How to Protect Yourself from Insurance Fraud

When discussing the financial world, insurance is probably one of the safer aspects according to statistics. This doesn’t mean immunity from insurance fraud. For seniors, this is a cause of concern as many don’t use a computer regularly. The biggest issues regarding insurance fraud among consumers are stolen social security numbers, fake insurance policy placement, and scams looking to steal any personal information possible. The good news is you don’t have to be caught off guard. Be proactive and protect yourself against insurance fraud. Also, don’t be afraid to report fraud. Tips to Protect yourself From Insurance Fraud and Scams

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How to keep your mobile device away from criminals

It’s a beautiful morning and you decide to visit your favorite beverage shop to enjoy a tasty treat. With your go-juice in hand, you move to an empty table and sit down. You pull out your mobile phone to catch up on emails and read the latest news when you realize you forgot to get napkins. Leaving your coffee and phone on the table, you walk to the nearby counter, pluck two napkins from a holder, and return to your seat. As you approach your table, you move to set the napkins next to your coffee when you realize something

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Why Senior Citizens Should Own a Pet

Why Senior Citizens Should Own a Pet

Many people own pets, but no population needs one more than senior citizens. Owning a pet has many benefits that can help seniors feel better about their life and improve their health. If you’re considering a pet, read about all of the advantages of one here. The Perks Pets Provide Pets are friends. They are loyal and can gauge how you feel and what you are thinking. They know when you’re sad, happy, and will try to make you feel better. While this may sound like invented benefits from a dog lover, there’s scientific evidence behind it. The American Heart

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5 Important Things to Do for a Visually Impaired Senior

Vision loss in seniors is inevitable. But it becomes a real challenge for them to deal with vision loss because it affects their independence in even the most ordinary daily tasks. As a loved one or a caregiver of such seniors, it is important to understand the challenge these seniors face to help them in making their lives better. 5 Important Things to Do for a Visually Impaired Senior Listed here are a few crucial things to keep in mind… Create a list of important instructions and numbers Create a list which consists all the important instructions and contact numbers on

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What are the different types of Medicare supplement plans?

All Medicare supplement policies Medicare supplement insurance, also known as Medigap, is designed to cover some or all of the costs a patient is responsible for before Medicare Parts A and B will pay anything, copays required by Medicare Parts A and B and amounts over the maximum that Medicare Parts A and B will cover. The different Medigap plans are standardized between companies, meaning consumers will receive the same coverage for Plan A (or whichever plan they select) regardless of which company they buy it from. There are 11 plans, each designated by a different letter, and each one

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What is NORMAL Aging?

The longest research project on aging, sponsored by the National Institute on Health, the Baltimore Longitudinal Study, helps scientist piece together a more accurate perspective. Before the study, scientists compared surveyors in one age group to a contrasting set of individuals in another age group. Most of the differences between them are not attributed to age but the result of life experiences, genetics, or environmental factors. What the Baltimore Longitudinal Study did instead, was to compare two individuals, one who lived through two wars and the other raised in a peaceful and prosperous society. How each aged might differ but

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Social Connections Enhance Mid-life

The vast majority of women in the United States have children. However, in 2017, the fertility rate measuring the number of births was 60.2 for every 1,000 women of childbearing age. The total fertility rate - which estimates how many children women will have based on current patterns - is down to 1.8, below the replacement level in developed countries of 2.1. As women decide to have less or no children at all is not a bad thing but can have a negative effect in their older years. The Wall Street Journal recently noted that family caregivers, "long the backbone

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What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E[/embed] Link to the Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E One of the most commonly asked questions in memory care is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Though they are quite often (and mistakenly) used interchangeably, there are key differences that will help distinguish the two. Since approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia care can also vary, it’s even more crucial for medical professionals, patients, and families to understand the differences. Dr. Richard London, Medical Director of Silverado Oak Village Community explains how they differ: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term for the group of symptoms in

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What to Know About Landlords

A reader requests, "Many retirees opt to sell their homes and rent apartments.  It would be great to see something about dealing effectively with landlords as we age, particularly when it comes to important maintenance and safety issues.  Many owner landlords are reluctant to spend money or manpower on maintenance; and don't always take service requests or complaints submitted by older renters seriously and/or do not respond in a timely manner. And many seniors are reluctant to report or assert themselves for fear of reprisal or confrontational situations. Perhaps this falls somewhere under the "elder law" category?" Drive out rent

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