aging issues

Understanding Scams that Seniors Face

March 11, 2014

Recently, I attended a webinar sponsored by Home Instead, focused on the many different scams and abuse that Seniors are often subject to.

I’d like to summarize some of the poignant points made in that webinar.

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Understanding Advance Health Care Directives

July 16, 2013

We all need to plan for the future. Thoughtfully creating a set of advance health care directives can be one of the most important and rewarding things we can do for ourselves, at any adult age.

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A Medicare Part D Cost Saving Success Story

May 30, 2013

Medicare…the word alone can instantly evoke confusion, a feeling of being lost in a tangle of incomprehensible regulations and misguided hearsay.

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Do We Have a Retirement Crisis?

May 7, 2013

I recently read about a report in the Wall Street Journal that made me stop and think about how these numbers could “scare” us enough to make positive changes for our personal financial picture. Just the last few weeks I have met with many clients who had decent incomes but NOTHING saved for retirement. Do not let these numbers scare you but instead motivate you to do more or take an action step forward.

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Travel with Seniors

April 16, 2013

Having just returned from a 10 day trip to the Caribbean, I’ve been giving some thought to how to travel safely with Seniors so they can continue to enjoy the many benefits of getting out in the world.

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The Benefits of Aging

April 2, 2013

We hear a lot about what to expect when we age and most of what we hear is not very positive. We gain weight and lose muscle, have less energy, have more pain, etc……

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Pro-Aging in an Anti-Aging World

March 26, 2013

I am very curious as to how you see the “anti-aging” movement. I see it as a detriment to our society and to women in particular.

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7 Tips to Avoiding Financial Elder Abuse

February 19, 2013

Financial elder abuse is becoming an increasing problem in our society. The frightening part is the sophistication of these scammers:

By preying on the emotions of our seniors, they are able to convince them to wire money to unknown accounts.

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Adult Children Caring for Parents and Avoiding Medical Errors

February 12, 2013

Recently, published the following article in their newsletter:

Children caring for parents often assist in keeping track of their parent’s health records. This can be a daunting task as many seniors see multiple physicians who may prescribe several medications for a variety of conditions. Keeping good medication and medical records can help prevent dangerous medical and medication errors.

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When the Time Comes

January 29, 2013

Last night I read a wonderful publication published by HospiceCare in the Berkshires, Inc. called “When the Time Comes” a Caregiver’s Guide. This sweet little booklet was written to help those of us who are not in the medical field, learn what to expect when a loved one is dying as well as things we can do to care for someone in the final weeks and days of life.

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