Savvy Senior Provides Important Information

Choosing a Continuing-Care Retirement Community

Posted: 10/4/2018 6:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on picking an all-inclusive residential retirement community that offers independent housing along with assisted living and nursing care? My husband and I are looking to downsize and simplify, but we want our next move to be our last. Approaching 80

Which Flu Shot Is Right for You?

Posted: 9/27/2018 6:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve been reading that there are a bunch of different flu vaccines for seniors this flu season. Which flu shot is right for me? Flu-Conscious Carol

Health Insurance Tips for Traveling Abroad

Posted: 9/20/2018 6:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, How does health insurance and Medicare cover health care outside the U.S.? My husband and I have a trip abroad planned this fall and would like to find out if we should buy extra insurance. What can you tell us? Almost Retired

Financial Aid for Family Caregivers

Posted: 9/13/2018 6:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any resources that help family caregivers monetarily? I have to miss a lot of work to take care of my elderly mother and it’s financially stressing me. Stretched Thin

How Older People Can Find Clinical Trials

Posted: 8/3/2018 5:27 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about clinical trials and how to go about finding one? Old and Ill

Retirement Planning Tips for Single Women

Posted: 8/3/2018 5:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What retirement planning tips can you recommend to single women? I’m 54 and divorced with a teenage daughter and very little saved for retirement. Financially Behind

Where Seniors Can Get Help With Home Chores and Small Jobs

Posted: 8/3/2018 5:25 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to find good, trustworthy, qualified people who can help seniors with home chores or small jobs? Looking for Mom

How Medicare Covers Diabetes

Posted: 8/3/2018 5:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, How well does Medicare cover diabetes? I’m 66 years old and was recently told by my doctor that I have pre-diabetes. If it progresses to full-fledged diabetes what can I expect from Medicare. Recently Retired

How to Make the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit

Posted: 7/26/2018 8:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I manage a large health clinic that treats thousands of seniors each year, and we’ve have found that patients that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive. Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctor’s appointments? Healthcare Helper

Can a Debt Collector Take My Social Security Benefits?

Posted: 7/19/2018 8:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can my Social Security benefits be garnished if I have some outstanding debts? I just turned 62 and would like to start collecting my retirement benefits, but want to find this out before I apply. Worried Retiree

What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Posted: 7/12/2018 8:29 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? My aunt has dementia, but they don’t know if she has Alzheimer’s disease, which is very confusing to me. Trying To Understand

Simple Gadgets That Can Help Older Drivers

Posted: 7/5/2018 8:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any specific auto gadgets you can recommend that can help senior drivers? Both of my parents are in there eighties and still pretty good drivers, but due to arthritis and age they’re very stiff, which causes them some driving problems. Researching Daughter

Simple Gadgets That Can Help Older Drivers

Posted: 7/5/2018 8:21 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any specific auto gadgets you can recommend that can help senior drivers? Both of my parents are in there eighties and still pretty good drivers, but due to arthritis and age they’re very stiff, which causes them some driving problems. Researching Daughter

Tips for Living with Low Vision

Posted: 6/4/2018 12:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to help seniors with vision loss? My husband, who’s 76, has macular degeneration that has progressed to the point that he can’t do a lot of his routine activities anymore, and has become very discouraged. Looking for Help

Cheap Cell Phone Plans for Seldom Calling Seniors

Posted: 6/4/2018 12:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior What are the cheapest cell phone plans available to seniors today? I’m 78-years-old and want it primarily for emergency purposes. Infrequent Caller

How to Make a Living Will

Posted: 6/4/2018 12:23 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to go about making a living will? I recently retired and would like to start getting my affairs in order, just in case. Approaching 70

How to Find Retiree Travel Perks

Posted: 6/4/2018 12:18 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60. Ready To Go

How to Choose a Good Estate Sale Company

Posted: 5/24/2018 10:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide some tips on how to choose a good estate sale company who can sell all the leftover items in my mother’s house? Inquiring Daughter

‘Extra Help’ Program Helps Seniors With Their Medication Costs

Posted: 5/17/2018 10:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any special Medicare programs that help seniors with their medication costs? My 74-year-old mother, who lives primarily on her Social Security, takes several high-priced drugs that sap her income even with her Medicare drug plan. Looking for Assistance

What You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Posted: 5/10/2018 10:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about reverse mortgages for retirees? My wife and I are contemplating getting one but want to make sure we know what we’re getting into. Running Short

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