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  • 5 Areas to Check When Evaluating a Senior Living Facility

    Before you make a decision on what senior living facility is right for you or your family member, you’ll want to spend some time checking out potential locations. For more information, read our 6 Senior Living Services Options. Here are 5 areas to consider: The Facility Is the atmosphere warm, pleasant, cheerful? Does the home […]

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  • What to Know About Senior Living Facilities

    When you’re searching for senior living facilities, there’s more to consider than room size, meal options and on-site amenities. You also need to ask questions about management, certification and other operational aspects. Here’s a list to get you started. Add more to suit your specific requirements. Management Who owns the facility? Who manages the facility? […]

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  • Senior Living Options: What to Ask About Costs and Coverages

    Checking out senior living facilities? Here’s a quick list of questions to ask about the costs and coverages. For more information, read our 6 Senior Living Services Options. Entrance Fees Is there an entrance fee? How much is it? Is it refundable, and if so, under what circumstances? Room Costs What is the cost of […]

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  • First Aid Tips for Tick Bites

    You’ve been bitten by a tick. Now what? Don’t panic. Here’s what to do. Remove the tick. Put on rubber or latex gloves to protect yourself and then remove the tick with a tick removal tool or fine-tipped tweezers. Grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible and pull it straight up and […]

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  • 10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Senior Living Community

    If you or a family member are considering moving to a senior living facility or community, there’s a lot to consider. These 10 questions will help you identify what you need, what you want and whether the location is the right one for you. What type of living arrangement do you need? There are several […]

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  • Pet First Aid Tips for Tick Bites

    You’ve found a tick on your pet. How do you remove it? And what do you when it’s out? Forget the folklore methods of using nail polish, petroleum jelly or a hot match, says Dr. Allan Paul, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, since those won’t work. Instead, use a […]

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  • 5 Fast Facts about Ticks and People

    Tick, tick, tick… In case you missed the announcement, the countdown to tick season has ended and depending on where you live, these nasty little bloodsuckers are now out in full force. Here are five facts to know about these arachnids and how they can affect you. Ticks can be found throughout the United States. According […]

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  • Home Fire Safety Resources

    Whether you’ve experienced a home fire and need help now or want to do all you can to prevent a fire from occurring, the following organizations will give you the advice and information you need. American Red Cross – Home Fire Safety This section has information on what to do before, during, and after a […]

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  • Wildfire Resources and Organizations

    If you live in an area that is prone to wildfires, our list of agencies, organizations and websites will provide useful information to help you get through the aftermath of a wildfire event as well as offer advice and information to help prevent their occurrence. American Red Cross – Wildfire Safety This section has information […]

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  • Birth and Baby Resources

    Planning to have a baby or have a little one or two already? These organizations and websites will provide you with useful information and resources. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Healthy is the only parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being […]

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