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Is long-term care insurance right for you?

While many of us might not want to face the fact, the truth is — assuming all goes well — we will continue to grow older.

Are you planning well for the inevitable? What can you do to ensure that you will be able to afford the care services you will most likely need later in life?

One option that you might not be aware of is “long-term care insurance.” Read on to learn more about what it is and how it can help you and your family in the future. . . .

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Being open to history

David Hachmeister

One of my “go-to” places when I get discouraged is history. Just traveling back a few decades, let alone centuries, reminds me of how great it is to be alive today. . . .

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December 2017 holiday activities in Chicagoland for older adults

Chicagoland — always a hub of activity, for young and old alike — is all the more so during the holiday season. Our current, unseasonably warm weather makes for a great opportunity to travel around Chicago and its suburbs to enjoy some of the holiday fun that takes place outside as well as inside. Check out these great holiday activities this December that older adults in particular can really enjoy. . . .

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Care & Comfort at Home’s very own Phyllis Duncan chosen as one of the “Featured Faces of Caregiving” by Home Care Association of America

Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans is excited to announce that one of its very own professional caregivers, Phyllis Duncan, has be chosen by Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) as one of its “Featured Faces of Caregiving.”. . .

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Food Safety for older adults

Food safety is important for everyone. But older adults have specific, special needs when it comes to food safety. Read on to learn more about those needs and how to protect yourself and/or your older loved ones from food illnesses. . . .

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We can help — more than you think!

David Hachmeister

We know it might seem trite, but we at Care and Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans really do care about your family and how best to serve them. As such, we are always searching for ways for our potential clients to stay potential clients and, better yet, become new clients. If we do this well, it will make the transition to receiving in-home care less awkward for our clients. . . .

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Seven senior safety tips for Halloween

Halloween decorations

Happy Halloween! To help make this Halloween more fun and less scary for older adults, follow these seven simple tips to ensure senior safety. . . .

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November 2017 activities in Chicagoland for older adults

Auditorium Theatre photo by John Boehm. Used with permission.

 
While the weather is changing quickly and the winter holidays will soon be upon us, there’s no reason to stay cooped up in the house, especially with all that’s available to see and do in Chicagoland. . . .

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5 movies that feature older adults

What better way to enjoy family time with an elderly loved one than watching a movie? But, as we can all relate, agreeing on a movie everyone will enjoy can be challenging. After all, everyone has specific tastes. What Mom likes to watch, little Johnny hates. But what if you can remove the difficulties and watch a movie that everyone will agree is enjoyable? Here are five movies that feature older adults — but you don’t have to be old to love them. . . .

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Learning family history from your older loved ones

In 1976, when I was 12, the students in my sixth-grade class were given a writing assignment that required us to interview a person in our families.

I chose to interview my 81-year-old paternal grandmother who immigrated from Poland to America. I no longer have the paper I wrote, but 41 years later, I still remember the interview. . . .

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