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Staying Hydrated for Older Adults

We’ve all heard the old adage: “by the time you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.” But did you know that as we age, our sense of thirst becomes less sensitive? Our body may need to be replenished with fluids and we may not realize it. […]

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Elder Abuse You May Be Overlooking

The National Council on Aging reports that an estimated 1 out of every 10 Americans 60 years and over has experienced elder abuse. Elder abuse may be easy to miss, as it is often underreported, especially when the victim is also suffering from dementia or […]

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The Veterans Benefit You Might Be Missing Out On

If you’re a veteran or a surviving spouse, you might be missing out on tens of thousands of dollars in benefit payments to help you pay for assisted living, home care, or skilled nursing! It’s called the Veterans Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit, and it’s […]

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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Have you noticed your parent or an older loved one becoming more withdrawn and having less socialization as they age?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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