4 Tips for Family Caregivers Who Do Not Live Near Their Dependent Loved Ones

The vast majority of caregiving in America is provided by family members of dependent individuals, young and old. Their contributions are recognized every November during National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, and for good reason. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, nearly 44 million family members provided unpaid care to a dependent relative in the past… Read more »

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week: What Everyone Should Know

Did you know that every October estate planning professionals and organizations across the country gather in observance of National Estate Planning Awareness Week? Since 2008, the event has focused on helping the public understand what estate planning is, and why it is a critical component of financial well-being. This year, this important week takes place… Read more »

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5 Factors that Contribute to Elder Adult Falls

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for Older Americans. They threaten elder safety, diminish independence, and generate enormous financial and personal costs for impacted seniors and their families. They can, however, often be prevented when we plan forward. Did you know one of the best ways to reduce or eliminate elder falls is… Read more »

What is a ‘Monitored’ Medical Alert System and Do I Need One?

  Growing old inevitably requires extra assistance from loved ones and caregivers. Aging seniors, however, also like to maintain their independence, and understandably so. The tension between safety and freedom can cause friction in family relationships, and lead to avoidable health risks.  Medical alert systems offer a compromise. They require seniors to wear alert devices… Read more »