Understand Elder Options to Remain at Home

The vast majority of people, including the elderly, aging seniors and disabled adults, would prefer to remain in the safety and comfort of their own homes. However, to do so depends on a number of factors. One major factor...

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Social Security Bumps Up in 2018

Social Security recipients will be getting a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2018, the biggest increase since 2012. But it won’t be enough to keep pace with the rising costs affecting millions of older consumers who depend on...

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Changes Due to Aging Come Quickly

Changes in behavior and personality can happen quickly for the elderly. Certainly, change may happen slowly and subtly. And, many times behavioral change is not noteworthy, or rather it is brushed off and excused. We all...

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Seniorities: Discussion of New Senior Center Site Location

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 Senior Center. Click on link below as we discuss some of the review process, along with "pro's" and...

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Plan Ahead to Remain at Home

Just saw this article earlier today, and felt it should be re-posted... As more Americans reach retirement age, there are plenty of financial experts and consultants urging these men and women to plan better for those years. With 401(k)s, investments,...

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Misunderstanding Medicare

Many retirees and aging seniors mistakenly believe that Medicare covers long-term care.  But, it does not. Assuming you are in line for "free" assistance related to medical & health concerns can have truly dire consequences.  Those seniors who have counted...

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Scituate Council on Aging:  Open Enrollment Information for Medicare Open enrollment for Medicare is advisable for all seniors.  Please do so before middle of December.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhKIuOQ2Mvk&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

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November — Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Communities and organizations throughout the country observe National Diabetes Awareness Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. November also means it's Thanksgiving time. Living with diabetes can be challenging...

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From Hospital to Home: Benefits of Home Care

One of the most significant challenges hospitals face in reducing readmission rates (when a patient is readmitted within 30 days of their discharge) is keeping their patients actively engaged in their own health, recovery, and care.   Readmission, in many...

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Cost of Long Term Care for Seniors

Cost increases for long-term elder care have moderated in recent years... but they have started to speed up again this year. According to industry research, the average increase for six types of care has risen 4.5% this year.  The average...

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