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Making plans now for the care you want when you have a serious illness is called “advance care planning.” Advance care planning helps you make your care decisions now and in the future. Planning involves learning about your illness and understanding your choices for treatments and care.

Provides information on what to do when an older american has a problem with a credit card company or merchandise bought with a credit card. From the National Consumer Law Center, Inc.

Imagine this scenario: You come home from work and your front door, sensing your presence, automatically unlocks for you. You walk in, carrying bags of groceries, and as you enter the kitchen, the lights turn themselves on. You put your groceries away and realizing that you forgot an item, you send a request to your grocery store for a delivery using a touchscreen built right into the refrigerator. You settle down in the living room to watch television. Sensing that you’re slightly chilly from information gathered from your smart watch, the thermostat automatically increases the temperature of your home to keep you comfortable. You go to bed at 10:30, like always, and as you pull the covers up over your head, your bedroom lights automatically dim. If you listen carefully, you can hear the click of your doors automatically locking for the night.

When disaster strikes, our first instinct is to check in with our loved ones and make sure they’re okay. But if your loved one is a senior or has a disability, you can’t afford to wait to “check in” — timing is everything during an emergency, and you need to buy them as much time as possible to react independently. You should create an emergency preparedness guide to keep them safe and accessible even as a crisis is unfolding.

Provides information and resources on Foreclosure Rescue Scams. These scams target those who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments and a con artist who promises to help consumers save their home is actually intent on stealing the home. From the National Consumer Law Center, Inc.

Offers information, resources, education and support on Alzheimer’s care, home care, independent living, insurance coverage, legal and financial matters, and wellness.

Resources for managing challenging elders medically and behaviorally.

A research site for professionals and family members including information on eldercare and long term care, and includes links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics.

Guide from MetLife in cooperation with the National Alliance for Caregiving relating to falls and fall prevention.

A resource for caregivers of older adults to help make informed decisions and access personalized assistance and respite.

Deceptive lending practices, including those attributable to home improvement scams, are among the most frequent problems experienced by financially distressed elderly Americans seeking legal assistance. This guide provides information and resources from the National Consumer Law Center, Inc.

Resources from the National Consumer Law Center, Inc. to help older americans avoid loss of utility services.

Article submitted by the American Heart Association.

It’s estimated that there are 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. Just picture them. Towering apartment buildings climbing toward the sky. Highways being reconstructed. Homes being expanded, and shimmering office buildings being renovated along busy city streets. These impressive projects bring us safer, newer, and better places to live and work, yet they are some of the most dangerous areas we encounter on any given day.

When it comes to identifying vulnerable populations in our community, some of the more overlooked groups are the elderly and disabled. Many people consider the poor or the young to be venerable, but those who are elderly and those who are struggling with physical or cognitive disabilities are also quite vulnerable. Yet the laws surrounding the elderly and disabled in our population are often poorly understood. This is unfortunate, because these two groups of people make up a significant part of our population, and most likely someone you are close to could fall into one of these categories.

As we watch our parents or grandparents get older, the last thing on our mind is finding a facility for them to live in. Our goal is to enjoy them as long as we have them with us. Yet, many adults find themselves in a situation wherein they have a loved one who can no longer care for themselves at home, leaving them to make the difficult decision about where to get additional care.

Assists older adults, their families and caregivers in obtaining mental health services specific to the needs of older adults.

Provides mental wellness tips, from Healty Aging.net.

A comprehensive guide to housing and mortgages for the senior citizen community. This site covers mortgage options, owning a home, downsizing, paying a mortgage and selling property.

When a close loved one dies, your world changes. You are in mourning—feeling grief and sorrow at the loss. You may feel numb, shocked, and fearful. You may feel guilty for being the one who is still alive. If your parent or spouse died in a nursing home, you may wish that you had been able to care for him or her at home. At some point, you may even feel angry at them for leaving you. All these feelings are normal. There are no rules about how you should feel. There is no right or wrong way to mourn.

The Center's activities are designed to promote security, health, and dignity of women in their later years. Current activities focus on income security, health issues, and caregiving.

Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this fact, around 618 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. This website provides helpful tips, information, and resources to help you stay safe in the extreme heat this summer.

Provides tips for getting started on a physical fitness program, from Healthy Aging.

There are all kinds of benefits to meditation, both physical and psychological. From reduced chronic pain to better cognitive function, meditating every day or even a few times a week is a wonderful way to boost your overall well-being and happiness. Creating the ideal space for your quiet reflection isn’t difficult, but there are specific elements you’ll want to include and others you’ll want to avoid. Let this be your guide to designing the perfect meditation room in your own home, and reap the most benefits from your meditation time.

Offers information on senior housing, assisted living, skilled nursing, Alzheimer's, health at home, professional services, health services, care management, and community resources. Their mission is to help seniors and their families make wise and informed decisions to preserve and enhance their quality of life.

Founded by Tom Poole. Provides information regarding health, legal, and financial services, living arrangements, government programs, lifestyles, travel, and shopping.

"What was it I was looking for in the frigde?" "What was it I was supposed to get at the store?" "What's your name again?" Most of us have had to ask questions like this, and it seems to happen more often as we get older. We can't turn back our biological clock, but there are things Seniors can do to reduce their amount of forgetting.

Provides secret tips for healthy aging, from Healthy Aging.net.

AHRQ consumer information on ways people age 50 and older can stay healthy, tips on living habits, to help prevent disease, screening tests, and immunizations.

Contains a fact sheet that provides basic information about living trusts and wills, and describes some of the most common scams.

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