• Red Flags To Benefit Senior Adults

    All too often we hear stories of how seniors are taken advantage of by people who prey on the vulnerable. Usually the stories end in financial devastation for the vulnerable senior, but sometimes a story ends in physical injury or death. And always the stories end in emotional devastation in one way or another. Of course, not all seniors are vulnerable, but, according to a 2010 survey by the Investment Protection Trust, more than 7 million older Americans have been victimized by a financial swindle. That was one out of every five people over the age of 65 years old. The survey found that the top three financial exploitations were theft or diversion of funds or property by family members, followed by caregivers, then followed by scams by strangers. The good news is that regulators, physicians, nurses, and law enforcement officials across the country are being trained to identify financial fraud and abuse. According to the article by Michelle […]

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  • Assisted Living And Retirement Communities Have Many Benefits

    Relocating to a retirement community doesn’t necessarily mean your health and cognitive capacity has declined. There are many reasons to move into an assisted living setting and there are many requests for assisted living. Many times moving to assisted living in Vancouver or Clark County means you can retain the independence you want by adding the assistance you need. Retirement communities can range from no assistance to much assistance and some communities offer step down levels of care to make any transitions to increased assistance easier. Some people prefer to move on their own terms before there is a significant decline. Others prefer to have a more enhanced support system available in a more secure environment. Being in a retirement community can mean more freedom and feeling safer. Studies show that residents in a secure community tend to walk more, which is beneficial physically, mentally and emotionally. One women’s study found that walking about two hours a week increases […]

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