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Is Your Senior Driver Safe Behind the Wheel?

The topic of older adults behind the wheel can be provocative. For most of us, maintaining our ability to drive helps us safeguard our independence and our pride. Because we all age differently, a date of birth cannot be the […]

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Helping a Loved One Manage Their Finances

For many adult children, there will come a day when you need to help an aging loved one or family member with a disability manage their finances. It may be on a short-term basis while they are recovering from an […]

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Advice for Caregivers When a Loved One With Dementia is Hospitalized

When a loved one lives with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, a hospital stay can present unique challenges. While hospital staff no doubt has the best of intentions, understanding how to communicate with someone who has impaired […]

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5 Facts Illinois & Missouri Caregivers May Not Know About Assisted Living

Like many aging related issues, assisted living is a topic many families avoid talking about until an aging loved one experiences a medical emergency. Then they struggle to make decisions when stress and emotions are at their peak. This week, […]

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Cooking Up a Safe Kitchen for Illinois and Missouri Seniors

If you ask any seasoned emergency services professional about kitchen safety and older adults, they will tell you that a senior cooking is a common cause of fires in the home. According to Federal Emergency Management Agency statistics, people over […]

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Costs of Assisted Living in Missouri and Illinois

One of the first questions we typically receive from worried adult children is how much an assisted living community will cost. They know their aging parent or loved one living with a disability needs help, but usually aren’t sure if […]

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Medication Safety and Older Adults

One of the concerns most frequently shared by the family caregivers we work with in Illinois and Missouri relates to medication safety. Many adult children know aging loved ones are at risk for ending up in the emergency room from […]

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Communication Tips for Working with an Elderly Loved One’s Physician

Adult children we work with in Illinois and Missouri often tell us they are having a difficult time communicating with their older loved one’s family doctor. The concerns we hear range from “they don’t spend enough time with us” to […]

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5 Things Caregivers Should Know About Resident Trust Funds

As a convenience for residents and their families, most skilled nursing and rehab centers offer the option of setting up a financial account for in-house expenses. They can be used for the resident beauty shop, outings, and miscellaneous kinds of […]

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Caregiver Heart Smarts

If you are a caregiver for an aging loved one or a family member living with a disability, we know how challenging your days might be. The physical demands juggling all of the tasks a caregiver has in a day […]

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