A quick Google search of “U.S. Population by Age” will show you quickly that the baby boomers are hitting some milestones. With the first baby boomers hitting 65 in 2011, what was once the largest generation is now the largest aging population in the U.S., with about 56 million Americans in the 65+ crowd. With…

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Any kind of transition in life is challenging, but changes that involve aging parents are especially difficult. Aging parents often find their transitions involve the loss of normal things – driving privileges, financial control of assets and self care. These are never easy conversations to have with your parents.  Aging seniors frequently experience these losses…

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Social distancing is one of the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In the state of California, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order mandating gatherings larger than 250 people to be canceled or postponed until at least the end of March,…

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adult child talks with senior parents about moving into senior living

You just shared the holidays with mom and dad and you are concerned – you noticed they are having a difficult time getting around, their apartment is a mess, and while you can’t put your finger on it, they just don’t seem as “with it” as they have in the past. It may be time…

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Help Your Loved One Avoid These Top Senior Scams

If you’re over 60, you’ve likely been targeted by scammers looking to clean out your nest egg. Senior scams come in a variety of formats, but they all can have devastating consequences. By educating yourself, you can avoid becoming a victim. If you’re over 60, you’ve likely been targeted by scammers looking to clean out…

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A Closer Look at Assisted Living

How to face the demands of your parents’ health care needs as a family. Keep the peace with your siblings when dealing with the questions and expense. Fifty years ago it was typical to feel honored to know that your aging parent had chosen to move in with you as opposed to one of your…

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Assisted Living

How to plan for you parents’ move to Assisted Living. The signs are subtle at first, but over time you may become more and more aware that something about your parents has changed. As our parents age, there comes a point where you can no longer ignore the fact that they may need to live…

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Helping an Elderly Parent with Estate Planning

Careful estate planning for aging parents can yield significant emotional and financial benefits for the whole family. Broaching the topic of estate planning with elderly or frail parents may feel awkward. But finding a way to start this conversation can be well worth the discomfort. Careful estate planning for aging parents can yield significant emotional…

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Assisted Living Community Checklist

Assisted Living Environment As you arrive at the community, do you like its location and outward appearance? As you enter the lobby and tour the community, is the décor attractive and homelike? Do you receive a warm greeting from staff welcoming you to the community? Does the executive director call residents by name and interact…

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