Category: Updates for Seniors

Measuring Quality of Life and Real Life

{Read in 4 minutes}  How do you measure quality of life? When a senior receives eye care and a new pair of glasses — how do you measure the extra years of joy, the sheer ability to read, or even the ability to continue driving? Recently we surveyed clients to see how they were getting…
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Help and Hope for Seniors Facing Uncertainty

{Read in 4 minutes}  There is an alarming trend in murder-suicide rates among the older population, so the news from Whatcom County, Washington, while startling, was not new. This heart-breaking tragedy was apparently due to a couple’s overwhelming health care costs that led them to the belief they could no longer afford their medical care.…
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Listen to Joan…. Again

{Read in 4 minutes} You don’t always notice the changes when you are caring for a loved one from a long distance. We somehow fill in the blanks, don’t pick up on the cues, don’t realize that prescriptions are not being taken as directed. We hear what we want to hear, and believe all is…
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Seniors Talk About Seniors

“Well, I think seniors are really doing OK,” she said, “Because every time I see a really expensive car, an old guy is driving it.” {Read in 3 minutes}  So began a month-long conversation with our summer interns, who were looking forward to prom and high school graduation. Seeing the world through the eyes of young people…
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Have You Talked to Your Parents About Their Future?

{Read in 3:30 minutes}  It’s never too early to talk with your folks about their vision for their future. Start the conversation, and keep it going over time. Here are a few tips that may help get you started. Let Them be Part of the Decision Making Saying, “Well, this is what we think is best for you,”…
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