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Tax Prep Tips for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgTax season is unavoidable for all US citizens, even seniors. However, there are some unique things to know when helping a senior prepare their taxes this year. It is important to fill out all tax forms accurately to avoid audits and any other future problems that can arise from filing mistakes. Read on for a list of helpful information for seniors or those helping them prepare their tax returns.

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3 Resolutions for Seniors Looking Forward to the New Year

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgThe change into the new year is, for most people very exciting -- new possibilities are on the horizon, with new adventures in store. Many seniors experience this sense of euphoria, and many also choose to make resolutions for the new year.

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Senior Care for Extended Family: Three Tips to Get You Started

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Research shows, as baby-boomers age and more women are in the workforce, the gap between immediate family caregivers and elderly family members is expected to grow.

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How Can I Overcome My Seasonal Depression?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

If you or your loved one seems particularly down during the holiday season, it could be more serious than just the winter blues. Many people suffer from a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, appropriately referred to as SAD. Unlike chronic depression, SAD tends to strike during the late fall and continue through winter. The depression subsides during the spring and summer. Major symptoms to look for in determining depression include a loss of interest in activities, fatigue, low energy, craving carbohydrates, weight gain, and social withdrawal. 

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6 Reasons That You Will Benefit From Seeing a Geriatrician

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

A geriatrician is a doctor that specializes in caring for senior citizens. There are more and more geriatricians coming into the field as the demand is higher than ever before. In fact, the 85-and-over population is the fastest growing segment of the current US population as seniors continue to receive better medical care and are living longer than ever before.

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4 Reasons To Consider Multi-Generational Housing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

For some years, multi-generational living was becoming less popular for various reasons. However, in 2014, about 19% of the US population was living in a household with more than one generation of adults. Why would seniors and their family members want to live under such an arrangement? Well, there are many benefits, including the following four.

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Top Cities For Seniors To Age In Place

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

'Where will I live when I retire' is a question that millions of people ask themselves every year. However, most of us would prefer not to move at all, but rather to stay in our current residence throughout the senior years, aging-in-place, as it's called. Here are a few cities that have characteristics that make them great for doing just that. The bonus is that these happen to be in states with no income tax!

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Tips For Preventing Wandering When Caring For Someone With Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

If you care for someone who has dementia, chances are you have concerns about wandering. After all, wandering is a potentially dangerous circumstance. The thought of your loved one wandering is frightening. 

Wandering can occur even in the earliest stages of dementia. They may leave home to go to the grocery store, and become disoriented. They may get lost trying to find their way home. They could walk outside, with the intent to check the mail, but wander down the street. Anyone who has dementia, and is mobile, is at risk for wandering. 

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Does Medicare Ever Pay For Skilled Rehab?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Does Medicare Ever Pay For Skilled Rehab? Yes, there are some situations in which Medicare will help cover skilled rehab stays for seniors. However, there are conditions which must be met for this to occur. Some of the requirements that the patient must meet before they can get their Medicare insurance to pay for their skilled rehab stay:

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Can You Help The Senior In Your Life With Pet Care?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Companionship, self-esteem, usefulness, those are just a few of the benefits that pet ownership offers to seniors. But those benefits might become threatened as older ones become unable to continue to provide pet care alone. If there is a senior in your life facing this situation, there might be some ways you and others can help them keep their beloved pet. Here are a few suggestions.

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