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Medicare Plans and Prescription Coverage: Do You Know How to Help Your Parent Choose?

    We're headed into the holidays and that means it's also the annual election period for Medicare and Medicare prescription drug coverage. The Annual Election Period (AEP) is an annual open enrollment period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage that takes place from October 15 to December 7 every year. Unless you qualify for a special election period, you cannot make changes to your plan at any other time during the year, so it's important to … [Read More...]

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Brain Health for Caregivers: Why I’m Adding a Supplement to My Daily Nutrition

I am participating in a VIN campaign for Procera. I am receiving a fee for … [Read More...]

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Dealing With Caregiving’s Speed Bumps

If you're a caregiver reading this, I'm about to state the obvious. Life … [Read More...]

6 Work-Life Balance Tips for Workers in Their Sixties (infographic)

I'll be turning 60 this year and I don't know about you but I have no plans … [Read More...]

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Taking Care Of You!

 As a caregiver, I find one of the more irritating statements to be, “Take … [Read More...]

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Quick! Stand Up!

You aren’t reading this sitting down, are you? Oh my gosh! You are! Quick! … [Read More...]

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Medicare Plans and Prescription Coverage: Do You Know How to Help Your Parent Choose?

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9 Signs That an Aging Parent or Loved One Needs Help

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us will be visiting parents … [Read More...]

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Adapting to Home After a Disabling Injury

  Facing an unexpected injury raises concerns about personal health … [Read More...]

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Maco Dissolvable Oval Labels – My New Favorite Food Storage Stickers!

I use a lot of labels for canning, homemade dressings and left-overs. One … [Read More...]

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Feeling Stuck? Draw a Line!

While I was in my 20’s and in my second job out of college, I worked for … [Read More...]

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Mind Your Own Business: The Frustrations of Helping Seniors With Money

  One of the last areas that seniors will accept help with is their finances.  This holds true in our household and has caused some frustrations more than just once. I was thinking about this … [Read More...]

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The Importance of Communicating Your End-of-Life Care Wishes

  Every time I visit my physician, I am asked if I have an advanced directive for my end-of-life care (good for them!). I am embarrassed to say that I still don't have one.  It's one of those … [Read More...]

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How to Help Prevent Medicare Fraud

Unfortunately, we live in a world where some people prey on unsuspecting innocents. By providing fraudulent information, many elderly are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people who would … [Read More...]

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Recognizing Elderly Abuse

by Christian Wilson   When I was much younger, my father and my uncles were forced to put my grandfather into a nursing home. It wasn’t something that any of them wanted to do, but, due to … [Read More...]

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Could Your Medicare Part D Costs Be Reduced? (infographic)

It's important to sign up for Medicare Part D when you enroll yourself or your loved one in Medicare.  But it's also important to compare the various Medicare Part D plans so that you can ascertain … [Read More...]

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