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Important Financial Questions to Ask a Senior Parent

Initiating a conversation with an older loved one about finances isn’t easy. Even if it is a discussion between adult children and a parent, asking questions about money can feel like you are invading the senior’s privacy. It may also be difficult on another level: admitting that a loved one is growing old and might need your assistance before long.

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How to Find an Assisted Living Community for a Senior during a Health Crisis

In an ideal world, an older adult and their loved ones would discuss assisted living communities and how they improve quality of life long before such a move is necessary. The senior would have time to visit communities and find one that feels like the best fit.

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Understanding Your Medicare Benefits from A to D

Whether you are a new Medicare recipient or a senior who has been using this program for years, one thing older adults often have in common is a lack of understanding about Medicare. From Medicare part A to Medicare part D, the benefits can be tough to navigate. Seniors often wonder what all those letters mean.

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6 Tips for Touring an Assisted Living Community on a Senior's Behalf

Finding an assisted living community that is a good fit for a senior loved one takes time and thoughtful research. One step of the research process is paying a personal visit to each community you are considering. Touring and talking with staff and residents is the best way to learn more about the community’s services, amenities, and culture.

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How to Make the Most of Medicare Open Enrollment

The annual Medicare open enrollment period is just around the corner. It’s an eight-week period when Medicare recipients can make changes to their existing plan. Adult children who are preparing to help a parent through this process might be confused about what to do and how to get started.

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How to Protect a Senior from Cybercrimes

Cybercrime is a growing problem for businesses, the government, and individuals. It is increasingly difficult for most people to find ways to protect private information online. For older adults who might not be comfortable with technology, protecting themselves from becoming a victim of cybercrime is even more important.

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9 Money-Saving Ideas for Seniors

Retirement is a time in life most of us look forward to. The freedom to set your own schedule, travel, and pursue hobbies and passions is very appealing. But for most people, retirement means living on a more limited income. Finding ways to save money and stretch every dollar can help you live the retirement you’ve always dreamed of.

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Home Care vs. Assisted Living: Understanding the Cost Differences

The phrase “aging in place” is commonly used to describe an older adult who lives in their own home. For many, it is seen as a way to save money while minimizing change and allowing the senior to remain comfortable.

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