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Tweet When a loved one is coming home from the hospital, it is important to have a good plan of care in place to help ensure a smooth transition home and to minimize stress for both the family caregiver and his or her loved one. You may even want to download this care plan worksheet [...]

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Tweet Now we go from introspection (and eating too much), to New Year’s resolutions! I hope you have taken the opportunity to visit the website I recommended, www.caregiverstress.com. Now it’s time for some planning. I love the emergency preparedness plans that give us a goal for each month to try and accomplish. So, I’m going [...]

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Tweet Are you worried about your loved one’s driving safety? Statistics show older drivers are actually the safest on the road. A report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety may help give you some peace of mind. In 2009, the latest year for which data is available, motor vehicle crashes account for less than [...]

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Tweet In addition to the negative financial effects seniors face as a result of scams, they’re often incredibly ashamed and embarrassed.    Because of that shame and embarrassment, only 25 percent of seniors who have been scammed report the crime to authorities. Stay scam-proof with these 10 tips: Shred sensitive documents like bank statements, bills and [...]

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Tweet When it comes to quality of life, a new poll by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion finds $50,000 to be “an important tipping point in personal happiness and satisfaction.” The Generation to Generation study, conducted for Home Instead Senior Care, found households that made less than $50,000 a year — about 93 [...]

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Simple Formula

by Lois Etienne on April 23, 2012

in Insurance,Legal,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Since we just passed tax season, I thought this was an appropriate endeavor. Have you ever tried to figure out what kind of money you need in retirement to be able to live the kind of life you want to? I heard a pretty simplistic explanation, but here it is: For every $1 million [...]

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Tweet Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 The Franchise Business Review announcement March 15, which lists senior care among the most popular franchising trends in 2012, comes on the heels of an earlier announcement that the Home Instead Senior Care network has again taken home the top honor among all categories for franchisee satisfaction. Franchise [...]

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Tweet Our parent organization, the Home Instead Senior Care® network, recently performed research on senior volunteers and found some truly interesting facts about what makes volunteering enriching and fun for people in their golden years. Several seniors who have learned how to give of themselves in a sustained way had some secrets to share about [...]

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Tweet I was reading someone else’s blog who was covering a very interesting topic. Do you know what kind of administrative stuff you are going to have to do when your spouse dies? Never mind the funeral and the wills and sorting through their personal things. How about contacting Social Security and Medicare? Changing advanced [...]

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Tweet Senior care is about much more than nursing homes. No longer are nursing homes the primary resource for seniors in need of care. Instead, nursing homes today are reserved for those with the most challenging care needs, while the needs of most seniors are managed more efficiently and cost-effectively in their own homes or [...]

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