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December 2015

How To Write Your Own Obituary

Posted: 12/31/2015 9:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide any tips on how to write your own obituary? At age 80, I am in the process of pre-planning my funeral and would also like to take a crack at writing my own newspaper obit too. Still Alive

Helping an Aging Parent with their Finances

Posted: 12/24/2015 9:40 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on helping an elderly parent with their finances? My 82-year-old mother is having some trouble keeping up with her bills, and I just found out that she has been making a lot of small contributions to suspicious charities. Concerned Daughter

Pill Splitting Dos and Don’ts

Posted: 12/17/2015 9:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Is pill splitting safe? I have several friends who cut their pills in half in order to save money, but I have some concerns. What can you tell me? Cautious Kim

How to Make Your Kitchen Safer and Easier to Use

Posted: 12/10/2015 9:20 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for making a kitchen senior-friendly? My wife, who loves to cook, has had several kitchen-related accidents over the past year, which is why we would like to modify to make it safer and more practical. Hungry Husband

How Much You’ll Pay for Medicare in 2016

Posted: 12/3/2015 9:15 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there won’t be a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? I’ve heard some beneficiaries will get hit with a big Part B monthly premium increase in 2016. What can you tell me, and who will this affect? Planning Ahead