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What is Long Term Care?

What is Long Term Care? Long-term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your personal care needs. Most long-term care is not...
Publish Date: November 23, 2015

What is an Intermediate Care Facility?

Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disability (ICF/ID) Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with Intellectual...
Author: ante
Publish Date: November 23, 2015

What is Private Duty/ Home Care?

Private Duty home care organizations provide broad range of services from medical and nursing care to bill paying and transportation services. Their...
Author: sganter
Publish Date: November 23, 2015

Your Body Is Your Kingdom! Know these sources for Nutrition Information!

Elder/ Senior Nutrition Facts and Tips: Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. Find information and resources...
Author: steve
Publish Date: November 23, 2015

Durable medical equipment (DME) coverage - What's covered by Medicare?

  Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers medically necessary durable medical equipment (DME) that your doctor prescribes for use in your home....
Publish Date: November 23, 2015

Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall.

Fall Prevention Products For The Elderly  Fall prevention products for the elderly can provide seniors with a safety net in situations where they are...
Author: steve
Publish Date: November 23, 2015

Tips for Seniors in Preparing their Taxes | Every senior should know!

Current research indicates that individuals are likely to make errors when preparing their tax returns. The following tax tips were developed to help...
Publish Date: November 23, 2015
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Basic Social Security Facts from U.S. Government - Every senior should know!

Social Security is the major source of income for most of the elderly. Nine out of ten individuals age 65 and older receive Social Security benefits...
Author: steve
Publish Date: November 23, 2015

oral health improves overall quality of life

If you read our article, "The Importance of Senior Dental Care", you’ll know how important good oral health is to your overall quality of life. You’...
Author: steve
Publish Date: November 23, 2015

Fairfield, CT Senior Center gets a new name

The Fairfield Senior Center as it was known will now be named the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities.  Check out more information here, http://www....
Author: Anonymous
Publish Date: November 11, 2015

Most common surgies needed by the elderly

As we age there are certain illnesses and diseases that attack more often than not. Everyone is different  and health issues vary from person to...
Author: sganter
Publish Date: November 11, 2015

Safety Checklist for Homeowners / Seniors

Here is a brief but comprehensive checklist of things to look for around the house that can be dangerous  or hazardous to you and your family.  http...
Author: ante
Publish Date: November 11, 2015

An intimate look at one woman’s life home alone at 98 years old

We all have visions of what it will be like long after retirement, for some it is filled with family and  friends but unfortunately, for some it is...
Author: steve
Publish Date: November 10, 2015

Helping Seniors in NY keep their pets: PAWS NY

We know having a pet can be immensely therapeutic for many of us, what we don’t think about is the  need for the care of the animal. PAWS NY works...
Author: sganter
Publish Date: November 10, 2015

Know your History: Veterans Day

Often holidays go by without any thought of why or how we should properly honor them. For many in  this country Veterans day is an important time in...
Author: ante
Publish Date: November 10, 2015