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  • Senior Holiday Travel

    Senior Holiday Travel

    Despite looming lockdown restrictions, mask mandates and potentially mandatory vaccinations, travel is soaring as we approach the 2021 holiday season, especially for seniors who are anxious to see their families after nearly two years of living under the restrictions of the pandemic. Many expect travel demand for 2021 to surpass the pre-pandemic 2019 travel numbers, […]

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  • Medication Management and Seniors

    Medication Management and Seniors

    (Portions reprinted with permission from PCMAnetwork.com) With the number of medications that seniors are prescribed on average, it is not surprising that many patients are overwhelmed, which can easily lead to confusion and nonadherence. According to the World Health Organization, 50% of patients with chronic diseases do not take their medications as prescribed. In addition, […]

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  • Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period begins in October

    Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period begins in October

    (Abridged from SHIPHELP.org) The start of Medicare’s Open Enrollment period is just weeks away, meaning that seniors will need to make important decisions about their health insurance coverage over the next two months. The annual Open Enrollment Period is the time of year when Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their insurance coverage. Open Enrollment runs from October […]

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  • You’ve Been Scammed, Now What?

    You’ve Been Scammed, Now What?

    Imagine getting a phone call from an unfamiliar number, and the voice on the other end says: “Hello, this is the Social Security office. We’ve called to let you know that your number has been compromised. We’ve found several accounts opened in your name that have been flagged for money laundering. We will need you […]

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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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