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Helping a Senior After the Loss of a Spouse

Posted on October 5, 2022

2 women on benchKnowing someone is nearing the end of life doesn’t make it any easier to let go. For seniors, the death of a spouse is often the loss of someone they’ve spent a lifetime with. To be suddenly alone is one of the most traumatic experiences in our lives. Often, there’s relief that a loved one is no longer suffering, but what do you do next? Will this next phase of life be a lonely ones?

If you know a senior going through this change, you may be afraid ...

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When Assuming Responsibility for a Loved One's Finances

Posted on September 1, 2022

There are a few telltale signs that your senior loved one cannot manage his or her own finances. In the best-case scenario, you are able to communicate this directly to your loved one and explain why it may be a good idea to appoint a trusted member of the family or a professional to step in and take the reins.

What may happen, however, is that you are met with resistance. Your loved one ...

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Being a Family Caregiver

Posted on July 1, 2022

family careIf you have assumed some of the responsibilities of helping to care for a loved-one, you’re certainly not alone. With longer life expectancies, advances in medical care, and the desire for individuals to remain at home, more and more people are taking on this important role. In fact, a  2020 survey conducted by AARP, found that over 50 million adults in the US provide unpaid care to a family member or friend. And as the baby ...

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What You Need to Know About Anticipatory Grief

Posted on May 3, 2022

cemetaryWhen we think of grief, we often think of death. But the truth is that grief is our natural, emotional and physical response to any loss, at any time in our life – such as the loss of a job, a relationship, or with a change in your health status. Grief is not only experienced after a loss but is often felt in advance of a loss. This is called Anticipatory Grief.

What is Anticipatory Grief?
Anticipatory grief is the distress people feel in the days, weeks, months, years before a...

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