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September 2014

Wandering Solutions for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Posted: 9/25/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,My mother, who lives with me, has Alzheimer’s disease and I worry about her wandering away. What tips can you recommend to help me protect her?Concerned Daughter

Generic Drugs Offer Seniors Big Savings

Posted: 9/18/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which medicines are available in generic form.Leery Senior

How to Recognize and Handle Senior Gambling Problems

Posted: 9/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,How can you know when someone has a gambling problem? Since my father passed away a couple years ago, my 76-year-old mother spends a lot of time at an Indian casino near her house playing slot machines.Troubled Son

How to Get Social Security Benefits When You’re Disabled

Posted: 9/4/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,What do I need to do to get Social Security disability? I’m 57 years old and have some health issues that are keeping me from working, but I’ve heard it’s very difficult to get benefits. Need Assistance