Enjoying the Benefits of In-Home Care

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Best Ways to Bring In-Home Care to Any Location.

One of the biggest fears as we age is ending up in a situation where our needs are not being adequately met.  Fear of the loss of independence, safety and security and loss of a familiar environment are among the top fears expressed by seniors and boomers.

While some seniors and boomers downsize and welcome the transition to a retirement or assisted-living community, others prefer to stay in their existing homes for as long as possible and simply age-in-place.  For these folks, a familiar environment is a source of comfort.

Other seniors and boomers may experience a decline in health or injury that requires they have a little extra help, but are not yet ready to leave their homes. This can even include those who have downsized to an independent retirement community, which are generally reserved for those who do not normally require any kind of assistance for daily living needs. In situations such as these, in-home care can be a viable option. Continue reading

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6 Best Ways to Handle Bad News

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Helping Loved Ones to Cope and Conquer.

American actor Tracy Morgan once said “bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.”

Regardless of how quickly you receive unpleasant news, there is little doubt that people would rather it not come. But when it does, do you know how to properly respond? Are you the type to avoid the uncomfortable feelings that often are associated with hearing bad news, or are you the kind of person who immediately launches into fix-it mode?

Say, for instance, a close friend shares with you that she has just been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. No one wants to hear that a friend or loved one is dealing with cancer, let alone cancer that is in such an advanced stage. How would you handle it? Continue reading

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Sail Smoothly Into Retirement

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Retire to a Life on the High Seas!

In several of our previous blog posts, we have explored a variety of options for lifestyle choices once the downsizing process is complete.  There are retirement communities, retirement condominiums and even the possibility of life on the road when downsizing to a Recreational Vehicle (RV).

But what about life on the high seas?

For many retirees, the option exists to live anywhere in the world. You’ve worked hard your entire life, and want to enjoy the Golden Years. We discussed how living full time in an RV is a great option for retirees who want to see the country and who do not feel the need to tie themselves down to any particular location for a long period of time. A similar adventure can be had on the water, sailing from port to port, experiencing a variety of cultures and places. Continue reading

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Healthcare Without Borders

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Growing Reasons to Consider Healthcare Outside the U.S.

As Americans, we like to think of our country as providing the best medical care from the world’s top-notch doctors. But the truth is, healthcare has become unaffordable for many in this country, including seniors and boomers who often do not have unlimited financial resources to pay for the rising costs of that care.

The cost of prescription drugs alone have more than doubled for seniors and boomers over the last eight years. According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, there are more than 43.1 million adults aged 65 and older in the U.S., with 92 percent of those with at least one chronic condition and 77 percent with two or more chronic conditions. Seniors spend roughly $177.4 billion annually on prescription-related treatment for chronic conditions. Continue reading

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