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VNA Care Choices—An Innovative Approach to Care


Many seniors and family members of individuals who suffer from life-limiting illnesses must choose between the support services provided through hospice care or curative treatment. Fewer than half of eligible Medicare beneficiaries use hospice care and most only for a short period of time. Under current Medicare payment rules, individuals are not able to receive...
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Four Benefits to working with the Professional Home Buyer


For many older Americans, choosing to move into a senior community is not an easy choice. There are many other decisions that need to be made like finding the right community and choosing what belongings are necessary. But one of the most stressful experience for a senior can be the sale of the family home. There...
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Communicating about Assisted Living during a Crisis


By Tim Hodge, CSA Ideally, we have conversations with our parents while they are still young and healthy. The two references can help improve your chances of having those difficult conversations. We’ve seen several examples where families were unsuccessful in having important conversations with their aging loved ones in advance of needing to make decisions. The unfortunate...
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Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment for Veterans


For centuries, the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces have made countless sacrifices for their country. While these individuals are typically tagged as heroes, not all of them are left feeling valiant when they return home. Instead, some are left with pain and scars, both physical and mental. To cope with their...
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Planning for Your Final Years


(NewsUSA) - When it comes to the final years of life, communication and planning are the keys to ensuring that your life song hits the right note. A new survey conducted by Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, found that 85 percent of surveyed seniors who have made plans for their...
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Protecting Seniors Online from Scams, Hacks and Tax Fraud


(NewsUSA) - The vast majority of seniors today are using the Internet at least once a week to check email, pay bills online and keep in touch via social media. But all that time online puts them at risk for scams and hacks, such as tax fraud. In fact, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor...
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Senior Volunteers Make A Difference in The Lives of Older Adults


(NewsUSA) - With years of experience and a willingness to make a difference in their communities, more older adults are volunteering to serve their peers in need. By doing so, they are staying active, meeting new people and learning new skills -- all factors that contribute to health and longevity. But most importantly, they are making...
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The Ultimate Guide to Airline Benefits for Military Families


Over the last eight years, my family and I have been the beneficiary of some incredibly generous military benefits given by U.S.-flagged air carriers. While these typically take the form of free baggage, there are other benefits the smart military family should try and utilize. Today, I’ll cover all the benefits given to service members from...
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Good Health is More Than What You Eat


(NewsUSA) - Behavioral health issues are more common today. According to a study by the American Psychological Association, about 25 percent of all adults in the United States have a mental illness and 50 percent will develop one in their lifetime. Mental health diseases affect not only the mind, but the body too. The U.S. Centers for...
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Championing the Right to Age Well


(NewsUSA) - In 1967, one of today's most iconic runners made her mark in history. Despite an angry official who tried to push her off the course of the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer defiantly ran on, broke barriers and became the first woman to officially complete the legendary race. Today, at the age of 70, Switzer continues to...
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