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  • Shining a light on a murky election-year Social Security debate

    RetirementRevised
    Mark Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    In North Carolina, a television ad attacks incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for supporting a “controversial plan” that “raises the retirement age” for Social Security. The ad comes from Crossroads GPS, the super PAC run by Republican Karl Rove. A Republican attack on a Democrat for cutting Social Security benefits? It’s just one instance where voters are hearing confusing claims about Social Security reform. Social Security has surfaced as a major issue in Senate rates in Alaska, Colorado, Iowa and Arkansas. Seeing through the fog can be difficult. Hagan, for example, left…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Retire

    Retirement - Only the Beginning
    LoveBeingRetired
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Many people use 65 as their target retirement age. At that age you can begin to receive Medicare to cover your healthcare needs. However, most people now need to wait until 66 or 67 to collect unreduced Social Security benefits. And if you decide to call it quits at 65 you can expect to enjoy 20 or more years of retirement. Today’s 65-year-olds are largely healthy and likely to live longer than earlier generations. But that doesn’t mean they’re not starting to feel the wear and tear of an aging body and mind. And it is not going to get any easier. None of us will ever be any younger…
  • CELEBRITY NUDE PHOTOS LEAKED

    Survive55.com: the Baby Boomer Guidebook - BLOG
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Kim Kardashian Nude Baby Boomers,Have you ever done it?Have you ever taken nude photos with your partner during a "playful" tryst.Back when I was younger, you had to break out the trusty old Polaroid or Kodak to get the job done..The photos were physical......"Hard Copies" if you will.I mean everybody does it right?Back in the days you hid your sexy, nude photos in a shoe box on the top shelf of your bedroom closet?Everyone had them, right?I know I'm not the only one because as a young, hormonal youth, I used to run across my Dad's "stash" as I hunted through his…
  • Are You Living a Good Retirement?

    Retirement - Only the Beginning
    LoveBeingRetired
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    After long years spent working for a living and carefully building a future, when retirement finally arrives you sure don’t want to waste it. Whether you are someone who plans to busily pursue each new adventure or find yourself happy to take retirement one day at a time enjoying what comes at a more relaxed pace, commencing your second act can be a time of great expectation and optimism. Imagine finally having time to pursue those interests you were forced to deny during your busy work career. It can be a struggle to keep a smile from your face when you think of all you can do with your…
  • Five offerings for technology for aging in place -- Not startups -- Sept-October 2014

    Aging In Place Technology Watch
    Laurie Orlov
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Startup mania is one thing -- but bigger companies like tech too.  AARP has a Longevity Network to encourage startups and an updated market overview report --  and funds are blossoming -- see Linkage Ventures and Aging 2.0. Then there's the StartUp Health billions and billions, and RockHealth (more billions) -- yada yada yada.  With all of that money flowing and hype flowering around startup wannabes, who knows what other incubators, accelerators, and motivators in 2015 are ahead? The new year starts off at CES in Las Vegas -- will it bring new companies to light that are…
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  • California mayor resigns after drunk driving arrest

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    (Reuters) - A southern California mayor who was arrested last week on suspicion of drunken driving in an accident that injured four teenagers announced his resignation on Monday. Murrieta Mayor Alan Long, who gained national attention in the summer when he led a local backlash against a plan to process illegal Central American immigrants in the town, said he stepped down both as Mayor and as a city council member. "I do not believe under the circumstances it is appropriate for me to remain in these positions," Long said in a statement sent by his attorney Virginia Blumenthal. ...
  • U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:08 pm
    By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States. ...
  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.
  • Pistorius to learn sentence for killing girlfriend

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Pretoria (AFP) - South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday learns his sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, bringing an end to a seven-month trial that gripped the nation.
  • Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.
 
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    The New Old Age

  • A Doctor Discovers Dying

    By Paula Span
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    In his new book, "Being Mortal," Dr. Atul Gawande acknowledges paying scant attention to end-of-life issues.
  • Treating C.O.P.D. in the Elderly

    By Judith Graham
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may benefit from taking two drugs, not just one, a new study finds.
  • A Leap in Lifespans

    By Paula Span
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    We're living longer than ever, but not always better.
  • In Nursing Homes, Eyes That Never Turn Away

    By Paula Span
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    More family members debate whether to install video cameras in the rooms of nursing home patients.
  • Extra Scrutiny for Hospices

    By Paula Span
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    New legislation will bring greater federal oversight to hospice programs across the country.
 
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    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family

  • World Alzheimer’s Day: Patients, their families struggle due to lack of facilities

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    By Riddhi Doshi, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 21, 2014  Every day, Maya Sahadevan has to beg and plead to get her mother into the bathroom for her morning bath. "When she does go in, she just sits there, staring at the ceiling, and often walks out without having had a bath," says Maya, 40, a private tutor in Mumbai. It may not seem like much, but for Maya, the daily battle over the
  • World Alzheimer Report 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
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  • Panel to Protect Elders in India

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    ANANYA SENGUPTA New Delhi, Aug. 21: The government is planning to set up a commission for the country’s hundred million senior citizens who would finally have a forum they can call their own to voice complaints of abuse and negligence. The draft National Commission for Senior Citizens Bill, 2014 — which the social justice ministry has sent to several NGOs — gives the proposed panel powers
  • Senior citizens take the sting out of mosquito menace

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Dahisar, Mumbai senior citizens take the sting out of mosquito menace. 20-member team, formed by BMC, detects over a hundred breeding spots in the western suburbs. Municipal corporation plans to introduce project in other wards too. In a bid to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in homes and housing societies, as well as to spread awareness about preventing dengue and malaria, the BMC last
  • Government working on Transgender and Senior Citizens Policy

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    The government has constituted an inter-ministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in a written in Lok Sabha said the key recommendation of the Committee formed by the government was
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    RetirementRevised

  • Quality issues keep dogging Medicare Advantage plans

    Mark Miller
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Seniors have flocked to Medicare Advantage in recent years, attracted by savings on premiums and the convenience of one-stop shopping. But as the annual Medicare enrollment season began this week, a memorandum from federal officials to plan providers surfaced that serves as a big red warning flag. The upshot: Assess the quality of any Advantage plan before you sign up. The memorandum, first reported by the New York Times, described ongoing compliance problems uncovered in federal audits of Advantage and prescription drug plans. These include inadequate rationales for denial of coverage,…
  • Shining a light on a murky election-year Social Security debate

    Mark Miller
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    In North Carolina, a television ad attacks incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for supporting a “controversial plan” that “raises the retirement age” for Social Security. The ad comes from Crossroads GPS, the super PAC run by Republican Karl Rove. A Republican attack on a Democrat for cutting Social Security benefits? It’s just one instance where voters are hearing confusing claims about Social Security reform. Social Security has surfaced as a major issue in Senate rates in Alaska, Colorado, Iowa and Arkansas. Seeing through the fog can be difficult. Hagan, for example, left…
  • Timing your Social Security filing: Where to get assistance with the big decision

    Mark Miller
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Deciding when to file for Social Security is one of the most consequential financial decisions most Americans will make about their retirement. Opting to claim benefits early, at the Full Retirement Age (FRA), or later can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in higher–or lower–lifetime benefits for a married couple. But Social Security’s rules are complex, so most of us could use some guidance. Yet, help can be difficult to find. Social Security Administration (SSA) staffers can only give you general information about benefit options–they are prohibited as a matter…
  • Why it pays to shop your Medicare coverage this fall

    Mark Miller
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Your Medicare prescription drug plan sent you a letter recently. Chances are, you didn’t read it – and that could be costing you money. Health insurance companies must send an annual notice of changes for the coming year to Part D prescription drug and Part C Medicare Advantage plans. The notice, which must be delivered to you by Sept. 30 each year, details changes in premiums and co-pays, and lets you know whether your medication will be covered in the year ahead. The notice comes just before the annual plan enrollment period, which kicks off on Oct. 15 and runs until Dec. 7.
  • How to shop for a Medicare Part D plan

    Mark Miller
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    The annual Medicare enrollment period starts on October 15th and ends of December 7th. This is the opportunity for seniors to review their prescription drug or Medicare Advantage coverage, and to select new plans. With dozens of plans available in most parts of the country, Medicare shopping can be a complex chore. Re-shopping your plan annually makes sense — insurance companies often change their offerings year-to-year in ways that can increase drug costs by thousands of dollars, or make it more difficult to get certain drugs. At the same time, your drug needs may have changed since…
 
