior citizens. After all, very few people look forward to spending the last few days of their lives in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospital. However, aging in place doesn’t just happen. It must be carefully planned and arranged. The first stage of making arrangements for your loved one to remain in place as he or she ages is to look forward into the future. This might involve asking some personal questions. Your loved one may get upset with you and insist that he or she will manage just fine. Do not back off. Your loved one may not…
  • Three Steps for Successful Aging in Place

    Tom Bills
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    The Parents of “Baby Boomers” are Living Longer We are living in a time where there are more elderly people around us than ever. The parents of our “baby boomers” are now living longer lives. In many cases where the care of our elderly is concerned, most would rather spend their aging years at home or “age in place”. This is a term used when referring to them living at their home of many years or in an environment not equipped for healthcare, such as assisted living and independent living facilities. Most seniors have a strong desire to remain in their…
  • Elevators for Mother In-Law Suites

    Tom Bills
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    It is becoming increasingly more popular to move in-laws into your home to ensure that they have a safe and comfortable place to live as they age. Aging loved ones who own their own home usually have accessibility issue. If they are challenged by climbing stairs, a residential elevator may be the solution to make the designated space accessible for everyone. Here are some tips that you need to address to ensure that the purchase and installation of an elevator in your home will solve the accessibility difficulty for everyone. Using an Existing Closet The perfect solution would be the use of…
  • Eye Opening Alzheimers Videos That Could Change Your Life

    Tom Bills
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    The holiday season has begun. I hope that your holidays will be bright and happy. If you have a loved one you are caring for with Alzheimer’s disease I wish you a new found hope of care and compassion after reading this article and watching the videos, I believe it could be life changing and at the least very eye-opening. I have a suggestion for you, as a caregiver, to take a few moments and watch an amazing concept that can be adopted for home therapy for an aging loved one. The video is titled “ Shifting the Perception of Alzheimer’s Disease and Creating Positive Outcomes (Kim…
  • The 3 Building Blocks to an Accessible Bathroom

    Tom Bills
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    None of us plans to become handicapped and unable to use bathroom facilities comfortably. However, aging, accidents and illnesses occur to you or a loved one. At that point, it makes sense to remodel your bathroom to accommodate the needs of any individual living in your home. Planning for Success Planning for remodeling is the key to avoiding unnecessary expenditure of money and effort that could sink the project. Everyone knows that, to make a bathroom accessible, we’re going to have to typically replace a door and install grab bars. In some cases, we must expand space in an existing…
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    Retirement Online Blog

  • Mar 1, Retired for 12 years and love it...except for one thing

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:03 pm
    I retired back in November 2003. I had retired early due to two reasons. I had suffered an injury doing my job in 1997 and never fully recovered. I
  • Mar 1, Senior Dating Ads

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Senior Dating Ads You can say what you want about the South, but you've never heard of anyone retiring and moving North. These are actual ads seen in
  • Feb 27, House renovations at 62?

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    I'm 62, retired, on ssi and an annuity, my 70 yr old husband has had dementia for about 2 years and emphysema for about 7 years, is on ssi, and pension.
  • Feb 27, Still depressed

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    I made an entry many months ago about retiring in October 2013, age 62, loving it for 7 months, then my sister got very ill and everything ground to a
  • Feb 24, From Fire Inspector to What?

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    I worked for 25 years as a Fire Inspector for a community of 70,000.00. With significant public responsibility and identity. I was planning on retiring
 
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    Senior Care Corner

  • Data Breaches: Protective Actions for Seniors and Family Caregivers

    Barry Birkett
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Data breaches likely have touched most US families in the last few years, even though we may not know if our data is in the hands of identity thieves. Hundreds of millions of personal records have been taken from the data files of the retailers, health insurance providers, utilities, financial companies, social networks and more with whom we do business. While that is frightening enough, what we don’t know is how many companies have experienced breaches and don’t know about it yet. We won’t even think about the possibility some have discovered a breach but aren’t…
  • What to Do with Dusty Tech Gadgets After We Move on to New Devices

    Kathy Birkett
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Have you noticed we have an ever-growing collection of technology gadgets we no longer use? We may have some old flip phones that our new smartphones have made obsolete, for example. Not to mention some not-so-old smartphones our new smartphones made obsolete. Perhaps we have an original tablet, an e-reader, a desktop computer and maybe a few old TV sets. All things that were great when we got them but have been made obsolete by newer, faster, more functional models. If you are like us, you have a drawer, closet, shelf or corner of the basement (maybe all three) that is loaded with these…
  • Nursing Home: Knowing When They Need It and Choosing the Right One

