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Reduce Clutter, Reduce Stress

 Posted by Jim Morgan on April 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Social Distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has a lot of people stressed out. Normally, when we think of stress, we usually assume it’s caused by specific events, tasks or scenarios. In this time of new normal, it’s time to expand the way you think of stress to include the effects clutter in your environment can have on your mental AND physical health.

No Stranger to Difficult Times

 Posted by Jim Morgan on April 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM
Guest Blogger Gina Siegel, Owner of Caring Transitions of Cincinnati East.   My dad was a wise and peaceful man. Born in 1922, he was no stranger to difficult times, and often told me that it would take a common enemy to bring the world together. Back then, my young mind went to aliens – I now see a different form of this enemy: COVID-19. It has been fascinating to watch how our country and others have united under this threat, and I’m proud...

What Do I Do? How Do I Pay For It? What's Available in Indiana?

 Posted by Jim Morgan on April 10, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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4 Tips on Managing Money For Seniors During A Financial Crisis

 Posted by Jim Morgan on April 6, 2020 at 2:38 PM
A financial crisis can mean a lot of different things for different people. For those reliant on an hourly or salaried income, the effects can be devastating. However, for many seniors, a regularly fixed income like social security or a pension is a huge advantage during this time.  To ensure you don’t squander the opportunity, try out some of these tips for managing senior finances during a crisis.  Reevaluate Your Spending Even though ...

Empty Nesters: Things To Keep In Mind as You Downsize

 Posted by Jim Morgan on March 31, 2020 at 10:21 AM
As your children grow and start to venture out on their own, it can certainly leave a wake in your life. Without them in your home, it can start to feel small or overwhelmingly big. With less people to help pitch in, downsizing can become a very viable option. Before you just start throwing things out or thinking the only choice you have is to look for a smaller house, read on for a few tips on things to keep in mind as you downsize. Staying P...

The Benefits of Preplanning and Prefunding Final Arrangements

 Posted by Jim Morgan on March 24, 2020 at 8:46 PM
From Guest Blogger Kate Horrigan with Indiana Funeral Care. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes ~ Benjamin Franklin Thinking of our own mortality is not comfortable. There are many reasons to find something else (like yard work, laundry, washing windows) to do besides a conversation about our funeral. As certain as it is going to happen, planning for one’s death is an easily avoidable topic. Ho...

Your Loved One Is Diagnosed with Dementia, Now What?

 Posted by Jim Morgan on February 13, 2020 at 3:48 PM
Thank you for our guest blogger this month, Jessie Hillock, of The Memory Compass.  The time following a diagnosis of a memory impairment (whether it be Alzheimer’s, dementia, primary progressive aphasia, etc.), is overwhelming with so many questions regarding the future. When researching disease progression and community resources, one valuable resource that probably will not first come to mind is a speech-language pathologist. You are...

Helping Seniors Downsize and Organize

 Posted by Jim Morgan on January 15, 2020 at 4:37 PM
If you noticed that Mom, Dad or Grandma are not quite themselves, you are likely not alone. As older adults constantly live longer and have higher quality of life, it becomes more noticeable when that begins to change for those you love. Some of the most common signs of health decline are:Weight LossLoss of AppetiteChanges in MobilityDecreased Social InteractionDecline in Personal HygieneWaning Interest in GroomingMood or Demeanor ChangesIssu...

What Is Adult Day?

 Posted by Jim Morgan on January 13, 2020 at 6:31 PM
 Guest Blog By: Lisa Chubb, MSN, RN, WCC, RAC-CT, CMAC, CRN-CThe adult day setting is a center where adults who might have a disability or need socialization can go during the day that is safe, fun, and homelike. Loneliness is becoming a health crisis. It can be as bad on your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Adult Day Care allows for a caregiver of a Guest to run errands or get some much-needed rest. In the past these centers have foc...

Enjoy a Stress-Free Retirement:

 Posted by Jim Morgan on December 13, 2019 at 5:25 PM
Today's guest blogger is James Hopper with Money Concepts.      No matter what preconceived notions you may have about Long-Term Care policies, read this post because times have changed and there are fantastic options available.  The confidence levels of Baby Boomers at retirement are becoming increasingly polarized. Boomers are either struggling to sleep at night, uncertain about having done enough to retire, or o...
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