Thinking Ahead for Seniors: Your Pro Team

Most people do not realize it, but over their lifetime they have assembled their own team of professionals to handle their problems and opportunities.  By the time most people begin a transition to a senior lifestyle, they have had numerous dealings with medical, legal, tax, accounting, real estate and other professionals. They went about this process over a period of many years without giving it much thought. If you or a loved one now find yourself in the process of senior life transition, it is a good time to think about your future needs for professional help in fields like real estate, law and others. You will want to choose professionals who have demonstrated knowledge, skill and sensitivity to the special needs of the senior market. One of the most important functions performed by OurSeniors.NET is connecting seniors to professionals who have that skill and sensitivity. The Senior Transition Pro Team is a network of independent professionals who can meet senior needs...
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Thinking Ahead for Seniors: Checklists and Guides

The holidays are now in full swing and all of us, including seniors and their loved ones, are busy. It may seem like the wrong time to think about matters like healthcare, planning for retirement or the transition to senior life. In fact, the holidays may provide some rare opportunities for families to discuss the future and at least outline the actions they need to take soon or at a later date. This may be the only time of the year when family members are all present in the same physical location. Most people do not want to use the holidays to talk in detail about senior home care or finding senior assisted living. However, when your parents or your children are near, there may be time to at least discuss future planning. As a start, here are some suggestions for written records, checklists that seniors and their loved ones should keep: Senior health care. Do you have a ‘living will’...
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Memory Care Living

OurSeniors.NET exists to serve the needs of seniors, their families and loved ones. We do this through our specialized services such as the Senior Transition Pro Team, the OurSeniors.NET Seniors Directory, and our senior living magazine, OurSeniors.NET Magazine.  One of the specialized services we provide is help in finding the senior assisted living and memory care living facility that best meets the needs of the senior and the family. There may be some question about the differences. How does memory care living differ from senior assisted living? Let’s try to answer the question. Memory care living is a relatively recent innovation in senior assisted living concepts. Memory care living facilities differ from regular senior assisted living in that they offer additional specialized services and help for residents who suffer from memory impairment. In some cases, people suffering from milder forms of memory impairment are able to remain in their own homes for some time without requiring much assistance.  In-home senior care (senior...
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Senior Placement Advisors

As America’s senior population has increased, the needs of our seniors have grown with it. When our parents were growing up, there were no “active senior communities” or 55+ communities in Florida or anywhere else. Terms like “senior home care” or “senior assisted living” were probably understood as a visit to Grandma and Grandpa who lived across town. When “in-home senior care” was needed, a member of the family visited and helped out. For better or worse, those days are gone. Many or most families are now scattered far and wide, the demands of today’s economy have made less time available for family care and the growth in our senior population has outstripped the ability of families to cope. Still, the need for services like senior assisted living, memory care living and in-home senior care grows ever larger. Many times the need for some type of help develops without warning. Imagine that you, your spouse or a senior loved one suffer a...
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