    Kathy Birkett
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    There comes a point in time for many family caregivers when we have to start thinking about finding a nursing home with and for our senior loved ones. A nursing home is probably not your first choice, but if you have been providing care for years and find they currently need more care than you can provide, now that need may be a reality. Nursing homes, compared to assisted living facilities, provide 24 hour care by professionals who are trained to deliver that care. Facilities are as different as the people who own, operate and work there. It is important to do your homework when looking…
  • Helping Seniors Sleep Better and Cope With Rest-Stealing Bad Dreams

    Kathy Birkett
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:56 pm
    “To sleep, perchance to dream” is a Shakespeare quote of which I remind myself when I am really tired. The unfortunate truth is, when I am most tired, the dreams become weird imaginings that tend to wake me from a sound sleep, putting me right back in a sleep deprived state. Does that happen to you? A dream is an experience our minds have of images, sounds and sensations. A beautiful dream of warm breezes, sandy beaches and the scent of fragrant flowers rarely seem to come to me when I am really tired. And when are family caregivers not really tired? Are Dreams the Culprit? I had a weird…
  • Lost Memories – Can They be Restored in Those with Dementia?

    Kathy Birkett
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Most of us know someone with dementia. If you don’t now, it’s likely you will shortly, since a new person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds. Family caregivers of people with dementia are on the front lines, watching memories fade from their loved ones. We know how quickly names, places, dates and events are forgotten. The hardest of all may be when your loved one can’t remember your name or who you are to them. We can take solace in our own memories and the certainty of their love for us expressed through the years of our lives together and the small things…
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    Senior Technology Blog

  • Would Seniors Wear QR Code Tags?

    Steven Leung
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Some seniors in China are being given QR code tags to help identify them if they become lost or injured. How will seniors in the U.S. feel about being given a barcode? Dignity is an important concern to senior citizens everywhere. And stateside seniors often eschew wearing even two-way talk emergency pendants because they don’t want to look old and frail. The best senior care solution is the one that people will use consistently. That involves truly listening to how the people using that solution feel. Spark your friends and family:
  • Tablets, a Caution, and an Obvious Recommendation

    Steven Leung
    23 Aug 2012 | 12:28 pm
    I can’t believe my parents were jealous. It made choosing a Christmas present pretty easy that year. I’d driven home to visit for Thanksgiving and it’s normally all about the food. My dad used to be chef, an award-winning one at that. So even though I like watching football and enjoying the company of my relatively small family, it’s usually the culinary experience that takes center stage. This time was different. My laptop is probably my most important possession, and this time I purposefully didn’t bring it. I had just gotten the original iPad, in all of its…
  • Teaching Seniors to Identify Spam

    Steven Leung
    22 Aug 2012 | 4:30 am
    “He said he wanted to meet me.” She was a 70 year-old friend of mine and I’d introduced her to email a few months back. Most of the time she was keeping up with her family and she was just getting into making purchases online. I showed her different free email sites like Hotmail, Yahoo and GMail. She chose Yahoo because she felt it was easy on the eyes and comfortable. We had talked about different ways to avoid spam, but one of the disadvantages of Yahoo is that their spam filters aren’t as strong as other services. Hotmail and GMail argue about who traps the most…
  • How Seniors Can Avoid E-Commerce Scams

    Steven Leung
    21 Aug 2012 | 2:23 pm
    “Polite and trusting”. This is how the FBI describes people who grew up in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Con artists exploit this, unfortunately. They go on to say that seniors are less likely to report being scammed, sometimes because they’re afraid relatives will think they can no longer take care of their own affairs. With more than half of seniors now using the Internet, and seniors being the fastest growing usage group, they’ve become easier targets for Internet scams. There is a lot of good advice on the Internet about how to be alert for scams. Shopping Safely Online…
  • Track How Well You Sleep at Home

    Steven Leung
    15 Aug 2012 | 6:54 pm
    “Huh, I never knew.” We had talked about the myth that people need less sleep as they get older. Not having enough sleep could cause or indicate greater health problems. Heart disease, diabetes and obesity are among the surprising ones. He typically woke up everyday early, but often nodded off during the day. It got to the point where we were playing a video game (they’re good for enhancing brain functions) with other friends and he fell asleep in the middle of an action sequence. We joked around about it for months, just so he wouldn’t forget to look into if there was…
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    ChangingAging.org

  • #DisruptAging Designing Tech For Elders

    Virgil Thomas, ChangingAging.org
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    When it comes to aging technological innovation can tend to miss the mark. Look no further than the apparent interest in robot caregivers.
  • Where Are the Golden Years?

