Making Decisions on Your Own When Your Spouse is No Longer Able

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 14, 2017 4:19:06 PM

Henry and Ruth were married almost 60 years when Ruth entered memory care. Suddenly, all the decisions they used to make as a couple, large and small, fell to Henry to make on his own. Fortunately, Henry and Ruth had always been planners and both had wills along with financial and medical powers of attorney.

When Ruth suddenly became unable to make informed decisions on her own, her medical power of attorney allowed Henry to make important decisions on her behalf. Just because Henry had the means to make those decisions, doesn’t mean it was easy. That’s why it’s so important to plan ahead, just in case.

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Topics: Aging in Place, Caregiving

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Loved Ones Against Senior Fraud

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 9, 2017 9:13:47 AM

Being aware of and protecting ourselves against fraud is a fact of life. Sadly, older adults are targeted more often. It’s assumed, not always accurately, by many scam artists that older adults are more vulnerable. They rely on gullibility, loneliness, and a lack of tech savvy to target older adults. However, you can help your loved ones become aware of common scam tactics and how to protect against them. Here’s how.

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Topics: Aging in Place, Caregiving

Aging in Place Technology: Stay at Home Longer

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 24, 2017 9:11:17 AM

Maintaining a sense of independence is significant for aging seniors. They want to drive themselves to doctor's appointments, church, the bank or grocery store. They often want to stay in the comfort of their own home, but challenges such as falling and forgetting to take medication can make that more difficult. So, what are some ways to help mom and dad stay home longer while ensuring their safety?

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Topics: Aging in Place, Caregiving

Considering Different Senior Living Options [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 6, 2017 3:47:57 PM

When making the transition to a senior living community, there are some key things to consider when discussing the different options available for yourself or your loved ones.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos, Aging in Place

Aging in Place: Choosing Where and How You Want to Live [VIDEO]

Posted by Kristi Carlson on Mar 21, 2017 1:20:09 PM

Many people decide to make the move to a senior living community before they require personal care services. Perhaps day-to-day assistance isn’t needed, but the individual is looking for a safer environment, or simply a community where they no longer have to worry about cooking or housekeeping.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos, Aging in Place

What is Aging in Place? Is It Right for Me or My Loved One?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 13, 2017 9:55:53 AM

Aging in Place is all about choosing where and how we want to live as we age. Fundamental to that choice is that we should be able to live comfortably in one place even if our health and care needs change. The philosophy behind this approach is that we'll live a more fulfilled, active, engaged life once we're settled in a safe and secure home. So, is Aging in Place right for your or your loved one? Here are some of its many advantages.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Aging in Place

Aging in Place Planning: Have You Thought of Everything?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Perhaps you’ve heard the term, aging in place. It’s a term that's being used more and more frequently. It's the concept that each of us has the right to choose where and how we want to live as we age. As health needs may change, it's important to know your living options and plan for the future. We hope you will find these ideas helpful as you explore aging in place options for yourself or a loved one. 

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Aging in Place