Targeting Seniors – What you Need to Know

If you ask around, chances are someone you know has a Senior relative that has been the target and possibly the victim of a scam that focuses on Seniors.  While many scams have no specific target, there are many that are designed to defraud Seniors out of their money in particular. There are several reasons why Seniors make good targets: Seniors often have financial resources making them an opportune target Seniors tend to be more trusting and due to relative isolation, seek someone to talk to and who will pay attention to them Seniors often will not report these crimes […]

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How Do You Control Your Destiny in Your Senior Years?  Part 1 of 2

  The image of long walks on the beach at sunset is the stereotypical vision many people have of retirement.  It certainly can happen that way – I know that’s what I’m hoping for!  But how can we make sure that happens?  The answer is to exert control wherever possible.  There are key mechanisms that help people establish and maintain control as they age.  These levers are; financial planning and stability, legal instrumentation, healthcare security, a progressive living plan, social support and mobility.  Understanding how and when to apply these levers are the greatest modicums of control you can pull […]

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Senior Care

Understanding How to Prioritize the Basic Needs of Seniors

Here we take a basic look at human need and then extend that to Senior Living. Many may be familiar with the diagram below commonly known as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who created the diagram.  The purpose is to illustrate the order of which human beings prioritize their needs.  At the bottom represents the most basic of needs beginning with the need to breathe, eat, drink and sleep – the body’s most essential functions.  As the pyramid ascends, we see the needs for safety followed by the emotional needs and then culminating in the […]

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Senior Planning

Why Plan for Senior Living?

What is your definition of independence? My definition of independence means having as many options and choices as possible. When it comes to Senior Living, the options are many and overwhelming.  Some are very attractive while others may seem distasteful.  Here’s the reality: if you don’t plan for your Senior years, then your options will be limited to your available resources.  Simply put, your independence will be determined by the resources you have and what you are willing to pay.  For some, enough resources exist that will allow all options to remain open.  This is a very small percentage of […]

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