Seniorities and Senior Housing, with Kathy DeMarsh

“Seniorities” is a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our guest this week,...

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Senior Isolation in Winter Effects Health

Fact.  The probability of living alone increases as you age.   Have you ever thought about your future this way? Many seniors get creative with housing, and share living arrangements with family.  Or, elders may buy in to a senior living...

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Winter Brings Isolation for Elderly

Winter weather across much of the country is keeping many people indoors, safe and warm. But sometimes, stir-crazy. Being stuck inside can be a particular problem for seniors who live alone – putting their emotional, mental and even physical...

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High Costs Push Elderly Home

People are aware of the increasing cost of long-term care in the United States.  And, these costs (which included numerous types of long-term care) continue to increase. More and more, seniors are evaluating their options. Currently, the average...

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Seniorities — Scituate Police Chief Stewart

Co-host, “Seniorities”, a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our program this week...

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Home Care Reduces Hospital re-Admissions

It is generally a welcome relief for elderly patients (and families) to be discharged from hospital care and sent home.  Returning to the familiar and welcome environment of home, a senior is "all better".   However, that is far from...

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Summary Medicare Coverage and Costs

The landscape covering seniors and community elderly for Medicare benefits can be difficult to navigate. Professional advice - see your local SHINE officer at area Council on Aging - will help simplify the myriad of individualized options. Medicare will...

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Medicare and Costs

Many first-time Medicare beneficiaries expect the federal government health insurance program to pay for everything related to their health care. As we all learn quickly...it does not. Tallying how much you pay out of pocket for Medicare each year...

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Medicare Advantage Provides Supplemental Home Care

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is attempting to be forward thinking, especially as it pertains to elderly men and women and the care and support they may require in the future. That is why Medicare Advantage...

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What Medicare Won’t Cover

Medicare is not FREE.  While all those of eligible age are encouraged to investigate and sign-up, please remember:  it is not unusual for people on Medicare to spend more than $5,000 a year of their own cash on ongoing...

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