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Bridging the Generation Gap

If you are a member of the “Sandwich Generation” — caring for aging parents while also tending to children at home — you probably have a great deal of experience navigating between two worlds. In fact, maybe you do it so naturally that it’s not […]

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The Freedom of Maintenance-Free Living

Maintenance-free living: it’s a phrase you may hear tossed around from time-to-time during your search for retirement living options. But what does it really mean? At a Providence Life Services community, maintenance-free living is just one of the many benefits are residents enjoy when they […]

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Protecting Mom and Dad from Phone Fraud

If you are caring for Mom or Dad, be aware that con artists target senior citizens because too often they are easy prey. What makes seniors so susceptible? FBI.gov lists these factors and others on their “Common Fraud Schemes” page: 1. Seniors grew up in […]

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Intergenerational activities benefit everyone

At first glance, a child and an older adult don’t appear to have much in common, but experience shows that intergenerational activities have an abundant variety of benefits. Intergenerational activities reduce isolation for seniors. The truth about aging is that not everyone ages with you. […]

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Common Questions about Medicaid Eligibility

When it comes time to pay for a nursing home or long-term care, many seniors apply for Medicaid to help cover the cost. But determining whether or not you meet the income and asset eligibility guidelines can be confusing. We asked Dilane Lofton, Medicaid Specialist […]

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Your Retired Spouse and You: Survival Tips and More

Life with a retired spouse may not look the way you dreamed. Did you picture a time of traveling the world? Maybe traveling the country via motorhome? Did you envision freedom, adventure, and nothing but time? Reality likely looks a little different. You may still […]

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Help For the Unpaid Caregiver

Many of us act as an unpaid caregiver for our parents, and with good reason. Our parents cared for us when we were babies. They gave us everything we needed and so much of what we wanted when we couldn’t do things for ourselves. Then they raised […]

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Medicaid Facts You Should Know

It’s difficult to know the real Medicaid facts: What does Medicaid cover? How is it different from Medicare? How do you qualify for Medicaid? While it would take more than a single blog post to cover all the Medicaid facts you need to know, let’s […]

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8 Innovative Smartphone Apps for Seniors

According the Pew Research Center, 4 out of every 10 seniors now own a smartphone, more than double the amount who did so in 2013. As that number continues to grow, developers are creating more and more mobile applications – apps for short – that […]

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Decoding Vitamins and Supplements for Older Adults

Perusing the vitamins aisle at the store can seem like a confusing bowl of alphabet soup. How do you begin to make sense of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and so on? Each vitamin plays an important role in our body’s functions and fighting […]

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