Monthly Archives: August 2019

Recommended Reading for August 2019

August 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans By Karl Pillemer Ph.D More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness. Renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began to wonder what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t.  […]

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10 COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN APPLYING FOR MEDICAID

August 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

Though the aging population continues to get larger, there is more need for long-term care. However, since most elderly Americans do not have long-term care insurance or have the assets to be self-insured, many people are dependent upon Medicaid, as Medicare’s coverage is much more limited when it comes to longer-term costs. The government helps […]

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FDA Overhauls Supplements

August 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

For the first time in a quarter-century, the feds are reviewing everything from vitamins to herbal tonics. Four out of five older consumers take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in spite of the fact that they can interact with commonly prescribed medications. You may not know what is actually […]

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Conservatorships and How to Avoid Them

August 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

If a person becomes mentally or physically handicapped and can no longer make rational decisions about their person or their finances, his or her loved ones may consider a guardianship or a conservatorship whereby a guardian would make decisions concerning the physical person of the disabled individual, and conservators make decisions about the finances. Typically, […]

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