Survey Estimates Costs of Long-Term Care

One of the tasks baby boomers and seniors tend to put off is researching long-term care for themselves or a loved one. Looking ahead gives you several advantages – finding out about the senior care industry, understanding levels of care available ...

 
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Update of Top 100 Senior Blogs & Sites

Last March, we offered a list of our favorite websites for boomers and seniors. Since its release, the blog post has generated 83 comments, most coming from site visitors who were grateful for the extensive compilation.

We also received quite a ...

 
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Independent Living Resource Guide

Independence is something we all value, starting with our very first “I’ll do it myself” retort to our parents and continuing into old age.

After “doing it yourself” for decades, it’s hard to let go of that independence ...

 
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Elder Care Planning Resource Guide

“At least 70 percent of people over age 65 will require some long-term care services at some point in their lives.” – LongTermCare.gov

Those plan-ahead types may drive you crazy – or, you may consider yourselves one of those efficient elite. No matter ...

 
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Grandparents and Intergenerational Activities Resource Guide

“A child needs a grandparent, anybody's grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” – Charles and Ann Morse

Charles and Ann got it right. Even if you never knew your biological grandparents, having a grandparent-figure in your ...

 
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SeniorsforLiving.com’s Senior Living Transition Resource Guide

Transition. The word operates as both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it is defined as “a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another;” as an intransitive verb, it refers to the act of making a transition.

Life is comprised of transitions great and small, but the later years are certainly rife with them.

Getting an AARP membership, needing bifocals when reading the morning paper, ...

 
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SeniorsForLiving.com’s Caregiving Resource Guide

“There are only four kinds of people in the world -- those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers." ~ Rosalynn Carter

Carter’s quintessential quote says it all. Caregiving impacts every single one of us at some point in our lives.

I’m 32 years old. In the span of my three decades, I’ve been under the ...

 
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Top 100 Senior & Boomer Blogs & Websites

Google returns 1,330,000 results when you type in “blogs about seniors” and 3,890,000 for “websites about seniors.” Of course, not all of these results are legitimate, useful, or applicable destinations for those seeking issues of interest about seniors, but even if half ...

 
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Grief & Bereavement Resource Guide

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
B. R. Hayden

Nothing rattles the range of human emotions so much as the death of someone you love. Beliefs about the afterlife aside, the finality of death is a blow that knocks the wind out of most and ushers in a period of struggle that can lead to a number of outcomes: destructive bitterness, apathetic ...

 
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Seniors for Living’s Alzheimer’s Resource Guide

You were just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Your husband was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Your grandmother was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Whatever your connection to the disease, equip yourself with as much information as possible. Know what resources are available, take advantage of them, and share them with others facing the same diagnosis.

No two Alzheimer’s stories are the same, but there’s nothing more affirming than ...

 
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