Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

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.

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Financial Planning

When a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, financial planning may not be top of mind — but it should be.

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What Medicare Doesn’t Cover

While Medicare covers a wide array of health care services, it certainly doesn’t cover everything.

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Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

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.

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Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?

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.

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Besides Lifestyle and Inherited Genes, Cancer Risk Also Tied to Bad Luck

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.

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3 Social Security Facts You Need to Know in 2015

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.

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Should You Get the Pneumonia Vaccine?

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.

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Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside

Only about 50 percent of patients take their medications as prescribed.

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How to Choose the Perfect Retirement Home for You

The first question to consider is your lifestyle, both now and in the future.

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Cheer Plan For Managing the Holidays With Aging Parents

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.

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Retirement and Debt

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.

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Ombudsman Program

By some estimates, 60 percent of Florida’s long-term elder care patients don’t get visitors.

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Employee Benefits for Caregivers

More organizations are now looking to offer benefits and packages that can help their employees in an elder-care situation.

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Can a High-Fat Diet Slow Down Aging?

According to the lead researchers, the study shows that high-fat diets could slow down the effects of the aging process in humans.

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Social Security Recipients Get a 1.7% Raise

Social Security recipients will get a 1.7% cost-of-living raise starting in January, the Social Security Administration announced.

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How to pick a Medicare Advantage plan

Your first stop should be the plan finder on Medicare’s website, Medicare.gov.

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20 to 30 Hours of Brain Training Could Change Your Life

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.

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Caring From a Distance

Concern about mom or dad’s health and well-being is top of mind for many baby boomers today.

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Your Guide to the New Social Security Statements

Beginning this month, many workers will get Social Security benefit estimate statements in their mailboxes for the first time since 2011.

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Commentary: Medicare’s ‘observation’ status a financial black hole

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.

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