It’s a sad fact of life: senior citizens are among the most popular victims of the world’s scam artists.
According to the FBI, this is for a few different reasons.
- Senior citizens are more likely to own their homes, have money tucked away and have an excellent credit score.
- Seniors are more interested than younger people in products that can make them healthy. After a lifetime of seeing different diseases cured or eradicated, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched that a con man’s miracle drug can do what’s promised.
- Older people don’t always make great witnesses. Their memories can be shaky, and they might be reluctant to report fraud because they worry their families will think they can’t be trusted to manage their finances.
If you have elderly parents, it’s important to keep an eye out for some of the most common scams that target seniors.
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What do senior citizens want when it comes to aging in place? And what do they need?
Those are questions the National Council on Aging set out to answer when it conducted its United States of Aging Survey in 2015. Continue reading "Seniors Aging in Place: What Do They Want?"
Your parents worked hard to get to this point.
They socked money away each month, lived within their means, and are now ready to enjoy retirement. Continue reading "Asset Protection for Elderly Parents"
We’ve devoted a good portion of our blog to ways people – particularly senior citizens – can be safer and happier in their homes.
Products like stair lifts and platform lifts. Tips for aging in place. Ways to stay active during retirement. Continue reading "How to Get Power of Attorney for Elderly Parents"
Everyone dreams of finding that perfect parking space just outside the entrance to the restaurant, mall or grocery store.
But for some people, this kind of accessibility is a necessity rather than a luxury. Continue reading "How to Get a Handicap Parking Permit in PA"
Does Medicare pay for stair lifts?
The short answer is “No,” but that’s also not a very helpful answer. And we want to be helpful.
That’s why we want to use this blog post to explore some of the ways you can pay for a stair lift. Continue reading "Does Medicare Pay for Stair Lifts?"
If you’re someone who has recently entered the so-called “sunset years” of life, you’re aware that growing older comes with its fair share of both positive and negative attributes.
Maybe you’ve managed to comfortably retire, and are now spending your days traveling, or playing with your grandchildren. There’s no denying the fact that the last decades of life, under the right circumstances, can be some of your very best.
But growing older can also be a struggle. This is the time of life when our bodies and our minds begin to rebel against the many years of hard labor we’ve put them through. The result can be very serious pain, and sometimes an inability to properly take care of ourselves, even in the most basic of ways.
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There are a few million multi-generational households in America, according to the AARP. The combination of rising housing costs, a stagnant economy and an aging population have led to more and more homes where parents, children and grandparents live under one roof.
Having an aging parent move in with you comes with rewards. You can share costs, forge closer bonds and have someone to help with some level of child care.
At the same time, a multi-generation household can cause stresses for both you and your parents. You want them to feel like part of the family while also preserving your core family’s unity. And if they’re staying with you for health reasons, you may end up caring for them while also trying to raise children.
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