    Jeanette Leardi, ChangingAging Contributor
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    We should also take responsibility for changing social misperceptions about the “golden years” of old age and instead “steel ourselves” to forge a newer and better reality of elderhood.
  • Boomers as Roomers — Seeing Aging as an Asset

    Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.org
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    Martin Bayne has a radical vision for caregiving that he asked me to run by ChangingAging's audience. Take a look at what he has to say:
  • Cognitive Wellness

    Michael C. Patterson, ChangingAging Contributor
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Kavan Peterson asks for additional ideas on how to improve quality of care and quality of life and reduce the use of anti-psychotic drugs for people living with dementia. I’d like to offer some ideas that center around the power of the arts to nurture wellness.
  • Forget About Memory! Focus on Imagination

    Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.org
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday I had a conversation with the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in my home state of Montana about how to change dementia caregiving practices in the state’s nursing homes. I offered three ideas and would like suggestions from readers.
 
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    eHealth Medicare Blog

  • Some Benefits and Risks of Weight-Loss Surgery

    Jill Halloran
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    When other efforts to lose weight haven’t worked, some people consider weight-loss surgery, otherwise known as bariatric surgery. There’s a lot to consider about …The post Some Benefits and Risks of Weight-Loss Surgery appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • Medicare Part D and Drug Safety for Older Adults

    Rachel Yen
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Older adults tend to have more health problems and often take more than one prescription drug to treat their conditions. This increases their risk for taking drugs incorrectly or …The post Medicare Part D and Drug Safety for Older Adults appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • Medicare Can’t Deny Skilled Care Coverage if You’re Not Improving

    Rachel Yen
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you need skilled care, such as physical therapy or home health services, Medicare can’t deny you coverage because you aren’t getting better. ManyMedicare benef…The post Medicare Can’t Deny Skilled Care Coverage if You’re Not Improving appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • Medicare Adds Star Ratings to Dialysis Facilities

    Rachel Yen
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease can now use star ratings to compare the quality of dialysis facilities. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is one of the few situ…The post Medicare Adds Star Ratings to Dialysis Facilities appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • Medicare Now Covers CT Scans to Screen for Lung Cancer

    Rachel Yen
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    Effective immediately, Medicare will cover low-dose CT screening for certain beneficiaries who have a high risk for lung cancer. Known more commonly as CT or CAT scans, computed …The post Medicare Now Covers CT Scans to Screen for Lung Cancer appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
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    JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys » News

  • VA Proposes Asset-Transfer Penalty

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: In a previous article, you indicated that in determining Veterans Administration Pension eligibility the VA does not set forth any penalties for the uncompensated transfer of assets. You also indicated that this might be changing. Have any changes to this law occurred? Answer: Veteran’s Pension is a cash assistance program available to veterans who served at least one day in a wartime period; were discharged other than dishonorably;…
  • Handling Probate Without Stress

    admin
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My father recently passed away. He was a widower with a small house and a meager nest egg. I have heard that probate can be a complicated process, and I want to avoid it if possible. Is it necessary for me to go through the probate process? Answer: Probate is not an inherently terrible process, but it is not one that everybody has to go through. The first step is to determine whether your father did any probate-avoidance planning. If…
  • Veterans’ Benefits Under Review

    admin
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: I understand that, as a veteran, I might be eligible for Veteran’s Pension and Veteran’s Aid & Attendance. You indicated that the resource requirement associated with them is somewhat subjective. Can you provide more insight as to the assets I can have and remain eligible for these benefits? Answer: Veterans Pension and Veterans Aid & Attendance are available to those whose income and resources are below a…
  • Fund Transfers Affect ALTCS Eligibility

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: Two years ago, I gave about $70,000 to my son for a down payment on his home. Now, I am looking to apply for the Arizona Long Term Care System for my wife, but I understand ALTCS is not available to people who have given away money within the past five years. Is there any way my wife might qualify, despite the gift to my son? Answer: ALTCS looks back five years to ensure that resources have not been transferred without compensation,…
  • Dad’s Gross Income May be Too High

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My dad lives in a skilled nursing facility, and he has spent nearly all of his savings on his care. Three months ago, we applied for the Arizona Long Term Care System, believing that he satisfied the eligibility requirements. We reviewed his bank statements, which revealed that he had $700 in his account and $1,900 of monthly income depositing each month. To our shock, however, his application was denied because he has too much income.
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    Concierge Care

