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Adult Protective Services–What You Need to Know

If you work with the aging population, there’s an important organization you should know about: Adult Protective Services (APS). In Illinois, APS is administered through the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA). APS is responsible for investigating allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation (ANE) for adults […]

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From Entrepreneur to VP: Spotlight on Terri Maxeiner

Throughout her 35-year nursing career, Terri Maxeiner discovered that she truly enjoyed working with older adult clients. “I have so much appreciation for their knowledge, wisdom, and all the beautiful life stories they share,” she shares. One day, her mentor—an attorney she collaborated with—encouraged her […]

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Health in Numbers: Promoting Socialization for Seniors

Have you noticed your parent or an older loved one becoming more withdrawn and having less socialization as they age? It’s a common scenario; approximately one-third to one-half of the elderly population report feeling social isolation and loneliness. As we age, the social networks that […]

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Where to Turn: Care Management Services

You’ve started to notice that your parent needs help at home, or they’re forgetting things more often. You feel it’s time to start doing research on senior services, but you and your siblings can’t seem to agree on what’s best for Dad. Or maybe it’s […]

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The State’s Best Kept Secret: Your Area Agency on Aging

We all know about the senior discounts that some restaurants and stores offer to customers aged 60 and better. But did you know that your local government also has special perks for older adults? There are a wealth of untapped resources just waiting for you […]

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Is a Career in Aging Right for You?

The population of older adults is growing faster than ever in the United States. In fact, the Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2035, older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. This means there’s a high demand for caregivers […]

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Getting Answers About Your Medicare Supplement

Every fall around open enrollment time, you’re inundated with television ads, mailers and infomercials urging you to sign up for a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan. But with so many options – the average Medicare beneficiary has 24 Advantage Plans to choose from – how do […]

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6 Useful Resources for Caregivers

We know there’s a lot of overwhelming decisions involved with caring for an aging parent or an older loved one. That’s why the Providence Solutions website is full of articles, videos, and free downloads to help make sense of some of the confusion. New resources […]

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Respite Care: A Break For You and Your Family

For those tired of dealing with the winter blahs, and the isolation that brings to so many older adults, respite care may be the answer for you. If you are among the millions of Americans who care for children at home as well as parents […]

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5 Reasons to Consider Senior Living this Winter

For many seniors, the freezing temperatures, treacherous road conditions, and mounting snowfall make winter their least favorite time of year. Living at home alone during the winter can cause many seniors to become socially isolated, since getting around outside can become too dangerous to attempt. […]

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