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Aging in place: Renovating with independence in mind

Aging in place: Renovating with independence in mind

Most Americans settle in a home, envisioning a permanent life refuge. Achieving this vision of aging in place, though, means preparing the home now to anticipate future needs. Doing so successfully can allow older adults to remain independent, autonomous and in charge of their home security as they age. As many as 94% of today’s […]

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Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical

Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical

This week at the Aging Well Conference in Arlington, I was invited to speak on the critical topic, The Decisions A Health Care Proxy May Make On Your Behalf. I’ve written several times about legal documents and selecting an executor and agent. While researching for the presentation, I came across valuable information on the American […]

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How to choose a home care provider

How to choose a home care provider

1. Write down all the care services needed Start by making a complete list of all the tasks you or your loved one needs help with. Once you have this list, you can decide whether you need one provider or a few with different specialties. 2. Screen over the phone first Next, call the companies […]

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Kitchen Safety Tips for Seniors Receiving In-Home Care

Kitchen Safety Tips for Seniors Receiving In-Home Care

The kitchen is one of the busiest places in any home – but also one of the most dangerous. Along with bathrooms, kitchens represent some of the most significant health and injury hazards to seniors. At Visiting Angels, our in-home care professionals work with seniors to make kitchens safer. Over the years, we’ve developed a […]

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Find Senior Care on Limited Budget

Find Senior Care on Limited Budget

Recently, a reader asked, “If you can’t afford to live in a senior care facility, or have family to take care of you what other options does a person have when they can’t take care of yourself?” For many seniors, they survive on Social Security from month to month. The retirement years is challenging and […]

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