Steering clear of senior focused scams is a good practice for anyone over the age of 65. Thanks to an aging population that is a little less internet savvy and a lot more polite, the FBI notes that seniors also are more likely to not report the scam until it is much too late. In fact, crooks rely on the fact that seniors are often poor witnesses, reporting the scam much too late and without too many details that can point the police in the direction of the bad guys.
Making sense of senior insurance needs and processes can seem confusing and almost unbearable at times. Between paperwork and deadlines, Medicare and secondary insurance, seniors can find themselves inadvertently without the correct insurance coverage. If you or a loved one is retiring or over the age of 65, now is the time to get your health insurance concerns addressed before a major medical crisis hits. To get you started, here are a few of our tips.
The list of “must haves” and priorities for seniors pondering options for senior living varies greatly from person to person. In one statewide senior housing preference survey, the number of seniors who prioritized socialization and community integration was nearly equal to the number of seniors who prioritized personal privacy and closed communities.
Staying active, both physically and socially, is a key component to healthy aging. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seniors of all ages can benefit from regular physical activity. Even better, that physical activity doesn’t need to be strenuous to achieve health benefits.
The progression of dementia impacts everyone differently. The progression of Alzheimer’s disease, for example, can span anywhere from several months to several decades. That’s why memory care decisions must be guided by the unique experiences and needs of you or your loved one.
If you have ever received a phone call or email that just didn’t seem right, you may have just missed a scam. Unfortunately, seniors often fall victim to cunning crooks who set their sights on a more polite and unsuspecting generation. The FBI notes that con artists often choose to go after aging adults because seniors make poor witnesses and have a large nest egg with excellent credit; these qualities make it too hard for a dishonest crook to resist.
When your loved one receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia, you can find yourself emotionally reeling. You will likely have many questions about the progression of the disease and the quality of life your loved one will have going forward. It is certainly a trying time for your loved one, their family and friends. Once you cope with the initial diagnosis and feelings, it is time to get busy planning for the best possible care for your loved one. Searching for Memory Care in the Jacksonville area is a great place to start.
When your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia, you quickly become their advocate and decision maker. Even if diagnosed early enough to be a part of major life decisions, your loved one will eventually need your guidance and ultimately final say. Being prepared for this transition isn’t easy emotionally. However, the more you can gather information about certain topics, the better you can choose the best option that meets your loved one’s needs and preferences.
There was once a time, not so long ago, when caring for an aging parent or loved one from miles away was almost impossible. Thankfully, the addition of technology has been a time-saver and worry-reducer for most loving children who are states, or countries, away from their aging parent. If you haven’t had the chance to try out some of the available technology to make long-distance caregiving easier, take time to look at this list of some of our favorites. Use one or all of them to make your situation a bit easier and your time more about your relationship and less about your extra responsibilities.