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How to Minimize Caregiver Burnout

If you have ever had to care for somebody else, then you know that it can be incredibly taxing on both your mental and physical state. Any person who becomes a permanent caregiver needs to make sure that they take steps to avoid burnout. Caregiver burnout is a serious problem that can negatively impact both

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How Ageism Contributes to Elder Abuse

Ageism contributes to elder abuse. According to data available from the National Council on Aging, approximately one out of every 10 people over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some studies say that as many as five million elderly people in this country face some sort of abuse every year.

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Anosognosia and Alzheimer’s

There are few things more difficult than watching somebody you love experience cognitive difficulties. Unfortunately, there are times when these cognitive difficulties become a major concern. Alzheimer’s is common throughout the United States. However, just because this is common does not mean that it is any easier for families to deal with. Further complicating an

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5 Myths About Aging

Getting older should never mean that a person is looked down on or disrespected. Unfortunately, there are plenty of myths about aging that perpetuate stereotypes that, in turn, lead to disrespect of the elderly. Unfortunately, this disrespect can rise to the level of abuse or neglect. Here, we want to discuss five of the most

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When Life Insurance Benefits are Wrongfully Denied

When someone purchases a life insurance policy, they fully expect that when the time comes, the insurance carrier will pay the claim according to the terms of the policy. While it may be unusual for an insurance company to deny a claim, it is not impossible. There are various reasons why an insurance carrier may

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FMLA & PFL Facts for Caregivers

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives employees across the United States the right to take unpaid medical leave for various emergencies and medical situations. In general, workers are allowed to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for reasons covered under the law. Paid Family Leave (PFL) in California provides benefits

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Elder Abuse Restraining Orders in California

Abuse can happen to anybody, including elderly citizens. Vastly underreported, elder abuse is much more common than most people realize. There are special protections and elder abuse laws in place to protect senior citizens and dependent adults in California. Here, we want to discuss California’s laws regarding civil restraining orders, why an older adult may

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Are Annuities a Suitable Investment for Seniors?

If you have watched any TV recently, chances are that you have seen commercials about annuities. An annuity is an investment product sold by insurance carriers. There are different types of annuities, but they all typically revolve around paying an insurance carrier a fixed sum of money in exchange for a steady stream of income

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Elder Abuse in the LGBTQ Community

The LGBTQ community has fought very hard over the last few decades to achieve various rights. However, a little-discussed aspect of this community involves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults who are at an increased risk of abuse. Elder abuse is far too common across the United States, and homophobia adds an extra element

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California Ranked #49 on List of States with Best Elder Abuse Protections [2020]

Elder abuse is far too common across the United States. California was recently ranked 49th on the list of states with the best elder abuse protections. This is a scary revelation, particularly considering that this state is home to the largest population in the country and has millions of elderly residents who require care. Here,

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