We may dread taxes every year but fortunately for seniors, they get a few breaks regarding their taxes. Breaks that consist of...
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Scam artists have been plying their trade for centuries. Seniors are one of the most common targets of scammers, because they're often lonely, isolated, and do not have the savvy to catch scammers in the act. This spring break there are going to be all kinds of scams flying around, and seniors need to be sure they don't get caught up in one.
If you haven't already discovered the magical world of Pinterest in your daily adventures, you're truly missing out. Pinterest is an innovative social media platform that allows users to organize, or "pin", thoughts, tips, ideas, recipes, and everything else you could possibly imagine onto tidy little boards, all on one profile for easy access whenever you need them.
It's understandable that many seniors can become overwhelmed and frustrated in their attempts to keep up with the ever-changing advancements in technology. Even though repeatedly having to learn how to operate the latest and greatest in the tech world is a pain, technology still takes a tremendous strain off of today's seniors and their loved ones. While there are numerous ways that technology can assist seniors with maintaining a simpler and more fulfilled life, we will focus on the 4 greatest benefits of technology for seniors.
If your loved one is aging and you're starting to plan for their eventual needs, don't be overwhelmed. Choosing the best care for your senior parents can be a challenge. Keep one important question in mind, does your loved one need the kind of care provided by a nurse, or by a caregiver.
Too many seniors are the victims of financial abuse, especially as they get older and are no longer able to manage things for themselves. Unfortunately, you can't guarantee where that abuse will come from--including friends and loved ones. If you'd like to prevent it from happening to your senior loved one, these five tips on how to help seniors protect their finances will help provide them with the support they need.
Taking care of an elderly loved one can be stressful for the entire extended family. Unfortunately, in some cases family arguments occur because family members differ in opinion about how best to care for their loved one. Everyone has the best intentions but it can be difficult to overcome family disagreements about which approach is best. The result can be lasting damage to relationships. Instead, it is possible for family bonds to be enriched. Caregivers can help families.
With today's seniors remaining more active and involved in their communities, it can be difficult to convince them to choose options for long-term care that may limit their independence. Unfortunately, there comes a time when seniors simply need an extra level of care. Before jumping in and choosing between assisted living and independent living options it's important to make sure they're safe for your senior.
When the time comes to decide how to help an elderly loved one through those difficult days when they aren't physically able to care for themselves, the decision can be a difficult one. How do you know what's right for the senior in your life? By understanding the benefits and drawbacks of both home care and nursing homes, you can make a wiser decision.