April 24, 2018 Herb Weiss

Photo Caption: Stock Unlimited Exploitation and financial abuse by some guardians and conservators remains a real problem that must be addressed, say U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging at last week’s morning hearing, titled “Abuse of Power: Exploitation of Older Americans by Guardians and Others They Trust,” in the Dirksen Senate Office Building 562. Cases of financial exploitation against older Americans have increased in recent years and have become more complex, and that many of these situations are not identified…

April 23, 2018 Judah Gutwein

Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living and Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, teamed up for a spectacular day of marketing and networking last week and the Senior Expo at Greenbriar Woodlands in Toms River, NJ! Special thanks to this beautiful and warm community for hosting the event! A great time was had by all. Here are several photos from the event.    

April 16, 2018 Herb Weiss

Hasbro, Inc.’s Companion Pet Dog brings comfort and joy to owner.   For seniors who find taking care of a living pet taxing because of deceased mobility or memory loss, realistic “pets,” designed by Hasbro Inc., can bring joy, companionship, and happiness to them.  The Pawtucket-based company has created life-like pets, an animatronic cat with soft fur, soothing purrs, and pleasant meows whose movements mimic a real cat and a barking dog, especially designed to bring companionship to older adults. In 2015, Hasbro’s the JOY FOR ALL Companion Pet brand included a life-like soft and cuddly…

April 10, 2018 Herb Weiss

  This month, two released reports paint a picture of consumer fraud and its Two reports released this month paint a troubling picture of scammers taking money from their victims. On March 1, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) put consumer fraud on the nation’s radar screen by releasing it’s 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book of complaints received by consumers.  FTC’s data book includes complaints from 2.68 million consumers, a decrease from 2016 when 2.98 million consumers submitted reports about fraud, Despite this, consumers reported losing a total of $905 million to fraud in 2017 — $63 million more than…

March 28, 2018 Judah Gutwein

“Being a Parent to Your Parent” is no longer cliché in 2018. With seniors living longer than ever before, baby boomers and millennials are increasingly faced with the daunting (albeit rewarding) task of caring for an elderly parent or grandparent at home. For some, ‘home’ is the house they grew up in as children, as they coordinate and manage the daily care of their loved ones, thereby allowing them to age in place. For others, ‘home’ means bringing Mom or Dad into their own homes to care for them as one of their immediate family. Regardless, both approaches require huge…