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The Loneliness Factor

No one is a stranger to loneliness. The “pain of being alone,” as philosopher Paul Tillich described it, is part of being human. But prolonged loneliness, the inability to find or maintain social connections, is a struggle for a significant … Continue reading

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When Elders Keep Guns at Home: Assessing Safety Risks

Gun ownership is not only one of the most politically sensitive topics this election season. It’s also a question that is frequently asked when Aging Life Care Managers™ conduct an assessment of a new client. Unsecured firearms, sometimes combined with … Continue reading

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No More Missed Pills: How to Help Your Loved One Manage Medications

The signs can be subtle. Your loved one seems short of breath walking up stairs, even though her congestive heart disease has been well managed for years. Or you notice that her legs are more swollen than usual. You worry … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Loved One Fall Victim to Phone Scams

It’s ten o’clock at night. The phone rings. An 81-year-old woman who lives alone—maybe she’s your mother, maybe your neighbor down the street—is startled from her sleep and lifts the receiver. “Grandma, it’s me,” a tearful girl’s voice says. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Staying Safe While Aging in Place: Why You Need a Home Safety Assessment

“Aging in place.” It’s the ideal we all hope for, the ability to remain in our own homes as we grow older—safely, securely, for as long as possible. But aging often brings a range of physical and cognitive challenges that … Continue reading

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