Five Healthy Summer Treats

Summer is a word that brings up visions of sunny days, family get-togethers, patio lunches, fresh produce, warm temperatures, and the enjoyment of having healthy snacks spaced throughout the day. While many seniors are not spending as much time outdoors in the humid weather, they still have a need to…

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Like most people, seniors like to travel. As more people become vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, more public locations are welcoming back visitors. Whether it is a short trip in the local area or a longer trip out of the area, vaccinated seniors are ready to leave the confines of…

Eight Questions to Ask to Avoid Surprise Medical Bills

Most people like getting surprised on a birthday or special occasion, but no one likes getting surprised by medical bills. Even when you think that a bill has been settled, you may find that other medical services providers were involved in your care, and each one of them may bill…

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Medicare, Medicaid, & VA Military Benefits Differences

There are three major government programs that offer healthcare benefits: Medicare, Medicaid, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA, formerly the Veterans Administration). Eligibility is different for each program and will depend on things like income level, age, veteran status, and other requirements. In general, Medicare is a federal…

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How to Pay for Nursing Home Care

You may never need to move into any type of assisted living facility, but life can be unpredictable. Even though there are government programs that might be able to help you pay for some of the costs incurred by long term care, such as Medicare, Medicaid or VA benefits if…

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Different Types of Long-Term Care

There are different types of long–term care. Long–term care refers to a broad range of medical and personal services designed to assist individuals who have lost their ability to function independently. The need for this ongoing care arises when you have a chronic disability or when physical/mental impairments prevent you from performing certain basic activities, such as…

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17 Questions to Ask About Your Prescription Drugs

Whether you were prescribed a new medication or have been taking Rx meds for some time, there are important questions you can ask your doctor to become better informed about the prescription drugs you take. Getting the facts about your medications and over-the-counter drugs can help prevent unintended consequences. For…

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Important Reasons to Plan Ahead for Long-Term Care

Long-term care is for anyone of any age who needs help taking care of themselves over an extended period of time due to disability, severe mental illness, disease, injuries, or medical events such as strokes or brain tumors. Many Americans turning age 65 will need long-term care, or long-term care services…

Menopause Symptoms & Solutions

Menopause is the stage in a woman’s life when menstrual cycles have permanently ceased for one year, marking the end of her ability to conceive. Most women reach menopause between the ages of 48-55, however menopause can also occur earlier or later in a woman’s life. Before menopause occurs, women…