We all want to age well. Here, learn from four local seniors who are aging with joy and find tips for everything from protecting yourself or your parents from identity theft to choosing between assisted living or home care. Plus, find the right facility for your loved ones with our annual senior living directory.
Research shows that seniors are happier than ever — and after meeting these four remarkable Chicagoans, it’s easy to see why. Bound not by their birth certificates but by their absolute zest for life, they’re living proof that it’s never too late to reinvent yourself, share your message with the world, or follow your true passion.
Many seniors state that they plan to “age in place,” with approximately 90 percent intending to continue living in their current homes for the next five to 10 years. As family members and caregivers, we have to balance their desires with our own concerns for their safety and well-being. Here are the four most important considerations to keep in mind as you work to support your parent in their desire to stay at home as they age.
While identity theft and financial fraud know no specific age or demographic, it is no secret that the elderly are generally more susceptible. For those of us with aging parents, taking a proactive approach is important to help ensure mom and dad stay insulated from different forms of financial fraud. Here are a few ways you can contribute.
As baby boomers age and require more help with daily life, many will face the choice between staying in their homes with some sort of support, or moving to an assisted living facility. Making that decision is deeply personal, and should take into account personality, location of family, and finances.
Here are five steps that will help adult children delve into the world in which the aging person is living in order to help them get the support they need.
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