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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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Beware Of Scammers Pretending To Be From Social Security

Last week I received six recorded calls purportedly from the Social Security Administration (SSA) informing me that my Social Security number was being deactivated.

Free Resources for Veterans

11 June 2010

mes, veterans face all sorts of problems: needing to afford home health care or an assisted living apartment, to appealing disability claims and recharacterizing discharges.

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What to do about age-related eye problems

10 June 2010

Most Individuals over the age of 40 experience difficulty seeing up close without the aid of bifocals, trifocals or reading glasses.

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Why should you pay more for cremation?

10 June 2010

There are two reasons why you are willing to pay more for something.

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Hospice care offers a true gift of love

10 June 2010

There is no greater love a person can share than giving the gift of care during a time of great need.

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Make an educated choice: Home agency or private caregiver

10 June 2010

By Jeannette Sheehan Are you at home and not able to do it all anymore? There are options for you to get assistance and remain at home. We all know most prefer to live at home. These familiar surroundings provide comfort, security and stability. Not only do people recover more quickly at home, there is […]

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Rebate checks coming for people in Medicare Rx doughnut hole

10 June 2010

Massachusetts Medicare recipients, who have fallen into the prescription drug coverage gap, have began automatically receiving $250 rebate checks to help with drug costs and other expenses, part of the new health care reform law.

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