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  • Powers of Attorney, Explained

    Powers of Attorney, Explained

    Abridged from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors Most of us don’t know what powers of attorney are until we need them. But we should all have at least one so decisions don’t need to be made on the fly — or by the courts. When someone can no longer make decisions, it can get […]

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  • The Reality of Opioid Abuse

    The Reality of Opioid Abuse

    by Julianne Rizzo, owner of Oasis Senior Advisor Southwest Chicago As people age, illnesses that cause severe pain are more likely to develop. One of the most effective ways to treat pain is with opioids, but it’s also the most dangerous. When a highly addictive substance is taken there’s a risk of overuse or abuse, […]

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  • Prepare Now to Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe in a Disaster

    Prepare Now to Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe in a Disaster

    By Candy Cohn, CSA®, owner Oasis Senior Advisors South Florida August 2021 brought two tropical storms to the US: Fred, which made landfall in the Florida panhandle, and Henri, which impacted New England after making landfall in Rhode Island. While both of these storms had relatively minimal impact, they highlight the importance of being prepared […]

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  • How Oasis Works with Local Businesses

    How Oasis Works with Local Businesses

    Written by Rona Rahlf Oasis Senior Advisors provides a unique asset to its clients – the support of a comprehensive and expert network with a local touch. Local partners are the critical component to our community-based senior resources. Not only do our clients benefit from this partnership, but our local businesses benefit as well. By […]

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  • Reducing Non-Essential 911 Calls by Seniors

    Reducing Non-Essential 911 Calls by Seniors

    By David Rios Across the country, emergency responders are responsible for providing residents with the most effective and rapid emergency, fire, rescue and prevention services. With once desolate areas becoming developed and increasingly residential, the need for emergency services is at an all-time high. However, non-emergency calls to 911 are an increasing issue, with some […]

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  • The Impact of Multiple Transitions on Dementia Patients

    The Impact of Multiple Transitions on Dementia Patients

    By Kelly Wilsey When Susan, an 87-year-old woman with dementia, lost her husband of 53 years, her daughter Kate wanted Susan to have a safe and secure environment, and welcomed Susan into her home. For Kate, it was the only decision that made sense. Susan was incredibly involved in her children’s lives, and Kate wanted […]

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  • Assisted Living with Memory vs Memory-Only Communities

    Assisted Living with Memory vs Memory-Only Communities

    By Alan Hoffman “How do I get started finding the right community for my loved one?”  Oasis Senior Advisors hear this question often as families come to terms with the fact that living at home is no longer an option for their loved one. Many people place their loved ones on their own, only to […]

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  • Hearing Loss and Dementia

    Hearing Loss and Dementia

    Hearing loss is often thought of as a common ailment that comes along with aging. However, did you know that hearing loss is connected to an increased risk of dementia? Our trusted resources at HearUSA have provided us with helpful information to be sure that seniors and families know all the warning signs and can […]

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  • Combating Loneliness and Social Isolation

    Combating Loneliness and Social Isolation

    Seniors Can Still Grow Their Social Network People generally are social by nature, and high-quality social relationships can help us all live longer, healthier lives. However, older adults often find themselves unexpectedly alone due to factors like the death of a spouse or partner, physical distance from friends or family, or loss of transportation and […]

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  • Meaningful Moments of Joy with Art Therapy

    Meaningful Moments of Joy with Art Therapy

    Discovering the Right Tool for Self-Expression Art can be more than just a creative outlet or a hobby. As a therapy tool, artistic activities like painting, sketching, coloring, sculpting, and collage-making can improve the well-being, health and happiness of seniors. Art therapy activities can aid in dexterity and motor skills, and can guide individuals to […]

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