  • Dealing with Depression in Seniors

    admin
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    “I’m so worried about my mother.  She refuses to leave her home and does not participate in the activities or friendships that she once enjoyed.  She barely eats and drinks and says she is taking her medicines, but I do not believe she is.” Sadly, we hear various versions of this story on a regular basis.  According to the National Institute of Health, over two million seniors over the age of 65 suffer from depression.  Many times this can be attributed to the death of a loved one, a change in medical condition, or a recent relocation.  Despite the event, the common denominator we…
  • How In-Home Care for the Elderly Can Assist With Maintaining a Healthy Diet

    admin
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
      Diet is of the utmost importance for people of all ages.  There are many times when people will hit a certain age and then let their diet go.  They may not see it as that important to try and maintain a healthy weight, keep up with themselves from an exercise perspective, and take proper care when it comes to wellness overall.  This could not be any farther from the truth.  The elderly really do need to pay attention to their diet and give it the utmost care.  Diet can be as important as remembering to take medications for the elderly as they get older.  In-home care in the…
  • The Companionship Benefits of In-Home Care for the Elderly

    admin
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The social aspect of our lives is often taken for granted. We get up every day, spend time with our family, go to work, hang out with people, go home and have more time with others. Our whole day is filled with some type of socialization. The post The Companionship Benefits of In-Home Care for the Elderly appeared first on Concierge Care. Related posts: What to Do When the Elderly Become Depressed How In-Home Care for the Elderly Can Assist With Maintaining a Healthy Diet In-Home Care vs. a Retirement Home
  • Why It is Important for the Elderly to Take Part in Regular Exercise

    admin
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    There is a lot to be said for the vast benefits exercise provides to the elderly.  Many people are under the impression that they are simply too old to exercise, especially if they have never taken part in a regular exercise program in the past.  This could not be farther from the truth.  Exercise can and should be a part of your daily routine life, no matter how old you are.  Researchers have found that exercise can actually grow in importance as you age versus being more important in your younger years. Helping Reverse the Effects of Aging Exercise has shown that it can actually help…
  • How to Prepare Your Family for the Life Impact of Dementia

    admin
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The `impact that dementia has on a family can be devastating.  Dementia is a medical condition that really can change the lives of the patient that suffers from the condition, the family members of that patient, friends, co-workers, and so on.  What is important is proper preparation so that you can be ready for the life impact that dementia is going to have.  Dementia is a condition that impacts millions of people all around the world.  Those who are ready for it before it truly sets in are those that are able to maintain a quality of life that is similar to where you were at prior to…
 
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    Survive55.com: the Baby Boomer Guidebook - BLOG

  • Breakthru Exercise Program of 2015....or 1977?

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:35 am
    Baby Boomers, Are you looking for an "Alternative" workout program? Are you looking to rock "Psycho Killer" abs? Is your body on the "Road to Nowhere?" Do you see "The Great Curve" when you look at yourself in the mirror? Are you tired of your muscles "Making Flippy Floppy?" Well, stop being "Crosseyed and Painless" and take advantage of this "Once in a Lifetime" workout video from the website "Funny or Die." You will soon be living the "Wild, Wild Life" and experiencing a "New Feeling"  when you mix this high intensity cardio program with your love of the experimental rock band The…
  • Perfect Products for Baby Boomers 8, 9 & 10

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Baby Boomers, If you have been following along for the past week, I bet you have been thinking about your own little aggravations caused by aging that have cropped up in your lives. Sure, we can accept the fact that we are getting older but we don’t have to go down quietly. And we definitely don’t have to give up doing what we love just because it’s not as easy as it once was. Modern technology has afforded us new and miraculous ways to retain our active lifestyles so why not take advantage of them?So, today, I am finishing off (for the time being) this series of…
  • Perfect Products for Baby Boomers 7 - handSteady Coffee Cup

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Baby Boomers,Do you agree that sometimes it’s the simple things in life that can get aggravating? For instance, what is more irritating than spilling your cup of morning coffee or tea all over your nice clothes while getting dressed up to go to work. Or, do you find it difficult to drink with standard cups because you suffer from limited dexterity, arthritis in your hands or weakness and pain in your joints and muscles. Well, a gentleman from England named Chris Peacock has invented a product I feel meets the standards of my list of perfect products for baby boomers. Chris noticed that…
  • Perfect Products for Baby Boomers 6 - Hydromax Bathmate Penis Pump

