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Tax Deductions for Senior Healthcare

Sally’s son had no idea that he had write-offs  until he asked his CPA.  It was a relief to finally get some reward for the thousands of dollars he was paying for her care. The Center for Disease Control’s National Study of Long-Care Providers report that 700,000 live […]

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10 Questions to Ask when Touring an Assisted Living Community

Investigating the Assisted Living Communities or Group Homes for your senior may be a daunting task.  Most parents want to stay in their home until they die, but that is not always possible.  For their safety, comfort, and for medical concerns, their physician may prescribe the move. […]

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New! Grab Bar With Table

The Able Tray provides a safety handle with attached multi-use table that pivots 360 degrees. It is supported by an ergonomic safety support that fits under easy chairs, couches and lift chairs. This product may be purchased through amazon for around $130. Product description: Ergonomic Safety Handle […]

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New: Visiting Pharmacist!

~By Karen Owen-Lee Many seniors have various doctors prescribing medications and there is no one cross-referencing their drugs, doses, and interaction.  Especially if different pharmacies are being utilized at one time.  Now, there is innovative service that Amy Panza, Doctor of Pharmacy has started Med Formation – The first […]

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The Growing Epidemic: Employees Caring for Their Aging Loved One While Trying to Maintain Peak Job Performance

Lost Revenue

Most corporations are not aware of the HIDDEN LOST REVENUES created by employees caring for their senior loved one.  Employers are slowly becoming aware of this staggering reduction in profits, therefore searching for new approaches to assist the employees who face difficult situations. This cost includes employees […]

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Safety Options for Seniors at Home

senior home safety

By Karen Owen-Lee, The Senior Expert A savvy hint to conduct a home safety check of a senior’s home is to hire an Occupational Therapist. Most rehabilitation facilities or home health care agencies will have personnel available to conduct this in-home assessment. The cost for the visit and […]

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Handling Difficult Conversations with Seniors

When you had children, you had to talk to them about the “birds and the bees” – or now it is drugs and social media.  You did it and you survived. But now, you have the opportunity to talk to your parents about sensitive subjects.  You are talking about issues […]

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“I Am Staying In My Home Until I Die!”

~By Karen Owen-Lee, “The Senior Expert” Now, you are in a pickle! Your aging parent has had a change in their condition and you are worried about them living at home. You bring up the subject of moving to independent/assisted living or memory care facility and they come […]

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You and Your Difficult Aging Parent

sad senior citizen with daughter

  Julie, a client with an aging parent, was in tears. “I just cannot make my mother happy, she says I am awful and do not care about her.” Julie recently moved her mother into her home along with her husband and four children. Her mother had […]

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5 Health Warning Signs for Seniors

A senior’s health may decline without friends and family noticing. Check for proper nutrition containing fresh produce, daily hygiene consisting of bathing and dressing, active social interactions, correct dosage and administration of medications in addition to overall mental health changes. Daily or weekly monitoring of these areas […]

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Helping Others Grieve

Helping others Grieve

Your friend’s aging father just passed away, and you feel like you’re ‘walking on thin ice’ because you do not know what to say or do. Likewise, a diagnosis of lung cancer can foster the same reaction. People grieve in different ways; some want to be alone […]

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Caregivers MUST Take Care of Themselves

Caregiver and Father

Most often a caregiver will become ill before the patient. Care-giving can be very stressful; the duties might include cleaning, bathing, toileting and dressing of the senior, cooking, running errands and managing medication. Do not despair, there are solutions and support: Seek counseling with a therapist or […]

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