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Why Grandparents Should Work To Save Safety Net Programs How To Get The Most Out Of Online Reviews The Joys of Having My Mom Live with Us Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care Poll: Pets Help Us Cope With Health and Emotional Issues Unpartnered With No Heirs: Estate Planning Still Important Medicare’s Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite Into Budgets States Push For Caregiver Tax Credits
 
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Why Grandparents Should Work To Save Safety Net Programs

While the promotion of self-sufficiency is admirable, government entitlements warrant preservation since they provide a financial safety net.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Online Reviews

Many online purchases are based on careful consideration of star ratings and product reviews left by complete strangers.

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The Joys of Having My Mom Live with Us

I love having her here. I haven’t lived with my mom in 40 years. At first we were out of practice, but now it feels like we picked right up where we left off in 1978.

(Darren Hauck for KHN)

Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long.

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Poll: Pets Help Us Cope With Health and Emotional Issues

A curled-up cat, a tail-wagging dog, a chirping parakeet or even a serene goldfish may help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues.

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Unpartnered With No Heirs: Estate Planning Still Important

Even if you do not have a partner, children or any living relatives, an estate plan makes sense.

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Medicare’s Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite Into Budgets

Unlike commercial plans that cap members’ out-of-pocket drug spending annually, Medicare has no limit for prescription medications in Part D, its drug benefit.

Gloria Brown is the primary caregiver for her husband, Arthur, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease four years ago. (Emma Marie Chiang for Kaiser Health News)

States Push For Caregiver Tax Credits

The price of paying for help isn’t cheap: The going rate in the San Francisco Bay Area ranges from $25 to $35 an hour.

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Why We Feel More Youthful When We Feel In Control

24 April 2019

Older adults may feel younger than their age on days when they feel most in control of their lives, a small study suggests. 

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Designing Senior Living Facilities A Challenging Task

24 April 2019

“Aging in place” is a concept that allows seniors to live safely and comfortably at home as they age.

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Medicare, Social Security Face Shaky Fiscal Futures

22 April 2019

President Donald Trump has declared benefit cuts to the nation’s signature retirement programs off limits and many Democratic presidential candidates are calling for expanding Medicare benefits.

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10 Tips For Keeping The Stress Down

22 April 2019

Exercising and eating right are certainly primary components of wellness, but don’t underestimate the importance of keeping stress down.

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What Makes A Dwelling A Home? The Answer Is Changing

21 April 2019

The only real universal feature is a roof over your head; everything else that distinguishes a home from mere shelter is different for each of us.

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Scam Weakness May Be Warning Sign Of Dementia

19 April 2019

Elder fraud is a huge problem, and Monday’s study doesn’t mean that people who fall prey to a con artist have some sort of dementia brewing.

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