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    Baby Boomers,I knew, somewhere in the back of my mind that the day would eventually come that I would find myself talking to you about today’s topic. What is surprising is that it has only been 2 years since I began my blog and here I am already facing one of the most delicate, censored and taboo subjects known to man. What is even more surprising is that now that I have researched this subject I am flabbergasted by the incredible amount of exposure (hint #1) this topic has on the internet. It seems that everyone likes to write about this topic. And if you haven’t written about…
  • Perfect Products For Baby Boomers 5 - Balancing Shoes

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    The past couple of days I shared with you some very cool products that fit the needs of Baby Boomers very well even though they were probably not initially developed to target our generation specifically.If you want to read about them just click on these links:Can-Am MotorcyclesBionic GlovesGarage ButlerGlow Caps Today, Baby Boomers, we are going to get ahead of the game. It never hurts to prepare for the future does it? Although we may not be in the stage of our lives yet where we have to worry about fall prevention, it is good to know that tech companies across the world are actively…
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    Senior Travel, Womens Forum, Grandchildren, Retirement | Sixty and Me

  • What Describes Your Ideal Retirement Lifestyle? (Poll)

    Margaret Manning
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    There was a time when retirement was a fairly “uniform” experience. A few generations ago, for those lucky enough to reach age 65, the only real option was to live alone or move back in with your family. Retirement communities existed, but, they were expensive, restrictive and designed primarily for people with medical concerns. The world is changing.Read More
  • Don’t Postpone Reinventing Your Life After 60

    Margaret Manning
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:04 pm
    I rarely pay attention to marketing messages, but, today I came across one that I just had to share with the community. The quote is from a Nike ad and has a simple message – “Yesterday you said tomorrow.” Wow! There is a lot of wisdom packed into these 4 words!Read More
  • Who is the Sexiest Male Celebrity Over 60?

    Margaret Manning
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    A few days ago, I was having drinks with a girlfriend when she mentioned how sexy she Richard Gere is and that she is excited that he is going to be in the next The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie. I said that I am looking forward to seeing the movie, but, I would have preferred to see Pierce Brosnan, who in my opinion is much sexier. Let's see what you think. Read More
  • Do Women Over 50 Really Want to Look Younger? Do We Really Care? (Video)

    Margaret Manning
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Seeing young women advertising anti-aging creams has always annoyed me. Their skin is already flawless. What “improvements” could they possibly desire? I realize, of course, that I may not be in the target audience for most anti-aging creams. Women who are under extreme pressure to look useful are usually in their 30s or 40s. Maybe it’s just that women over 50 are more experienced when it comes to anti-aging products. After all, we have tried every possible cream and potion and can say without reservation that there isn’t a miracle plant, herb, chemical or secret formulation that can…
  • 5 Tips for Getting the Most from Airbnb

    Sixty and Me
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    One of the advantages of getting a little older is that you finally have more time to travel. But how do you balance having a rich getaway experience with being practical and economical? A way to fix this dilemma of staying at the place you want at a price you can afford is by looking into rental properties, such as studio apartments, cottages, and bed and breakfasts. You can use the Internet to find these places quickly by using a website called Airbnb, a travel booking website with a twist...Read More
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    Cariloop | Search For Assisted Living, Home Health Care, and Hospice

  • Dr. Anne Lipton Joins Cariloop Board of Advisors

    Cariloop
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    Nationally Recognized Neurologist, Speaker and Author Dr. Anne Lipton Joins Cariloop Board of Advisors Company Also Announces Updated Website Features to be Released in April March 2, 2015 (Dallas, Texas) – As Cariloop continues to build momentum and expand its model for helping families and caregivers, the Company is very excited to announce the addition of Dr. Anne Lipton to its board of advisors. Lipton is a nationally recognized neurologist, author and dementia specialist. She now serves as a full-time speaker and writer, and she is the leading author of The Common Sense Guide to…
  • Exploring Generations: The Baby Boomers

    Dane Roper
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:32 am
    We sometimes associate Baby Boomers with the hippie era, rock and roll, Elvis Presley or Woodstock, but ultimately baby boomers epitomize the phrase “pull yourself up by your boot straps”. Those born between 1946 and 1964 demonstrate to many Americans and younger generations what hard work truly means. “When I was born in 1956 in southeast Texas, we had a slower paced and more laid back style of life,” Deen Cauthorn, a mid-generation Baby Boomer, said. “As a kid, we played outside without any trouble or worry as long as we checked in with Mom occasionally. We did whatever we wanted,…
  • Embracing Work Transitions: Retirement Ideas to Keep Active

