Incorporating Caregiving into Your Retirement Planning

What comes to mind when you think of your retirement?  Is it more quality time with your children and grandchildren, picking up hobbies or personal pursuits? Perhaps it’s owning a beach cottage or mountain cabin or embarking on some extended travel. Before you start putting money aside for that RV, be sure to incorporate caregiving as …

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5 Ways You Can Support Others (and yourself) This Holiday Season

This article is adapted from this AARP Friends & Family Blog article. New research shows that you likely helped someone this year…and even if it was a small gesture, it likely made a big difference.  A recent survey by OptionB.org, a nonprofit organization that promotes resiliency founded by Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandburg, found …

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7 Dimensions of Wellness: Why Senior Wellness Matters

Wellness is most likely a word you’ve heard time and time again throughout your lifetime, but what exactly is it? As defined by The Global Wellness Institute, “wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.” Wellness is seen as an individual pursuit, meaning it’s up …

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The Ins and Outs of Mask Care and Etiquette…

COVID-19 is still among us, and it’s important that we all continue to do our part to help limit the spread of the virus. In addition to social distancing, that means wearing a face mask while in a public setting. Your face mask helps prevent you from inadvertently spreading the virus to others if you’re sick …

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In-Home Physical Therapy: How Does it Aid My Recovery?

Think about all of the things you love to do on a daily basis. Maybe you enjoy swimming, hiking or taking a fun dance class with your friends. Or maybe you simply like taking walks around your neighborhood and spending time with your grandchildren. What do all of these activities have in common? Movement. Undergoing …

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Is My Loved One Ready for Home Care?

Some of life’s toughest conversations are inevitable. One of those is introducing the idea of home care to your aging parent. Sometimes, just bringing up the idea of a caregiver that isn’t yourself can cause your parent distress. However, home care provided by a professional caregiver can actually improve your parent’s quality of life and …

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The New Normal: Staying Safe During the Re-opening Process

Many questions continue to pop-up regarding what life will look like when we are no longer living in the shadow of COVID-19. New Jersey continues the “re-opening” process with access to gyms and indoor dining returning this month. It’s crucial to navigate the re-opening of these venues safely to protect yourself and remain healthy. Reopening …

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Why Is It Important to Have Good Cognitive Health?

Age-related declines in cognitive health can be normal, but that doesn’t mean they have to reduce your parent’s quality of life. By taking steps to maintain or improve their cognitive health while they age, your parent can continue to live an independent and active lifestyle. As your parent ages, it’s normal for their levels of …

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AARP Research Report: Caregiving in 2020

As we continue to navigate through COVID-19, we’re reminded of how important family and friends are in times of need. Have you thought about who will care for you as you age? Chances are, you’ll need some kind of care as you age, and if you think your family or other loved ones can deliver that …

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5 Ways the Coronavirus May Impact Long-Term Care Insurance

This blog post has been adapted from an article published by JDSupra, June 23, 2020 In Wisconsin, we are soon to reach 25,000 positive COVID-19 test results, over 3,200 hospitalizations, and close to 750 deaths attributed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. It is being recognized that the coronavirus pandemic has had a …

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