Eric M. Crozier, Copywright 2011 Geriatric Care Manager The changing season is a great time to remind our seniors of the risks of falls. We know that falls can happen at any time, and anywhere, so let’s look at a few steps we can take to minimize those risks. 1) Be aware of the changing…Details
The hospital industry has mounted a fierce lobbying campaign to persuade Congress to raise the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 by 2014. The hospitals are making the push in order to avoid billions of dollars of cuts in their future Medicare payments. The deficit reduction plan agreed to by Congress calls for a…Details
A new mortgage product is making “reverse” mortgages more affordable. Reverse mortgages typically have high fees, but the new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Saver allows borrowers to get a reverse mortgage with lower upfront costs as long as they are willing to borrow a smaller amount. A reverse mortgage allows homeowners who are at…Details
Let’s say you are wading into the deep water. You think your parent or another older relative needs more care, perhaps at home, perhaps in an assisted living facility or other residence. You don’t know where to turn, which places or agencies to consider. Online, you find a referral service that can provide assistance —…Details
Since working longer is the key to a secure retirement for the vast majority of older Americans, it is useful to take a look at labor force trends for those under and over age 65 for the last century. This report from Boston College sheds light on a common question individuals and couples face when…Details
We’re proud of our grandchildren as they grow in knowledge, such as when they first learn their ABC’s. Unfortunately, when we qualify for Medicare, we discover that we have to learn our ABCs all over again, and it’s a lot tougher this time around. See if you’ve got the framework straight for Medicare here…Details
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