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Finances may be among the most difficult issues that seniors and their family caregivers face. Many situations complicate the financial lives of older adults and their loved ones. The recession, multi-generational living and fixed incomes, to name a few, can throw seniors and their families into turmoil and prompt them to search for solutions.

If you are a family caregiver facing a situation that is impacting your loved one's financial situation, you may need resources to help. Answers could be just around the corner.

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Older Adults Face Declining Buying Power

For seniors who want to go back to work after retirement, the local Home Instead® office is a good place to begin a job search. Schedules are part time and flexible — and the end result is help for other seniors.

Medicare Rights Center: Answers for Caregivers and Seniors

The Medicare Rights Center has partnered with Home Instead to help caregivers get answers to a senior loved one’s Medicare questions

Navigating Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) is one of many different ways individuals can help pay for their long-term care needs later in life. Learn how to navigate your policy.

Energy Audits, Tips Help Seniors Cut Utility Costs

Energy costs have hit hard the pocketbooks of many Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted.

10 Great Part-time Jobs for Older Adults

Past 50 and looking for part-time work? You're not alone. Although the unemployment rate among older workers is lower than that for their younger counterparts, older persons who do become unemployed spend more time searching for work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But there are jobs for those who are willing to put their passion and experience to good use.

Reverse Mortgage a Viable Cash Resource for Seniors

The economy has wreaked havoc on the bank accounts of many older adults. For some older adults who own their homes, reserve mortgage can be a way to access additional cash. Resources below can help seniors determine if reserve mortgage is a good option for them.

10 Ways Seniors Can Stretch Their Dollars

Following, from the Home Instead network and various senior and financial experts, are 10 ways that seniors can stretch their dollars.

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Economical Options for Seniors: Discounts, Part-Time Jobs

The economy has put a damper on the lives of many seniors. If you’re a senior who needs extra income, why not call Home Instead® to learn about part-time job possibilities?

Cutting Corners

The economic slowdown continues to take a toll on the lives of older adults. For the second year in a row, there is no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to boost Social Security benefits, according to the Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Rising Medicare premiums will shrink the Social Security benefits of an estimated 25 million seniors, the organization said. Local senior-care experts warn families to be on alert to make sure seniors aren't impacted too severely. Warning signs include skipping medications, pulling the plug on air conditioning and canceling social outings.

10 Cost-Cutting Warning Signs

Following, from the Home Instead network and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, are ways that a downturn in the economy could impact seniors. If you're a family caregiver, ask yourself the following questions. If you're an older adult experiencing difficulties because of the economy, contact your local Area Agency on Aging or Home Instead office. Or, if you have a financial issue, contact the Garrett Planning Network.

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