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  • Falls and Fractures: Protecting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Len Haberman, Esq Nursing home falls are actually more commonplace than a lot of people realise and as seniors are more vulnerable by nature anyway, a fracture or bad fall can have damaging circumstances. Tragic injuries can occur to loved ones when they have a fall at their nursing home. They can cause many […] The post Falls and Fractures: Protecting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Aging in Place and Remodeling

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    By Kaye Swain Are you caring for an elderly parent at home and toying with the idea of remodeling your home for any one of a variety of reasons, including adding aging in place options? Is the whole thought of dealing with a remodel scaring you? Especially when you are juggling that with caregiving responsibilities? […] The post Aging in Place and Remodeling appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Look Ma no hands

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    By Joy Loverde If you like to listen to TED Talks as much as I do then you might have come across the lecture by Bran Ferren and his presentation, “To create for the ages, let’s combine art and engineering.” When Bran Ferren was nine years old his parents took him to see the Pantheon […] The post Look Ma no hands appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 16

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
      by Joy Loverde Over the past two years (I began this journey the summer of 2012) my Aunt has remained adamant about staying put. And if you have been reading my blog posts along the way (Moving a Reluctant Parents Parts 1-15) then you know there has not been much progress in spite of […] The post Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 16 appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
  • Going Shopping? Joy Loverde advises you to demand respect

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    By Joy Loverde Boomer women listen up! We make up 85% of global spending and that alone makes us VIPs when it comes to companies that are trying to sell us stuff. If you have a moment, please check out the interview I recently conducted with an innovative company called Remodista.  Kelly Stickel, Founder and […] The post Going Shopping? Joy Loverde advises you to demand respect appeared first on Elder Care ABC.
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    Inside Elder Care

  • The Best Apps for Older People

    Ben
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Source: http://www.homecaretechnologies.ie/
  • Defying the Odds at 50+

    Ryan Malone
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Source: http://www.carehomestoday.co.uk/content21/assisted-living.html
  • Tips for Assisting an Elder with Dental Care

    Ryan Malone
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you are looking after a loved one, helping to maintain their dental health can be a difficult subject to broach. Tooth loss and dental disease, along with decreased finger dexterity and general mobility which makes it difficult to properly clean teeth, can all take a toll on an elderly person’s dignity. Whether you are a family caregiver or a professional carer, you may encounter a bit of resistance initially. However, ensuring oral health is an essential part of caring for an elder’s overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to higher incidence of lung infections and can…
  • Recognizing Verbal Abuse Against Elders in Nursing Homes

    Ryan Malone
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most of us love our parents and want them to have the best possible life in their old age. But we don’t live in a culture that’s very friendly towards older people. They are often left to fend for themselves and not all of them have children who have the time to visit them regularly. Nursing homes have long been an option for people in such situations. In many cases we keep our elderly family members in nursing homes thinking they will receive the best possible care and treatment there. But unfortunately, things don’t always work out like that. The truth is that abuse against the…
  • Easing the Process for Disabled Seniors

    Ryan Malone
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    It was something so surreal that we could never imagine it when we were younger, but our parents, grandparents, and loved ones grow old. None of us remain strong forever and the day will come that you need help making it from point A to point B, but we’ll leave that alone for another day. When giving seniors care it is a touchy issue when it comes to aiding them. Like everyone, seniors want to remain thriving members of society but it is physically impossible for them to do so. Here are some ways that you can ease the transition from ability to disability with seniors. Encouraging…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Health Worker Nonchalance About Ebola?

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The Ebola virusRecent reports of two nurses becoming infected with Ebola begs the question of whether they were lax in following infection-control protocols. Even if that's true (and it may not be) the bigger mystery is healthcare community's apparent nonchalance. TV's talking heads are generally not alarmed. NBC medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman reportedly snuck out to get some take-out food. Experts at the CDC apparently okayed one mildly feverish nurse's request that she be allowed to travel.What gives?First off, how does…
  • Associations. Correlations. Inferences. Signals. Yes, That's Big Data

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    America's corporate Directors celebrate big dataThe Population Health Blog's recent travels recently included a speaking gig at the just concluded National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") annual conference meeting.  It was part of a panel discussion focusing on health care innovation that was ably moderated by tech guru John Hotta.The PHB's educational mission was to enable the persons who serve on Boards of Directors understand how "big data" is going to change health care.  After giving its standard definition (the use of large, disparate and unrelated data sets to…
  • Version 1 Care Management to Prevent Hospital Readmission Fails (Unsurprisingly)

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Does this high profile randomized study "prove" that telephone follow-up of recently discharged inpatients fails to prevent readmissions?  Should hospital leaders reconsider care management programs aimed at reducing readmissions?Hardly, says the Population Health Blog.Here's how the study was designed:To be eligible, patients had to be aged 55 or older and without mental illness or serious cancer. They also had to be able to use a telephone. If the patient and their doctor agreed, patients were then randomly assigned to either:1) "usual" care that consisted of a pre-discharge…
  • Two Additional Reasons Why Health App Adoption is Bound to Grow

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The Population Health Blog is avidly learning about health apps for patients.  As described here, half of U.S adults now own a smartphone, half of them use them to obtain health information and approximately a fifth have at least one health app loaded on their device.  Regular PHB readers are well aware of the potential for health apps, including lay-person education, the promotion of consumer behavior change, increased consumer-provider connectivity with greater access to care, better medication compliance as well as medication reconciliation, increased self-care, greater…
  • The Most Interesting Man In the World Teaches the PHB about the Medical Home

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Population Health Blog isn't sure why its Twitter account was targeted by the Dos Equis ads about the exploits of "the world's most interesting man." Tweets on how "His grandmother uses his family recipes!" and "Fish fight for his bait!" tempted the PHB succumb to Twitter followership.Which naturally prompted the debonair PHB to ponder the exploits of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). To wit:The White House wants to throw the bus under the PCMH.Health insurers like it when the PCMH loses money.The PCMH sues malpractice attorneys.Ezekiel Emanuel wants be enrolled in a PCMH…
 
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    Pallimed

  • Ebola and the Palliative Clinician

    Pallimed Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Who doesn’t feel a wrenching in their heart? The Ebola virus, first recognized in 1978, killed less than 2000 people in its first 35 years and double that number in the past 10 months. According to the World Health Organization 416 health care workers have contracted Ebola and, at least, 233 have died. That is almost 6% of deaths.As we all know a new, more widespread outbreak of Ebola had started. I began to read about the virus, the symptoms, the treatment, and the spread. And I recalled my month long work at a hospital in Zambia a few years ago where the TB isolation ward was…
  • 5 Necessary Traits for Palliative Care Social Workers

    Allie Shukraft
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    In discussions with palliative care social workers, there is a sense that we are afforded somewhat unique opportunities in medical social work. Although we work closely with other social workers in the medical setting, we have a different relationship both with patients and families and with other medical teammates. There are many traits that the palliative social worker needs to be able to demonstrate in order to be effective in his or her role. Here are five of those:1. A learner’s mind. As medical social workers, we are well served if we continue our learning beyond the…
  • Palliative Care Review of NIH's Opioid Webinar "Pathways To Prevention"

    Pallimed Editor
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    (Please welcome Sydney Dy, a palliative care physician who took great notes for a recent NIH web conference on opioid management. She shared those notes with her team, and in a great example of sharing medical knowledge more freely adapted them for Pallimed. -Ed.)Years ago, when the local home hospice we worked with at the time supported physician home visits, I did an urgent visit on a Saturday night for a dying patient in a lot of pain with no medications in the home. I remember thinking how helpful the nice-looking young-adult grandchildren were with asking questions about what the…
  • International Congress on Palliative Care 2014 review - Dementia, Ars Moriendi and inspiration

    Pallimed Editor
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The International Congress on Palliative Care has been a treasured occasion for me during my career in palliative medicine. I’ve been able to attend the event held every 2 years in Montreal 4 times in the past 12 years, generally at times of transition. The 1st time I attended was during the 3rd year of my family medicine residency, shortly after I had learned that palliative medicine was a career option and I was considering pursuing a fellowship. While there, I spent time with the doctors who would become my fellowship teachers and later my colleagues in a setting that supported my…
  • IASP 15th World Congress on Pain - Is this a meeting for palliative people?

