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July

Moving Past Ageism

Seniors are the fastest growing demographic in the United States, with the population expected to rise to 72.1 million by 2030.1 It is the demographic that is often ignored, or viewed in skewed stereotypes.

Our culture views the elderly as physically weak, child-like individuals who are incapable contributing to society; and, when we do hear stories of the elderly doing the things that are not deemed to be elderly-like – like getting tattoos, or fighting off home invaders, or bungee-jumping – we see them as extreme, off-beat,

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12

July

Let’s Talk About Diabetes

Diabetes: it’s a disease that affects one in four people over the age of 65 in the U.S. – a no laughing matter. Over half of Americans over 65 have prediabetes and are at great risk of developing the disease.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes affects the way the body handles glucose, which is a type of sugar, in the bloodstream. Your body turns glucose into energy with the aid of insulin, which is a hormone produced by the pancreas.

There are three

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12

July

5 Financial Scams That Seniors Often Face

Con-artists are always creating new ways to dupe their victims out of hard-earned cash. These criminals often target the fastest-growing demographic in the United States – the elderly.

A 2010 survey from Investor Protection Trust shows that one in every five Americans over the age of 65 has experienced financial abuse; this abuse has cost seniors nearly $2.9 billion in 2010. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans over the age of 60 accounted for 26% of all fraud complaints – a 16% increase from 2008.

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Emma Morano sits on her bed in her apartment in Verbania, Italy, Friday, May 13, 2016. Emma Morano is now the oldest person in the world. Not only that, but she is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s, coming into the world on Nov. 29, 1899. That’s just 4 and a half months after Susannah Mushatt Jones, who died Thursday in New York at the age of 116. (Antonino Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

12

July

The Oldest Person in the World and the Secret to Her Longevity

J Weston Phippen original post from the Atlantic.com

May 13, 2016

 

 

The oldest person in the world died Thursday night in New York, and that title passed to Emma Morano, who at 116 is believed to be the last person alive born in the 1800s.

Morano lives in the Italian mountain town of Verbania, and she was born November 29, 1899. She has seen her country transition from a constitutional monarchy to a republic. She’s lived through two wars and two decades of Fascism. In

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12

July

Can Long-Term Care Insurance Work for More People?

New research looks at tradeoffs in participation rates, cost and Medicaid savings

By Denise Logeland

You’d have to be a policy wonk to care about statistical models for long-term care insurance, right? Either that or have a personal stake, maybe as much as $91,000 or $182,000, riding on how the data gets used. (Those figures are the average long-term care costs faced by the typical man and typical woman.)

The room was full of policy wonks when the Urban Institute and Milliman, Inc., a research group and an actuarial

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happyseniorcitizens

05

July

Determined To Be Independent

Growing older can be a challenge, but it can also be an opportunity.  You can take part in the activities you love while minimizing the time you spend on difficult and painful tasks.  Even when it’s time to move to a care community, seniors can continue to live independent, happy, and fulfilling lives.  California Home For Seniors can help you find a place where you can really enjoy yourself, and where you can receive the care that will enable you to live life to the fullest.

Many seniors are determined to

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KidsandGrandparents

05

July

The California Home For Seniors Difference

The most important word in California Home For Seniors is undoubtedly “home”.  Our goal is to find a place that our clients can really call home, and where they can receive the care and support they need.  It should also be somewhere they can live comfortably and enjoy life, and it should be a place where their families and loved ones will enjoy visiting.

 

Our team works hard to find that home for each of our clients, and we are available at every step along the process to provide help and

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05

July

Remembering Nancy Reagan’s Courageous Fight for Alzheimer’s Research

The news did not surprise her. In 1994, Nancy Reagan took her beloved Ronnie to the Mayo Clinic. The former president, her soul mate of more than 40 years, had been forgetting things, repeating himself, trying but failing to do the simplest things. When the doctors returned with their devastating verdict— Alzheimer’s, then a relatively new term—Nancy was already braced for the worst. “By the time you go in to get checked out,” a source close to the family said, “something has given you the idea that there is something

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