Category: Guardianship

Using Assistive Devices Can Help Elderly Adults Avoid Falling

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Reviewed by Mike Jorgensen, Esq. Falling is not a normal part of aging, yet it’s estimated that one in four seniors will fall this year. The consequences are often severe, with research showing roughly three million senior Americans likely being admitted to hospital emergency rooms, and unfortunately, thousands of them succumbing to their injuries. Assistive devices… Read more »

Five Questions to Ask Senior Parents About Medical Alert Systems

Five Questions to Ask Senior Parents About Medical Alert Systems Reviewed by Mike Jorgensen, Esq. Did you know medical alert systems are critical technologies that have helped so many seniors over the past several decades? August has been designated national MedicAlert Awareness Month? Alert systems come in different forms and with varying features, depending on… Read more »

Hurricane Tips for Florida Seniors and Their Loved Ones This Summer

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Reviewed by Mike Jorgensen, Esq. As Floridians, we know that hurricanes are among the most devastating natural disasters on earth. Tree-snapping winds, torrential rains, and mass flooding are just some of the superstorm’s deadly effects. Others, like prolonged power outages, can cause a wide range of dangerous situations that exist long after the storms pass. … Read more »

Learn How to Help Your Loved Ones Avoid Sweetheart Scams This Year

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Reviewed by Mike Jorgensen, Esq. Scams that target vulnerable seniors remain a prevalent issue in the Florida elder community. Whether it is a telemarketer scam, a mail scam, or an online scam, criminals are getting smarter, more sophisticated, and more difficult to identify. Unfortunately, these criminals focus on vulnerable seniors who may be lonely and… Read more »

Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Florida

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To download the official proclamation, please click here. The text of the proclamation regarding Elder Abuse Awareness Day: WHEREAS, Florida’s seniors are valued members of society, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that they live safe lives; and WHEREAS, seniors should be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to continue to… Read more »