    Pallimed Editor
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    (Please give a warm welcome to Mary Lynn McPherson, our first pharmacist writer here at Pallimed. Many of you may know her from her fantastic data filled and data driven talks on palliative medications. We're glad she is sharing her report from the 15th IASP conference! -Ed.)The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is holding its 15th World Congress of Pain meeting as I write, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Is this a meeting for palliative care practitioners? The IASP mission is as follows: “IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health care providers, and policy makers…
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    Aging In Place Technology Watch

  • Five offerings for technology for aging in place -- Not startups -- Sept-October 2014

    Laurie Orlov
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Startup mania is one thing -- but bigger companies like tech too.  AARP has a Longevity Network to encourage startups and an updated market overview report --  and funds are blossoming -- see Linkage Ventures and Aging 2.0. Then there's the StartUp Health billions and billions, and RockHealth (more billions) -- yada yada yada.  With all of that money flowing and hype flowering around startup wannabes, who knows what other incubators, accelerators, and motivators in 2015 are ahead? The new year starts off at CES in Las Vegas -- will it bring new companies to light that are…
  • Fall detection -- a look back -- much innovation but little impact

    Laurie Orlov
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    First the good news -- life expectancy is up.  So as boomers cross the 65-year-marker at 8000 per day, 10,000 per day, or whatever, they just received some good news, for a change, from the CDC.  Life expectancy has inched up. A woman who is 65 today can expect to live an average of 21 more years (to age 86), and a man at 65 has an average life expectancy of 18 more years (to age 83). Note that these are averages and that the averages include those with chronic diseases. That average includes the nearly 26% likelihood of diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed) -- and that diabetes is…
  • Is Malware a big problem? Yes -- and we are the solution

    Laurie Orlov
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Proliferation of device types is also proliferating malware.  159.8 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (66.8 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in January 2014, 51% were Android devices, 41.6% were Apple iOS and rest were 'other'.  There were 70 million tablets in the USA around then as well, 51% Apple, and 40% Android. Both device types are of interest to the malware hacking communities. Researchers at Georgia Tech showed how to hack an iPhone in 60 seconds, removing the Facebook app and replacing it with an imposter. read more
  • Are tech innovators ageist -- or have they just not considered seniors?

    Laurie Orlov
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Some cool tech enters the market. Consider the Apple introduction of the HealthKit (for the health care industry) and the smartwatch which joins the Pebble (which helped fuel interest in smartwatches) and Samsung smartwatches.  Intel found smartwatches intriguing enough to sponsor a clinical trial in conjunction with Parkinson's disease.  Why? Smartwatches (and smartphones) contain accelerometers that enable the device to determine sudden motion -- like detecting a fall, gyroscope and compass to detect whether you're on of the 61 million people out there running.  And…
  • What are the right baby boomer market size numbers?

    Laurie Orlov
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The numbers of our boomer lives.  So you launch your market messages with an assertion about the addressable market for a product. So one of the timeworn ways used is to start with a concept.  For example, they are going to turn 65 and are retiring -- or perhaps they are unretiring and starting businesses -- at a rate that is big, really, really, big.  So let's consider the following oddity. In 2010, boomers were going to turn 65 at the rate of 10,000 per day for the next 18 years. Then in 2014, you perhaps noticed a different phrase about boomers, including this one from…
 
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    Society of Certified Senior Advisors

  • Twist Your Way to Better Health

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Yoga is being touted as a way to ease a whole host of health conditions, including preventing osteoporosis, improving sleep and increasing immunity. Yoga classes are available almost everywhere these days, but you can also do a few simple poses at home. Before taking yoga classes, Bunny Grossinger, 87, had serious back problems that limited her mobility. But after the New York City resident started working with a yoga instructor, she found that her life was changed physically and mentally. Though doctors had told her she would need a walker soon, she can now walk again on her own, she…
  • Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    In difficult situations, where we encounter a friend who lost a spouse or the neighbor who has cancer, we often don’t know what to say. Experts and cancer patients provide advice and wisdom for those times when we want to offer comfort but aren’t sure exactly how to do so.  We’ve likely been in this situation, in one way or another. A friend’s husband has died or a family member just found out he has cancer. We don’t know what to say, so we blurt out the first thing that comes to our minds. When standing in front of an open casket, we exclaim, “Gosh, he looks great.”Charles…
  • Cognitive Impairment and Normative Aging

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Most people believe that memory decline is a normal part of aging, but this is a myth. Memory tends to slow with age like other functions, but decline in the ability to remember things is not a normal part of the aging process. It’s important to understand and recognize the difference.One of the most common questions health professionals face when working with agingpopulations and hearing complaints of memory loss, forgetting names, and having difficulty finding words is, “Is this normal?” As people get older, these experiences become frightening. Americans worry that these are signs of…
  • Write Your Living Will Now to Ease Burdens Later

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    A living will is a legal document that indicates what medical treatments and life-sustaining measures you want or don't want. If the time comes when you can’t make your own decisions, a living will can be valuable for your family and doctor and help ensure your preferences are honored.  Approximately 80 percent of Americans fail to share their wishes for their end-of-life care, leaving family members and doctors to decide what life-saving measures to perform. Not only can this result in family quarrels, but you may receive care that is more aggressive than you desire. For example,…
  • Cognitive Impairment and Normative Aging: Understanding the Differences

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Family fights over the care, legal, and financial issues of aging relatives, can have disastrous results. Using a skilled mediator can make all the difference in achieving peace, harmony, and resolutions.  Family disputes can be among the most painful of all. People who are related by blood ormarriage may have such close ties that they fully understand not only how to do the rightthing for each other, but also how to hurt each other. When caregiving is involved and financial issues come up, it can bring out either the best or the worst in families.Emotion is deep and old resentments…
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    Retirement - Only the Beginning

  • Is it Better to be an Introvert or an Extrovert Retiree?

    LoveBeingRetired
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    I recently read a book on introverts and their precarious place in a society that relentlessly encourages outgoing, always-on uber personality types among its members. Starting in school then continuing throughout life we are taught the importance of being extroverted and personable, outgoing and confident. Shyness is associated with weakness. Being thoughtful is perceived as slow to act. Don’t expect to get what you want if you are not able to dynamically sell yourself and your ideas. In many ways, our world reveres the extrovert. Kids of all ages navigate toward peers who are the most…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Retire

    LoveBeingRetired
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Many people use 65 as their target retirement age. At that age you can begin to receive Medicare to cover your healthcare needs. However, most people now need to wait until 66 or 67 to collect unreduced Social Security benefits. And if you decide to call it quits at 65 you can expect to enjoy 20 or more years of retirement. Today’s 65-year-olds are largely healthy and likely to live longer than earlier generations. But that doesn’t mean they’re not starting to feel the wear and tear of an aging body and mind. And it is not going to get any easier. None of us will ever be any younger…
  • Are You Living a Good Retirement?

