Medicare Coverage Continues to Shrink

Re-posting a timely article on the financial strain of Medicare and Medicaid coverage and home care industry reimbursements. There is not enough money to fully cover all elderly in need. Seniors need to understand the responsibility to...

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Behavioral Aging and Changes in Elderly Parents

Changes in our elderly parents, both physically and cognitively, can come quickly. Certainly, this may be a gradual process. And casual observers may be fooled into thinking very little has changed. Or, many seniors are able...

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Seniorities — big Rotary fund-raiser in April

Co-host, “Seniorities” As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Click on link below as we discuss current events, and upcoming activities available through the Senior Center. Our...

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Last Minute Tax Tips

We're almost done with tax season! Below some last minute tips on various real situations for consideration. -- Are social security benefits taxed and how is that determined? The answer is...sometimes. First of all, some taxation of social...

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Treatments for Colorectal Cancer

How do doctors treat an elder for colorectal cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, when colorectal cancer is caught early, a person has a five-year survival rate of more than 90 percent. Treatment options for colon cancer include...

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Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Keeping track of your health, and/or monitoring your elderly parents, is important for all of us. How many elders do you know who ignored "signs" until pushed to a medical intervention? As a follow-up to last week, there are...

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Discussing Care Issues with Elderly Parents

How do you talk to your elderly parents about aging, and care needed in their home? This is never an easy subject, for many different reasons. They may be in denial...not want you involved...maybe they are embarrassed and...

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What Do Caregivers Do?

I recently read this post, and felt it worthy of repeating. Services and support provided by caregivers is important for our elderly... What, exactly, does a caregiver cover on a daily basis? Well, here are some areas of...

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February is “Heart Month”

The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Over 17 million deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Our elderly population is especially prone to cardiovascular complications. Every February is designated as American Heart...

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Seniorities – State and Local Resources for Scituate Residents

Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a regular cable TV program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. We recently sat down to discuss and review various state and local resources...

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