Aware Senior Care Blog

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Will vs. Trust: What’s Best for You?

Andrew Dickens of Dickens Law Group explains the difference between a living trust vs a will for long term asset management. You have worked hard for your money and made every attempt to be a conscientious saver.  So it’s only natural that you want some control over what happens to your assets after you die. […]

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Three Small Signs Your Parents May Need Home Care

Liz Greene discusses small signs your elderly parent may need home care and the steps you can take to provide senior solutions for the them. It’s not always easy to admit we need help; but for our parents, it may be doubly so. The desire to stay in their own home — and the worry […]

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Live Well at Home How to age in place

On November 12 and 13 at First United Methodist Church in Cary, Aware Senior Care moderated a question and answer panel.  The panel featured great people in the community providing products and services to enable seniors, the chronically Ill or the disabled to live safely and thrive in their homes. First United Methodist Church Cary […]

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When Christmas Cheer Becomes Christmas Fear

Sandra Savell, author of “Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving” offers caregiving advice to those celebrating the holidays with a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Christmas was budget-wise during my childhood and teen years. Our one and only decoration was our Christmas tree. I lived in a 628 square foot half- duplex with my […]

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AskAware Is It Time for Assisted Living

Aware Senior Care hosts AskAware with Sunrise Senior Living to discuss when the time is right for assisted living #AskAware: Is it Time for Assisted Living? (Chat date: December 16th, 2015) About our Guest Host: Brigitte Specht Brigitte has been with Sunrise Senior Living since 2007 and is now a Sr. Area Manager of Business […]

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Helping the Elderly During the Holidays

Carol Marak, editor and contributor at SeniorCare.com, has put together a wonderful Holiday Volunteer Guide for Giving with resources you can use to help the elderly in need. The holiday season is the time for emphasizing giving back to others in need. We celebrate by giving toys to tots and children, food to the hungry, […]

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The Unsung Hero: The Family Caregiver

Vicki Tapia, author of “Somebody Stole My Iron”, discusses the difficulties of caregiving for a loved one with dementia and provides the knowledge and resources to help someone going through a similar situation. By Vicki Tapia, author In 2004, my father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s-related dementia and a few months later, my mother with Alzheimer’s […]

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AskAware Home Modifications for the Elderly

Aware Senior Care and special guest Jacqi Dix of Personal Access Solutions of Apex, NC joined other senior care experts to discuss home modifications for the elderly. #AskAware: “Home Modifications for the Elderly” Aware Senior Care was joined by Jacqi Dix and Barbara Vansant of Personal Access Solutions in Apex, NC to discuss modifying a […]

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Unable to Drive? Driving options in RTP

Nancy Schwartz of Loblolly Concierge is an organizational and scheduling expert knowledgeable in the variety of transportation options available in the Triangle area. One of the big issues facing seniors is giving up driving.  It’s one of “bigger” issues people struggle with their loved ones. It’s hard for anyone to give up the freedom to […]

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AskAware Affordable Home Care

Aware Senior Care teamed up with Carolina Family Estate Planning’s Jackie Bedard, Elder Care Attorney and Estate Planner, to discuss affordable home care. For more information on Carolina Family Estate Planning’s services, visit their website here. Joining us today is @TMurrayAware and @GmurrayAware, Co-Founders of Aware Senior Care. #askaware — Aware Senior Care (@AwareSeniorCare) November 4, […]

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