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“Long term care is the largest risk facing seniors today”

I mentioned this quote from Money Magazine because of the article I read this week in USA Today. They reported that most Americans were unaware of how much healthcare will cost when they retire and what exactly Medicare covers. The pre-retirees who expect healthcare to be their biggest retirement expense estimated that their average annual […]

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Long-Term Care Costs Are Out-Of-Site!

The last time I visited my daughter and her family I stood in her guest bedroom with my measuring tape. She asked me what I was up to and I told her that I was measuring the room to see if my 50″ tv will fit along with my hospital bed. We both had a good […]

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Seniors-Get Your Flu Shots NOW! It’s Free!

According to the Center for Disease Control, seasonal (common) flu disproportionally affects the very young and the elderly. It needlessly infects about 200,000 seniors resulting in 36,000 deaths a year! A University of Michigan study found that boosting elderly flu vaccinations could save as many as 6,500 lives over ten years. In fact, research from […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke-The Class Act

It is well known that most seniors would like to age in place rather than be warehoused in a nursing home. Currently, 65 million Americans are helping family members and friends so they can remain at home. On average these volunteers spend 20 hours a week providing such assistance while most try to hold down […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke But Seniors May-The Class Act

Long-term care comprises a variety of services that include medical and non-medical care for people with chronic disease or disability. These services include support services such as assistance with activities of daily living at home or in assisted living or nursing homes. Many seniors mistakenly believe that Medicare pays for long-term care. Well, it doesn’t and it can be very […]

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