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Resolving Sibling Disagreements over Parents’ Care

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Taking care of an aging parent alone is not an easy task for an adult child. With the amount of medical, financial and emotionally sensitive decisions that need to be made, it can be a complicated process. Having adult siblings around to help can make the situation even more complex. Even though they can be very helpful and offer much needed support, the added family dynamics can cause stress and the caregiving process will often cause riffs between siblings. Facing the reality that an aging parent needs care can be an emotionally overwhelming process, and how each sibling’s unique personality…

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Grandparents Day: Amada Business Owners Honor and Remember their Grandparents

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Charles and Ann Morse said, “This history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is unto us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.” Amada Senior Care recognizes the value that grandparents bring to the lives of those around them. National Grandparents Day is coming up. To celebrate, a few of Amada’s franchise partners shared memories of their own grandparents that highlight the many reasons why grandparents are so special.   They know how…

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Seniors and Technology

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In their lifetimes, today’s seniors have witnessed some of the most incredible technological advancements in history; space shuttles, televisions, computers, the Internet, cell phones and more. Even so, the rapidly advancing technology scene of the past few years can seem intimidating and cause many seniors to shy away from using the latest devices and tools – specifically computers and the internet. In 2012, the Pew Research Center found that 41 percent of seniors do not go online at all. There are multiple reasons seniors want or have to stay out of the loop when it comes to the internet. Two…

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Eating Well as You Age

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As seniors age, the number of health risks they face increases. Heart disease – including hypertension, vascular disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease – is the most widespread condition for seniors and the number one cause of death for those over 60. Other top health risks for seniors include cancer, stroke, pneumonia, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s or dementia. These health issues may be due to old age or heredity, but often times they can be prevented by one simple tool – a healthy diet. While there are medications and treatments to help the symptoms of these…

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What is Retirement?

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If you look in the dictionary, the definition of “retire” is to “withdraw from one’s position or occupation or from active working life.” As society continues to change, however, so does its definition of retirement. Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, said that in the same way a productive workday depends on one’s preparation for it, a productive retirement depends on what is put into it. “For many 70 really is the new 50. Increasingly, people are rejecting the idea of retirement as a withdrawal,” Huffington said. “They want their later years to have as much meaning and purpose…

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