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7 Gifts Ideas for Your Aging Parent

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 10, 2019 9:29:35 AM
It can be difficult to figure out what to purchase for your older parents for their birthdays and the holidays, especially when they are financially able to buy whatever comes to mind, or if they continually insist they don’t want anything. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect holiday, birthday, or just-because present, here are a few gift ideas for older parents to make the process easier:  
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The Importance of Visiting Your Elderly Loved One

Posted by Kerren Williams on Aug 10, 2019 2:21:00 PM
Having meaningful relationships is a critical part of maintaining physical and emotional health later in life. Not surprisingly, the familial bond is one of the most important.
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Effective Communication Tips for Talking to Elderly Parents

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 23, 2019 9:28:53 AM
Caring for aging parents can feel more difficult as the years go on. When elderly parents begin showing signs that they can no longer care for themselves or manage their own affairs independently, the entire family dynamic is upended. Choosing to join a retirement community with assisted living services such as Village Green Retirement Campus can extend a loved one’s independence. But at some point, our parents experience a decline in ability and a role reversal with younger members of our families.
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Senior Scams: In-Home Health Care Aide

Posted by Kerren Williams on May 22, 2019 2:47:00 PM
According to the National Council on Aging the number one scam perpetrated against seniors (and taxpayers) involves fraudulent Medicare claims. Medicare scams can take many different forms, but the most common scam is to simply obtain someone else’s Medicaid number and then submit false claims for services or products that were never provided.
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3 Options to Get Help Caring for Aging Parents (Without Becoming Their Caregiver)

Posted by Katie Krause on Apr 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM
  You’ve noticed a few changes when you’ve visited your parents. Dishes are left in the sink, you find old or outdated food in the fridge and bills are past due. It seems mom and dad haven’t been getting out as much as they once did and they seem a little depressed. You know you need to find someone to take care of your parents, but you are thinking, “I don’t want to care for my elderly parents.”
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How to Talk About Your Elderly Parent's Finances

Posted by Village Green Team on Jun 8, 2018 9:28:00 AM
It’s difficult to reverse roles with your parent when they get older, but sometimes you must have tough conversations. One of the most difficult is on the subject of money. Now that your senior loved one has retired, they are living on a fixed income from how and where they invested their money. As long as they are able to remain independent and mentally alert, they can take care of their finances, but at some point, you may need to get involved.
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How to Make Sure My Elderly Parent is Eating Enough

Posted by Village Green Team on Jun 27, 2017 10:19:00 AM
If your aging parent lives alone you may be worried they aren't eating enough. Because appetites can diminish with age eating less isn't necessarily a cause for concern and it can be a fine line to determine whether they're getting enough nutrition to stay healthy. Here are some signs to look for to make sure your elderly parent is eating enough, and what you can do to help if they're not.
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