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Downsizing Boomers Are Upsizing Comforts

The aging and retiring of American baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – introduces a shift toward smaller homes and vehicles, but does not reduce the demand for high-end luxury in these homes and vehicles.

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Backyard, High-Tech Cottages for Seniors Provide Peace of Mind for Caregivers

Mom and Dad are moving closer to be near family, so close you can see them right out the backdoor.

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Help Prepare a Senior’s Home for Winter

Whether your aging loved one lives in an area with four distinct seasons of the year or in milder temperatures year-round, autumn is the ideal time to winterize the home to protect it against the upcoming snow, rain and the dipping thermometer. Even relatively small steps toward guarding against the elements prove a cost savings in heating bills and exterior wear and tear to the home.

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Wearable Health Sensors Are Just a Wrist Away

Today, biometrics engineers and tech firms across the globe are speedily developing sensors and wearable technologies that can monitor your health from a distance.

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The Financial Downside of Family Caregiving

Caring at home for an aging loved one is an honorable and rewarding role. Yet, caregiving is not without emotional and physical challenges, and sometimes, deep financial sacrifices.

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Cooperative Caregiver Siblings; Hospital Observation Care Can Be Pricey for Medicare Patients

These and other stories are in the October edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Earthquake Preparedness for Seniors

Disaster preparation is especially important for older adults. Most safety recommendations apply to everyone, but as we age it’s more likely that we will have special medical or physical needs that require extra planning and care.

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Traveling Abroad for Medical Care

Across the globe, people traveling to another country for healthcare are part of the growing medical tourism industry.

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Managing Medications is Crucial to a Senior’s Well-Being

Dad cuts his daily blood pressure tablets in half to save money. Some days Mom forgets to take her prescription drugs. The wrong medications. The wrong dosage. The wrong timing. Skipped medications or taking too much or too little can cause medical complications or even death.

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Family Caregivers: Are You Familiar With “Presenteeism”?

You know the term “absenteeism,” but have you heard of “presenteeism”?

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