    Bethany Nicholson
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    As we grow older, times inevitably change. With that change comes retirement. Some may avoid retirement because they still feel a sense of purpose with their career and may love what they do. In fact, they may have been working so long that they don’t know what life is like without their work. Others may have been looking forward to the day they retired only to find that their days are not as active and lively as they thought they would be. “I had been working for over 50 years when I retired,” Larry Nicholson, a recent retiree, said. “Now, I have so much spare time on my hands I…
  • Exploring Generations: The Lucky Few

    Dane Roper
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Few people can say that they were born and grew up in the middle of some of the most significant events in their country’s history, but the Lucky Few can say exactly that. Also known as The Silent Generation, these Americans were born between 1930 and 1945—in the height of the Great Depression and World War II. “I grew up in very meager circumstances on a poor farm that you couldn’t make a living in,” Art Laengrich, an early member of the Lucky Few, said. “My experience was not having much of anything and, indeed, going to bed hungry.” Unlike their parents who knew life before…
  • Exploring Generations: The Greatest Generation

    Bethany Nicholson
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    In the days when gasoline was 20 cents and lunch cost a mere 15 cents, World War I had just ended, World War II was just beginning and racial discrimination was normal. Depression struck and nearly everything was rationed. Despite it all, the people of those days grew stronger, more patriotic, loyal and gained a sense of responsibility—this is why they are called the Greatest Generation. “I was born in 1922 in Hillsboro, Texas,” Clifton Ganus, a Greatest Generation member, said. “My father was in the restaurant business, and when I was 7 we moved to New Orleans. Times were different…
 
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    Cariloop | Search For Assisted Living, Home Health Care, and Hospice

  • Dr. Anne Lipton Joins Cariloop Board of Advisors

    Cariloop
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    Nationally Recognized Neurologist, Speaker and Author Dr. Anne Lipton Joins Cariloop Board of Advisors Company Also Announces Updated Website Features to be Released in April March 2, 2015 (Dallas, Texas) – As Cariloop continues to build momentum and expand its model for helping families and caregivers, the Company is very excited to announce the addition of Dr. Anne Lipton to its board of advisors. Lipton is a nationally recognized neurologist, author and dementia specialist. She now serves as a full-time speaker and writer, and she is the leading author of The Common Sense Guide to…
  • Exploring Generations: The Baby Boomers

    Dane Roper
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:32 am
    We sometimes associate Baby Boomers with the hippie era, rock and roll, Elvis Presley or Woodstock, but ultimately baby boomers epitomize the phrase “pull yourself up by your boot straps”. Those born between 1946 and 1964 demonstrate to many Americans and younger generations what hard work truly means. “When I was born in 1956 in southeast Texas, we had a slower paced and more laid back style of life,” Deen Cauthorn, a mid-generation Baby Boomer, said. “As a kid, we played outside without any trouble or worry as long as we checked in with Mom occasionally. We did whatever we wanted,…
  • Embracing Work Transitions: Retirement Ideas to Keep Active

    Bethany Nicholson
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    As we grow older, times inevitably change. With that change comes retirement. Some may avoid retirement because they still feel a sense of purpose with their career and may love what they do. In fact, they may have been working so long that they don’t know what life is like without their work. Others may have been looking forward to the day they retired only to find that their days are not as active and lively as they thought they would be. “I had been working for over 50 years when I retired,” Larry Nicholson, a recent retiree, said. “Now, I have so much spare time on my hands I…
  • Exploring Generations: The Lucky Few

    Dane Roper
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Few people can say that they were born and grew up in the middle of some of the most significant events in their country’s history, but the Lucky Few can say exactly that. Also known as The Silent Generation, these Americans were born between 1930 and 1945—in the height of the Great Depression and World War II. “I grew up in very meager circumstances on a poor farm that you couldn’t make a living in,” Art Laengrich, an early member of the Lucky Few, said. “My experience was not having much of anything and, indeed, going to bed hungry.” Unlike their parents who knew life before…
  • Exploring Generations: The Greatest Generation

    Bethany Nicholson
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    In the days when gasoline was 20 cents and lunch cost a mere 15 cents, World War I had just ended, World War II was just beginning and racial discrimination was normal. Depression struck and nearly everything was rationed. Despite it all, the people of those days grew stronger, more patriotic, loyal and gained a sense of responsibility—this is why they are called the Greatest Generation. “I was born in 1922 in Hillsboro, Texas,” Clifton Ganus, a Greatest Generation member, said. “My father was in the restaurant business, and when I was 7 we moved to New Orleans. Times were different…
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    Financial Engines Blog

