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How We Help Families With Transitioning Seniors

By Mark Viergutz & the ALC Staff
Assisted Living Connections
January 13, 2017

Families With Transitioning Seniors

We previously wrote about noticing changes in your parents over the holidays. In summary, it became clear your mom or dad may not be safe without some kind of assistance and care on a regular basis. What kind of assistance? How much will it cost?


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Did You Notice Something Wasn’t Right About Your Parents Over The Holidays?

By Mark Viergutz & the ALC Staff
Assisted Living Connections
January 4, 2017

Something Wasn’t Right About Your Parents Over The Holidays

The holidays are an opportunity to be with family including your elderly parents, often for a rare extended period of time. What was supposed to be a joyous reunion became the realization that something wasn’t right about your mom or dad. Or perhaps you noticed a worsening of symptoms from a year ago, something your parents may not be aware of because the changes were incremental.


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Picking The Right Skilled Nursing Facility

By Andrea Gallagher, CSA
Senior Concerns
October 20, 2016

Picking The Right Skilled Nursing Facility

An individual typically takes one of two paths to a skilled nursing facility: straight from the hospital or from home when they become too frail or sick to care for themselves.

In the first case, when the stay is for temporary doctor-ordered rehabilitation, the patient rarely has a say about which facility they’re transferred to. Instead, the decision is based upon bed availability, which facilities have connections to the hospital and the patient’s insurance plan.


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How To Help a Loved One Deal With Memory Loss

By Melody Stopher
Clinical Manager for Adventist Health Home Care Services at Simi Valley Hospital.
October 24, 2016

Help a Loved One Deal With Memory Loss

If you have an aging parent, friend or other loved one, you are well aware of the inner struggle between respecting the person’s privacy and making the decision to step in when you see potential danger in their future.

One common circumstance that gives rise to this dilemma is when you realize your loved one’s lapses of memory or bouts of forgetfulness may be pointing toward a more serious issue.


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Think Before Setting a Password

By Andrea Gallagher, CSA
Senior Concerns
June 2, 2016

Think Before Setting a Password

If you are internet savvy, you are mindful that you should not click on an email link from an unknown source. You are wary of online ads for items that are too good to be true, like that miracle anti-aging cure or the financial investment that will earn you millions overnight. You ignore email requests to enter your full Social Security number on an online site.

And you know that it is probably unlikely you won the Zimbabwe lottery (since you never entered in the first place), so you won’t be paying them the small fee to collect your winnings.


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Scam and Fraud Alerts: Tips to Help Seniors!

By Zane Widdes
Co-Owner of Senior Real Estate Advantage – Transition Planning
May 17, 2016

Seniors are often the targets of scam and fraud

Recently, I received a call from a friend. She heard our company Senior Real Estate Advantage offered monitoring to Seniors. She asked what that meant. She was asking for a friend. I explained “As a Free service… we offer monitoring and periodically check the title to your real estate holdings, just like you check your credit reports.”

I offered to demonstrate on their property. I researched their property and found a $500,000 home equity line of credit recorded against their home.


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Hidden Problem Drugs: Their Burden On and Damage to the Body

By Linda Mac Dougall, M.A., HHP, CMT
April 19, 2016

Hidden Problem Drugs

Medications have side effects. Often, additional drugs are given to deal with the side effects of a primary medication. Even some supplements and foods interact with drugs. The consequences of taking many drugs can also mean quick nutritional depletion. So it is fairly safe to say that larger amounts of drugs mean larger overall health problems. That is unless you know what you need to replenish your body, and how and when to replenish it.

Who looks at the nutritional depletion of the drugs they take and the supplements needed to compensate?


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