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August 2014

How to Get a Medicare Covered Power Scooter or Wheelchair

Posted: 8/28/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What's the process for getting Medicare to pay for an electric mobility scooter or power wheelchair? My 76-year-old mother has arthritis in her knees and hips, and has a difficult time getting around anymore. Searching Daughter

Is Life Insurance Needed in Retirement?

Posted: 8/21/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Is life insurance needed in retirement? I’m about to retire and have been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums. Is this a good idea? Over Insured

How to Find the Best Reacher-Grabber Tool

Posted: 8/14/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. I bought a cheap one at Walmart a few months ago that doesn’t work very well for me, and would like to find one that does. Need a Hand

Food Assistance Programs Can Help Seniors in Need

Posted: 8/7/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column on this to help educate seniors to this underutilized benefit?Reaching Out