4 Ways to Support Your Aging Parent

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Everyone ages differently and at different times. And while your dad may still be young in your mind, it’s important to notice changes in his behaviors or abilities around the house.

Are his daily tasks becoming more difficult than usual? Are you noticing any behavioral changes? Are his bills piling up? These are the types of things to pay attention to because they can signal that he needs more help than he—or you—may have realized.

To learn about ways you can support your aging parent, CLICK HERE.

4 Ways to Handle Hearing Loss

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Do you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves? Are your grandchildren mumbling and slurring their words more than usual? You may be experiencing some hearing loss signs and symptoms.

According to the National Institutes of Health, one in every three adults older than 60 has some form of hearing loss. Long-term noise, heredity, and illnesses such as ear infections all take a toll on your auditory system as you age.

If you some of the signs and symptoms of hearing loss, you don’t have to suffer in silence. For tips on how to benefit from better hearing, CLICK HERE.

What to do if Your Siblings Can’t Share Caregiving Duties

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Caregiving is an important role when it comes to your parent’s emotional or physical needs, which is why it’s important to recognize the roles each sibling and other family members will take on.

While it would be ideal for everyone to take part in caregiving for Mom, that’s not always possible. Maybe you’ve asked your siblings for help and support, but they may be unable to help. If you’re going at it alone, your stress may be building, and the responsibility may be beginning to wear on you.

If you find that your siblings can’t take on their share of responsibilities, there are options to consider. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

5 Ways Mom Can Decorate Her Senior Living Apartment

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Moving can be stressful, especially when Mom is moving from the family home into her new assisted living residence. It can be an emotional time for all of you, so help ease the transition by making Mom as comfortable as possible in her new space.

Your goal is to find a balance between creating a space that feels familiar and comforting for her while keeping tabs on what will fit into her new place.

To learn about five things to help Mom decorate her senior living apartment and make her new place feel like home, CLICK HERE.

6 Tips for Talking to Your Mom About Senior Living

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If Mom is living alone in the big family home, you may have lots of concerns—such as isolation, her safety or her ability to maintain the property. Talking about where Mom might want to live as she ages may be awkward or difficult, but it’s important have a conversation about her options while she can contribute her opinions. Some experts recommend following the 70/40 rule: Begin discussing her options when Mom is 70 or older and you are 40 or older.

To learn about 6 tips for talking to seniors about the move, CLICK HERE.

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Researching Retirement Communities

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If you’re beginning to look for retirement communities for your dad, will you know where to begin? While the search may seem daunting, it’s important to be thorough: Choosing the right community—especially if he needs the support of an assisted living residence—will impact his quality of life as well as his happiness.

Save yourself a little time—and wasted energy—by avoiding these 4 mistakes that people commonly make when searching for assisted living communities. To view the common mistakes, CLICK HERE.

How to Outsmart Grandparent Scams

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Your phone rings. The person on the other end of the line sounds upset, says she’s your grandchild and asks for money to get out of a sticky situation. This is how a grandparent scam begins. And because the scam pulls at your heartstrings, it’s easy to become a victim. This is how the “grandparents scam” works.

If you’ve been targeted or victimized, you’re not alone. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans lost more than $300 million to various imposter scams in 2017.

To learn about some helpful steps to ensure protecting yourself from the grandparents scam, CLICK HERE.

What to Know About Caregiver Tax Deductions

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As your Dad’s caregiver, you’ve spent a lot of time—and money—providing him with the support he needs. You’ve found that you’re not only emotionally drained, but financially drained, too. Fortunately, being Dad’s caregiver, there are caregiver tax deductions that can lessen the strain a bit.

To learn more about how to take advantage of these deductions, CLICK HERE.