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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Seniorities – Transportation and GATRA

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. Click on link below as we discuss issues related to senior and public transportation...

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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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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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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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Testing for Colorectal Cancer

How do we get tested for colorectal cancer? Currently, there are four main types of screening for colon cancer. There is no single "best test" for elders or young adults. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. It is worth...

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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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Risks Associated with Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer, more commonly called colon cancer, is cancer that begins in the colon (large intestine) or rectum (anus). Of the types of cancer that affect both men and women, colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths...

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