Senior News

May 28, 2019

Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries: Some Seniors Qualify for Both Medicare and Medicaid?

A great deal of confusion surrounds Medicare and Medicaid. They’re often mistaken for one another, but they are two very different programs that provide health care benefits for Americans. While many people believe that participation in these programs is mutually exclusive, the truth is that some seniors do qualify to ...

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May 18, 2019

Need a Break from Caregiving? Avoid Burnout, Find Respite Care

Millions of family caregivers throughout our country are putting in long, unpaid hours and coping with very difficult elders with little to no help. Sadly, this is a prevalent issue and a guaranteed recipe for caregiver burnout. If family members won’t get on board and you don’t have much money ...

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May 6, 2019

Should You Quit Your Job to Care for Your Elderly Parent??

As parents age and need more assistance, most adult children do what they can to help. For many, the first step is a weekly stop by Mom and Dad’s home to assess the situation and perhaps help with some chores and errands. Often, these check-ins increase in frequency until it ...

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May 4, 2019

May 15th - Senior Information Night in Livonia!

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April 16, 2019

How to Handle Social Security Benefits When a Senior Dies?

When a person dies, there are countless arrangements to make and people and organizations to notify. Ensuring everything is handled properly and in a timely manner is challenging to begin with, but things are complicated even further by all the difficult emotions surrounding a loved one’s passing.

 

When a ...

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March 21, 2019

Celebrating Special Occasions When a Loved One Has Dementia

Every family has their own favorite special occasions that they enjoy celebrating. Some may not be big into Halloween, Valentine’s Day or Independence Day, while others go all out celebrating these events as well as personal occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. But when dementia creeps into the picture, many families ...

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Feb. 24, 2019

Is a Mother-In-Law Suite Right for You?

If the possibility of having to care for your elderly parents is in your future, one option is a mother-in-law suite. It can make sense for a lot of reasons. Click through for some insights into this popular solution.

 

Sure, you may not have planned for your elderly parents ...

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Feb. 16, 2019

Signs A Senior Needs Help At Home?

I’m Seeing Red Flags and Questioning Mom’s Ability to Live Alone
Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one might need support.

Changes in Physical Function ...

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Jan. 20, 2019

Not Everyone Is Cut Out to Be a Caregiver?

Each of us is unique, with our own talents and flaws. Often, our so-called faults are merely ways in which we differ from society’s ever-changing expectations.

For example, it used to be a given that married couples would have children if possible. Currently, a significant number of couples choose to ...

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Jan. 5, 2019

Benefits of Hiring In-Home Care for an Older Adult

When a loved one is still living at home but struggling with the effects of getting older and losing their independence, hiring in-home care can be a great solution. Professional caregivers provide seniors with physical assistance, as well as help with the emotional and routine aspects of daily life.

In ...

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