Category Archives: Family

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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How Do You Know When an Older Adult Needs Help With Their Mental Health?

Among those age 55 and older, about 20% have a mental health concern, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These include anxiety, mood disorders such as depression, and cognitive impairment.  It’s also no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic forced many older adults into isolation to stay safe. This may have helped them…
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How to Sign Up for a COVID-19 Vaccine in Manatee or Sarasota Counties

If you’re looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you may sometimes feel like you’re in a maze that never ends. Although some older adults have received the vaccine with little effort, others have fallen down a spiral to track it down. Here’s more information on how and where to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you…
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