Following up on the scam post

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Sometimes a caregiver is a combination of maid, doctor, spiritual adviser and amateur no scam imagedetective. You have to wear many different hats, and sometimes doing those things for your parents can feel awkward. No matter how old we get, our parents are still our parents and it can feel uncomfortable turning over responsibilities.

One thing parents are fiercely independent ...

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New Scam – Please beware!

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The following scam was reported to Nebraska SMP and verified with SNOPES.com. Please share! 

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Just when you thought you’d heard it all. This one could easily slip by most anyone – beware of people bearing gifts. The following is a recounting of the incident from the victim:


Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from some outfit called: “Express Couriers,”(The name could have been anything) he asked if I was going to be ...

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Taking Care of Yourself is Part of the Job

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The job of becoming the primary caregiver for your aging parent is universally recognized as one of the most difficult transitions we will go through.  To start with, it’s hard to go through the reversal of parent and child.  All your life, mom or dad were the strong ones.  They were the ones you ran to for help and who were always there to tell you…

“It’s ok. Everything will be all right.”

But now as your parent ...

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Reducing Fall Risks

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Alert ResponseFalling is the leading cause of injury for Americans age 65 and older according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Every year approximately 35 to 40 percent of older adult Americans fall at least once.  Over 50% of these falls occur on the home.

 

Injuries caused by falling down can ...

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Senior Fitness – Always Possible

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Liesel Weiser is a fitness instructor for individuals over 60. She’s also the grandmother of Sacha Baron Cohen, who you may have seen in films such as Borat, Les Miserables, and Madagascar. She was once a ballet instructor and has been a teacher and advocate of physical fitness for 75 years.

 

Liesel Weiser is also 97 years old.

 

In the below Youtube video, Liesel takes us through a series of exercises that can be performed in a chair with the aid of ...

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Senior Care Terms Explained

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Caring.com has created an incredibly useful list of senior care terms that every adult child caregiver should keep handy. All too often, we find ourselves talking to doctors and other healthcare workers who are used to speaking with healthcare workers, and so they say gobbledygook like needing an EHR or (if you have been working with Alert Response) PERS instead of Personal Emergency Alert Response system.

Sometimes, that can become pretty overwhelming. And so a quick list of the more frequently ...

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Age of Champions Documentary Features Local Athlete

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Earl Blassingame competingEarl Blassingame is an 88 year old track and field athlete from McKinney, just north of Dallas. For the past 10 years Earl has been taking second place to Adolph Hoffman (86) out of Somerset, just south of San Antonio.

Age of Champions is a documentary that features Earl and Adolph, as Earl seeks to unseat the reigning champion in discus, shotput, and javelin. It also features a pair of swimming brothers (ages ...

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