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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.

7 Holiday Tips for Adult Children of Seniors

Joe Tirio - Thursday, December 11, 2014
As the holidays approach, the anticipation of time with family grows for all involved, especially the matriarch of the family. We’ve all been so busy, maybe too busy to visit mom a ..

November is Family Caregivers Month!

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, November 05, 2014
November is family Caregivers Month by proclamation of our President. To start off the month, I thought I'd share some interesting facts about family caregivers: - Caregiv ..

What are "Activities of Daily Living"?

Joe Tirio - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Activities of Daily Living, otherwise known as, "ADLs" are the core activities that a human must take part in during a day. The specific definition can vary depending on whom  ..

AARP Public Policy Institute releases the 2014 Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
AARP Public Policy Institute recently released their 2014 LTSS study results. Essentially this is a ranking of states based on "Long-term Services and Supports for Older Adults, Pe ..

342 Words On Spotting Elder Abuse

Joe Tirio - Friday, July 25, 2014
Wrapping up Elder Abuse Awareness month, I wanted to turn attention to some of the warning signs of elder abuse in its various manifestations. Physical  ..

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 ..

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  ..

Critical advantages of using an agency compared to directly hiring a caregiver.

Joe Tirio - Friday, May 09, 2014
According to the Hinsdale Doings newspaper (, A 25-year-old caregiver is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the elderl ..

DROP AND GIVE ME 10!!! Reports suggest that physical exercise can save your brain

Joe Tirio - Thursday, February 13, 2014
Lately, there has been a significant amount of interest in dementia, both from personal friends and by way of requests from those I have come in contact with. Given that, I thought I would spend t ..


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