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Heart Health Begins With Eating Red

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  That’s an adage that we grow up, and it’s a good habit to follow.  But now there’s new research that shows incorporating the following round red fruits into your diet can reduce your risk of heart disease by as much as 40 percent!  When treating high cholesterol […] Read More »

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How to Pay for Long-Term Care

Depending on your unique situation, the costs associated with long-term care are paid for in a variety of different ways. For example, you may have a lot of assets and income so long-term care insurance may be an option for you. The opposite situation is where an individual has no assets and no income except […] Read More »

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How are Florida Assisted Living Facilities Licensed?

An assisted living facility is designed for the senior who still enjoys a level of independence but needs help with some daily activities like eating, bathing, and dressing. Depending on finances and the facility, the resident can either have their own room or share a room. In addition, these facilities can house as little as […] Read More »

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52 Questions to Ask an Independent Living Facility

Part of researching your options for retirement living involve asking a lot of questions. You should visit any facility you are considering at least twice and even consider a surprise visit. Ask a lot of questions, take a lot of notes, and keep the information you receive from each facility separate. Most independent living facilities […] Read More »

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Elder Law Attorneys

Attorneys for Senior Issues As your loved ones are growing older, age related special circumstance can develop and you may find yourself in need of an elder law attorney. Elder Care attorneys can help with several different aspects of aging including financial, health and housing issues.   There are attorneys who have experience and special training […] Read More »

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The Florida Independent Living Option

There comes a time in an aging senior’s life when they have to choose whether they are going to remain in their home or move to an independent living facility. Also called retirement communities or senior housing, this is the option that is next in line for healthy active seniors. Florida Independent living facilities come […] Read More »

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Financial Planning for Aging Parents

Long Term Care Quality The financial condition of you or your aging parent can have a significant bearing on the type and quality of long-term care that will be accessible to you or your loved one. This is why financial planners can play a significant role when anticipating the needs of your loved ones as […] Read More »

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Preparing for the Inevitable…The Financial Questions you need to ask Your Parents Now

As we and our parents grow older, we may start silently thinking about the possibility of something unexpected happening to one or both of our parents. We have all met someone who had to go through a large complicated hassle when one or both of their parents passed away. We may wonder “how is that […] Read More »

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Moving into a Retirement Facility- How to Downsize your Stuff

Most people have no idea how much stuff they have accumulated over the years. Even if you are no where near the pack-rat status, if you haven’t purged your stuff in a few years, you might be in for a rude awakening. Everyone I know has junk drawers. I have junk drawers. I like my junk drawers. […] Read More »

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Moving Into a Retirement Community-Helping Your Parents Adjust

If making the decision to move into a retirement community or independent living facility wasn’t challenging enough, you may now need to help your parents adjust to a whole new lifestyle.   Unless your parents are jumping for joy over the prospect of moving into a community, you will most likely have to deal with some […] Read More »

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