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The benefits of know about your benefits

While reaching your 65 th birthday is hardly the guaranteed sign of retirement it once was, it is still an age that means change for your group benefits and health insurance. When approaching retirement make sure you know how your group and individual insurance will change whether you are working full time, part time or doing what you want on your own time. A few minut

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Practical tips for interacting with an Alzheimer's sufferer

By all estimates, there are over 4.5 million people in the U.S. afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association found that the illness is the sixth most common cause of death in the United States, a jump of 68 percent from 2000 to 2010. If you feel that a friend or family member is s

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Does your older loved one need home care? See these 8 tips

Modern medical techniques mean that more Americans are living into advanced ages. While this is a good thing, it does leave the families of the aged with the dilemma of figuring out when the seniors they care about are in need of assistance in their homes. It is very difficult for most people to admit that they have reached a point in their lives when they can no longer care for themselves. You cannot always rely on your loved one to come to y

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Growing number of elderly struggle to get mortgages

Older people in the US are increasingly taking more mortgage debt into retirement than ever before, but applying for a new mortgage can prove troublesome for seniors. This is also the case in the United Kingdom, where new rules that were introduced earlier in the year have meant a greater struggle to gain finance for home buying in later life. For homeowners in America aged 65 and over, the

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How technology is making seniors safer

Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are the well-known technology titans changing the world. They have delivered self-driving cars, drone deliveries, and computer watches to the masses.  But can the kings of the Internet Age defeat Father Time? Don’t bet on it. Until Google invents a cure to aging, smart home technology is filling the void. The new range of emerging home technologies will change your life. Imagine -- a remot

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Is it time to fire your financial advisor?

Do your new year’s resolutions include getting your financial plan in order? Look not only at where your money is going, but who is helping you decide how it gets there. If your new year means you need a new approach, look at finding a new advisor. Here are some reasons to consider making a change. You don’t have one Is your financial planner the first person to come to the front desk  at your local bank branch or whoever a

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  • Waiting time.

    My wife and I are taking care of my wife's mom. We were told it would take 3 year for an opening, which  has now been 3 years we have been taking care of her. Now they tell us it will take another 5 years for an opening. Why is this so?

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  • Moving from BC to AB

    I am moving my 91 year old mother to Edmonton, AB from Kimberley, BC.  She needs to be in an assisted living facility.  How do I go about doing this?

  • what is the average cost in Peel for a 2 bedroom seniors apartment market value

    My parents are paying market value in Peel Housing. They need to make transition to a seniors apartment. What are the steps?  What is the average cost for a 2 bedroom (their monthly income is aprox 3,500)  They have health cost  not covered also. How long does it take to get into a unit.  

  • re over stepping power of attorny rights

    Hi i believe my brother has over steped his rights as power of attorny he has gained acess to my mother's finicial information without her concent or without her being demend un fit to handle these affairs on her own at this time i am wondering what may happen to him if this is found out

  • Type of care needed?

    My grandparents are fairly mobile and require minor assistance with things like cooking, cleaning, and bathing. What type of retirement community is best suited for their current needs?

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