Medicare beneficiaries who have both limited income and assets could receive extra assistance through the Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), also known as Extra Help, and Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs). Each May, the Social Security Administration (SSA) mails letters to individuals who might qualify for these Medicare Entitlement programs but are not currently receiving them. […]
Finally discarding the pile of catalogs piling up in your entryway is a great beginning on the road to decluttering; however, getting rid of old photographs, sentimental clothing, or souvenirs from days gone by is an entirely different matter and will require a more concerted effort.
Especially for those over 60 years old, identity theft is a very real menace. More than $36 billion is taken from older Americans every year via financial abuse and fraud. Financial fraud perpetrated against the elderly is a growing threat. According to the Department of Justice, the number of elderly identity theft victims rose by […]
Avoid hazards in the cold with these winter safety tips for seniors. excerpt: 1. Avoid Slipping on Ice Icy, snowy roads and sidewalks make it easy to slip and fall. “Unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence for senior citizens, especially during the winter months,” says Dr. Stanley Wang, a physician at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, […]
Chronic pain affects your physical and emotional well-being in addition to undermining your effectiveness at even the simplest daily tasks, so sufferers are often desperate for a way to relieve their pain. But essential oils, the increasingly popular crunchy solution for all of life’s ills (or so some seem to say)? Could these really be […]