We have entered the “winter season”. Gone are the holidays, decorations, and family visits. Now we have cold, frost, shorter daylight hours, and possibly snow. For many seniors, winter means weeks and months of cold weather, black ice,...
Re-publishing an important reminder for families and adult caregivers. My mother was scammed both on the phone, and in person, and it resulted in thousands of dollars of mistakes.... Fraud targeting older adults has been called an epidemic...
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...
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...
Medicare’s open enrollment season will close on December 7th. You still have time to make several changes. You can switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage; you can shift from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare; you can trade...
Re-posting a blog which sights a few easy tips to improve elder home safety... A few simple changes around the home can make it much easier for older adults to live independently for longer. -- Handrails: Installing a ramp to...
The Social Security Administration announced that benefits will increase by 2.8% in 2019. That is the largest cost-of-living adjustment since 2012. The estimated average monthly Social Security benefit payable in January 2019 will increase from $1,422 in 2018 to $1,461....
“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,...
Whether you live nearby and visit often, or faraway and occasionally visit, there are signals to alert you to aging issues with elderly parents. Stay observant for any of the following: -- Out-of-character behavior. Have your elderly parents started skipping...
Hot weather can be dangerous for anyone, but seniors are more likely to be affected by heat than other adults. In fact, a recent study found that of all the heat-related fatalities in the United States, 40% were among...