8 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Elder Abuse for an Aging Parent

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Elder abuse affects millions of seniors, not just in the United States but across the globe. Unfortunately, research tells us that as older populations continue to grow in size, and as life-expectancy continues to increase, incidents of elder abuse could skyrocket. Already, the National Council on Aging estimates that about one in ten Americans over… Read more »

5 Signs A Senior Loved One With Dementia May Be A Victim of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is an under-reported epidemic impacting an estimated one-in-ten aging adults. It cuts across every racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic demographic, and can cause incalculable pain and suffering. This is not including potentially staggering financial losses. One unsettling correlation, however, is that seniors with dementia are disproportionately targeted for elder abuse. Nearly one-in-two aging… Read more »

Available Long-Term Care Resources for Veterans and Their Spouses

When we assist seniors and their loved ones with long-term care solutions, most of them are so focused on how they will find the right care for a loved one, they have not considered how they will be able to afford it. Unfortunately, the costs of long-term care continue to rise throughout America and our… Read more »

7 Essential Nutrients Seniors Should Include In Their Diet

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March is National Nutrition Month. This is a great time to raise awareness about the importance of healthy food choices and solid eating habits. Everyone can benefit from a healthy diet. For Florida seniors, however, getting the right nutrition can be challenging. As adults advance into their senior years, their metabolism tends to slow down.… Read more »

5 Tips to Help Your Aging Parents Cope with a “Gray Divorce”

A “Gray Divorce” occurs when an older couple ends their marriage late in life. There could be a number of reasons for doing so, but in almost every case the fallout of the broken relationship can be devastating, and not just for the elder couple, but for everyone involved. Adult children, for example, may find… Read more »

3 Tips to Protect the Elders You Love From Exploitation

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  Most of us know how to identify if our senior loved one has been a victim of physical abuse or neglect. Financial exploitation, however, can be much harder to recognize. Research tells us that Older Americans are being scammed out of approximately $2.9 billion to $36.5 billion per year due to financial exploitation. Unfortunately,… Read more »