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Tips for Protecting Your Finances as a Senior

By Senior Living
Life Care Services knows that seniors can be vulnerable to scams, but we are here to put the power back into your hands. By following these tips, you can ensure that your finances will be locked up tight for years to come.

Seniors, on average, are more likely to be taken advantage of financially by scammers and fraudsters to the point that, according to Consumer Affairs, more than 3.5 million seniors are victims of financial exploitation every year. Of course, staying vigilant and being cautious about lending your money are both important aspects of protecting your finances, but there is more to keeping your finances safe.

Life Care Services knows that seniors can be vulnerable to scams, but we are here to put the power back into your hands. By following these tips, you can ensure that your finances will be locked up tight for years to come. CLICK HERE to see tips.

What to Look for When Researching Senior Living

By Senior Living

Taking care of ourselves can seem like a struggle no matter where we are in age, but as we reach our senior years, there’s a point where meeting our daily needs can become a real challenge. Additionally, many of us are looking for company and companionship as we age and senior living can be a great option to fulfill those desires.

If you find yourself struggling to get through your day-to-day activities or simply want to make new social connections, it might be time to look into senior living options.

Life Care Services knows how hard it is to find a senior living community that can cater to your individual needs. We’ve created this helpful guide to assist you with your upcoming life decision. To learn what to look for, CLICK HERE.

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5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

By Senior Living

More than 334,000 incidents of elder financial exploitation — the theft or misuse of an older person’s money by someone they know — are reported to authorities in the U.S. each year, causing an estimated $6.3 billion in losses, according to an analysis of federal and state data by Comparitech, a cybersecurity research company.

And those numbers probably underestimate a problem experts say is vastly under-reported.

But experts also say that in most cases, financial abuse can be prevented before it starts. To learn about steps from AARP that you can take to help protect yourself or a vulnerable loved one from financial exploitation, CLICK HERE.

Why Independent Living is Perfect for Gen X

By Senior Living

Gen Xers watched MTV for the 24-hour music videos, loved John Hughes movies, and listened to Hootie & The Blowfish cassettes on their Walkmans.

Now, MTV is home to shows like Jersey Shore, Molly Ringwald is old enough to be an AARP member, and Hootie’s a country singer, with songs that stream to Gen Xers’ smartphones on Spotify.

The world Gen X grew up in has certainly changed. And so have they, especially financially: Though they suffered losses during the Great Recession, Gen Xers are the only generation to recover the wealth they lost, with the median net worth of Gen X households rising 115%.

Though Gen Xers may still have less overall household wealth than baby boomers, many people in Generation X are still in some of their prime earning years. Gen X as a whole has also increased its home equity and doubled its assets. In fact, Gen Xers are set to overtake the boomers as the nation’s wealthiest generation.

Now, this group is starting to turn its collective attention to retirement and their retirement lifestyle — and what it could look like for America’s 65.2 million Gen Xers, who the Pew Research Center says will outnumber baby boomers by 2028.

To find out why independent living is perfect for Gen X, CLICK HERE.

Senior Care Research – How to Use the 5-Star CMS Rating to Understand the Quality of Care at a Community

By Senior Living

Providing quality care requires expertise, high standards and dedication. A high rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is clear proof that the level of care offered at a senior care community is top-tier in the industry. But to truly appreciate a CMS 5-star rating, it helps to understand how the rating is determined.

To learn more about why a 5-star rating matters to various parties, and how it’s calculated, CLICK HERE.

Senior Living Gives Seniors and Adult Children Peace of Mind

By Senior Living

Children — even adult children — turn to their parents for support. They see their parents as caregivers, and it’s often a surprise when the roles become reversed. Seemingly out of the blue, sons and daughters notice their parents slowing down. They may even worry about their parents living in a house by themselves. Senior parents, though, almost always want to maintain their independence. Senior living is a smart solution to satisfy both parties.

To learn more about why senior living is good for both parents and adult children, CLICK HERE.

Senior Scams and How to Protect Your Older Loved Ones

By Senior Living

Millions of older adults fall victim to scams each year, losing substantial amounts of money they need for their retirement. In fact, scammers often target seniors in financial scams, because they expect older adults to have significant savings in their bank accounts.

If your senior loved one becomes a victim of fraud, it can leave them in a precarious financial position with little time to recoup crucial funds. This means it’s important to help them identify when a scam has taken place and, if possible, avoid scams before endangering any money. To find out about some of the strongest signs of a senior scam, CLICK HERE.

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Hosts first Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

By Senior Living

On 1/4/2021, the first residents at The Bayshore on Hilton Head participated in the first of three Covid-19 Vaccine clinics held on-site at the community. Through a partnership with our local pharmacy, our residents and staff received priority access to the vaccine, leading a strong step forward for our seniors and team members to continue to focus on resident safety during the pandemic.

In December, as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines received emergency approval for distribution, The Bayshore on Hilton Head partnered closely with our management company, Life Care Services® to prepare for on-site clinic opportunities in which residents and staff can receive both doses of the critical vaccine. This clinic marks the first of the three opportunities to receive doses of the vaccine.

Future clinic dates will align with the necessary dose timing, as indicated by the vaccine manufacturer. We are proud to provide priority access to our residents and look forward to sharing future updates with residents and families on all anticipated clinic dates as they become available.

Call us today to learn how you or a loved one can receive priority access as a resident at The Bayshore on Hilton Head prior to our second clinic date in early-February!

With questions regarding the vaccine or our community’s response to COVID-19, click here: https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/ 

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A Place to Call Home

By Senior Living

How to select a senior living community where you can live, love and laugh.

You’ve decided you are going to move to a senior living community. Where do you start? First of all, congratulate yourself if you’ve made that decision before you or your spouse has experienced major health problems. You’ve probably saved your family a lot of stress.

As you’re studying-up on the different types of communities, compare the pros and cons of each to your current preferences and the changes you anticipate in the future, although that is often difficult to predict. Are you (and your spouse) in good health? Were your parents healthy in their retirement years? Are there communities of the type you prefer near where you are living now? Is that important to you, or are you willing to move to a different city, or even state, to find the type of retirement community you are looking for?

To find out what questions to ask senior living facilities so you can narrow down the types of communities you might consider and begin paring the list of available options, CLICK HERE.

The Dangers of Seniors Living Alone

By Senior Living

Independence, freedom and self-reliance are woven into the fabric of American culture. There are scores of movies, books and songs about the loner who relies on their wits and skills. As teenagers, most of us couldn’t wait to be out of the house, making our own decisions. But as we grow older, what was thrilling in our teens and adulthood can start to become dangerous and risky.

What are the dangers of seniors living alone? And is moving to a senior living community actually preferable to aging in place? To compare the benefits of senior living versus seniors living alone, and whether it’s possible to still be independent, happy and healthy while securing your future, CLICK HERE.