Did You Know Veterans and Their Caregivers Have Access to Long-Term Care Services?

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  As aging adults advance into their elder years, they may begin to require long-term care. This does not necessarily mean medical care, but more often assistance with basic tasks of everyday life, such as bathing, dressing, or going to the bathroom. Thankfully, the Department of Veterans Affairs offers long-term care support for eligible veterans.… Read more »

Dementia-Linked Medications Are Affecting Seniors More Than Anyone Else

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New research over the past several years has revealed a consistent and disturbing link between commonly prescribed medications and dementia. Even more troubling is that aging seniors are most at risk.   Studies ranging from hundreds, to thousands, to hundreds of thousands of patient-participants have all shown a robust correlation between a certain category of… Read more »

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

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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 »