estate planning

Helping to pay for long term care through estate planning Estate Planning is often a necessary task. It is most commonly known as a way to direct your assets to those you wish to provide for after your death. But, did you know that part of the estate planning process could also help with providing…

pay for home care

Pay for Home Care and Home Health Care in Cincinnati, Ohio None of us likes to think about needing help as we age. But we do hope we will have choices about where and how we will live when we do need help. For most of us, the first choice is to stay in our…

prevent identity theft

Ways For Seniors To Prevent Identity Theft The Federal Trade Commission estimates that nine million Americans become victims of identity theft annually. Not only does identity theft cost victims hundreds of dollars but credit reports are inevitably damaged causing an array of consequences from lost job opportunities to denied loan applications. And identity theft can…

Alzheimer’s Safe Return IDs: Tips to Encourage Their Use • Give the ID jewelry as a gift • Ask the doctor to present the ID jewelry • Present the ID jewelry at different times of day on different days • Present the ID necklace as military dog tags • Place the ID bracelet on the…

hiring a home health

By Shirley Cohen Below are some mistakes that are made when hiring a home health agency or a caregiver to look over a loved one. They don’t check references. It is very common for people to believe that they are a good judge of character and fail to perform reference checks. Failure to perform these vital checks can…

about home care

…About Home Care It’s tempting to brush away warning signs that your mom, dad or other senior relative could use help at home. Most boomers are overworked and overwhelmed by schedules that whittle away personal “me time.” So it’s only human to hope that elders can make it on their own for a little while…

spotting senior diffulties

Below is a Quick Checklist for spotting senior difficulties with older adults in their homes: Changes. On visits to your parents’ home, look for any changes that are out of the ordinary. Trust your observations and instincts if something bothers you. Ask neighbors if they’ve noticed changes. Make a doctor’s appointment and go with your relative…

apply for social security

Apply for Social Security Online The Cousins are Back and They’re Filing Online: Patty Duke Reprises Patty and Cathy Lane for new Retire Online Campaign Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, and Patty Duke, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy winning actress, today unveiled Social Security’s new online retirement application and launched the agency’s…

crime prevention tips

The following crime prevention tips can successfully help senior citizens and older adults thwart crime with simple safety precautions: At Home Never open your door automatically. Install and use a peephole. Lock your doors and windows. Vary your daily routine. Use “Neighbor Watch” to keep an eye on your neighborhood. Don’t leave notes on the…

sundown syndrome

Sundown syndrome — also called sundowning — is a behavior common in people with Alzheimer’s disease. It describes the confusion, anxiety, agitation, or disorientation that often occur at dusk and into the evening hours. The episodes may last a few hours or throughout the night. While the exact cause of sundown syndrome is not known,…