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10 Items to Donate to Seniors in Need

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on November 1, 2017 at 8:04 AM
The holidays mark a season to create joy. Giving to others can be the best gift many people receive all year. As we visit with our loved ones, many of us begin to think of what we can do to assist others in need.During the holiday season and year-round, millions of seniors are suffering while trying to meet their basic needs. About 56 percent of seniors age 80+ reported a severe disability and 29 percent of the same population reported needing as...

5 Ways to Give Back to Seniors

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on November 1, 2017 at 8:01 AM
The Holiday Season is here. Families are gathering and excitement is in the air. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there’s one group we often forget – seniors.As we share meals and create memories, it’s important to remember those who may need extra help during this time of year. According to industry experts in a recent article on the Points of Light Blog , “Aging adults can face a number of challenges, from loneliness to failing healt...

Fall Cleaning Checklist

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on October 31, 2017 at 12:15 PM
Fall is finally here! And with any change in season, it’s a good time to look around (and outside of!) your home, for what you can clean up or fix. Here are some ideas for tackling the outside of your home: -          Clean up your summer fun! Put away patio furniture, kids’ toys, and umbrellas. -          Inspect your doors. Do they close tigh...

Green Moving: Get Packing without Wasting

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on October 23, 2017 at 10:03 PM
It’s time to pack up your life. Depending on how many things you have, the job can be daunting and seem never-ending. It can also take a lot of stuff to pack a lot of stuff. And if you’re trying to cut back on the trash that packing takes, we have some suggestions.If you know the impending move is coming, you can always start saving your own moving supplies. Start hoarding boxes, bubble wrap, and other padding or packing materials. This way, you’...

Halloween Safety for Seniors

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on October 16, 2017 at 11:42 AM
Halloween is coming soon, and seniors may want to get involved in their neighborhood fun. Here are some ways to do that, while keeping everyone safe:   1.       Keep the lights on: Even if you are not handing out candy, leave your interior and exterior lights on. This will help it look like you’re home, even if you aren’t. Try leaving a sign on your front door that says you are not handing out candy....

How to Manage Care with Technology

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on October 5, 2017 at 3:55 PM
If you’re a long-distance care giver for your loved one, technology can help you keep in touch, and keep up to date with their medical care. Technology can help seniors keep their independence and feel connected to their families. It can also give loved ones a peace of mind that their seniors are staying healthy.

Caring for Your Parents Personal Property

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on October 4, 2017 at 5:25 PM
As you stare at the clouds on your flight home from your sister’s wedding, you think about your aging parents and come to the realization – it’s time to help them downsize. Their two-story family home was great when they were younger, but now it’s a burden to maintain that amount of space. They knew eventually they would be ready to sell their home and discussed this transition open and honestly with you and your siblings. All you can think is “t...

10 Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on October 3, 2017 at 4:47 PM
Long-distance caregivers take on many important roles in the lives of those who need their help. Senior Care can be stressful to navigate on its own. With the additional factor of distance, time and logistics can have a larger impact on how loved one’s care for the care receiver.Long-distance caregivers often balance the demand of multiple households, work, and daily life as a whole. We compiled ten expert tips to help you take your loved one’s c...

Managing Long-Distance Caregiver Guilt

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on October 2, 2017 at 4:59 PM
Life can be complex and emotional. For those who care for loved ones, there is an extra layer of responsibility. Long-distance caregiver’s often struggle with making sure they understand the needs of the care receiver while often feeling guilty about living so far away from those they are caring for.Distance can make handling important decisions on medical health and living conditions difficult. What is often overlooked is the stress of guilt tha...

Long-Distance Caregiver Checklist: Documents to Create & Keep

 Posted by Roberto Cirilo on October 1, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Keeping pertinent information, paperwork, and records well organized and readily available, is the key to simplifying and addressing daily tasks for your aging loved one efficiently.According to senior care experts from aplaceformom.com, “Knowing where the official records are located as well as having copies of these important financial, legal and health documents can save you thousands of dollars and countless hours of time spent tracking down ...
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