Category Archives: Family

What Is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman?

Have you ever heard of a long-term care ombudsman? If you have any loved ones living in care facilities, including nursing homes, it’s a good idea to learn more about what a long-term care ombudsman does and how they help to provide better care. Under the federal Older American Act, long-term care ombudsman programs help…
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6 Ways to Protect Your Senior Loved One Against Elderly Abuse

Nearly 1 in 10 adults aged 60 or over have experienced some type of abuse, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). About 5 million seniors in the U.S. are abused each year, the NCOA reports.  Elder abuse isn’t just limited to stealing money from an unsuspecting senior. It also can be physical abuse,…
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9 Signs of Elder Abuse That You May Miss

Elder abuse is a lot more common than you might think. About 1 in 10 adults aged 60 or over have experienced some type of abuse, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Estimates say about 5 million seniors in the U.S. are abused each year, the NCOA adds. Here are a few more…
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Here’s What a Will Is—and Why You Need One

A will is a document where you can state what you would like to happen to your property, assets, and belongings when you die. However, you may be surprised to learn that 2 out of 3 Americans don’t have a will, according to a survey from Caring. com. Here are more details on what a…
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What You Need to Know About Guardianship for Older Adults

The recently released Netflix movie “I Care A Lot” has sparked some real curiosity about what  guardianship is. In the movie, the lead character Marla Grayson manages to bilk her older adult clients out of money and assets once she is appointed as their guardian. If you care for an older adult or if you…
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