If you are a long distance caregiver taking care of your parents or other family, a Professional Geriatric Care Manager can be a lifesaver! We developed this primer to help those long-distance caregivers that are considering hiring a Professional Care Manager to help manage the care of their loved ones that live at a distance.
CONTINUE READING Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager
When a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, financial planning may not be top of mind — but it should be.
CONTINUE READING Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Financial Planning
While Medicare covers a wide array of health care services, it certainly doesn’t cover everything.
CONTINUE READING What Medicare Doesn’t Cover
For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.
CONTINUE READING Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors
Many older people with diabetes may be exposed to potential harm because doctors are trying to keep overly tight control of their blood sugar levels, a new study argues.
CONTINUE READING Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?
Poor lifestyle choices and inherited genes are known to raise a person’s risk of developing cancer. But new research concludes that the majority of our risk across cancer types is due to another factor: bad luck when our cells divide.
CONTINUE READING Besides Lifestyle and Inherited Genes, Cancer Risk Also Tied to Bad Luck
Let’s go over three developments to watch for in 2015 if you’re one of the millions of Americans either paying into or receiving money from Social Security.
CONTINUE READING 3 Social Security Facts You Need to Know in 2015
If you or your parent have a fever, cough, chest pain and trouble breathing, it could be pneumonia, a much more serious disease — especially for those over 65.
CONTINUE READING Should You Get the Pneumonia Vaccine?
Only about 50 percent of patients take their medications as prescribed.
CONTINUE READING Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside
The first question to consider is your lifestyle, both now and in the future.
CONTINUE READING How to Choose the Perfect Retirement Home for You
We’re likely to see our aging parents and relatives over the holidays, and if our parents are lonely, or beginning to have trouble living independently, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.
CONTINUE READING Cheer Plan For Managing the Holidays With Aging Parents
A new report from TransUnion found that about 33 percent of U.S. citizens over 60 had debt, and the average balance is $60,000 or more.
CONTINUE READING Retirement and Debt
By some estimates, 60 percent of Florida’s long-term elder care patients don’t get visitors.
CONTINUE READING Ombudsman Program
More organizations are now looking to offer benefits and packages that can help their employees in an elder-care situation.
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According to the lead researchers, the study shows that high-fat diets could slow down the effects of the aging process in humans.
CONTINUE READING Can a High-Fat Diet Slow Down Aging?
Social Security recipients will get a 1.7% cost-of-living raise starting in January, the Social Security Administration announced.
CONTINUE READING Social Security Recipients Get a 1.7% Raise
Your first stop should be the plan finder on Medicare’s website, Medicare.gov.
CONTINUE READING How to pick a Medicare Advantage plan
The issue of falling down in the senior citizen community is a very big one – even seniors who have fallen and not been injured admit that it creates a new type of fear in them, and that in turn limits their activity.
CONTINUE READING 20 to 30 Hours of Brain Training Could Change Your Life
Concern about mom or dad’s health and well-being is top of mind for many baby boomers today.
CONTINUE READING Caring From a Distance
Beginning this month, many workers will get Social Security benefit estimate statements in their mailboxes for the first time since 2011.
CONTINUE READING Your Guide to the New Social Security Statements
A few months after my mother’s 95th birthday, she fell at her home and hit her head, requiring stitches and blood transfusions. She has not been the same since.
CONTINUE READING Commentary: Medicare’s ‘observation’ status a financial black hole