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Check back here frequently for the latest news related to seniors living a full and active life in their home. Please call if you see something of interest or if you would be interested in having a member of our leadership team speak to your organization on one of these topics please call, we’d be happy to oblige.

8 Tips for Preventing Elder Abuse

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
It's still July and as part of Elder Abuse Awareness month, I wanted to share some tips to aid in the prevention of elder abuse. As a family member, friend, or family caregiver, yo ..

July is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Joe Tirio - Thursday, July 10, 2014
It goes without saying that elder abuse is an awful crime. Another aspect that is sadly not surprising is that acts of elder abuse often take place at the hands of family caregiver ..

Celebrate Independence Day by Exercising Your Freedoms

Joe Tirio - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
As we approach Independence Day in the US, rather than use today's post to bring you news about senior life, I will instead take advantage of this 'pulpit' to exercise my first ame ..

Get Grandma On the Internet, the Easy Way

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
(// Follow Monarch Senior Care ( Fortunately (for us all), getting on the internet these da ..

Dehydration is no laughing matter

Joe Tirio - Thursday, June 19, 2014
We've had a couple hot days here in Chicagoland. So, it seemed to be an appropriate time to talk about the importance of hydration. As I remind you that I am no ..

Challenges of the aging LGBT community

Joe Tirio - Thursday, June 12, 2014
June is LGBT Pride Month and while I thought I knew some things about aging and the aging community, I've learned that our aging LGBT friends and family have a particularly difficu ..

SMILE! It's good for you. :-)

Joe Tirio - Friday, June 06, 2014
Chances are that your Mom told you to smile and, at the time you probably felt bothered by the suggestion. But, what if I told you that smiling could keep you looking young ..

"Granny Tax" Who is paying the taxes for your Caregiver?

Joe Tirio - Friday, May 30, 2014
All too often, it seems so simple to pay somebody cash for services rendered. But more and more, the IRS is looking to find revenue in the form of uncollected taxes. Are yo ..

An Uninsured Caregiver Could Cost You

Joe Tirio - Thursday, May 22, 2014
Mom is entering a “new” phase of life that will require additional services and assistance at a time when it’s impossible for you to do it. So you opt to find a  ..

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Joe Tirio - Friday, May 16, 2014
May is “National Stroke Awareness Month". There’s a fair chance that you know someone that has had a stroke and an almost certain chance that you will before you die. T ..


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