Seniors

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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Elderly Prescription Drug Abuse

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Elderly Prescription Drug Abuse When it comes to drug abuse, elderly adults are more prone to addiction than other age groups. Seniors use prescription drugs for all sorts of ailments, from chronic pain to insomnia. According to the NCADD, those 65 years of age and older consume nearly 40 percent of all medications prescribed in the country. […]

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Setting Aside One’s Dreams Because of Caregiving

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Setting Aside One’s Dreams Because of Caregiving It’s better to acknowledge painful losses in order to create new hopes They had devised a grand retirement plan: white-sand Florida beaches, a spacious condo and a couple of motorized scooters in which to stow their new tennis racquets. After decades of hard work and disciplined saving, they had […]

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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 If you are denied coverage based on this outdated standard, you have the right to […]

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Keep Your Pets Close: How Animals Help Dementia

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When someone is diagnosed with dementia, it is often assumed that keeping their beloved pet is impossible. This is not necessarily the case. Studies have shown that pets have actually been known to increase the health of those with dementia while providing them with a friend to spend their time with. Owning a cute and […]

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E-Readers Can Bring Back Your Reading Habit

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Did you get an electronic reader (e-reader) for Christmas? Is it still in the box? If it is, you’re probably not alone. Many older adults prefer to avoid technology for as long as possible, and if that’s you, that’s OK. Even if the kids expect it and all of your friends are doing it, there’s […]

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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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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence

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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence Do you recognize this sign? Whenever you’re in a public place, you’re scouting out where the closest bathroom might be—just in case. If so, you’re not alone. More than 25 million Americans are affected by either bladder or bowel incontinence, according to the National Association for Continence. One in 3 […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dating for Seniors

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dating for Seniors With the obsession that today’s media has with youth and appearance, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s only the young who are looking for companionship, that dating is a young person’s game. Well, it’s time things changed. We are all living decades longer than […]

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