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Plant and Outdoor Therapy: Worth It for Seniors?

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Whether it’s tending to a plant in their room, enjoying houseplants in communal residence areas or having exposure to greenery in the great outdoors (even through a window), seniors see undeniable benefits. And while you may agree from your own experience that you seem to feel better when Mother Nature is nearby, research proves that […]

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Will Medicaid Take Away Your Home?

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Description of Medicaid Estate Recovery Federal law allows states to recover money spent on behalf of the Medicaid beneficiary after that beneficiary’s death. Recovery concentrates on what Medicaid considers an “estate.” For most purposes, the only estate asset remaining at death is the personal residence. Each state approaches recovery differently. In some states, recovery is […]

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How To Help A Senior Loved One Make Financial Decisions After The Death Of A Spouse

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When a senior loved one loses their spouse or life partner, everything changes. Life as they’ve known it, possibly for decades, will never be the same. And yet, in the face of all that change and while dealing with their grief, they’ll be asked to make difficult financial decisions. Some of them, such as covering […]

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Recommended Reading for June 2018

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Before I Go  (Book and Workbook) By: Arie Korving Too often when someone becomes ill the family wonders about the lengths to which they will have to go during a final illness. After someone dies, those left behind wonder what to do about bills, income, insurance, and investments. “BEFORE I GO” is a comprehensive manual […]

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Alternative Approaches to Arthritis Treatment

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Alternative Approaches to Arthritis Treatment More older adults are turning to so-called alternative therapies to treat arthritis pain. “Osteoarthritis is one of the most frustrating problems rheumatologists have to deal with,” says Nathan Wei, M.D., a board-certified rheumatologist and clinical director of the Arthritis Treatment Center in Frederick, MD. “While we have symptomatic therapies that […]

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Best Things Seniors Can Get Free or Discounted

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Best Things Seniors Can Get Free or Discounted There are many benefits to getting older, but living on a fixed income can be a challenge. The good news is that so many places give seniors a discount, but often only if you ask. Deals change constantly, and sometimes a particular franchise owner gives a free […]

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How the New Tax Law Affects Older Adults

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Older adults have heard everything from how wonderful the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is going to be for them, to headlines assuring them a trip to tax Armageddon. The answer depends on your own circumstances, but there are ramifications for older adults as a group. Several key provisions of the bill shed light on […]

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The Portion of Our Lifetime Where the Final Years Are in Sight

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This article uses the term “aging seniors” and “final years of life” frequently. For our purposes, an aging senior is someone who is facing his or her remaining years of life. Perhaps because of frailty or poor health or simply advanced age, this person is anticipating the end-of-life. An aging senior is no longer climbing […]

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Financial Tips for Low- to Mid- Income Seniors

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Financial Tips for Low- to Mid- Income Seniors One-third of households headed by an older adult has no money left over at the end of the month or is in debt after meeting essential expenses, according to the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. If you’re one of these seniors, it may seem impossible to […]

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Can Drinking Coffee Increase Your Life Span?

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Recent evidence shows that drinking coffee can increase your lifespan significantly That morning cup of joe seems to be a healthy habit after all, according to a pair of recent studies that showed drinking coffee can reduce your risk of early death. That reduction increased once people reached the age of 45, indicating that it […]

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