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5 Tips for Combating Caregiver Isolation

    Caregiving for a senior loved one can be rewarding role. Providing daily assistance to someone who took care of you as a child can give you an opportunity to reconnect and build memories. The downside is it can also be lonely, especially if the older...

How to Live Well in a Smaller Space

    Studio apartments are most often linked to young adults without children. But there is another generation that is now choosing studio apartments. With the senior population on the rise, it is time to take a look at how to downsize and live well in a...

How to Start the Conversation About Assisted Living

    Communication in serious matters like this is important, so before you have the discussion about assisted living, look into the things you need to know and give yourself time to process. Keep the Discussion About Senior Living Options Ongoing. Making...

How to Downsize with Alzheimer’s in the Mix

  Downsizing is taxing on the body and can take an emotional toll on everyone involved. The emotions associated with this can be complicated if one of the seniors involved has Alzheimer’s. Here are 4 tips that can help make the transition smoother for, not only...

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Downsizing Room by Room

This checklist will help you work through each room to help reduce some of the extra “stuff” your parents may be holding on to.

Senior Real Estate Guide to Moving

A Guide to Housing-Related Resources Tailored to Seniors and their Families Published by the SRES® Council, Seniors Real Estate Specialists®

Moving Checklist

Download our comprehensive To-Do list to help keep track of the tasks ahead.

Guide to Rightsizing

Created by the National Association of Senior Move Managers, this guide discusses the complexity of a senior move.

   END OF LIFE

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6 Ways to Help Your Aging Parents Leave a Legacy

    Our lives extend as far into the future as others’ memories of us. Leaving behind a legacy is an important way for seniors to know that some part of who they were will live on after they die. There are myriad ways to sculpt a legacy. Here are six ways...

When a Family Grieves

    After a loss, family members often deal with their grief in different ways. Grief can draw families closer together. Sometimes, it can pull them apart. No one can prepare you to handle your grief, but learning about grief and how it affects your family...

The Legacy Conversation: Talking About Funeral Arrangements

    Death is an emotionally charged topic that is uncomfortable to think about, let alone discuss with loved ones. Respectfully encourage those you care for to verbalize their desires and plan a personalized, meaningful goodbye. How to Ask About Funeral...

Grief and Loss as Alzheimer’s Progresses

  It is common for caregivers to have feelings of loss and grief as their life is changed by Alzheimer's. You are entitled to these emotions, even if you experience them soon after the diagnosis. Feelings of Grief. Alzheimer's gradually takes away the person you...

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What to do when a Veteran Passes Away

A streamlined process for families, executors and legal representatives to follow to notiff the VA about the death of a Veteran enrolled in the VA health care system.

Critical Documents

A guide to gathering and safely storing important financial and legal documents.

   FINANCIAL

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Quick Guide for Adult Children of Elders Who Qualify for Medicare

      If you’re an adult child of a Medicare-eligible family member, you might feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of taking care of them. With diligent effort and some help from the quick guide below, adult children can successfully manage all...

Planning for Alzheimer Care Costs

  Paying for care is a big concern for families as Alzheimer's progresses for a loved one. Putting financial plans in place as soon as a diagnosis has been made can help secure their financial future. Understanding the Costs Your Loved One May Face. To plan for...

7 Tax Deductions for Seniors You Might Not Know About

  It’s tax season, which means you might be feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of helping file taxes for your aging parent. The IRS offers several tax deductions for seniors, though not everyone knows about them. Here are 7 tax deductions for seniors and how you...

Why are They Considering a Medicaid Divorce?

Medicaid divorce is the dissolution of a marriage in which one spouse requires long-term care. Medicaid divorce is intended to protect assets for the non-applicant spouse, also called the healthy spouse or community spouse. By divorcing, a healthy spouse may be able...

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Critical Documents

A guide to gathering and safely storing important financial and legal documents.

Becoming a Financial Caregiver

Is a loved one having trouble managing their money because of health problems or memory issues? Created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this document will help get you started.

   HEALTH AND SAFETY

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Millennials as Caregivers: An Integral Part of the Care Community

    Many individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are receiving in-home care. What might be surprising is just how many millennials are engaged in the caregiving. An aging population, combined with the fact that dementia-related...

The Essentials of a Positive Legacy

    Typically, the word “legacy” can simply be thought of as an inheritance of money or property that is being passed on to someone’s children or grandchildren. When thinking about your “legacy,” focus also on shared values, worldviews, and family...

How to Navigate VA Health Care Benefits

    For the over 19 million Americans who served in the armed forces, accessing health care benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be a confusing process at times. For all veterans, VA Health Care can be obtained through three...

Helping Veterans Cope on the Fourth of July

  Independence Day celebrations can trigger symptoms for some military vets. The sound of fireworks can remind them of the sound of gunfire. For those with PTSD, sensory memories like sounds, smells, or even feelings in their gut may invoke reminders of trauma...

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What to do when a Veteran Passes Away

A streamlined process for families, executors and legal representatives to follow to notiff the VA about the death of a Veteran enrolled in the VA health care system.

Critical Documents

A guide to gathering and safely storing important financial and legal documents.

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Quick Guide for Adult Children of Elders Who Qualify for Medicare

Quick Guide for Adult Children of Elders Who Qualify for Medicare

Quick Guide for Adult Children of Elders Who Qualify for Medicare

If you’re an adult child of a Medicare-eligible family member, you might feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of taking care of them. With diligent effort and some help from the quick guide below, adult children can successfully manage all aspects related to caring for their elderly parents on Medicare.

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