    LoveBeingRetired
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    After long years spent working for a living and carefully building a future, when retirement finally arrives you sure don’t want to waste it. Whether you are someone who plans to busily pursue each new adventure or find yourself happy to take retirement one day at a time enjoying what comes at a more relaxed pace, commencing your second act can be a time of great expectation and optimism. Imagine finally having time to pursue those interests you were forced to deny during your busy work career. It can be a struggle to keep a smile from your face when you think of all you can do with your…
  • 6 Signs You Are Not Ready to Retire

    LoveBeingRetired
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Turning age 65 does not necessarily mean you are ready to retire. Hitting a certain age neither guarantees nor necessitates retirement. Your retirement should begin when you determine you are ready and able to do so, regardless of how long you have lived. Here’s how to tell if you are not quite ready to retire: You cannot financially swing it. If you have done an analysis of your expected inflow and outflow of retirement funds and are running in the red, retiring now is not a good idea. In a 2014 Employee Benefit Research Institute survey, only 18 percent of workers say they are very…
  • Lessons I Learned as I Prepare for Retirement

    LoveBeingRetired
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    I have looked forward to retiring for years. The idea of having control of my time to do what I want sounds about as good at it gets. As an obsessively organized person who likes to have a bit of control over things, I am not comfortable adopting a wait and see attitude, especially when it comes to something as important as planning for my retired life. I don’t want to let retirement just happen. I want to do what I can to provide for the best second act possible. About four years ago I began seriously researching retirement. I visited popular websites, read books, subscribed to…
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    Senior Housing News

  • Senior Living Providers Find Major Growth Opportunity in HCBS

    Cassandra Dowell
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    A growing number of senior living providers are reporting successful outcomes from implementing home and community-based services (HCBS), which have seen an uptick in interest from providers looking to reach older Americans who prefer to age in place. Fifty-two percent of the largest not-for-profit system providers offer some sort of home and community-based service off-campus to non-residents, according to a recent Ziegler article citing research from the LeadingAge Ziegler 150 publication. And 32.5% of senior living providers are considering offering a Continuing Care at-Home…
  • Xbox Meets Fall Prevention Tech at Senior Living HackFest

    Jason Oliva
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Video conferencing technology is essential to any telehealth platform, but what happens when you take a popular video game platform and hack it so it serves a different purpose? The product: a new take on fall prevention for seniors. The platform: Xbox. (Yes, that Xbox.) Held October 18-20 at the 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn., HackFest challenges teams of participants to “engage with age” by creating a technology-driven tool aimed at improving the lives of older adults and their families. The recipient of this year’s $5,000 grand prize went to Team…
  • USA Today: Ask These Questions Before Signing CCRC Contract

    Emily Study
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Prospective residents often overlook the financial risks they take on when moving into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), USA Today suggests, adding that prospects need to ask hard questions about the community’s financial viability before making the transition. Entrance fees for CCRCs, of which there are some 2,000 nationwide, can run anywhere from $100,000 to more than $1 million, and monthly fees can top $5,000. The costs associated with CCRCs, particularly their entrance fees, often require residents to sell their home to afford moving in. Because of this, CCRCs are…
  • In Senior Housing Development, Cash Is Still King

    Emily Study
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    Senior housing is an industry built on strong relationships — relationships with operators, investors, developers, residents. So it’s no secret that in order to enter the sector, a company must have a foot in the door either through its own reputation or the reputation of its partners. But experts at this year’s NIC conference dispelled this long-held belief, saying that developers can buy their way into the market — as long as they have the cash on hand. “What we learned in the downturn is that folks will [walk away from] a gap of guarantee but they won’t walk away from cash,”…
  • Senior Living Execs See Higher Margins, With Major Challenges Ahead

    Elizabeth Ecker
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    The outlook for senior housing has been defined as strong, despite the recession and real estate downturn. And operating margins are reflecting the positive outlook, having risen from 2.13% to 3.24%—an increase of more than half, according to a new report on senior living providers, released last week.  But there are still major challenges identified by senior living executives today, both in terms of their finances and their operations. This includes longtime senior living operators, large and small.  Such are the findings of the study, released by investment advisory and banking firm…
 
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    Retirement Online Blog

  • Oct 13, I Just Realized Something

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    My dog works about 20 hours a week. He has his food prepared for him. His meals are provided at no cost to him. He visits the doctor once a year for
  • Oct 9, Sittin' on the Front Porch

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    This story is so true for me, especially the last sentence. On the first day, God created the dog and said, Sit all day by the door of your house and
  • Oct 9, Clean House in Retirement

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    I posted this question to my Facebook group... now I am curious for your answers. Will also post the FB responses below too... I am always curious about
  • Oct 9, Life in Retirement: Routine or Busy Life?

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    I posted this in the Facebook group... after reading all the Home Cleaning on the weekend (or not) replies... I had to know more! I am curious how retirees
  • Oct 9, Vintage Sewing Machine Collecting

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    I have shared previously that my retirement hobby is quilting. This hobby has evolved into vintage sewing machine collecting. I have always been sewing
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    Senior Care Corner

  • Solving the Annual Holiday Dilemma: Choosing Gifts for Senior Loved Ones

    Kathy Birkett
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    When we are young, time just seems to drag on so slowly as the holiday season nears. It just feels like it will never arrive. When we’re adults, sometimes it feels like the calendar is on hyperdrive, the holiday season is upon us so fast. No matter our time perspective, it’s not too early to start planning the gifts we will get our senior loved ones for the holiday — and start making purchases. You may decide you need a little time to get some of these ideas ready for the big day, so let’s get going…! Some of you are groaning, I can hear you. Getting gifts for our senior…
  • Parkinson’s & Dementia: Caregivers Challenged by Double Diagnosis

    Kathy Birkett
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    We cringe at the thought of our loved ones being diagnosed with Parkinson’s or dementia – - and too many of them have been already. What if they are diagnosed with both? Alzheimer’s and other dementias have become the focus of much-needed research. One outcrop of that research is the ability to learn more about other neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia. Parkinson’s disease result from a reduction in dopamine production in the brain causing an inability to control the bodies’ movements. Parkinson’s usually manifests with…
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis – What Family Caregivers Need to Know & Why

    Kathy Birkett
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Deep vein thrombosis doesn’t sound like something that should strike fear in your mind or even be a serious condition… …unless you or a loved one have faced it head-on. Doctor’s warn that we, as family caregivers, should know the signs of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots in veins in the lower extremities of our senior loved ones — and what to do if you encounter them. DVTs can be dangerous, especially if the clot breaks off and finds its way into the lungs, where it becomes a pulmonary embolism (PE). The clot could even be fatal. DVTs do not lead to strokes…
  • Tech Innovation Racing to Meet the Needs of Seniors & Family Caregivers

    Kathy Birkett
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Technology has some catching up to do when it comes to meeting the needs of older adults, but the tech industry is showing real signs it plans to do just that. Senior Care Corner is following the innovations that are poised to improve the lives of our current seniors as well as those of us who will be walking in their shoes sooner rather than later. Family caregivers (and the seniors for whom they care) need an assist from technology to help them provide care, stay connected from a distance, and manage multiple medical challenges while still living their lives. There continues to be much…
  • Senior Volunteers Enhance Their Own Lives While Serving Others

    Kathy Birkett
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Many family caregivers are worried about their seniors who are living independently and may be alone much of the time. There are only so many hours in the week that a working family caregiver can devote to spending with a senior when there is no crisis requiring undivided attention. What that might mean is that your senior loved one could be getting bored or lonely. He or she may need some encouragement to get active and stay engaged. How else can you get your senior to socialize and engage with others so that they are not isolated or at risk for depression? Volunteerism is one good way to…
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    eCaring Forum

  • Taking Care of the Most Vulnerable

    eCaring
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    When you have a chance, please take a moment to read this tender New York Times story, “Fighting to Honor a Father’s Last Wish: To Die at Home,” by reporter Nina Bernstein, about a man named Joseph Andrey and his desire to end his days with dignity in his own home. The article, as well as the accompanying “Care at Life’s End” graphic, demonstrates how cost-effective and more humane it is to Age in Home than moving from institution to institution during the most fragile of years. One of the benefits of new digital technologies is how it can empower people to do many things that…
  • Developmental Disability Care Managers Now Using eCaring

    eCaring
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    We are excited to share news from Wisconsin about a promising application of our award-winning eCaring technology. Have A Heart, a non-profit 501c3 that helps  children and adults with physical and developmental disabilies, is the first facility of its type in the country to use our eCaring system.  eCaring now enables staff and family members to track whether individuals got their medicine, had eaten food, slept OK, and had been turned in their beds. We look forward to a long future with our friends in River Falls!    eCaring’s Real-Time Care Management System Selected By Have A…
  • Breaking Language Barriers in Healthcare using Digital Technology

    eCaring
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:42 am
    The non-English speaking patient population in the U.S. accounts for an estimated 30 million people. Navigating our health system is challenging enough for native speakers but what about for those for whom English isn’t their first language? Language barriers have been demonstrated to lead to a number of adverse health outcomes including: Decreased patient satisfaction Lack of preventive health services Repeat visits to the emergency room Longer hospital stays Non-compliance with treatment Increased number and severity of medical errors However, digital technology has opened an entirely new…
  • eCaring Receives Prestigious Corporate Leadership Award From The New York Academy of Medicine for “Creation and Use of Technology in Service of Elder Health”

    eCaring
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:47 am
    This evening The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) will hold its 20th Annual Gala, “Healthy Cities, Healthy World,” at the Pierre Hotel.  The Gala will honor companies and organizations that use technology to improve health, particularly among older adults. NYAM will present eCaring with the Corporate Leadership award for its creation and use of technology in service of elder health. eCaring’s CEO and Founder, Robert Herzog, will accept the award. Creating healthy environments in cities is more critical than ever before now that more than half the world’s population lives in…
  • New York Fully Integrated Duals Advantage Program: An Overview

    eCaring
    9 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    [updated June 10th at 11:56am] Dual eligibles, those people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid, make up a disproportionate amount of federal and state health care spending. New York State is no exception. More than 700,000 people in New York are simultaneously enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. The State has the highest annual cost per dual eligible, $30,384, which is double the national average of $15,459. Dual eligibles often have greater complex care needs versus the average Medicaid enrollee, which can present cost and service delivery challenges for managed care…
 
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    ChangingAging.org

  • Can life in a nursing home be made uplifting and purposeful?

