Changes to Medical Definition of High Blood Pressure

The data that characterizes the definition of high blood pressure is changing. Now, the upper limit has been lowered. Which means many, many more Americans and older adults will now be diagnosed with medically defined "high blood...

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Seniorities – what’s next for Senior Center plans??

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 status of events pertaining to our push to gain...

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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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Tax Tidbits for Caregivers

It's tax time again...if you’re a caregiver for an aging parent or senior, the new tax law signed in December 2017 includes changes that can affect you as a taxpayer. See below questions and answers for tax rules affecting caregivers... 1....

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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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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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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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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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Medicaid Continues to Expand: Good or Bad?

Re-posting an article summary...Medicaid spending is something we should be thinking about! Millions of men, women, and children across the country rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. While the program was initially designed to support the elderly, it expanded through...

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Family Complications with Caregiving

Our elderly parents are living longer than ever — and yet, they're not necessarily in good health during those "bonus years." Modern medicine, and healthier lifestyles have had a positive effect on longer aging. But this reality has meant that,...

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