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Savvy Senior ArticlesSavvy Senior is written by Jim Miller, a regular contributor to the NBC Today Show and author of "The Savvy Senior" book. The Savvy Senior also offers a nationally syndicated question-and-answer column devoted to meeting the needs of today's senior citizens and the families who support them. Each week Savvy Senior provides practical information and resources on a wide variety of topics relevant to senior living in the 21st century.  The articles are offered as a helpful and informative service and may not always reflect Interim HealthCare's official position on some topics.
 

Jim invites you to send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070 or visit his web site at www.savvysenior.org.

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How Reverse Mortgages Work in 2014

Posted: 4/17/2014 10:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? I was considering one last year, but now I hear they are more difficult to get.
Ready to Reverse

Personal Sound Amplification Products Can Help Seniors Hear Better

Posted: 4/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What types of amplification products can you recommend to help people with hearing impairment? My 62-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn’t think he needs a hearing aid, so I’m looking for some alternative devices that can help.
Shouting Spouse

Savvy Senior - How to Get Help with Medicare Decisions

Posted: 4/3/2014 9:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I get help with my Medicare decisions? I’m approaching 65, and could use some help sorting through the different Medicare plan options that are available to me. Almost Eligible

How to Fight Age Discrimination

Posted: 3/27/2014 9:02 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What constitutes age discrimination in the workplace, and where can I turn to for help if I think I’ve got a case?
Demoted at 64

Health Strategies for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: 3/20/2014 10:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Are there any proven strategies to preventing dementia? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s which has me wondering if there is anything I can do to protect myself.
Concerned at 53

How Reverse Mortgages Work in 2014

Posted: 3/17/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? I was considering one last year, but now I hear they are more difficult to get.
Ready to Reverse

Automobile Aids That Can Help Elderly Drivers

Posted: 3/13/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older drivers with their vehicles? My 84-year-old mother is still a pretty good driver, but she has arthritis, which limits her range of motion and hinders her driving. Searching Son

How Seniors Can Guard Against Robocall Scams

Posted: 3/6/2014 10:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Is there anything that can be done to stop the annoying robocalls my husband and I keep getting? It seems like we get two or three a day offering lower credit card interest rates, medical alert devices, home alarm systems and more. What can you recommend?
Frustrated Seniors

How to Pick a Financial Advisor

Posted: 1/30/2014 11:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you give me some tips on how to choose a good financial planner or advisor? My wife and I are five or six years away from retiring and could use some professional help to get us on track.
--Seeking Advice

How to Choose a Continuing-Care Retirement Community

Posted: 1/23/2014 11:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear One, If you want your next move to be your final one, a full-service retirement community – better known as a continuing-care retirement community (or CCRC) – is a good option to consider, but they aren’t cheap, so you need to be prudent when choosing.

Tips and Tools to Help Seniors Regain their Flexibility

Posted: 1/23/2014 11:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Stiff, Of all possible exercises, stretching tends to be the most overlooked and neglected among seniors, yet nothing is more vital to keeping an aging body limber and injury free. Here’s what you should know along with some tip and resources to help you regain some flexibility.

What You Should Know About Your Parents Affairs

Posted: 1/9/2014 11:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
My pastor recently suggested that I get informed on my elderly parents’ financial situation and end-of-life plans so I can be better prepared when something happens to them. What’s the best way to handle this and what all do I need to find out?
--Apprehensive Daughter
 

Age-Friendly Telephones Help Seniors Stay In Touch

Posted: 1/2/2014 11:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you recommend some good age-friendly home telephones for elderly seniors? My 82-year-old mother has a difficult time hearing over the phone, and her vision and memory isn’t so great either.  
--Shopping Son

How Medicare Covers Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: 12/31/2013 11:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What all does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer's disease? My wife was recently diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's and I would like to find out what's covered and what's not. --Researching Spouse

Simple Changes for Making a Home Senior-Friendly

Posted: 12/24/2013 10:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What tips or products can you recommend to help make a home safer and more convenient for aging in place? My husband and I are in our 70’s and don’t have the money for any big renovations, but we want to do what we can to stay in our house as long as possible.
--Homebodies

How to Guard Against Wintertime Heart Attacks

Posted: 12/20/2013 4:15 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
When I had a mild heart attack about six months ago my doctor told me I needed to be extra careful during the winter when recurring heart attacks are more common. Is this true? How can the seasons affect your heart?
--Leery Senior

How to Get Cheap or Free Internet Access at Home

Posted: 12/10/2013 11:31 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you help me find a cheap Internet service for my house? I’m retired and live on a fixed income, and the Internet service I use now is too expensive.
--Financially Squeezed

RV Travel Tips for Beginners

Posted: 10/31/2013 4:20 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you write a column on RV travel for beginners? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and have always thought it would be fun to spend some of our time traveling around the country in an RV. What can you tell us?
--Ready to Retire

How to Find Affordable Cremation Services

Posted: 10/24/2013 3:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you offer any tips for finding low-cost cremation services? I don’t want to stick my kids with a big funeral bill after I die.
--Still Alive

Help For Seniors Who Are Drowning In Clutter

Posted: 10/17/2013 4:03 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
My 67-year-old mother’s house has become a cluttered mess. Since my father died a few years ago, her house is so disorganized and messy with stuff that it’s becoming a hazard. I think she has a hoarding problem. What can I do?
--Worried Daughter

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