    Atal Gawande, MD, MPH
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    One young doctor in upstate New York thought so and he came up with a highly eccentric way of demonstrating it. In this extract from his book Being Mortal, Atul Gawande tells the story of Bill Thomas and his miraculous menagerie.
  • Wisdom

    David Goff, ChangingAging Contributor
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Wisdom is like pornography. As that famous, but now forgotten, justice of the Supreme Court once said, “I can’t define pornography, but I know it when I see it.”
  • Senior Center Without Walls

    David Goff, ChangingAging Contributor
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Tune-in to Growing an Elder Culture radio program today at 2 p.m. PST for a conversation with Senior Center Without Walls director Krista Brown.
  • A Bountiful Dilemma

    Jeanette Leardi, ChangingAging Contributor
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Whether we know it or not, all of us cultivate gardens. The things we choose to grow and the ways in which we care for them define our lives and who we are.
  • Staying One Step Ahead of the Mortician

    Martin Bayne, ChangingAging Contributor
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    After twelve years living with Parkinson's in an Assisted Living facility, I’d like to report that going toe-to-toe with death has become just another fact of life. But it hasn’t. In fact, the older I get (now 64), the more I dig in with all the tenacity I can muster to stave off what I know is natural and inevitable.
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    eHealth Medicare Blog

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record High

    Rachel Yen
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Americans are living longer and healthier lives, thanks to lifestyle changes and better access to preventive care. In a new report, average life expectancy rates in the United St…The post U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record High appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • Halloween Horror Movies, Staying In or Going Out?

    Trystan L. Bass
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    As autumn brings a chill to the air, thoughts of Halloween come to mind. Maybe you expect trick-or-treaters at the door or you’re attending a costumed event on October 31. In …The post Halloween Horror Movies, Staying In or Going Out? appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • The Medicare Annual Election Period for 2015 Plans Begins Today

    Angela Chen
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today marks the start of the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), also known as the Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and prescription drug coverage. It’s that t…The post The Medicare Annual Election Period for 2015 Plans Begins Today appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • More High-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans Available in 2015

    Rachel Yen
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    In 2015, Medicare Advantage plans will be more accessible and higher quality than previously. As you consider your options during the Annual Election Period, here are the main tr…The post More High-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans Available in 2015 appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
  • High Blood Pressure, the Silent Killer

    Rachel Yen
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    High blood pressure, or hypertension, can wreak havoc on your heart and kidneys for years without showing any signs. Although one in three adults in the United States has high bloo…The post High Blood Pressure, the Silent Killer appeared first on eHealth Medicare Blog.
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  • Living Trusts and ALTCS Planning

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: Several years ago, my wife and I set up a revocable living trust. We are contemplating pursuing ALTCS for my wife, and I understand that she has to meet a strict resource requirement. Given that all of our assets are titled to the trust, is it safe to assume that she satisfies the resource requirement? Answer: To answer succinctly, I would say that your assumption is incorrect, and that it is probably safe to say that your wife does not…
  • Income Rules Affect Care Insurance

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My wife and I purchased long-term care insurance many years ago, and we recently had to submit a claim because of my wife’s admission to a skilled nursing facility. We were shocked to find the policy pays about $3,000 per month, but her care is closer to $8,000 per month. In exploring our options, we discovered we could apply for the Arizona Long Term Care System, but ALTCS has an income requirement, and I am concerned that the…
  • Child Unlikely Liable for Parent’s Bill

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: I am in the process of securing nursing- home placement for my mother. My mother is unable to sign documents for herself, and the facility I have an interest in placing mom has asked me to sign her admission paperwork. I am concerned, however, that signing these papers will obligate me to personally pay for mom’s care. Answer: First, you are wise to be cautious about signing any document that might be construed as an agreement under…
  • Understanding the Probate Process

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Q:  My father passed away more than 15 years ago, leaving everything to my mother, who passed away last month.  I am an only child, and my mother’s last will and testament left everything to me.  My mom made me a joint owner on most of her accounts several years ago, but she still had one account in her name only when she passed away.  Do I really need to go through the probate process to gain access to this account?    It is highly…
  • How to Secure Disabled Child’s Future

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Q: I have an adult son with a disability.  He lives on his own, but I have supported him financially for most of his life.  I currently live in an independent living community, but there could be a time at which I transition to assisted living.  If this happens, I can see myself quickly depleting my resources.  Is there any way in which I can provide my son with some of my resources, and also receive assistance to pay for my care? Based on…
 
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  • Jacksonville FL In Home Care Services- Concierge Care

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Senior care is about providing the elderly with the assistance that they need in order to live happy and fulfilling lives. Just because your age is increasing, it does not mean that you have to give up on life in the slightest. Senior care in the Jacksonville area can provide an elderly individual with the care that they need to manage illnesses, deal with unexpected medical events, and provide help when it is truly needed the most. Health Benefits of Personalized Senior Care There are a lot of health benefits to senior care in the Jacksonville area. The health benefits of personalized senior…
  • 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Alzheimer’s is a collection of degenerative symptoms that do a lot of harm to someone suffering from the disease. The symptoms range from impairments... The post 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s appeared first on Concierge Care. Related posts: Signs That Your Loved One May Need Personalized In-Home Care Remaining Positive when a Loved One Requires Dementia Care Services Legal and Financial Planning for Dementia
  • What to Do When the Elderly Become Depressed

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    One of the main struggles that seniors face as they get older is depression. Elderly are at a much higher risk for depression than younger adults. They also suffer from the highest rates of things such as... The post What to Do When the Elderly Become Depressed appeared first on Concierge Care. Related posts: The Impact Depression Can Have on the In Home Care Service Provider The Growing Population of Elderly Is It Time for Elderly Home Care?
  • Managing Personality and Behavior Changes from Dementia

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    One of the biggest things that you will notice when a loved one is beginning to suffer from dementia is that their personality and behavior starts to change. These types of changes start right at the onset of dementia and can be difficult for the patient and their loved ones to accept. The condition of dementia is one that can completely alter the way that a person acts and behaves in a variety of situations. Let’s take a look at a few ways to manage the changing personality. Understanding That It Is Nothing Personal The most important thing to remember is that the new personality and…
  • Legal and Financial Planning for Dementia

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It is very important to receive legal and financial planning as soon as dementia is diagnosed. Dementia is a condition that is degenerative. The symptoms of dementia... The post Legal and Financial Planning for Dementia appeared first on Concierge Care. Related posts: Managing Personality and Behavior Changes from Dementia Remaining Positive when a Loved One Requires Dementia Care Services Navigating the Financial Process of Home Care Services for Seniors
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  • Don’t Waste Your Money on AARP’s RealPad

    Amy Blitchok
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Every day I spend time listening to NPR, reading the newspapers, and skimming through a number of go-to websites for article ideas and inspiration.  When I first started Modern-Senior and really began focusing on issues related to aging and baby boomers, I would often head over to the AARP site assuming that they would be a good resource.  It quickly become apparent that AARP is full of fluff pieces and more concerned with making money than advocating for the rights of older Americans. What is the RealPad? This sneaking suspicion has been further validated by the recent launch of AARP’s…
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Vacations Easier as a Senior

