Category Archives: Senior Care

National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and today we’d like to raise awareness about family caregiving. Check out these astounding family caregiving statistics from caregiver.org: About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older … Continue reading

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Male Caregivers: An Overlooked Population

What do you think of when hear the word “caregiver”? You probably imagine a woman, often in middle age or later, working herself to the bone caring for an elderly spouse, parent, or other loved one. You probably don’t think … Continue reading

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Celebrate Senior Citizens Tomorrow—And Every Day

Senior citizens, it’s time to celebrate! It’s 30 years since the first National Senior Citizens day was declared by President Ronald Reagan. Tomorrow, August 21, is the 30th annual observance of Senior Citizens day. Senior citizens today are more active, … Continue reading

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Why You Should Join a Caregiver Support Group

Over 34 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult aged 50 or over in the last year. (Source) Nearly three-quarters of them are women, and they tend to spend at least 50% of their time caring for their … 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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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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Part Two: Original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage

Welcome back to our two-part series about the costs and benefits of Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. In our last post, we talked about how Original Medicare can leave you on the hook for thousands of dollars a year. One … Continue reading

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Original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage: A Two-Part Series

Which saves you more money, Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage? The correct answer is, “it depends.” Both forms of medical coverage have unique costs and benefits.  You’ll make your choice based on different factors in your own situation, so there’s … Continue reading

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Prevent Caregiver Burnout

If you spend any amount of time caring for your elderly parents, you are at risk of burning out. What does burnout mean? How does it look and where does it come from? The dictionary defines burnout as “physical or … Continue reading

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Opioid Crisis Hits New Jersey Seniors

America is waking up to the opioid epidemic sweeping across the nation. In the last 20 years, the abuse of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs has skyrocketed. The numbers from the CDC are shocking: On average, 115 Americans die every … Continue reading

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