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More Seniors Have Difficulty Figuring Out How to Make Ends Meet

October 14, 2014
Low Retirement Income

Nationwide, Seniors’ Income is Below Recommended Levels If you feel that your senior family member’s income from retirement savings, Social Security, pension, and investments is slightly below the level you’re comfortable with, you are not alone! Retired people across the country are facing retirement income shortages compared to the current cost of living, according to an annual survey. There are quite a few different factors affecting this situation, including rising fuel/food costs, an increase in the income of many working people, and high costs for services and products that seniors need. How a “Comfortable Income” is Calculated It’s impossible to... View Article

Figuring Out How to Involve Patients in Their Health Diagnosis

September 23, 2014
Senior Patient Control

Should Patients Have More Control Over their Medical Care? Most of us stand in awe of our doctor. He peers into our ears, listens to our heartbeat, shines lights into our eyes, asks us a few questions, and somehow knows what is going on inside our body. We watch him do all this with the anxiousness of someone watching a mechanic check out their car’s engine, a machine that is a complete mystery to its owner. When the doctor hands us his diagnosis and a prescription, it barely crosses our mind to question whether he’s positive he has come up... View Article

“Sandwich Generation” is Only a Temporary Designation

August 19, 2014
Sandwich Generation Solutions

Balancing Children’s and Senior Parents’ Needs is Temporary, Not Permanent The term “sandwich generation” doesn’t refer to people born within a certain time period, like the terms “baby boomers” or “generation X” do. Rather, it refers to people who are in a certain stage of life: helping their children develop and get an education while also caring for senior parents with complex care needs. The good news, which is easy for many in the sandwich generation to forget, is that this situation is not indefinite! As sad as it is to think about, your elderly parents will pass away, and... View Article

Grappling with Grief

June 24, 2014
Elderly Parents Los Angeles Grieving

Helping Elderly Parents near Los Angeles Grieve and Grow Losing loved ones is a part of human life that we wish we didn’t have to experience. Saying goodbye to someone close to us is always difficult, and resuming normal life afterwards can be just as difficult. Grieving for lost loved ones is something that our elderly parents near Los Angeles do more often than younger folks under normal circumstances, and it is important that we help them do so in a healthy, productive way. Ending Long Relationships It is common for seniors to have treasured relationships that have lasted for fifty... View Article

L.A. Events for Seniors

June 17, 2014
In-home Caregiver Los Angeles Senior Citizen Clubs

Out and About with the In-home Caregiver in Los Angeles It is a gross understatement to say that Los Angeles is an exciting place. There is so much to do that even longtime residents of the area haven’t experienced all of the activities it has to offer. Many seniors, though, feel that they have passed the age of getting out into the community, exploring and making memories around L.A. What they don’t realize is just how easy it is to keep up with local activities, although at a slightly different pace and with the help of an in-home caregiver in... View Article