25 July, 2019

The Epidemic of Loneliness

2020-05-22T19:31:05-07:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Elder Care, Health & Wellness, Resources|

More and more research is coming out that shows that loneliness is becoming an epidemic. Aging adults aren't exempt from this epidemic. In fact, our aging loved ones may be suffering from loneliness at higher than expected rates. AARP put out a survey that indicates more than 42 million adults in the U.S. over the age 45 suffer from chronic loneliness, and that 17 percent of adults over 65 are isolated. While loneliness and isolation are different - the former being a subjective feeling and the latter being measurable - ultimately, the concerns of both are similar. What does loneliness ...

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8 January, 2018

VA Benefits Available To Aging Veterans

2020-05-22T19:35:23-07:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Elder Care, Resources, Veterans|

The results from the 2015 national census estimate there are 9.3 million Veterans over the age of 65 living in the U.S. These veterans served in a range of wartime conflicts around the globe. Elderly Veterans served in World War II, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. Aging Veterans often face additional challenges as a result of their time served. Veterans are confronted with disabilities, PTSD and homelessness. Along with the standard benefits offered to Veterans of all ages, elderly Veterans have access to additional benefits. Elderly Veteran's benefits The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers ...

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8 September, 2017

Elderly People Continue To Be Targeted By Scam Artists

2020-05-22T19:25:37-07:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Elder Abuse, Resources, Scams|

As long as there are senior citizens living in our communities, there will be an abundance of scam artists targeting this vulnerable group in order to steal their money, identity and dignity. For years, phone scams have been one of the go-to deceptions used by hucksters, manipulators, and thieves. With advancements in technology, phone scams have evolved in their sophistication. And while con artists continue to rely on this old way of trickery, they are constantly creating new tricks to scam older people, especially elderly widows. One of the best solutions to a phone scam is to simply and quickly ...

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30 July, 2017

Affording Long-Term Care For Your Aging Loved Ones

2020-05-22T19:36:26-07:00July 30th, 2017|Categories: Elder Care, Long Term Care, Planning For Your Loved Ones, Resources|

If you're considering long-term care for your aging loved ones, you might have some concerns about the price tag of assisted living facilities. You want to ensure that your loved one receives assistance in their day-to-day activities, but the costs may be holding you back. Here are some things to consider when deciding if a long-term facility is right for your aging family member and some of the resources that can help you afford it. How much do long-term care facilities cost? With over 75,400,000 baby boomers aging in the United States, long-term care is becoming more popular - and ...

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23 May, 2017

Helping Family Caregivers Find The Resources They Deserve

2020-05-22T19:36:42-07:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Caregivers, Elder Care, Resources, Veterans|

After spending the holidays with your aging parent, you and your siblings realized your dad is no longer able to live independently. Conversations were had and decisions were made. Suddenly, you find yourself as the temporary caregiver. Your own children have been out of the house for years and now you have the role of taking care of your father - something you're willing to do but for which you feeling entirely unprepared. Fortunately, you are not alone. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services states that there are more than 800,000 Washington citizens who take care of an ...

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14 July, 2016

Technology Must-Haves For Aging Adults

2020-05-22T19:39:48-07:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Elder Care, Health & Wellness, Resources|

As more and more aging adults choose to stay at home rather than move to some type of senior living center, the resources and technology available to help make this a reality are also increasing. Not only do they provide safety and security for the seniors themselves, but they offer loved ones peace of mind. Knowing that their parent or loved one has measures and systems in place to help them maintain independence while also staying safe is truly invaluable. It can also be a lot less expensive to stay than to move to assisted living. Much of the ...

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9 January, 2015

4 Ways You Can Help Aging Veterans

2020-05-22T19:42:07-07:00January 9th, 2015|Categories: Elder Care, Planning For Your Loved Ones, Resources, Veterans|

This is the time of year when many of us spend extended amounts of time with relatives we haven't seen in a while. Because of this, it's also a common time to notice that an elderly loved one needs more support than they are currently getting. Elders value their independence, and this can sometimes make them hesitant to ask for the help they need. This can be particularly true for Veterans. Thankfully, there are a number of great programs available to aging Veterans in the Seattle area. Help with mental and emotional health Did you know that 11 percent of ...

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