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The Longest Day

June 2016

Every year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association® holds a team event called The Longest Day. This event is meant to raise money and spread awareness for those battling Alzheimer’s disease as well as their caregivers. From sunrise to sunset, teams are expected to create their own experiences and participate in any activity they […]

The New Faces of Long Term Care Planning

February 2016

From our client newsletter: Think long term care planning is just for older people?  Think again! Here are just a few of the celebrities who are turning 50 in 2016.  If you know anyone who was born in the 1960s, let them know that now is the time for them to explore their planning options […]

Four Reasons Caregiving Can be a Huge Risk to Your Retirement Security

December 2015

Time: On average, informal caregivers spend about 20 hours a week for 4.6 years providing care. That is a significant amount of time spent on providing care when considering the fact that the majority of caregivers also have full time jobs. Work: Balancing a full time job as well as caregiving can be very difficult. […]

10 Tips to Deal with Caregiver Stress

December 2015

Your physical needs come first. Be sure to eat nutritious meals, get a good night sleep, and exercise often. This may be easier said than done, but keeping this in the back of your mind and doing these 3 simple tasks when possible can have a huge impact on your mental and physical health. Spend […]

Resources for Family Caregivers

December 2015

The majority of care provided to a loved one is usually provided by only one person, no matter how many people make up the family. If the family cannot take on all of the caregiving responsibilities, there are a number of resources and services caregivers can utilize: Lotsa Helping Hands – this service allows you […]

Looking for a feel-good project for the holidays? Be a Santa to a Senior

December 2015

Special Christmas trees with special requests have been appearing in many different communities. Specifically, these special trees can be found in Starbucks, Lunds and Byerly’s, Walgreens, Roundbank, Home Instead Senior Care, and many other businesses. The tree is full of paper ornaments that have gift requests written on them from their residents. An individual can […]

10 Facts You May Not Know About Hospice

November 2015

Often times, families do not see hospice care as an option for their loved one who is seriously ill. This is because many people do not want to send their loved one to a facility, they do not want to lose control of care, and most importantly, they feel as though resorting to hospice care […]

Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers

November 2015

The AARP has recently launched a Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers Contest in hopes that Americans will show support to the 40 million caregivers among them during National Family Caregivers Month. The AARP encourages everyone to share photos and anecdotes about random acts of kindness for caregivers via social media with the hashtag #BeKindToCaregivers. […]

No kids? You may need long term care insurance!

July 2015

Can Long Term Care Insurance help those with fewer family caregiver resources? Forbes recently ran a great article “Who Will Provide Care For Childless Boomers?” which shows why many people should explore long term care insurance. This piece brings up some great points about why it’s so important to plan ahead for future care.  For instance, […]