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Home-Modification Bill Could Help Adults Age in Place

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A bill introduced in Congress in May would assist seniors in paying for home modifications that would make their houses more accessible and livable as they age. The Home Modification for Accessibility Act, sponsored by Reps. Charlie Crist and Thomas Suozzi is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. If approved, it would allow seniors who want to make aging-in-place upgrades in their homes to deduct the expenses of such upgrades from their income taxes or pay for the improvements out of their retirement funds without penalty. Rep. Crist said in a statement that many homes don’t have these…

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4 Safety Tips for Seniors as Maryland Reopens

Communities around the country are beginning to rebound since COVID-19 ‘s initial outbreak, and many people are enjoying the ability to dine at a restaurant, get a haircut or visit with friends and relatives. While many are ready to resume living normally, it is necessary to understand the potential risks of COVID-19 and how to reduce the chance of spreading infection. For those at a higher risk of illness due to age or long-term health problems, it’s important to take action to reduce the risk of getting sick. We have compiled some safety tips for  seniors and caregivers to keep…

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Autumn Saftey Checklist for Seniors

Safety is a priority for seniors during the entire year. With new challenges presented as the body ages, it is important to be aware of limitations and to take precautions to stay safe and well.  While autumn is a cozy time of celebration for most, it can also be a risky time for seniors who have not taken these precautions. Here are a few ways to remain active and stay safe this fall: Have Maintenance Work Performed Whether it’s checking on your heating system before you truly need it or changing batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, the…

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How Smartwatches are Changing the Medical Alert Industry

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Medical alert devices can be lifesaving for not only seniors, but for anyone who finds themselves in an emergency situation.  A benefit of these devices is that they are able to reduce stress and anxiety for caregivers by providing peace of mind that a loved one will be able to get the help they need after an accident or injury. Today, many medical alert systems are on the market, most of which are traditional in-home units and mobile options for more active seniors. Apple, Freedom Guardian, and others have begun to offer smartwatch devices in the past 5 years that…

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4 Benefits of Transportation Services for Seniors

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As a once active and engaged part of the community, senior citizens can become frustrated, lonely, or isolated when they lose their ability to drive. In order to get out and about, seniors are left asking for transportation, which can leave them feeling like they are a burden or inconvenience. One way to help resolve these limitations and improve day-to-day life are with senior transportation services. Here are 4 ways transportation services benefit senior citizens: Renewed Sense of Freedom Having the ability to leave the house and freely engage with the world can help a senior regain the freedom and…

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3 Tips for Preventing Identity Theft in Seniors

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Identity theft is a unfortunate reality for many people. According to LifeLock, 16.7 million Americans were subject to some form of identity theft in 2017. Seniors can be prime targets for these crimes for a multitude of reasons: They often have more money since they have had more time to save than younger individuals. Generational differences play a role; this is not only shown in comfort with technology, but a general feeling of trusting others more easily than younger generations do. They also may be more trusting as they are used to accepting help from not only family and friends,…

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