    Andrew Atkinson
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    If you can’t escape for a holiday when you’ve retired from work and earned your free time, then when can you? As a senior you’re likely to have more leisure time than ever before, but you don’t want to let it go to waste. Invest in hobbies, learn new skills, volunteer, spend time with your family and book vacations at every opportunity. If you’re planning a weekend away, or something a little longer, then these five tips could help you to make the most of your time: 1. Know Your Limits Whether you’ve got the strength and stamina of the average 20 year old or you’re only just 70…
  • 14 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am

    Amy Blitchok
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
      Yes, it is definitely that time of year again, when the colors of red and orange come to life as the temperature starts to drop. During this time there is a wonderful sense of possibility and change in the air and there could also be new possibilities when it comes to decorating your tabletop as well. As the season’s colors begin to emerge, why not take the opportunity to style up your table with some new and exciting pieces that can really make you table stand out. Here are some exciting tips to give your table that extra seasonal flare this fall. Make A Statement With 1 or 2 Large…
  • Baby Boomer Bloggers – Fall Round-Up

    Amy Blitchok
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    As per usual, our bloggers have been busy reflecting on life and aging, digesting the latest news, and writing about it all.  See what everyone has been up to and be sure to add your voice to the conversation. Laura Lee Carter, aka the Midlife Crisis Queen, asks whether you have heard about the mirror that automatically tells you you’re great.  What’s next? On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about how to avoid trouble if you’re renting a vacation house or condo. Don’t wire money, watch out for low prices that might be scams,…
  • Death with Dignity: Should it Be the Law in More States?

    Amy Blitchok
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    “My Right to Death with Dignity at 29″ Within the past week, two essays have been prominent fixtures on newsfeeds and social media profiles.  The first essay, entitled:  “My Right to Death with Dignity at 29,” is by Brittany Maynard who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January, 2014.  Over the ensuing months, she went through invasive brain surgeries only to find out that her tumor had come back.  Due to the aggressive nature of her tumor, her prognosis was deemed terminal and she was given six months to live. At this point, she was faced with two choices:  she could…
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    Freedom Home Care

  • How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Men and Women Differently

    Freedom Home Care
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s data the current life expectancy for women is 83 years, and 78 years for men. It is not yet known why women tend to live longer, but experts suggest a combination of factors like genetics and a general partiality of men for riskier behavior like smoking, drinking alcohol, or fighting can be factors in these statistical estimations. With many men and women living longer than ever before, it opens up a larger possibility for more people to develop age related disorders like Alzheimer’s. Here at Freedom Home Care we like other care facilities have seen…
  • Caring for a Loved One with Lung Cancer

    Freedom Home Care
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The word cancer can hit a person like a ton of bricks, and every year more and more people are diagnosed with various types of cancer including one of the most serious, lung cancer. Although coping with treatment and daily life that goes along with lung cancer isn’t easy. There are a few things you can do to make life a bit more manageable for caregivers and loved ones as well. The American Lung Association notes that a senior with lung cancer can expect a survival rate of 53% when detected early before it has spread to other areas in the body. While survival rates are up, lung cancer still…
  • Making the Difficult Decision: In-Home Senior Care or Assisted Living?

    Freedom Home Care
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Making the decision to remain at home or move to a senior care facility is a serious one.  Often, seniors don’t know where to start or what variables might come into play.  They become overwhelmed and choose to push the decision off until it is too late.  An illness, injury, or other emergency then may make the decision for them. Instead of putting it off another day, make today the day when you start to gather all the information and put the pieces together to find what is right for you.  Or, if you are helping a loved one to make the decision, sit with them and help them weigh their…
  • Senior Health: Right Nourishment Equals More Energy!

    Freedom Home Care
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
      The days are getting shorter and the air is getting cooler.  It suddenly becomes more difficult to start a daily exercise routine.  Heavy stews begin to sound more appetizing than light salads.  Our bodies begin to naturally slow down for the impending winter. But don’t give up and fall into a routine of laziness just because of the change of season.  By nourishing your body, mind, and spirit, you can stay energized even through the coldest of months. Nourish Your Body! Watch your Diet. It’s no surprise that we need to nourish our bodies to remain energized.  Eating…
  • Interview with Connie Branstrom, Healthcare Outreach Coordinator for Brandel Health & Rehab at Covenant Village of Northbrook

    Freedom Home Care
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Did you know? Your knees and hips are your largest joints. They support the majority of your body’s weight and must work together to provide the mobility most people take for granted, until injury, arthritis, or other problems interfere. Depending on the cause of your pain, the resolution will vary. For some, it might be a set of exercises, pain relief medication, minor surgery, or some combination of these. But for many people, knee and hip problems become so troubling that the best solution is to replace a worn-out knee or hip with a mechanical joint. Talk with your doctor to find…
 
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    Survive55.com: the Baby Boomer Guidebook - BLOG

  • DENTIST TIPS TO KEEP SMILING AFTER 50

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    Baby Boomers, Here's something you probably don't think much about now that you are in your 50's but you really, really should…….the care of your teeth, If you’re over 50, and like me, you probably have new aches and pains every day. That’s just life. I think you already know, if you have been following my blog, that quality of life is the key to staying on top of your game once you’re over the hill… and a few miles down the path. Oral health plays a big role in overall health, and overall health contributes to good quality of life. So, taking care…
  • Apache Open Office - Free Office Software

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    Apache Open Office Baby Boomers,Have you purchased a PC or laptop in the past couple of years?To me, one of the biggest "pains in the butt" is dealing with the temporary office programs installed on them.Depending on what model you buy, it normally comes pre-loaded with the "Microsoft Office" software on a trial basis.This means you get 30 or 60 or even 90 days of use and then it either goes into a hibernation mode or you pay for the program.Right when you get comfortable using the program, you go to open a Word document you need and it won't.The icons have all changed and the program has…
  • CELEBRITY NUDE PHOTOS LEAKED

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Kim Kardashian Nude Baby Boomers,Have you ever done it?Have you ever taken nude photos with your partner during a "playful" tryst.Back when I was younger, you had to break out the trusty old Polaroid or Kodak to get the job done..The photos were physical......"Hard Copies" if you will.I mean everybody does it right?Back in the days you hid your sexy, nude photos in a shoe box on the top shelf of your bedroom closet?Everyone had them, right?I know I'm not the only one because as a young, hormonal youth, I used to run across my Dad's "stash" as I hunted through his…
  • DOES TIME FLY WHEN YOU ARE HAVING FUN

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Baby Boomers,Can anyone explain why time can appear to move faster or slower depending on the situation?Time has always existed.It is man that created parameters to categorize when certain lifestyle changes are to take place.It is man that built complex structures to organize our lives to live in harmony with nature:  The seasons to coordinate with planting and harvesting foodMonths to coordinate with the phases of the moonWeeks to define the "market day" when we needed to go to town for supplies and the "Sabbath" a day of rest and worshipDays to honor the 7 major GodsHours to…
  • Choosing a Beneficiary for Your IRA or 401(k)

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Baby Boomers,Probably the most important asset you have is your retirement fund.In some cases, it is larger than the equity in your home.Do you spend as much time working on your IRA's and 401(k)'s as you do working around your house?Have you made any improvements lately or made any preparations for the future?I recommend you put a "Retirement Fund Review" at the top of your "Honey-Do" list for next weekend.This is a great time to get prepared for the end of the fiscal year.And it's a great time to get a jump start on getting the most from next year's tax laws and benefits. William Noonan…
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    Senior Travel, Womens Forum, Grandchildren, Retirement | Sixty and Me

  • Reignite the Spark: Try Yoga for Better Sex After 60

    Juls Bower
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    What if someone told you your sex life could be better after 60 than it was in your 20s? Many people assume age-related changes in the body mean a decrease in sexual activity or at least sexual ability. However, many older yogis discover that yoga can help them re-invigorate their sex lives in a variety of ways. Here are a few reasons to try yoga for better sex after 60.Read More
  • Medical Tourism: What Seniors Need to Know

