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August 2013

Assistance Programs that Help Seniors with Health Care Costs

Posted: 8/22/2013 11:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Are there any programs that you know of that help seniors with their Medicare expenses? I’m 67 and live primarily on my Social Security, and am having a hard time paying my Medicare premiums, deductibles, co-pays and prescription drug costs.--Need Some Help

Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

Posted: 8/15/2013 11:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about music therapy for Alzheimer’s patients? I’m helping my dad take care of my 80-year-old mother who has mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and thought it might be something worth trying. How do we proceed? --Unmusical Mary

Shingles Vaccine Protects Seniors and is Covered by Medicare

Posted: 8/8/2013 11:34 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about the shingles vaccine? I just turned 65 and have been thinking about getting vaccinated, but would like to know how effective it is and how it’s covered by Medicare. --Afraid of Needles  

How to Help Seniors Extend Their Driving Years

Posted: 8/2/2013 4:28 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What tips or resources can you recommend to help seniors with their driving skills? My 84-year-old mother is still a capable driver, but she has declined a little in recent years and could definitely use some help. --Concerned Daughter