My Retirement Dream

You’re never too young (or old) to start thinking about your retirement, and I don’t mean the money part of it. Not to say that isn’t important, but there are plenty of articles, resources, and information about ...

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Why Los Angeles Community Does Not Want Assisted Living

Residents living within the 90210 zip code -- made popular by the 90s era TV shows Melrose Place and Beverly Hills, 90210 -- don’t want to see any more assisted living communities in the vicinity.

It’s not because the Los ...

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Elder Care Mediators: Who They Are and Why We Need Them

It doesn’t matter if you have 10 brothers and sisters or two. It doesn’t matter if you have a good relationship with your parents and siblings or a strained one. It doesn’t matter if you and your mother-in-law ...

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AARP Grants to Support Senior Housing Industry

Business is booming in the senior living world, right? Not quite.

Although the need for quality senior care and housing options is great, and though it may seem that assisted living communities are popping up everywhere, the problem is access. ...

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New Programs to Serve “Next Generation” at Brookdale Senior Living

Things are changing in senior housing every day. Providers are preparing for the next generation of residents, public and private entities are seeking new funding options and revenue streams, state governments are revising regulations to better suit new care categories, ...

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Elder Financial Abuse: Detect It, Prevent It and Overcome It

Time and time again, abuse happens at the hands of those whom you least suspect, those closest to the victims, those who should help, not hurt, the ones they love.

Erica Sandberg’s article, “How to Detect & Prevent Elderly ...

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Seniors Economically Insecure, Says New Report

On the heels of continuous debates about the debt ceiling and entitlement reform (with Medicare and Social Security high on that hit list), and as we continue to trudge through a period of economic recovery after the housing market crash ...

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Highlights & Next Steps: 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Day

On June 15th, people around the world wore purple, demonstrating a strong solidarity for ending elder abuse and neglect in homes, senior care facilities, workplaces, communities, and families.

This year, the official WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) international event ...

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New Study on Stuff and Love Teaches an Important Lesson

How much do you love your stuff? Do you have panic attacks when treasured items go missing? Feel uneasy when corners aren’t cluttered enough? Get angry if your spouse/partner moves your things without asking?

Ok, I admit that there are a few items that I would be devastated to lose – like my wedding ring, laptop (a writer’s entire life!) or photos of my family. But you know ...

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Elder Abuse on the Rise

It's not the easiest topic to think about, but it's one that cannot be avoided. Elder abuse is becoming all too common, and sadly, I'm sure that the cases we hear about are just the tip of the iceberg.

On March 11th In Huntington Beach, CA, the live-in caretaker of an 84-year-old woman was charged with financial elder abuse, grand theft, identity theft, vehicle theft, fraud and forgery. At a ...

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