  • Something for the Middle Class – A Way to Get More for Retirement

    Jennifer Carole
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    It’s not easy saving money while trying to make ends meet.  Many of us work for companies that offer access to a 401(k) plan, and if we are lucky, they match a portion of our contribution. But the story often ends there for a lot of people because they don’t know how to put that money to work: how to get that money to make money. They aren’t sure who to turn to for investment advice and some choices can be very costly. But now there’s good news. President Obama and the Department of Labor want to help those saving for retirement get more from their money by protecting…
  • Long Overdue – Weighing In on New Consumer Protection for Retirement Accounts

    Jennifer Carole
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    If you aren’t using the word – and chances are you aren’t – it’s time to learn more about it. The word is “fiduciary” and it is an adjective that describes a relationship involving trust. Typically one might hire a fiduciary to look out for the best interests of a minor or senior or someone who needs help with their money. Most of us could come in contact with a fiduciary if we are investing our 401(k). It’s important because the U.S. Department of Labor has recommended new rules to require everyone giving retirement investment advice to adhere…
  • Discover Your Money Profile: Take the Quiz

    Jennifer Carole
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    Different people have different money styles and they are often based on personality types. Take this quick quiz to find out your potential style and have some fun learning about the others! For each question, answer true or false. I like to keep detailed records of how my money is spent.  T/F When I hear about a good investment, I just know it’s the right thing.  T/F If I disagree with investment advice, it’s because it’s not the right thing to do.  T/F Getting money help from people I know is important to me.  T/F There’s a right and wrong way to do money…
  • In Providing Financial Advice, Putting Customers First is Good Public Policy and Good Business Practice

    Christopher Jones
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    Today, President Obama announced that he will be proposing a draft rule from the Department of Labor that would require those offering retirement investment advice to serve as fiduciaries. That means that they would be required by law to put the interests of their customers first—free from conflicts of interest. This is important news for everyone saving and investing for retirement. Let me explain why. The American retirement landscape has changed dramatically since the current retirement plan rules were crafted forty years ago. Professionally managed pension plans have given way to…
  • Hey! It’s America Saves Week – Do You Know Where Your Money’s Going?

    Jennifer Carole
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:35 am
    If saving wasn’t on your radar already, there’s a whole week dedicated to helping you save more. Welcome to America Saves Week – a great opportunity to think about how and why you save (and how you can save more). First things first, we invite you to subscribe to our blog (there’s a place to subscribe in the right navigation bar). If you subscribe today, you’ll get a fun email from us tomorrow that will help you determine your personal money style. It’s a great place to start when it comes to saving. And then, there are ways you can participate in this national…
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  • It's Time for Bill O'Reilly to Go!

    Steve Sovie
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
        For the past few weeks the media have been abuzz with the revelations that Brian Williams of NBC News embellished some of his news stories regarding Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War. Facing the allegations of lying he did the manly thing and accepted responsibility for what he had done, apologized to his listeners and stepped down from his position as news anchor until there was a full investigation. This is what would be expected from a decent professional journalist.    Shortly after these revelations it was discovered that Fox News personality Bill…
  • Have You Met God's Match for You?

    Steve Sovie
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:50 pm
      commons.wikimedia.org It seems as though the closer we get to Valentine's Day the more commercials we see for online dating websites.  When I was younger there were only a couple of legitimate sites around, Yahoo Personals and Match.Com. I haven't seen anything about the Yahoo site in years and am not sure if it still exists. It seems like the 2 biggies that are still around are Match.com and Eharmony.  Match.Com TV commercials are actually well done and somewhat entertaining, while those of Eharmony are rather annoying because of the snake oil salesman like…
  • Looking for Affordable Car Insurance - Again.

    Steve Sovie
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    www.linkedin.com    One of the painful aspects of returning to the US, in particular New York State, was having to obtain auto insurance and having to start the process of getting a NYS driver's license all over again.  I have been driving for 50 years, both in New York and Massachusetts. Kevin has been driving for 1 year here and 12 years in Malaysia.  When we first arrived back here I searched around for car insurance to cover the both of us. We settled on Geico, as it was the cheapest and offered the best policy. The other nationally known companies, either were…
  • Should Brian Williams Resign from NBC News?

