Category Archives: General

How to care for your aging parents from a distance

Concern about mom or dad’s health and well-being is top of mind for many baby boomers today. Worrisome signs of your parent’s frailty, progressive memory loss or the decline in health require more and more of your help and attention. But what if you live a good distance away? Whether you live an hour away, in a different state, or maybe even in another country, caregiving at a distance presents very real challenges. No longer just a devoted daughter or …

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14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

Loneliness and social isolation have been clearly linked to poor health outcomes. “A Review of Social Isolation” by Nicholas R. Nicholson published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, observes how “social isolation has been demonstrated to lead to numerous detrimental health effects in older adults, including increased risk for all-cause mortality, dementia, increase risk for rehospitalization, and an increased number of falls.” Unfortunately, isolation among seniors is alarmingly common, and will continue to increase in prevalence as the population grows. Learn how to …

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Tell Nursing Homes to Stop Stealing Seniors’ Rights

Fine print buried in nursing home admissions contracts is depriving nursing home residents and their families of their constitutional rights. During the incredibly stressful nursing home admissions process, many nursing home corporations push residents and their families into signing away their right to go to court — even in instances when residents suffer severe neglect, serious injuries, death or sexual and physical abuse. Forced arbitration clauses are unfair terms that block seniors from accessing the court system. Instead, they are …

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Gov. Rauner Touts Bogus Survey

Gov. Rauner Touts Bogus Survey in His Ongoing Campaign Against Taxpaying Middle Class & Working Families U.S. Chamber Got What it Paid For: A Biased Study Designed to Reach a Foregone Conclusion Statement by Perry J. Browder President, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association September 10, 2015 Original Article Gov. Bruce Rauner’s appearance today with the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, a front group for the nation’s wealthiest special interests, represents his latest effort to shift more burden and risk to …

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