Senior Will Understand Their Ailments

Don't underestimate your elderly parents. Many seniors, even some with confusion, can understand and articulate their ailments. The elderly have a greater understanding of their limitations than we may give them credit for. Listen for hints. When you...

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Do You Witness Parental Aging?

A very dear friend said to me recently, "Isn't it humbling that we are living as the "sandwich generation"? We had been discussing how busy life gets while tending to work, households, our own children (and maybe their children!),...

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Differences on Coverage between Medicare and Medicaid

How do Medicare and Medicaid differ in regards to long term care planning? Medicare, by and large, does not cover long-term nursing home care. For example, Medicare Part A will only cover up to 100 days in a skilled...

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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a very common health condition, affecting more than half of American adults. High blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer,” and is a leading cause of heart attack and stroke in North America....

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Seniorities: Scituate Non-Profit Community Organizations

Co-host, “Seniorities” As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a regular Scituate cable tv program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Kim Stewart was recently named Scituate's Citizen of the Year, and is very active...

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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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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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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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What Do Caregivers Do?

I recently read this post, and felt it worthy of repeating. Services and support provided by caregivers is important for our elderly... What, exactly, does a caregiver cover on a daily basis? Well, here are some areas of...

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