    Nancy Parode
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    With medical costs on the rise in many countries, seniors are looking for alternatives to save money without sacrificing their health. One option that has become increasingly popular is medical tourism. In this article, we will explore some of the factors to consider when you are deciding whether to travel abroad for a procedure. Of course, everyone’s situation is different, so, you should check with your doctor before making any final decisions.Read More
  • Having Trouble Sleeping? Try these 6 Unexpected Tips

    Margaret Manning
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Getting enough sleep is one of the most important components of overall health and well-being, especially for older women. Unfortunately, as we age, our sleep patterns often become more irregular. We might find ourselves getting tired earlier, waking up earlier, or sleeping less deeply than before. This is not just a matter of inconvenience. As I learned from my conversation with author and molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, sleep is one of the most important things for the aging brain. But, what can we do about it?Read More
  • The One Mistake Women Over 60 Make with Belts

    Margaret Manning
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    When I met with fashion expert, Melanie Payge, to film our fashion for women over 60 video series, I was amazed by the number of simple, yet powerful, tips that she was able to provide. From not wearing a white bra with a white top to the importance of tailoring, Melanie was an amazing source of practical information and advice. Throughout the course of filming our interviews, I found myself constantly ready to disagree with Melanie on a particular point, only to change my mind once I saw her examples up close and personal. This was definitely the case when it came to Melanie’s advice about…
  • Downsizing in Retirement – Can You Live with 200 Items?

    Margaret Manning
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Retirement is a good time to assess what is important in our lives. By focusing on our priorities and downsizing in retirement, we can make space for the things that really matter. In a literal sense, “downsizing” can mean moving to a smaller house or learning to “traveling light.” For me, it is so much more than this. After a lifetime of accumulating “stuff,” downsizing allows us to create mental space. It helps us to simplify our life on a fundamental level. It all starts with shifting our focus away from “things” and towards experiences and people. Now that I have gone…
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    Cariloop | Search For Assisted Living, Home Health Care, and Hospice

  • A Personal Story: Beckie Weaver on Unexpected Transitions

    Dane Roper
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Some of the most significant transitions in life often do not come when we expect them to. They seem so distant from our current situation that we fail to be prepared if a transition like finding care for a family member quickly falls upon us. Cariloop spent time walking the streets of Dallas asking passersby what they knew about assisted living and what their preference was when it came to caring for aging loved ones. The overwhelming majority of respondents knew very little about assisted living communities and admitted they would rather take care of their aging loved ones themselves.
  • 4 Tips to Keep You Feeling Young

    Bethany Nicholson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Paul Stout, a man who lives in a small southern Missouri town, mows his own lawn as well as his elderly neighbor’s lawn every two weeks. He always takes the stairs when given the opportunity, every morning he walks around his block fifteen times and at family dinners he is the first to make a joke. Golfing is his passion and when he isn’t participating in a golf league, he invites his friends and family to play — and Paul records the best score the majority of the time. Although retired, Paul spends most of his weekends volunteering in the community, bringing baked goods to his class at…
  • Activities to Stay Fit Throughout Changing Seasons in Life

    Dane Roper
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Changing seasons significantly influence the activities we participate in. When the heat of summer bears down upon us, we like to hop in the pool and swim. In the fall and spring we may enjoy running in the crisp air—whether it’s chasing after a soccer ball or training for a marathon. Winter tends to push us indoors, forcing our reluctant bodies onto the treadmill or out on the basketball court. No matter what the activity is specifically, transitioning between seasons always seems to affect the type of activities we participate in. Cariloop understands that transitioning stages of life…
  • Cariloop Selected as Finalist for D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award

    Michael Walsh
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Cariloop Selected as Finalist for D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award CEO Michael Walsh also selected as part of the 2014 Dallas Business Journal Who’s Who in Healthcare list October 2, 2014 (Dallas, Texas) – As part of the 175+ nominations submitted for this honor, Cariloop has been selected as a finalist for the D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award in Dallas and Fort Worth. D CEO Magazine announced this week its inaugural group of 2014 program finalists. The winners will be announced on November 19th at an exclusive awards event in Dallas.  This inaugural group represents the…
  • Planning for Senior Housing Part II: Where to get started?

    Virginia Traweek
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    In my last post, I gave Cariloop readers some tips for staying at home as long as possible.  Today, we’ll review some strategies for moving into a retirement community or playing it by ear. Goal B: I want to make an Easy Transition to Senior Housing. If you’d rather be in the company of others who are your age and share your interests, then a retirement community may be a good option for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind over the next few years: -       Remove clutter. When you move into senior housing, there’s a good chance that your new apartment will be much smaller…
 
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  • A Personal Story: Beckie Weaver on Unexpected Transitions

    Dane Roper
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Some of the most significant transitions in life often do not come when we expect them to. They seem so distant from our current situation that we fail to be prepared if a transition like finding care for a family member quickly falls upon us. Cariloop spent time walking the streets of Dallas asking passersby what they knew about assisted living and what their preference was when it came to caring for aging loved ones. The overwhelming majority of respondents knew very little about assisted living communities and admitted they would rather take care of their aging loved ones themselves.
  • 4 Tips to Keep You Feeling Young

    Bethany Nicholson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Paul Stout, a man who lives in a small southern Missouri town, mows his own lawn as well as his elderly neighbor’s lawn every two weeks. He always takes the stairs when given the opportunity, every morning he walks around his block fifteen times and at family dinners he is the first to make a joke. Golfing is his passion and when he isn’t participating in a golf league, he invites his friends and family to play — and Paul records the best score the majority of the time. Although retired, Paul spends most of his weekends volunteering in the community, bringing baked goods to his class at…
  • Activities to Stay Fit Throughout Changing Seasons in Life

    Dane Roper
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Changing seasons significantly influence the activities we participate in. When the heat of summer bears down upon us, we like to hop in the pool and swim. In the fall and spring we may enjoy running in the crisp air—whether it’s chasing after a soccer ball or training for a marathon. Winter tends to push us indoors, forcing our reluctant bodies onto the treadmill or out on the basketball court. No matter what the activity is specifically, transitioning between seasons always seems to affect the type of activities we participate in. Cariloop understands that transitioning stages of life…
  • Cariloop Selected as Finalist for D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award

    Michael Walsh
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Cariloop Selected as Finalist for D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award CEO Michael Walsh also selected as part of the 2014 Dallas Business Journal Who’s Who in Healthcare list October 2, 2014 (Dallas, Texas) – As part of the 175+ nominations submitted for this honor, Cariloop has been selected as a finalist for the D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award in Dallas and Fort Worth. D CEO Magazine announced this week its inaugural group of 2014 program finalists. The winners will be announced on November 19th at an exclusive awards event in Dallas.  This inaugural group represents the…
  • Planning for Senior Housing Part II: Where to get started?

    Virginia Traweek
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    In my last post, I gave Cariloop readers some tips for staying at home as long as possible.  Today, we’ll review some strategies for moving into a retirement community or playing it by ear. Goal B: I want to make an Easy Transition to Senior Housing. If you’d rather be in the company of others who are your age and share your interests, then a retirement community may be a good option for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind over the next few years: -       Remove clutter. When you move into senior housing, there’s a good chance that your new apartment will be much smaller…
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    Financial Engines Blog

  • Down-Home Advice to Help You Harvest Savings for Your Future

    Jennifer Carole
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    On the farm, Fall is the time of year when farmer’s typically have a chance to reap the rewards of their labor by harvesting their crops and preparing the soil for next year’s planting. While many of us aren’t farmers, we can learn a lot from their practical wisdom as the daylight diminishes and we prepare for the winter ahead. “Sowing is not as difficult as reaping.” This is an old farm saying but it can just as easily apply to saving money! While saving takes discipline, it’s easier than to try to find money that doesn’t exist when you are already retired!!
  • Take Our Survey – How Do You Feel When You Hear the Word Retirement?

    Jennifer Carole
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    At Financial Engines, we are in the retirement savings business – so we talk about retirement all the time. But we notice when we start saying that word to people outside our business, we get a variety of reactions. Because of this, we’d love to get your reaction to retirement and invite you to take our quick survey. How do you react when you hear the word retirement? It’s one of those things we think about, know is eventually coming, and experience with our parents or friends, but for some reason, it’s often a concept that’s hard to apply to ourselves. And…
  • Happy Birthday, Managed Accounts! Delivering 401(k) Help to People Like You for 10 Years and Counting!

