Online Safety Tips for Seniors

In the 21st century, many of us have become tech savvy enough to avoid common internet scams, but there is a group that is still consistently targeted: senior citizens. Older individuals tend to be more susceptible to online fraud and identity theft because of their lack of experience with new technology. Although there are many…

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Touring a Skilled Nursing Facility

When a loved one experiences an acute trauma or the time comes for mom or dad to be admitted to a skilled nursing facility, it is essential to tour potential homes before making a final decision. Visiting a facility during its hours of operation gives your family an idea of what life is like for…

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What Does a 5-Star Medicare Rating Mean?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a federal agency that provides health insurance to seniors over the age of 65 and certain younger individuals who have a qualifying disability. In addition to its health insurance programs, CMS provides families and caregivers with a Five-Star Quality Rating System for nursing homes. The system evaluates…

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Differences Between In-Home and Nursing Facility Care

Does your aging loved one need in-home care or admittance to a skilled nursing facility? This can be a difficult question to answer, depending on health condition. Oftentimes, a senior can stay at home to recover from an acute injury, but they may require 24-hour assistance, physical therapy and medication distribution that cannot be provided…

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