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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Pain Awareness and Opioid Addiction

Now is a good time to discuss a problem that effects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined - pain awareness and opioid addiction. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and...

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Seniorities TV: Transportation Services for Seniors

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 Transportation services - locally, and for scheduled medical appointments -...

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Most Frequent Infections in Elderly

As our aging adult population continues to grow older, all become prone to various common infections. Due to changes in metabolism, chemical balances, vitamin deficiencies, and changes in immune system, the aging process can expose seniors to infections. The more awareness...

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Be Alert for Common Infections in Elderly

Everyone can catch a cold.  And the flu.  Such common infections can happen to anyone.  But for the elderly, these illnesses can mask even greater health issues. As we age, our body chemistry and metabolism change.  Recovery time may be...

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What to Know About Home Care

For many of our elderly parents, the time often comes when older adults realize they need a little more help in managing daily activities.   These needs may be simple, and subtle.  Assistance reading the prescription bottles every morning...

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Oral Cancer Awareness

More than 40,000 Americans every year are diagnosed with oral cancer, with men and women over the age of 50 most at risk (with men twice as likely as women to get the disease). April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month,...

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Colorectal Awareness

An estimated 140,000 Americans are diagnosed annually with colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) and more than 50,000 die from it. The tragedy is that this cancer could have been prevented in many of these cases if the...

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Work, Retirement, and Social Security

Thinking about funding retirement years? Seniors need to understand their resources and options. See additional information from the Social Security Administration regarding benefits, your eligible age, and your ability to be patient... ****************************************************************** You may start receiving Social Security benefits as...

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