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January 2015

How to Take Care of Your Kidneys

Posted: 1/29/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about kidney disease? My mother died from kidney failure a few years ago at age 76, and I’m curious what my risks are and what I can do to protect myself.Kidney Concerned

What Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Posted: 1/22/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,I’m about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road.Almost 65

Getting Around When You No Longer Drive

Posted: 1/15/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Where can I find out about alternative transportation options for my elderly mother? She needs to give up driving, but before she does, we need to figure out how she’ll get around.  Searching Daughter

How to Claim the Retirement Saver’s Tax Credit

Posted: 1/8/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,A coworker was recently telling me about a tax credit she got last year for simply contributing to our company’s 401(k) plan. What can you tell me about this, and who’s eligible?Over 55

How to Keep Tabs On an Elderly Parent When You Can’t Be There

Posted: 1/1/2015 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend any caregiving devices or technology products that help families keep an eye on an elderly parent that lives alone? Over the holidays, my sister and I noticed that my dad’s health has slipped, so we would like to find something that helps us keep closer tabs on him when we’re not around.Concerned Son

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