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Here are the top ten articles for the Senior Issues Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Stranger Danger for Seniors
Every day, intellegent, active, independent seniors are financially exploited or otherwise abused by strangers. This article will show seniors some of the techniques that are used by the predators that specialize in targeting seniors. Become aware, and empowered to protect yourself or a senior.
2. Retreat to Advance
Renew and refresh your life by taking a personal retreat. This article shares ideas on howand why to plan your own personal retreat.
3. Find the Right Place for You
Tips to help ease the way to finding the right Adult Care Home (ACH). This article discusses some of the subtle but important issues around meal times at ACH.
4. Time to Rebuild Your Social Life
Part two of an article that shares easy ways for seniors to take steps to rebuild their social lives, meet new friends, and deepen the connections that they already have.
5. Let's Talk About Life Support - Ventilators
Is keeping someone alive on a ventilator the kindest choice?
6. Long Distance Grandparenting
Living away from your grandchildren doesn't have to be a painful experience. Grandparents can have a truly close and loving long disance relationship with their grandchildren. This article explores fun and easy ways to develop a special relationship with grandchildren that don't live nearby.
7. Feeding Tube Decisions
When should a feeding tube be an option? Do you know the pros and cons of a feeding tube? Just because your doctor tells you a feeding tube is necessary, do you have a choice in the matter? You do have a choice and you do not have to comply.
8. Adult Protective Services: Financial Abuse
Financial exploitation is a huge problem for elderly people. Find out what financial exploitation looks like. Get some tips on how to avoid or at least minimize it. Learn when to report it to Adult Protective Services.
9. Adult Protective Services: Verbal Abuse
Adult Protective Services (APS) workers respond to reports of the abuse or neglect of elderly and disabled adults. Learn what kinds of abuse APS will investigate. Find out what verbal abuse is and is not. Understand when and how to call APS.
10. Organizing Your Stuff
How much “stuff” have you accumulated over the course of your life? Do you ever throw anything out? Do you recycle unused items? Spring might be the perfect time to organize your stuff.
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