    Mike Jurs
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Today, Financial Engines celebrates 10 years of helping American workers save and invest for retirement with managed accounts. Ten years!!!? Where does the time go? It’s hard to believe that what started out as a cool idea is now an industry standard for delivering professional 401(k) management. Today, more than 800,000 people rely on us for managing their retirement accounts. And without them, we could never have reached this milestone. We also couldn’t have done it without the help of amazing employers and 401(k) plan providers, who make the delivery of our services possible. So thank…
  • Money Management Intelligence Reports Managed Accounts Appeal to Older Participants

    Jennifer Carole
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    You’ve heard us talk about the value of getting help with your 401(k) before. Our research shows that people who get help do better than those who don’t. Often, those people closest to retirement are those that need the most help. So it’s no wonder that Money Management Intelligence is reporting our findings that older participants are using managed accounts to help with their retirement savings. “The financial crisis showed people that they didn’t know how to invest; didn’t know what they were doing,” said Nancy Gerseny, corporate retirement plans strategy…
  • Ask An Advisor – Should I Continue to Hold Bonds in My Portfolio?

    Financial Engines Advisor Center
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Our customers ask and our advisors answer. Today’s answer comes from Justine Gidaro (pictured right) who has been with Financial Engines for just over a year; prior to that, she was with Charles Schwab. She joined Financial Engines because she wanted to work more closely with clients to help them achieve their retirement goals. “I keep hearing that bonds are underperforming, why are you still holding them in my account?” This is a question we receive regularly in the Financial Engines Advisor Center—especially after a media report about stocks and bonds. It is important to…
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    The UpGraded Senior

  • Hilarious Voicemail Message

    Bob
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    There’s no video for this, but based on this guy’s hilarious voicemail message, these four ladies must have been UpGraded Seniors.  Sounds like age hasn’t slowed them down a bit.  Be sure to listen to this one.  You’ll  laugh so hard it’ll brings tears to your eyes. The post Hilarious Voicemail Message appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • UpGrading In Smoky Mountains National Park

    Bob
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Hello fellow UpGraders.  Your UpGrading Senior-in-Chief just returned from a 3-day RV visit to beautiful downtown Townsend, Tennessee. In case you don’t know, Townsend is a small town just on the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  (The photo above is from one of my previous trips to the Smokies circa 2008.) Great… The post UpGrading In Smoky Mountains National Park appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • Sam “Sonny” Bryant, Jr.

    Bob
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    People have the misconception that age makes you old, but I realized it’s a state of mind that makes you old.  Age . . . gives most people – the majority of people – a reason to be lazy. So says Sam “Sonny” Bryant, Jr., my latest UpGraded Senior Superstar.  Sonny is a 70 year… The post Sam “Sonny” Bryant, Jr. appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • Falls, Seniors & Nietzsche

    Bob
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    That which does not kill us makes us stronger. — Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) I Disagree! Well, UpGraders, with due respect to the esteemed German philosopher, I’m going to have to disagree. While Nietzsche’s observation may have some validity, the oft-repeated quip is far from having universal application. In fairness to Nietzsche, it looks… The post Falls, Seniors & Nietzsche appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
  • Harriette Thompson – 91 Year Old Marathoner

    Bob
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    I continue to be amazed by these UpGraded Senior Superstars.  Enter Harriette Thompson, age 91, who ran the San Diego marathon this year for the 15th time!  Amazing. We have work to do, UpGraders. The post Harriette Thompson – 91 Year Old Marathoner appeared first on The UpGraded Senior.
 
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    Steveso Thinks

  • Worry About Ebola

    Steve Sovie
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    en.wikipedia.orgIn the past few weeks we have been inundated with news about the ebola virus, most of which has been false and politically motivated. We've all heard a little something about ebola, the deadly disease that every now and then breaks out in Africa killing most of those affected. Most Americans didn't care because it only killed Black people in Africa. For Americans it was out of sight, out of mind. But not this time. Someone from Africa, who was infected by the ebola virus, came to the US, where he was hospitalized and subsequently died. Two nurses were infected, but are doing…
  • Mind Boggling Midterm Elections

    Steve Sovie
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Photo courtesy: madmikesamerica.comIn just a few weeks the 2014 midterm elections will take place. I have on the whole been ignoring them, as I have been preoccupied with Kevin getting his Green Card. Another reason I have not paid much attention to them and written a blog post is that the campaign rhetoric has been totally disgusting from both sides. What I do know is that in the past 2 years absolutely nothing has been done by this bunch of good for nothing, extremely partisan, hate filled, racist, Koch brother bought and paid for politicians in Congress! Looking at some of the…
  • Jills Antiques, Brockport,NY

    Steve Sovie
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    When Kevin and I first moved to the Rochester area we had to start furnishing our home from scratch.  Needless to say buying furniture for a large house was very expensive.  We bought the basics, such as a bed, sofa, kitchen tables and chairs for the living room. As money began to run low we saw the need to economize. Both of us like vintage or antique furniture so we decided to look around the area for antique shops and garage and estate sales. One day we happened upon a quaint little store on Main Street in Brockport.  We had lunch nearby so we decided to drop in and see what…
  • A Couple of My Pet Peeves

    Steve Sovie
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Instead of posting something about my experiences moving back home or about politics,  I have decided to post something about a few of things that really irritate me. I have been thinking about writing something about a couple of annoyances I have had for quite some time, but some of them really got to me these past few days.Whenever I go shopping for new clothes I can't wait to get home and try them on to see how they look. This excitement quickly fades into frustration. Why does every little piece of clothing have to have those plastic tags attached to the clothing? Often times they…
  • I've Been Ripped Off by the Big Drug Companies

    Steve Sovie
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    en.wikipedia.orgA short time after moving back to New York State I visited a doctor to get a couple of prescriptions I needed. This was in April and I was not as yet receiving benefits from Medicare Part B. Since I was living in a foreign country, Medicare pays no benefits even though I had been paying into it my entire working life. I take medicine for high blood pressure and I use an inhaler for shortness of breath. In Malaysia I would simply go to the pharmacy and ask for the drugs, as these were not controlled prescription drugs. The BP medication was about $6 and the inhaler was $3. I…
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    Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care

  • How Aging in Place is Like Being a Girl Scout

    Mark Hager
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    How Aging in Place is Like Being a Girl Scout / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. The Girl Scouts have influenced millions of girls for generations. Learn how aging in place is like being a Girl Scout. Bet you can't guess the correlation. The post How Aging in Place is Like Being a Girl Scout appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care. ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014, Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from…
  • Fire Prevention Week 2014 October 5 – 11

    Mark Hager
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Fire Prevention Week 2014 October 5 – 11 / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. Join us during Fire Prevention Week 2014 (October 5-11) in reminding older people & caregivers that fires can be prevented & save lives. The post Fire Prevention Week 2014 October 5 – 11 appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care. ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014, Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this…
  • How State Long-Term Care Services and Supports Measure Up

    Carol Marak
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    How State Long-Term Care Services and Supports Measure Up / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. A look at the Long-Term Care Services and Supports Scorecard 2014. Learn about growing need for LTSS & where your state ranks in the scorecard. The post How State Long-Term Care Services and Supports Measure Up appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care. ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014, Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written…
  • 8 Small Bathrooms That Shine

    Mark Hager
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    8 Small Bathrooms That Shine / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014.   Small bathrooms can seem tough; especially when you’re planning a bathroom remodeling project. Not everyone interested in home remodeling has a spacious bathroom area, but there is a ton of potential in small bathrooms. If one of your bathrooms is small, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a few amazing small bathrooms that are sure to […] The post 8 Small Bathrooms That Shine appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology,…
  • National Centenarians Day 2014

    Mark Hager
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    National Centenarians Day 2014 / ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014. Centenarians Day 2014 - National holiday observed every September 22nd, is set aside to recognize & honor Americans that have lived 100 years or longer. The post National Centenarians Day 2014 appeared first on Aging in Place Seniors, Elderly Home Remodeling, Technology, Planning & Home Care. ©Copyright Age In Place Networks and AgeInPlace.com, 2007 - 2014, Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this website's owner is strictly…
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