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Financial Tips For Caregivers Ten million employed caregivers in the US lose an estimated $3 trillion in wages, pensions and social security benefits over a lifetime if they leave the workforce prematurely—that’s about $304,000 per person—not counting additional out-of-pocket expenses related to caregiving, like travel costs, contributing to the parents’…

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Care Transitions: When One Spouse Moves and the Other Stays Behind In sickness and in health, for better or for worse: these aspects of the marriage vows are often heavily tested in the senior years. Countless seniors are currently caring for a spouse following an illness or injury: a dementia…

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 Checklist: Emergency Planning for Frail Elders In addition to the standard supplies of food, water and first aid kits, if you have an elderly or disabled relative living with you or nearby, there some additional precautions to consider when preparing for natural disasters and emergency situations. Wheelchairs: If your parent…

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Seniors in Transition Many seniors are in a transition situation. They are still able to do much for themselves, but they need a little extra help to remain at home and independent. And for those seniors, particularly individuals who have been independent all of their lives, accepting help can be…

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Medicaid to Cease Payment for Some Medical Mistakes To manage the skyrocketing cost of healthcare, Medicaid, like its partner program, Medicare, plans to cease reimbursing hospitals for ‘never events’ and the complications that arise from them. A ‘never event,’ as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),…

The TSA Tries to Become More Senior-Friendly

This week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin implementing new screening guidelines for the elderly. Starting March 19, air travelers who are at least 75 years old won’t have to take off their shoes or light jackets as they go through security in certain airports. Additionally, seniors who set…

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Seniors more likely to be scammed by loved ones: Seniors are more likely to be robbed by someone they know than by a stranger, according to a recent report by the Investor Protection Trust (IPT), a non-profit organization dedicated to investor education. An IPT survey of over 700 elder financial experts,…

Alzheimer’s Drug Flashes Potential, Not Enough for Current Sufferers

After months of disappointing trials for budding Alzheimer’s therapies, it appears as though researchers may have finally found the key to slowing mental decline for people in the mild stages of the disease, according to study results presented at the American Neurological Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting. Though it failed to…

How Identity Theft Can Harm A Senior’s Health

Identity theft can do more than drain a senior’s bank account—it may also impede their ability to access important medical care, says a new government report. Well over a quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries have had their identities stolen over the past two years, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

The Common Myth Believed by People With Advanced Cancer

People receiving treatment for serious cancers may harbor false hopes for a full recovery, according to a recent study. 81 percent of people with advanced colorectal cancer, and 69 percent of people with advanced lung cancer believe chemotherapy treatment can cure them, say researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After…