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Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents

As your parents age, it is a good idea to start planning so that you know what their wishes are and how to take care of them if they can no longer take care of themselves. There are many family caregivers taking care of aging parents in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, “There are 40.4 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 and older in the United States. Of that group, nine-in-ten are providing care for an aging relative.” (1) This topic can be challenging to talk to your parents about, but it is important to know what to do when the time comes. There are a variety of questions you should ask your aging parents regarding their health, legal matters, finances, and caregiving preferences.

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What You Should Consider Before Investing in Long-Term Care Insurance

Seniors are increasingly investing in long-term care insurance, known colloquially as LTCI. The popular financial option can benefit those living in assisted living facilities. However, LTCI also benefits seniors who choose to age in place. As we age, most people will come to need help with certain everyday activities. LTCI can provide seniors and their loved ones with essential care and desired peace of mind.

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Top Tips for Caring for Someone Who Resists Help

According to the AARP, “Nearly one in five [Americans] is providing unpaid care to an adult with health or functional needs.” (1) Taking care of another human is not an easy task, especially when they resist your help. Fortunately, there are ways to make caring for an aging loved one easier. There are also various techniques you can use to deal with the stress that comes with a family member refusing or resisting assistance. The first step in improving the lives of both you and your loved one is to identify their opposition and the reason behind it.

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Understanding the Difference Between Professional and Family Care

Every senior has different needs when it comes to care. Determining what daily activities you need help with can help you determine what kind of caregiver you need. This blog will teach you the difference between different types of caregivers and help advise you on setting up a care plan.

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A Helpful Guide to Long-Term Care Planning for Seniors

“Long-term care planning” or “elder care planning” is an important process, whether you are planning for someone you love or for yourself. About 70% of people aged 65 and older have a chance of needing some type of long-term care. If you and your loved ones have never been through the planning process, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Read on to discover the basics of long-term care planning and the 4 helpful steps to create a plan that works for you.

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Brain-Healthy Activities that Can Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

About 20% of seniors will experience some form of mild cognitive impairment. For many, cognitive impairment can significantly change day-to-day activities, influencing decision making, reasoning, and memory. Sometimes, mild cognitive impairment develops into dementia, a category that can include Alzheimer’s disease. You or your loved ones can create brain-healthy lifestyles that include tools that increase cognitive activity.

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Senior Alarm Systems Help People with Impaired Memory

Senior alarm systems can help with a variety of situations. From stumbles and falls to minor car accidents and allergic reactions, these devices are designed to suit any emergency. But most users don’t recognize just how helpful a medical alert system can be, especially for people with impaired memory. If you or your loved one is living with dementia, or any other neurodegenerative condition, a personal alert system can help.

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A Medical Alert Button for Seniors is an Important Technology Investment

A medical alert button for seniors is the most elderly-friendly technology available. Tech has changed a lot in the past few years, and more older adults have cell phones, smartwatches, and tablets than ever before. But even seniors who have these devices can struggle with using them. If a senior relies on a smartphone for help and safety in an emergency, can you rely on their ability to unlock the device and call for help?

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Deciding When to Use an Emergency Response System for Seniors

Emergency response systems for seniors are widely-known to be easy to use. In an emergency or during an accident, users need only to press the button and ask for help. Alert1 call operators can connect you to the person or service you need and then stay on the line until help arrives. But some seniors may wonder: When should you use your medical alert system? Are there any cut-and-dry rules for when you can or can’t press the button?

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What the Best Alert Monitors for Seniors Have in Common

Finding the best alert monitors for seniors takes time. Between figuring out your loved one’s needs, researching pricing options, and finding a contract length you feel comfortable with, making a decision can be tough. But we at Alert1 have been in this industry since 1988, and we’ve learned a few things along the way. The best medical alerts for seniors have one thing in common: They fit easily into the user’s life.

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