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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Is a Medicaid Divorce an Option for You?

The Medicaid program is designed to help pay for that staggering cost. However, before a couple can be eligible, the rules require that the assets of both spouses are counted to pay for the care of one, even if only one spouse needs the care.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Understanding the Threats of COVID-19 on Seniors

We are living in confusing and scary times. The senior population has been identified as the most at-risk demographic for COVID-19.
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Monday, March 16, 2020

New 2020 Senior Living Trends

Health Dimensions Group has released its list for 2020 entitled "Top Trends in Aging Services: Preparing for Historic Changes."
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University recently announced that pharmacological "chaperone therapy" can prevent Alzheimer’s disease in mice.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Fresh New Insights on Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes a progression of symptoms including body tremors, limb rigidity, Bradykinesia (slow movement), as well as balance and gait problems.


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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

All There is to Know About the Windfall Elimination Provision

If you receive a pension from your employment that did not pay social security payroll taxes, your SSA benefit might be reduced by the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Which Wearable Medical Alert System is Right for You?

A medical alert system is a device that can connect the user with help when activated, either at the press of a button or if a fall is detected.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Watch Out for These Scams Related to the Year 2020

Welcome to the new decade, replete with new challenges to protect yourself against ever-inventive scam artists. 


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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Addressing Resident Abuse in Senior Living Facilities

If you have an elderly family member or friend living in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, it is imperative to stay attuned to the signs of abuse to your loved one.


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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Seniors Have New Tool for Paying Bills

If you are a senior or have a loved one who is struggling with the process of paying their household bills, Silver Bills can eliminate the task and alleviate the worry about proper handling of monthly bills.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Congress Updates Spousal Impoverishment Protections

Federal spousal impoverishment protections were set to lapse in March 2019. Two bills were proposed to deal with that issue. H.R. 1343 is still sitting in the House, but H.R. 3253 was enacted on August 6, 2019.



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