Eldercare Series: Elder Depression

According to Mood Disorders Society of Canada, depression affects 5-10% of elders who live at home and a whopping 30-40% of elders who live in an institutional setting. While studies show that a good 80% of elders who seek help respond positively to treatment for depression, an estimated 90% of senior citizens suffer in silence and never seek help.

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Eldercare Series: Protect Your Elder from Medical and Insurance Fraud

As a member of the sandwich generation, your life involves caring for your growing children as well as your aging parents or relatives. To protect your kids, you inform them about cyber bullying, internet safety, and talking to strangers. To protect your elder, you should be talking about the most common types of schemes that focus on people in their age group. Right now, a huge scam targeting elders is...

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Family Resolutions for 2016

Most New Year resolutions focus only on the person making the resolution, and don’t really focus on the family. This year, consider adding on these family goals to get the whole group on board and coming together. These resolutions are fun, they’re simple, and they can really improve your quality of life and family relationships.

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5 Ways for Your Family to Give Back

With the end of the year upon us and 2016 right around the corner, many families choose a project or charity as a way to give back during the holiday season. If you find yourself wanting to give back, but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve assembled the list below to get you and your family on the right track to giving back. Below we’ve got tips for choosing the...

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Are Holiday Gifts for Caregivers Taxable?

When it comes to gifts for your caregiver, nanny, or household employee, things can get sticky. You want to give them something thoughtful that shows them that you appreciate their hard work this year, but you don’t want to give them a gift that would add to the taxes you two pay for 2015. Can holiday gifts for caregivers be taxable? Yes they can, but they don’t have to be....

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Eldercare Series: Should You Sign a Power of Attorney Form at the Bank or Open a Joint Account with Your Elder?

Even if you currently have medical or financial Power of Attorney for your aging loved one, banks and financial institutions may have their own version of these forms that they may ask you to sign. It’s up to you, your loved one, and your legal advisors if you sign them or not, or if you go a different route such as opening up a joint account.

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5 Ways to Save Money NOW Without Clipping Coupons

As a member of the sandwich generation, caring for an aging loved one and your children, you may find that saving for the future has taken a backseat to paying for things that you need now. You may want to save money, and know that you need to for your future, but you aren’t sure where to start. Here are five ways for you to get started NOW with saving,...

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Eldercare Series: Protecting Your Elder from the Flu

Did you know that elders 65+ are the most affected group when it comes to influenza, aka the flu? The effects of aging make it easier for this group to catch it and also increases the likelihood that they will have complications from the virus. Small children and those with a weakened immune system are also considered high risk.

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5 Simple Tricks to Save While Buying Clothes For Kids

As school begins all across the country, making sure that your child’s wardrobe is fully equipped for this new school year can be costly, especially if you have multiple children. You don’t have to spend a fortune on children’s clothing however. There are several ways that you can save money on kids clothing this year. Make sure that your kids look this sharp this year still have some money in...

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Deborah Shure answers the question about whether your nanny or elder caregiver is your employee or self employed
Deborah Shure answers the hard questions and discusses nanny & elder caregiver contracts, gross versus net pay & more
Deborah Shure discusses why paying your nanny or elder caregiver cash under the table is never a good idea
Deborah Shure discusses why an online calculator might not be the answer to your calculation frustration
Deborah Shure helps you get started with payroll for your nanny or elder caregiver