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Understanding the Responsibilities of an Executor

Posted: 8/27/2015 10:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, An old family friend recently asked me to be the executor of his will when he dies. I feel flattered that he asked, but I’m not sure what exactly the job entails. What can you tell me? Concerned Friend

7 Signs the Senior in Your Life Might Have Poor Safety Concerns at Home

Posted: 8/25/2015 2:52 PM by Interim HealthCare

There may be a senior in your life who is living at home alone and for whom you have concern about their safety. When it comes to senior home safety, not everyone takes this issue seriously, especially elderly individuals.

How to Reduce Your Medication Costs

Posted: 8/20/2015 10:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any tips to help me save on my medication costs? I currently take five different prescription medications that are very expensive even with insurance. Searching Susan

Building a Relationship of Trust with Your Parents' Doctors

Posted: 8/18/2015 8:12 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver for your aging parents, a main element of your senior care plan is going to be helping to oversee their medical needs. This means not only providing transportation to and from their appointments with various doctors, but also being an active and supportive part of making sure that they understand their medical needs, treatments, and lifestyle guidelines. In order to do thi...

Mobile Safety Products that Can Help Seniors on the Go

Posted: 8/13/2015 9:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any medical alert SOS buttons for seniors that work away from the home? I would like to get one for my 80-year-old mother, but would like to find one that’s not limited to the house. Shopping Son

As the Weather Changes: Thinking ahead to Improve Senior Safety

Posted: 8/10/2015 10:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

It’s the heart of summer and many parts of the country are dealing with an incredibly intense heat wave. From the West Coast all along the south and right along the Blue Ridge Mountains, all the way to New England, the intense heat and high humidity has made things incredibly uncomfortable and even dangerous. Even thinking about the autumn months ahead may be something laughable at this time, b...

Medicare Options for Retirees who Travel

Posted: 8/6/2015 9:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the best Medicare coverage options for retirees who travel a lot? Almost 65

Financial Aid for Older Adults Going Back to School

Posted: 7/30/2015 2:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any financial aid resources you can recommend to baby boomers who are interested in going back to school? I’ve been thinking about taking some classes at a nearby college, and wanted to check into financial aid opportunities first. Looking For Aid

How to Protect Your Eyes from Macular Degeneration

Posted: 7/23/2015 2:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Is macular degeneration hereditary? My mother lost her vision from it before she died a few years ago, and now at age 65, I’m worried I may get it. What can you tell me? Nearsighted Susan

A Stroke May be Minor, but Senior Care is Still Essential

Posted: 7/21/2015 1:37 PM by Interim HealthCare

When your aging mother was hospitalized following the stroke, you probably had a number of questions running through your mind. During those first several hours after you receive the phone call, it can be incredibly stressful worrying about what may have happened, how severe the stroke might have been, and what may become of your mother now. By the time the doctors came out to talk to you and t...

Improved Elder Care in 5 Easy Steps

Posted: 7/20/2015 1:30 PM by Interim HealthCare

​There are many ways to improve care for an elderly individual. For family members, friends, or other loved ones who were concerned about a senior in their life, there are steps they can take to improve the quality of care and safety for them.

How to Choose the Best Place to Retire

Posted: 7/16/2015 1:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I will both be retiring in a year or two and are interested in moving to a smaller house in a better climate but could use some help. What resources can you recommend for locating and researching good places to retire in the U.S.? Looking To Relocate

How To Choose Senior Care Wisely

Posted: 7/13/2015 9:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

​When you’re looking into senior care, whether it’s for yourself or somebody else, it’s important to take various things in consideration so you choose the right caregiver, agency, or other providers you actually need. The best way to choose any type of senior care service is to go through a certain process. That process is outlined below.

Walking as a Means to Ease Caregiver Stress

Posted: 7/9/2015 2:09 PM by Interim HealthCare

Exercising is essential to maintaining a healthy body weight, keeping your body strong, supporting flexibility and range of motion, and warding off a variety of health concerns. It is also a powerful way of managing and easing stress in your caregiver journey. Physical activity releases endorphins and calming hormones, protects against depression and anxiety, and eases tension, helping preserve...

When and How Social Security Checks are Delivered

Posted: 7/9/2015 1:38 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I plan to apply for my Social Security benefits in September. When can I expect my first check? And, is direct deposit my only option for receiving my monthly payment? Almost Eligible

Tips for Vegetarian Seniors

Posted: 7/3/2015 10:10 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a culture we are more aware than ever of the importance of the foods we eat and the impact they make on physical and mental health, wellbeing, and longevity. One of the most important things that people have come to understand in recent years is the potential danger of eating too many animal products, particularly too much red meat. Switching over to a vegetarian or vegan diet is an increasi...

Simplified Cellphones for Seniors with Hearing Problems

Posted: 7/2/2015 1:24 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some basic simplified cellphones for seniors with hearing loss? My 82-year-old father needs to get a new cellphone for occasional calls or emergencies, but he needs something that’s easy to use and one that he can hear on. Looking Around

Should the Home Care Provider Answer Your Parents' Phone?

Posted: 7/1/2015 9:19 AM by Interim HealthCare

Hiring a home care provider is an exceptional way to ensure your elderly loved ones get the level of care and assistance they need on a regular basis when you are not available to be in the home with them. With the physical care, mobility assistance, transportation, mental stimulation, and compassionate companionship the in home health care services provider offers your parents, she is going to...

How Seniors Can Tame Pet Care Costs

Posted: 6/26/2015 9:26 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend to help senior pet owners with their veterinary bills? I have two cats and a dog that are family to me, but their vet bills have become unaffordable Fix Income Frankie

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Posted: 6/18/2015 9:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What teaching resources can you recommend to help seniors learn how to use computers, tablets and smartphone devices? At age 72, I am interested in joining the technology revolution so I can keep up with my kids and grandkids a little better, but I need help. Technology Novice

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