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Asking for help is the first step toward determining the right solution for your aging parent. Senior Living Advisors can help with the difficult decision of moving your parents into a senior living community, and they can help facilitate the steps required. OurParents Senior Living Advisors know how you feel. They have shared your experiences and they understand the role of the senior care professional. Their services are free of charge to you, and they are always just a call away.

The Biggest Barriers to Veterans Pension Benefits

The biggest barriers to veterans pension benefits

The biggest barriers to veterans pension benefitsBetween a complicated application and eligibility process, misinformation about veterans benefits, and outright scams, it’s no wonder that Aid and Attendance is the most underutilized VA benefit. (more…)

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Top Scams Targeting Veterans (and How to Avoid Them)

Top scams targeting veterans and how to avoid them

Top scams targeting veterans and how to avoid themWith countless financial outlets promising to help veterans and their families offset the cost of senior care, how can you distinguish the shysters from legit operations?

Here, we highlight the most common financial scams that target veterans—and ways to avoid them. (more…)

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Can Online Reviews Help Your Senior Living Search?

In the digital age, more and more of us read reviews before we make any kind of purchase. We find out what critics say about a movie before we buy a $15 ticket to the theater. We head to Yelp before we make dinner reservations. We scroll through Amazon to find the most highly rated coffeemaker. We check out Consumer Reports before we buy a new car. …Read more ›

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Success Stories: The Difference Veterans Benefits Can Make

Success Stories: The Difference Veteran's Benefits Can Make

Success Stories: The Difference Veteran's Benefits Can MakeDid you know that veterans and surviving spouses who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible for additional monetary payment? Though the Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit is often overlooked, it can make all the difference in the world for those who qualify.

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How to Choose the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Choose the Best Nursing Home

Choose the Best Nursing HomeIt’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the options available in Alzheimer’s care. Where can you turn for help to make the best choice for your loved one?

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How to Take a Caregiving Break

How to take a caregiving break

How to take a caregiving breakThere’s no way I can take a break from caregiving!

If that’s what you’re thinking upon first glance at this post, KEEP READING. A break is possible — and absolutely necessary. Check out our tips, ideas and resources on how to take a break from the hard work of providing care:

First, think of rest as a requirement, not a reward. Caregivers often feel …Read more ›

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What to Do When Your Senior Loved One Refuses to Eat

when your senior loved one refuses to eat

when your senior loved one refuses to eatIt can be one of the most frustrating times of your day: mealtime with an aging parent. You might be experiencing this frustration firsthand or hearing reports from your parent’s assisted living community. Maybe Mom is just not eating or complains excessively about the food. Perhaps Dad is causing a disruption in the dining room or doesn’t even want to …Read more ›

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How Do Cultural Differences Influence Care Decisions?

How Do Cultural Differences Influence Care Decisions?

How Do Cultural Differences Influence Care Decisions?Conventional wisdom says women are more likely to ask for help than men. Can similar distinctions be made according to race and culture—particularly in the Hispanic community?

We connected with Dr. Yanira Cruz, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), to learn how cultural differences affect the way families ask for help and make senior care …Read more ›

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How Assisted Living Addresses the Challenges of the Disabled

shutterstock_14222041In an Assisted Living environment, older adults get the support they need with the activities of daily living (ADLs). As a result, they can spend their days enjoying activities and interactions with others, rather than becoming frustrated by their physical limitations. For disabled individuals, the ways in which Assisted Living can improve an individual’s quality of life comes even more sharply into focus. …Read more ›

What to Do When Your Male Loved One Refuses Help

shutterstock_137226314Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit, multispecialty, academic medical center dedicated to research and education, recently launched an educational campaign called “MENtion It.” As part of this campaign, they conducted a national survey, which found that a majority of men do not discuss their health with their loved ones and do not get annual checkups to discuss health concerns with their primary care physicians.

The “MENtion …Read more ›

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