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Critical Blood Shortage in New Jersey

One out of every three people will need donated blood at some point in their lives. If you or your loved one are a senior, you’re even more likely to have encountered the need for a blood transfusion this year. … Continue reading

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When Your Loved One is Discharged From the Hospital

What happens when your loved one is ready to leave the hospital? Until now you’ve been juggling your career and home responsibilities, visits to your loved one, and meetings with doctors. You haven’t really given any thought to what comes … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Members Have Fewer ER Visits Than Original Medicare

We’ve talked about Medicare Advantage plans recently, and how they compare with Original Medicare. In those articles, we’ve talked about the benefits of each, and how to decide which one is right for you. Here’s a compelling reason for choosing … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is associated most with heart attacks. High levels of cholesterol are a major risk factor for heart attack. But do you know what causes those high levels of cholesterol? In this article, we’ll discuss what cholesterol is, why it’s … Continue reading

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What To Do When Social Security Says You’ve Passed On

It’s rare, but it happens to real people. And it happens more often than you might think. Whether it’s due to a clerical error or a misreporting, the Social Security Administration sometimes declares people dead—when they are very much alive. … Continue reading

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July 4th Safety Tips for Seniors

Happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate our beautiful country with our family, friends, and loved ones. Maybe you’re going out for a picnic with the family, or an evening barbecue. If you’re planning to take your elderly parent, grandparent, or … Continue reading

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Terminal Illness: How to Talk About It

He’s the 90-year-old patriarch of a large family spread across the world. He’s sharp and witty, blood-transfusion dependent, and dying. She’s been battling cancer for 3 years, her loved ones supporting her all the while. Her doctor just told here … Continue reading

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Introduction to Wound Care

Nicked your finger on the edge of a paper or got a nasty bruise after bumping into a doorknob? Your body has the incredible ability to heal itself. Clotting cells in your blood, called platelets, mobilize at the scene of … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Plans Closer to Covering Long-Term Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in May that Medicare Advantage plans can expand their coverage of supplemental benefits. Starting in 2019, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to offer coverage of services like respite care, non-hospice palliative … Continue reading

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What is Respite Care?

Are you caring for a parent or loved one full-time? Are you exhausted, burnt-out, and ready to quit? If so, let’s talk about respite care: a little-known alternative to giving up entirely. Caregiving at Home: The Ultimate Sacrifice When you … Continue reading

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