Could Your Aging Relative Spot These Common Holiday Scams?

Could Your Aging Relative Spot These Common Holiday Scams?

There’s something about the holidays that make people feel extra generous. They might look for the perfect gift or make charitable donations. Unfortunately, there are dishonest people in the world who see the holidays as a perfect time to prey on the generosity of others. They devise elaborate schemes to cheat people out of their money or get their hands on sensitive information that allows them to steal identities or gain access to financial accounts. The best way to fight...

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The Cost of a Senior Fall: Physical and Financial Burden

The Cost of a Senior Fall: Physical and Financial Burden Why Senior Fall Risks DEMAND Simplified Home Care Prevention Solutions Terri Murphy, CSA President – Hope Senior Home Care   All of us are very familiar with the phrase, “penny wise, pound foolish”. Never is this phrase more applicable than in the quiet homes of millions of aging seniors across the country. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here are just some of the facts:   Annual...

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Veterans Benefits- 2018 Updates

Wartime veterans, as well as their surviving spouses, may be entitled to the Aid and Attendance Pension provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a tax-free, monthly benefit which provides financial assistance to those 65 years and older, who are in need of assistance because of blindness, or need the help of another person to perform two or more activities of daily living, such as bathing, toileting, dressing, eating, walking and transferring. This benefit can be very helpful...

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Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care Rest in Your Hands

This article was written for Hope Senior Home Care's blog by Hazel Bridges. Hazel is the creator of AgingWellness.org, a website that aims to provide health and wellness resources for aging seniors. She’s a breast cancer survivor. She challenges herself to live life to the fullest and inspire others to do so as well. We are proud to feature Hazel and encourage you to take a look at her website for even more information and resources. Planning and Paying for...

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5 Options For Medications Not Covered By Medicare

Medicare is not a perfect system and sometimes medications fall through the cracks, this can become a huge issue. This article from Daily Caring gives five options for working around a medicare plan that doesn't cover all of your medication needs. Medicare doesn’t always cover all drugs Most older adults get prescription drug coverage through a Medicare Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan. Each plan has a list of drugs that the plan will pay for, called a...

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What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

Handling and preparing for end of life can be so confusing, it can add to the stress if your loved one hasn't prepared with a will. Although creating a will can be time consuming and a little confusing there are plenty of resources for tips and advice to make that process easier. Here is a  list of reasons to pursue a will and what happens if you have a loved one pass away without a will. This article is from...

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Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

Financial planning is often one of the most difficult steps when dealing with an aging loved one. Adding the risk of financial scams that are targeted towards seniors it can become a slippery slope towards disaster. Here are the top 10 scams that are often targeted towards seniors. This article is from "The National Counsel on Aging", we are not affiliated with the NCOA, we just like them!   Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now...

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