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COUNCIL ON AGING - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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HEALTHCARE & CAREGIVING
n New Law Involves Family
in Discharge Planning  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .20

HOUSING ALTERNATIVES
n Debunking Myths
Of Older Adults & Falls .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .49

n Brain Health and
Memory Fitness  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .23

n Home Safety Checklist  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .50

n Hiring A Caregiver?
Protect Yourself And Your
Loved Ones  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .27
n Need Directions On Caregving?
Important Questions
To Consider  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .28

FINANCE & LEGAL

n Trying Out Assisted Living  .  .  .  .  .  .  .48

n Prepare, Plan . . . Peace of Mind  .  .  .21

n When Hiring a Home
Care Agency, Know the Law .  .  .  .  .25

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n Could A Reverse Mortgage
Be The Right Move For You?  .  .  .  .  .68
n Social Security Spouse Benefits  .71
n 10 Ways To Prepare
For Retirement  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .72

n Home Modifications:
An Investment In Safety  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .52
n What Seniors Should Know
Before Hiring A Contractor  .  .  .  .  .  .53
n Nursing Home
Evaluation Checklist  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .55

n My Personal
Directions For Living  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .29
n Considering Surgery?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .30
n Disposing Of Unused
Medications From The Home  .  .  .34
n How to Support a Friend
Who Has a Chronic Illness  .  .  .  .  .  .  .36
n California's End Of Life
Option Act  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .39
n Mental Health:
Identifying Risk Factors .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .40

n When to Start Receiving
Retirement Benefits  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 74

n The Role of a Long-Term
Care Ombudsman  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .58

n Report Elder Financial Abuse:
Be A Part Of The Solution  .  .  .  .  .  .  .76

n Long-Term Care
For The Elderly  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .60

n Adult Protective Services  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .77

n Experts Predict Growing 'Elder
Orphan' Population  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .62

n Identity Theft: Tips to
Help Secure Your Identity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .78

n Too Soon Old  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .64

n 5 Scams Targeting Seniors  .  .  .  .  .  .80

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