Senior Care

Recommended Reading for December 2019

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Aging Parents:  The Essential Resource Guide for Peace of Mind  by Dorothy Hansen Psy.D. and Betsy Sherry RN BSN M.Ed.  Are you caring for or worrying about an aging parent or elder? Feeling stressed, confused and unprepared to handle problems your elder encounters? You need quick access to answers to your concerns with this complete, easy-to-use resource […]

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Annuities and Qualifying for Public Benefits

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Do you own an annuity? Annuities are a complicated subject and even more so when it comes to their effect on the Medicaid or VA Aid and Attendance application process. How can an annuity impact a person’s ability to qualify for Medicaid or VA benefits in the future? To answer the question, let’s start with […]

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Can You Legally Force A Loved One to Move to a Senior Community?

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The writing is on the wall: Your aging loved one is no longer safe living at home. You’ve tried to reason with them, talked about the benefits of senior living, encouraged them to tour local communities, begged, pleaded and bribed, but nothing works. Your loved one refuses to even consider moving. Caregivers encounter all kinds […]

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Do You Have Concerns About an Older Driver?

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Do You Have Concerns About an Older Driver? Are you worried about an older family member or friend driving? Recognizing the signs that an aging loved one is no longer able to drive safely is crucial.    It is most helpful if you are able to observe the person’s driving skills.  If that’s not possible, […]

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Do you know the Difference Between a Stockbroker and an Investment Advisor?

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Few people understand the difference between an investment advisor and a stockbroker. The difference is substantial. An investment advisor is a fiduciary; this means they have a legal and ethical duty of primary loyalty to their clients. The interests of their clients are paramount. Investment advisors receive a fee based on a percentage of the […]

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Medicare for All, Explained

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What are Medicare for All and Medicare for America, and how would these concepts change health care? As the 2020 presidential race heats up, voters are hearing more and more about Medicare for All. Yet, many of us aren’t sure exactly what that means. While Americans may fear letting go of the health care they […]

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10 COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN APPLYING FOR MEDICAID

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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

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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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As We Age, Healthy Sleep Without Prescription Drugs

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Numerous surprising new products help restore and improve slumber for older adults who don’t want to resort to drug therapy. Many seniors have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. As we age, insomnia increases due to various factors, including the use of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol; poor sleep habits; medications; and disease. Particularly as […]

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Expensive Prescription Drugs are a Problem For Us All

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In this era of intense partisanship, there is one issue on which politicians agree: Something must be done about the out-of-control increase in prices for prescription drugs. Older Americans have seen their prescription drug prices soar. Even if you do not take prescription drugs frequently or at all, you see the result of rising prices […]

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