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Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home. Doing so gives them a wonderful sense of continued independence.

But having mom or dad live alone can be a source of worry for their adult children. The, "What if?" scenarios can often overwhelm the mind. "What if she falls down?" "What if he forgets something on the stove?" "What if she doesn't tell me it's getting harder for her to get around?"

If you feel like this, you're not alone. In 2007 the AARP surveyed boomer women and found that two-thirds are concerned about their parents' ability to live independently.


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Knowing is Caring (1 of 4)

An introduction to the importance of knowing as much as you can about your senior's medications, doctors, medical appointments and other vital info.

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Future Caregivers Knowledge Base-Research Findings: Knowing is Caring (2 of 4)

Research findings in which 600 future family caregivers were surveyed to determine their level of knowledge and awareness when it comes to important information about their senior loved ones.

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Doctor and Medication Management: Knowing is Caring (3 of 4)

Aging parents who are seeing multiple doctors and receiving multiple medications may be at an increased risk for medication related problems.

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Information Management Tools and Resources: Knowing is Caring (4 of 4)

Learn about important medical documents, insurance information, and resources to assist with your senior's daily routines or an unexpected emergency.

6 Cybersecurity Tips for Older Adults

Encouraging older adults to practice cyber safety can go a long way toward protecting their identity and sensitive personal information.

Cyber Attacks: What Makes Seniors Vulnerable?

More than a third of U.S. seniors (38 percent) surveyed say someone has tried to scam them online, and 28 percent have downloaded a computer virus, according to research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

Conversation Starters: How to Know if an Older Adult is Vulnerable

Family caregivers can open the door to a better understanding of their senior loved one’s cyber knowledge and assist with tasks that might help better protect them.

How to Protect Seniors from Tax Scams

In a survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, 9 percent of American seniors said they may have been the victim of criminals posing as IRS representatives.

Inside Job: Could Trusted Family Members Turn to Fraud?

“In cases of family fraud, it’s not typically the black sheep of the family. In fact, it’s usually the last person anyone would suspect – the most trusted member of the family,” Couch noted.

6 Cyber Security Tips for Older Adults (CA)

Encouraging older adults to practice cyber safety can go a long way toward protecting their identity and sensitive personal information.

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