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Think You Have Long-Term Care Expenses Covered?


Being able to afford the care we need as we get older can take a tremendous toll, both emotionally and financially. The fact is, nearly 70 percent of people over age 65 will need help taking care of themselves at some point in their lives.  Health or disability insurance, or even Medicare, typically do not cover...
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Surviving the Waves of Dementia Care Grief


If you are caring for someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you’ve certainly been sailing on a tumultuous sea of emotions. We may try to brace ourselves for the sadness of losing our loved one to Alzheimer’s disease by educating and preparing ourselves for the extreme loss and emotional pain...
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Medicare Part B Coverage for Outpatient Therapy


Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps pay for medically necessary outpatient physical and occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services. There are limits on these services when you get them from most outpatient providers.  The therapy cap limits for 2015 are $1,940 for physical therapy (PT) and speech-language pathology (SLP) services combined; and $1,940 for occupational...
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Free Water Protocols Study to Determine if Improves Quality of Swallowing


Something as seemingly trivial as patients having access to water whenever they are thirsty may not appear overly noteworthy. But within the world of speech language pathology, this unique topic has been catching fire and igniting a wave of conversations among speech language pathologists nationwide as to whether these so-called free water protocols are safe...
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Eating Well and Staying Social Helps Maintain a Healthy Life


Eating is one of life’s great pleasures. Food has the power to touch all of the senses and bring back memories of great times with friends and family. But, as we age it’s not uncommon for many of us to lose interest in eating and cooking. We may find food no longer tastes good; sometimes...
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