    Steve Sovie
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
        In the past few days the media has been abuzz with the Brian Williams story of his lying about an incident in the Iraq war and during his coverage of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Some people are calling for his immediate resignation, while others are willing to forgive and forget. Williams apparently has a strong following of fans who will not abandon him.  He has appeared on his news program and apologized for his deeds, while also taking a leave of absence from the show, while the incidents are being investigated.  Two incidents are causing all of the furor…
  • Winter Storm Marcus - How much Snow Will We Get

    Steve Sovie
    8 Feb 2015 | 5:37 pm
        Well in less than 3 weeks another major snowstorm is hitting the Northeast with heavy snow, strong winds and bitter cold temperatures. These storms seem to be hitting here in the Rochester area on Sunday afternoons and strengthening until they die out late on Monday. With the last snowstorm, Linus, we received about 2 feet of blowing and drifting snow. This was nothing compared to what my friends in Boston were greeted with.     Winter storm Marcus started here in western New York as a mixture of rain and sleet, but has just turned to all snow. …
 
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    Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care

  • Small Business Social Media Strategy – Episode 011

    Mark Hager
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Small Business Social Media Strategy – Episode 011 / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. Small business social media strategy. Learn how to use social media for small business. What the business goals are, how to achieve & how to get organized.
  • Live Simply in 7 (Not so Easy) Steps

    Wendi Hager
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    Live Simply in 7 (Not so Easy) Steps / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. I know there is a lot of advice out there about how to live simply. Not all of it works for me. Here are the basic “rules” I set up to start living simply.
  • Welcome to Simplify

    Wendi Hager
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:09 am
    Welcome to Simplify / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. Welcome to Simplify. Join me as I look at ways to cut through some of life's nonsense, ditch things that clutter it up & work towards living more simply.
  • Simple Content Creation Strategy for Small Business – Episode 010

    Mark Hager
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    Simple Content Creation Strategy for Small Business – Episode 010 / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. Learn tips for a successful content creation strategy, provide your customers with content that matters to them & help you get ranked better in local search.
  • Retirement Your Way. Start With These Ideas.

    Mark Hager
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    Retirement Your Way. Start With These Ideas. / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. Retirement your way on Smart Retirement Life - Ideas. Watch Mark Hager discuss planning for the life you want & learn about these contemporary ideas.
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    The Senior List

  • Best Assisted Living Phoenix Arizona

    Amie
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The Senior List® set out to find the top 10 best assisted living facilities Phoenix Arizona.  We compiled reviews from the top senior housing review websites to pull together our top 10 list.  Click... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • People and Products on Twitter this week

    Amie
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    This week saw a lot of interesting eldercare news out on the Twittersphere.  If you’re on twitter and want to have your tweets featured on The Senior List make sure you follow us there.  You... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Healthiest Cities Ranked

    Amie
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Ever wondered where your city ranks in terms of fitness?  Living here in Portland Oregon, we know that PDX is one of the healthiest cities around.  Portlanders are generally very fit and (if you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best Cruises To Consider In 2015

    Amie
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    Thinking about taking a cruise this year?  Ya, we are too!  If you’re interested in the best cruises to consider in 2015, you might first start with the top cruise ships.  We found a handy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83

    Amie
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    “Live Long and Prosper” News outlets reported earlier today that Leonard Nimoy (Spock) died this morning of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  The New York Times noted that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    InnovAge

  • New York Couple Celebrate Birthdays: Both 100 Plus!

    InnovAge
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Congratulations to Duranord and Jeanne Veillard who celebrate birthdays this weekend. Both are more than 100 years old!                       This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to … Continue reading →
  • Technology Used to Help Older Adults

    InnovAge
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    More and more technology is being used to improve the lives of older adults…everything from GPS seniors in shoes to home sensors to monitor activity. All of which is extremely helpful to caregivers.               … Continue reading →
  • Lenore Rivera: Moving to a Private Home

    InnovAge
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Part seven My mom stayed with me for only three weeks. I needed to find a home for her, as physically it was becoming impossible for me to care for her. I made calls to numerous assisted-living facilities. All of … Continue reading →
  • Wednesday Wellness: Run a Marathon

    InnovAge
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    Break out the trainers and start training for a marathon. If 91-year-old Harriette Thompson (below) can do it, so can you!   This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical … Continue reading →
  • Check Us Out on Pinterest!

    InnovAge
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    We have tons of great Pins on topics from architecture and design for older adults to technology and aging!                                           … Continue reading →
 
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