Caregiver Training 101

Aug 24, 2016

You’ve decided to engage a career in caregiving.  Congratulations!  Few occupations are as rewarding and fulfilling as providing care and helping improve someone’s quality of life.  It’s also a great time to be a caregiver as there’s never been a greater need for those with a passion for this work.  As the senior population continues to… read more »

Be Aware of the Post-Holiday Blues!

Feb 2, 2016

A lot of attention is paid to seniors and holiday depression, but what about after the gifts have been returned, the menorah packed away, and the stale fruitcake thrown out? Loved ones and caregivers need to remember that winter begins within days of the major holidays, so after they wrap up, there are two months… read more »

Don’t fall prey to strangers bearing gifts!

Jan 6, 2016

Every day scammers are finding new. inventive ways to gain your financial information and access your assets. Most recently scammers are impersonating delivery services claiming to have a package requiring identification and the scan of a credit card for delivery. Here’s the personal account of a San Diego resident that fell prey to such a… read more »

Broke Senior

Broke Seniors: 5 Tips for Enjoying Retirement on a Budget

Jul 9, 2015

While the U.S. Bureau of Economic Research claims the Great Recession ended in 2009, many Americans lost homes, jobs and resources at an age where financial recovery was difficult if not impossible. As a result, 19% of adults aged 55 to 64 are going into retirement with no savings whatsoever. [1] If you or a… read more »

Scamming Seniors: How to Avoid 3 Popular Cons

May 22, 2014

Scammers are opportunists, and they often choose to prey on seniors due to impairments in judgment that often come with age. Seniors are sometimes overly trusting, and isolation and loneliness can make them vulnerable to falling for a con. Additionally, technological naiveté can cause seniors to get caught up in a scam that involves financial… read more »