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5 Questions to Ask a Home Care Agency

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on December 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Finding a home care agency to watch over a parent, grandparent, spouse or another older loved one is a serious responsibility. Do you know what to look for in a home care agency to ensure you’re choosing the best for your loved one?

Here are five questions to ask when selecting an agency:

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Finances

What to Do if You Are a First-Time Family Caregiver

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on August 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

While some family caregivers gradually grow into their roles or are born into it, others can pinpoint the event that started their journey: Their father was hospitalized after a fall and needed more help at home, or their wife was diagnosed with an unexpected chronic illness.

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Finances, Technology, Safety

Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Help Your Aging Loved Ones

Posted by Anne Hein on February 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM

From job opportunities that take adult children out of town to Mom and Dad retiring in a warmer climate, more and more families are living farther and farther apart. In fact, most adults 60+ live more than 280 miles from their nearest child.

Right now, there are approximately 5-7 million long-distance caregivers in the U.S., which is about 15 percent of all family caregivers. This number is expected to double by 2020. If you are one of the many million long-distance caregivers, here are some things you can do to help your parents live safely in their own homes.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Finances, Activities and Lifestyle

Signs It May Be Time to Consider Home Care

Posted by Anne Hein on February 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Lately, it seems like your elderly parents are having some trouble keeping up with everyday tasks – there’s spoiled food in the fridge, Mom missed her doctor appointment and Dad has had some minor, but concerning, falls. While these incidents may not seem like a huge deal, they could be signs your aging loved ones need some assistance. Here are some things to watch for when visiting seniors.  

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Finances, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

7 Ways to Pay for In-Home Care

Posted by Anne Hein on July 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM

paying-for-home-care.jpgAs you develop a long-term care plan for yourself or a loved one, several factors must be considered, such as one’s current and future medical needs, family support system and budget. Since 90 percent of people 65+ want to stay in their home as long as possible,[1] home care is a popular option.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Finances

The Benefits of a Post Retirement Career

Posted by ComForCare on August 14, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Retirement, for most people, is a dream come true. You finally have the time to do all of the things you wanted to do, such as explore new hobbies or even travel the world if you so choose. Yet, sometimes all that free time can get a little overwhelming.

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Topics: Finances, Activities and Lifestyle

4 Tips to Prevent Online Fraud Against Older Americans

Posted by ComForCare on April 18, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Older Americans are increasingly using the Internet, which makes them even more susceptible to fraud. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, 56 percent of Americans aged 65 and older are online.

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Topics: Aging, Finances, Technology, Safety

Planning for Retirement?

Posted by ComForCare on November 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM

According to a recent poll from and the Associated Press, more than 70 percent of baby boomers want to live near family during their retirement years, while 27 percent prefer to live in a community with friends their own age.

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Finances, Franchise

Colder Areas Top New List of Best Cities for Seniors

Posted by ComForCare on September 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM

While warm locales in the West and South often top retirement destination lists, a new survey of the best places for seniors found that many colder-weather areas actually offer the highest quality of life for the elderly. The survey was sponsored by Bankers Life and Casualty Company’s Center for a Secure Retirement, and conducted by researchers at Sperling’s Best Places.

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Finances, Franchise

5 Tips for Seniors Dealing With Financial Problems

Posted by ComForCare on August 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM

It’s a stressful and disheartening time for seniors who, according to U.S. News & World Report, “will be facing recessionary conditions and erosion of financial gains they’ve achieved during the past 40 years,” for at least the next 10 years.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Finances

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