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Aging in Place Planning

Aging in place advice for you, your spouse or another loved one.

Jenny Smith
Oct 11

Remember The Golden Girls , the endearing TV show featuring three slightly wacky female friends “of a certain age” and one hilarious take-no-prisoners mother? After living full lives, four older (and
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Aug 30

The New York Times article called How Not to Grow Old in America talks about what you should know about the assisted living industry. If you are exploring a facility for a loved one or yourself, plea
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Jul 16

After my husband died in 2013 at age 87, I was in a fog. I had cared for him during the difficult year and a half – and put my nurses training in action – between his diagnosis of lymphoma and amyloid
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Oct 15, 2018

b y Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney, author. Many of us Boomers have a living parent still but even more of us have lost one or both parents at this point in our own aging. What does this
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Nov 6, 2017

Three paths to comfort, safety and happiness as we age. 2018 will be my 58th year on earth. Most days I feel barely 40. However, two foot surgeries and an arthritic knee make me curse the stairs of my
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Jun 12, 2017

Over a period of many years I was the primary caregiver for her mother and twin aunts. I had to manage them with dementia/Alzheimer’s and mobility in a combination of assisted living places and in hom
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Sep 14

The New York Times posted my response in a letter to the editor, Sunday, 9/15/2019, discussing the pro the pros and cons of assisted living and the options for elder care. Families will have to make
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Jul 18

Article from My Lifesite A senior living cooperative—or co-op—is a housing option that offers adults age 55 and over independence and social interaction without the maintenance, chores, and expenses o
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Jul 16

Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls (Content from NCOA) Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce
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Jun 19, 2018

A number of events in life might suddenly change your status from a partnership to a solo project. Understanding the financial implications of such a change can help you avoid common pitfalls.Have you
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Oct 31, 2017

November is National Family Caregivers Month – a reminder of the dire challenges that 30 percent of adults in the U.S. face who care for elderly, disabled or ailing loved ones. If you’re one of us,
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Jun 10, 2017

I was part of a team (stepmom and 3 siblings) that took care of my dad for the last 2 years of his life when he was in his 80s and was living at home. He had mobility issues along with gout and kid
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Sep 3

Don't wait till it is too late. Retirement financial advisors should consider these major topics in their relationship building approach for clients. These are some “pain points” that a retiree might
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Jul 18

There is no place like home. Home is a haven of comfort, love, fond memories, and security. In fact, more and more frequently, home is where people prefer to receive care, surrounded by familiar thing
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Jul 16

NCOA has some ideas, read more at NCOA.
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Mar 28, 2018

by Michael Flood, New England Building Supply It actually doesn’t take much to turn a house into an appropriate home for older people. The  principles of Universal Design  outline a series of modific
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Oct 6, 2017

My personal experience as a caregiver includes my wife Helen, who broke her ankle in 2015 and was in a wheelchair until August 2016. On top of that, she than developed breast cancer and is still re

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