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How to Fish for Leads...the right way and the wrong way

Fishing is uncannily like marketing.  Sounds controversial, doesn’t it?  But before you write off the idea, keep reading and see if you agree. We can learn a great deal about marketing from fishing.   Like fishing, marketing for lead generation must be a strategic and often omni-channel practice that, done well, can provide handsomely for your family and for your communities. Sure, marketing today is more complex than ever before and deserv

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Caring for a Bedbound Loved One at Home

Caring for a bed-bound elderly loved one is challenging; however, some people choose to take on the challenge rather than send their family member to a nursing home. Before you take on the responsibility of caring for a bed-bound individual at home, you should find out what is involved. The work can be time consuming and you may be required to provide care around the clock. It will be emotionally taxing and may also be physically difficult. Here

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How The Elderly Can Beat The Heat This Summer

The dog days of summer are here, and while the sunshine and warm temperatures are nice, they can be dangerous, too. Warm weather is especially dangerous for senior citizens, so staying safe and understanding how heat effects the senior body is important. We've collected 10 tips that will help you and the senior you care for beat the heat this summer. Drink Plenty of Water.   Hydration is important year-round, but it is more ser

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Seniors: Don't Discount a Discount

When people reach a certain age or just get near to being senior, they may become unwilling to acknowledge it because they are embarrassed or they can’t accept the reality that they have reached THAT age. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, there are many valuable offers and discounted deals just waiting to be discovered, that are available only to the “older generation”. Some deals are extended only to those aged 65 and older, but m

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Can Diabetes make you blind?

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness today. Knowing what it is, what causes it, and how it's treated is critical for anyone with diabetes. What is diabetic retinopathy? Light focuses on an area in the back known as the retina. That is where special cells translate light waves into signals that the brain understands. This part of the eye receives a steady flow of blood and nutrients from microscopic

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How wearable technology can keep you younger - longer

How Wearables Can Help You Stay Healthy From the Pebble to the Apple Watch to Samsung Galaxy Gear, smartwatches are the talk of the town. Are you ready to jump on the bandwagon? Wearables are great for keeping track of your health and keeping you safe as you age. These are some of my favorite wearables for seniors. Track your steps It is important to keep active, especially as you age. Fitness track

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  • How do I get assistance for my 84 year old mother who lives in Red Deer

    I live in Prince George, BC and my mother lives in Red Deer. She has no family in Red Deer. Right now she lives independently, still drives, but it encountering some health issues that are likely going to lead to surgery. right now she is trying to deal with the health issues on her own, and is very depressed and anxious because she is not sure what is happening to her. Her health issues keeps her isolated and she is not always able to get out to buy groceries, etc. Once she has the surgery I am not sure if she will be able to manage on her own. She tells me that she is having difficulty doing her budgeting and forgets to pay some bills. Her doctor is in Sylvan Lake so even getting to see him is difficult. I am concerned because there is no one that can assess her health issues except for her doctor, but getting to see him is difficult. She needs to have some support, not necessarily with cleaning, hygiene, or cooking but in getting groceries, budgeting, and providing some support and advice on her health issues. I need help to get her some sort of services., but I just don't know where to start

    assisted living

    Hi, My father has advanced Parkinson's Disease and my mother is his primary care giver. They are still living in our childhood home but it's time for them to move on because my father is no longer able to be alone and the house is just becoming too much. My mother is in very good health and is not ready for a retirement home, at all. That said, she needs help with my Dad. I'm wondering if there is a condo near the yonge and sheppard area that might meet their needs. Your help is much appreciated. Marie

  • 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?

  • mom has second mortage on a home that is appraised @$80,000, home is worth approx $25,000, I told her to walk away she will never finishing paying, condition of the home is poor, unable to make repair, cannot find any resources in her community to help ( community is East Cleveland, Ohio, Help

    My mother currently resides in home of 35+ years, she purchased the first mortgate in 1996, she obtained a second mortgate that was overestimated: current second mortage she owes $80,000, she was taken adavantage of: I have attempted to assist her with obtaining community resources, in the city of East Cleveland, Ohio: nothing but brick walls: she cannot refinance or obtain reverse mortage but the home was extremely over appraised:she receive minimal work of the home; know the home is in need of serious repairs that the homeowners insurance does not cover: I need help, I have asked her to walk away from the home:whoever is reading the e-mail know how difficult it is for senior to leave their home: Can anybody help

  • 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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