May 2018

Activities You Can Do with a Loved One Living with Dementia

If someone you love is living with dementia, what kinds of activities are best? This article offers a few tips.

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Long-Term Care Insurance: Comparing the Options

What options are available today to pay for long-term care costs? How do they compare? This article offers a high level overview of the three options most common options: traditional long-term care insurance, short-term care insurance, and hybrid life insurance/long-term care policies.

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: Elder Financial Abuse

What is financial elder abuse? How does it happen? How can it be prevented? Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell talks about this common yet vastly under-reported crime. 

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Do Mom & Dad Need Help Protecting their Money?

It’s a loaded question, one that many adult children want to ask—but don’t—often until it’s too late.

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Ten Tips for Choosing a Caregiver for an Elder

Hiring an in-home caregiver can make it possible for your elderly loved one to remain in his or her home instead of moving to a long-term care facility. What should you look for when choosing a caregiver? This article explains.

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: When Can You Throw Out Those Important Papers?

If you're thinking about decluttering and you're not sure what you can safely pitch, these tips from Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis will help.

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Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

If you're caring for an elderly loved one from afar, try these strategies to stay connected.

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Barbara McGinnis Guest on CRD Podcast

Barbara Boone McGinnis talked about estate planning on a recent Center for Realtor Development Podcast. Though the program is aimed at real estate agents, the concepts Barbara talks about are applicable for everyone. 

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Pro-Tip Tuesday: This is National Skilled Nursing Week

If someone you love is in a nursing home, you need to know about National Skilled Nursing Week. Elder Care Coordinator Pati Bedwell explains more.

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Dealing with "Sundowning" in an Elderly Loved One

Many people with Alzheimer's disease experience sundowning, or increased confusion and agitation in the late afternoon or early evening. Try these tips to cope. 

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How to Talk to Children When a Grandparent Has Dementia

When an elderly loved one is diagnosed with dementia, what do you tell younger members of the family, especially as behavior changes become apparent? This article offers some tips.

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Medicare Monday: Medicare Summary Notices

What is a Medicare Summary Notice? Why is it important? Public Benefits Specialist Berkley Crain explains.

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IRS, Security Summit Partners warn of new twist on phone scam; crooks direct taxpayers to IRS.gov to “verify” calls

This latest take on the IRS phone scam includes spoofed numbers that make it look like calls are coming from the IRS. If you're looking after elderly loved ones, you need to know about this!

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How to Make Meal Times More Enjoyable When Your Loved One Has Dementia

Are you having trouble getting a person with Alzheimer's to enjoy mealtime? Check out these tips for making mealtimes more relaxing for everyone.

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The Home Care Crisis: An Elder Justice Issue

Has an elderly loved one had difficulty accessing home health-related services paid for by Medicare? If so, he or she is not alone. It happens so frequently that the Center for Medicare Advocacy considers it an elder justice issue. If someone you love has been affected, you need to know about this. 

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