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  • Caregiver Burnout During the Holidays

    Caregiver Burnout During the Holidays

    By Brandy Clayton, RN, BSN, OSA Southwest Dallas The holidays are just around the corner, and for many people that means chilly days filled with checking items off of shopping lists, gathering with family and friends for dinner, spending time off of work and participating in lifelong traditions with loved ones. However, for caregivers, the […]

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  • Music to their Years!

    Music to their Years!

    By Brian Hauenstein, OSA Greater Grand Rapids For someone living with dementia, the distant memories are often the most familiar, rather than events that happened earlier that week, or even that day. This reality can make it difficult for friends and family members to connect with their loved ones. However, there is a universal language […]

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  • Benefits of Working with a CSA

    Benefits of Working with a CSA

    By Connie Pizarro, CSA®, OSA Central Jersey You’ve probably noticed the CSA initials behind the names of some professionals who work in the senior space.  However, if you’re not familiar with senior care or senior living, these initials may be a mystery.  A CSA is a certified Senior Advisor.  This is an earned certification that […]

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  • Advocating for Our Clients During a Difficult Time

    Advocating for Our Clients During a Difficult Time

    By Lynn Paxson, CSA®, OSA Delaware An Oasis Senior Advisor’s goal is to ensure that their clients and families find a comfortable place for their older loved one to live. Sometimes clients fit a standard form, and it is easy to find a place that fits their needs and lifestyle. However, many times, despite extensive […]

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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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