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Stay in your home forever: Your bedroom

By Cindy Tulimeri and Karen DeRosas Your bedroom serves many functions such as sleeping and dressing. During the day your bedroom may seem perfectly safe. But in the dark of night, when fatigue sets in, the bedroom can be a dangerous place. So, the space should be made safe all times of the day. Consider […]

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Difficult choices can lead to the best care

By Brenda Diaz Making the decision to place a loved one in a community may be one of the hardest choices to face. However, it may be the best option. Is your loved one at home alone? Are they isolated? Depressed? Do they need 24 hour care? Or do they need someone to check in […]

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Taxes: Claim your elderly parents as dependents

The bottom line is, who’s a dependent? Your kindergarten-age son, your adult daughter, her grandparents, or maybe an elderly uncle or aunt?

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Advocates: help when an elderly relative’s health fails

“I needed eyes and ears closer to my mother,” said Schwartz, an only child living in Malibu. “I needed someone to handle the medical, the insurance, the financial, stay on top of the daily caregiving, so the emotional strain wouldn’t be overwhelming.”

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Staying in your home forever: Kitchen modifications

By Cindy Tulimieri and Karen DeRosas The kitchen can be a daunting place as one ages. Not only do you have to consider the physical challenges when preparing a meal, one must think of the cognitive challenges as well because a kitchen can be a very dangerous place. Loved ones often have concerns about the […]

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Elder bullying by caregivers comes in many forms

By Doug Peck One of the hardest things to see is a senior being bullied and yet I see instances of it, to varying degrees, with increasing frequency. Bullying can be defined as harassment, maltreatment or even singling out. It usually doesn’t include any physical abuse or threats when directed towards seniors. When it is […]

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