What Is ‘Original Medicare’ and Is It Right for Me?


Medicare was created in 1965, as part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society.” The program began offering government-funded hospital and outpatient medical coverage for seniors at a time when older, vulnerable people were mostly left to take care of themselves. That coverage is still offered today under the moniker “Original Medicare.” Original Medicare is also… Read more »

4 Estate Planning Tools to Ensure Aging Parents’ Long-Term Care Needs are Met

  If an aging parent falls suddenly ill, develops dementia or becomes too infirm to competently manage his or her own affairs, the parent’s adult children or significant loved ones could face a number of challenging obstacles. This begins with ensuring the elder’s best interests are at the forefront of the decision-making process. One sure… Read more »

4 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s that Can Make All the Difference


  Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time. Eventually, the ability to perform daily tasks is disrupted, and as the disease progresses the effects can be life-threatening, or even fatal. Currently, Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause… Read more »

Several Ways That Florida Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Elder Abuse


  Millions of aging Americans, from every social and economic background, endure abuse and neglect every year. It’s unfortunate, but the truth is anyone can be victimized. “Older Americans” are classified as a generation as those over sixty years of age and are often targeted by unscrupulous and dangerous actors simply because they’re perceived as… Read more »