Whenever you go to a senior housing facility or long-term care facility, have you ever seen the Ombudsman notice and wondered, what’s an Ombudsman? Why do these places have such statements? The State of California requires Ombudsman notices to be posted publicly in long-term facilities. The word Ombudsman comes from Sweden and means representative. An […]

What’s an Ombudsman

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It can be overwhelming and frustrating as your loved one ages, especially regarding income versus expenses. The expenses can add up quickly! Activities people could do before may become limiting because of a person’s medical condition or as their body gets older. Paying people to help adds up, so it is nice to know if […]

Government programs for seniors

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The SSA, or Social Security Administration, is an independent Federal agency in the executive branch of government.  It is one of the largest federal agencies.  The central administrative and computer operations are located in Baltimore, MD.  There are local SSA offices to service individual claims. People pay taxes into the program.  The program takes the […]

(SSA) Social Security Administration

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The conversation about downsizing with senior parents is often fraught with emotional and logistical complexities. It’s a conversation that necessitates a shift in both living space and mindset, frequently met with resistance or unease. The key to navigating this transition lies in approaching it with empathy, patience, and a deep understanding of its multifaceted nature. […]

Compassionate Approaches to Downsizing

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In the 1930’s, 40% of U.S. doctors would make house call visits.  That number sharply decreased by the 1950’s to 10% of U.S. doctors making house call visits, and less than 1% by 1980. There were several reasons why this decline happened, such as, inefficient use of a doctor’s time since a doctor can be […]

Traveling Medical Professionals

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Bookkeeping and bill-paying services may sound basic, but they can be invaluable to certain older clients.  Some people have difficulty keeping up with their checkbooks and paying bills, which can lead to fees and penalties if not paid on time.  Plus, it can open someone to fraud or identity theft.  In addition, if the finances […]

Bookkeeper for a senior

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Unfortunately, abuse happens with children, animals, and even older adults. It is an all too common problem for abuse in a nursing home setting, too. In fact, 66% of nursing home staff members admitted to abusing residents in a 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) study. Abuse comes in all forms, including physical, psychological, neglect, and […]

Nursing Home Abuse

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Medicare covers some medical transportation, but not all.  Transportation can be challenging as one ages. Some people stop driving because of physical or cognitive challenges. Therefore, they rely on a spouse or someone to take them places for shopping or dental or medical appointments. But what happens to people who don’t have someone to transport […]

Transportation

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Service dogs can be an excellent resource for people with a disability. In fact, the Americans with Disability Act defines service animals as individually trained dogs to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. These loving animals can be another tool to assist a person with their daily tasks and increase independence by […]

Service Dogs

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