8 Jun 2017

Caring For Elderly Parents: A Financial Checklist

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Most people know the importance of planning for the future. They pay their mortgage, save for their children’s college education, and invest in a retirement plan. However, many families are hesitant when it comes to planning for elder care, mostly because the thought of such changes is just too depressing. A recent Metlife study revealed that caregivers report an average loss of about $550,000 USD in wage wealth due to the unanticipated implications of their caregiving responsibilities. Considering the huge impact that caring for elderly parents can have on family finances, it is important that you have a financial plan. Here is a checklist to help you create a plan for paying for elder care. Find out if your parents have established a durable power of attorney. This is the person who will be trusted to make financial decisions on behalf of your parents in the event that they are…

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8 Aug 2016

Exploring The Dangers Of Seniors Living Alone

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Most seniors have a preference for living in their own homes. However, this presents its own set of dangers for seniors that you should be aware of. Falls and Other Injuries The combination of declining eyesight, safety hazards and medications that may disrupt balance can lead to an increased risk of falls and other injuries. This can lead to broken hips and other serious injuries. Broken hips are especially linked to a number of other health complications. Decreased Safety: Prone to House Fires Elderly people are at an increased risk of having house fires and other potentially fatal accidents due to memory problems, which makes it more likely that they will forget to turn off the stove and other appliances. Poor Mental Health: Increased Risk of Depression Studies have shown a number of factors that contribute to poor mental health and particularly depression in those living alone. One factor is…

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4 Jul 2016

Understanding Frustrated And Angry Elderly Family Members

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When people get it older, character traits that have been present throughout their life, including anger, abusive language and general impatience—tend to become magnified. Aging is a difficult and unsettling process for many elderly people, especially if they feel that their friends, family and care-home employees don’t understand their emotional turmoil or are insensitive to the psychological stress that it puts them under. Below are some guidelines for dealing with angry, elderly family members. Handling anger. The best way to rationalize and deal with the anger experienced by elderly family members is to not take it personally. Pain and disease cloud judgment and we must approach their anger with empathy and a willingness to help. Cursing and abusive language. Verbal abuse and unpleasant language can make handling and caring for elderly family members complicated, especially where children are involved. One way to mitigate swearing is to distract elderly family members…

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13 Jun 2016

Finding The Best Place Of Care To Fit Your Needs

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When you require additional care, it can be difficult to find the best place to meet your needs. Individuals who need assistance in maintaining their daily living while recovering from health issues can benefit from the care provided by many facilities.

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