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Recommended Reading for December 2018

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50 Ways To Love Your Mother By Jane Monachelli Gift ideas for aging parents when all they need is love. This book is a resource for baby boomers whose aging parents are moving into or live in downsized living spaces. Complete with websites and 800 numbers to order the gifts. Click here to purchase

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Take Away the Keys, Not the Mobility

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The average American woman will outlive her ability to drive by 10 years, and men, six years, according to a recent study by Consumer Reports. Oftentimes, it’s a family member who must broach the wrenching topic of ending a lifetime in the driver’s seat. Many seniors report that losing their driving privileges is a bigger blow […]

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Busting the Top Five Medicare Myths

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Nearly everyone over the age of 65 depends on it, but myths and misconceptions around Medicare persist. The government-funded health insurance program for seniors will provide more cumulative lifetime benefits to average earners than Social Security by 2055, according to a study by the Urban Institute, but its complexities inspire a host of misconceptions. Myth 1: I can […]

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Don’t Let Health Care Providers Use the Improvement Standard to Deny Medicare Coverage

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Have you or a loved one been denied Medicare-covered services because you’re “not improving”? Many healthcare providers are still not aware that Medicare is required to cover skilled nursing and home care even if a patient is not showing improvement. If you are denied coverage based on this outdated standard, you have the right to […]

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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 2 of 2)

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As we age and live longer, financial, legal, healthcare and long-term care issues affect families, not just individuals. This guide was created to help families “face the facts” about these important topics. This overview addresses some key areas of concern, suggested questions to ask, and ways in which families might initiate conversations about these often difficult […]

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study. The study bolsters legislation pending in Congress, which would have the Food and Drug Administration set regulations for […]

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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 1 of 2)

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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 1 of 2) As we age and live longer, financial, legal, health care and long term care issues affect families, not just individuals. This guide was created to help families “face the facts” about these important topics. This overview addresses some key areas […]

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What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids

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What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids There’s a fine line between caring and controlling—but older adults and their grown children often disagree on where it is. Several years ago, I wrote a book aimed at helping adult children of my generation manage the many challenges of caring for our aging parents. I interviewed just […]

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Advantages of Moving to Assisted Living

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Advantages of Moving to Assisted Living  Seniors who chose 2017 as the year when they will move from their own homes into an assisted living facility should view this as positive. Although there are drawbacks to life in an assisted living facility there are many positive things about it, too. Here are things to remember […]

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Recommended Reading for July 2017

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Beyond the Grave: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (and Others) By Jeffery L. Condon This expert, one-of-a-kind handbook written by an estate attorney shows you how to handle your estate planning in a way that will ensure that your inheritance instructions will be carried out the way you […]

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