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Balance Problems and Disorders

This content is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIA

 

Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or as if the room were spinning around you? These can be troublesome sensations. If the feeling happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem.

Balance problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a doctor. They are often caused by disturbances of the inner ear. Vertigo, the feeling that you or the things around you are spinning, is a common symptom.

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This content is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIA

 

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AN INVITATION TO A FREE PANEL DISCUSSION

Choosing Quality Senior Care

It’s Not What You Think, It’s What You Know

 

Join us for a stimulating presentation featuring a regional expert panel, who will candidly discuss key clinical, emotional, financial, legal and logistical issues related to choosing high quality senior healthcare services and providers. Homecare and assisted living best practices and options will be highlighted as well.

Learn the facts, get valuable insights, and have your questions answered, in order to make the best informed decisions.

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Choosing Quality Senior Care

It’s Not What You Think, It’s What You Know

 

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2 months 1 week

You Can Manage Your Social Security Benefits With A "My Social Security" Account​

My Social Security is an online portal offered by the Social Security Administration that provides easy access to your Social Security information. The following link will connect you to My Social Security:  https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/

 if you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can use your my Social Security online account to:

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My Social Security is an online portal offered by the Social Security Administration that provides easy access to your Social Security information.

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Best Kept Secret Veteran Pension Benefit / Aid and Attendance Program

 

Blog by Jamie Cowan 

This little known benefit is a needs-based program paid to a veteran or the widow/widower of a veteran (who hasn’t remarried) whose health conditions require non-medical, or personal care. What kind of care, you ask? How does adult day care, or home care sound? Yes, Aid and Attendance can be used for that. And it can be used to pay a family member other than a spouse to care for the veteran at home.

Sounds like a wonderful program, right? It is, so why aren’t more veterans taking advantage of Aid and Attendance?

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Blog by Jamie Cowan 

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O'Brien Care Management Services

O’Brien Care Management Services, LLC  provides comprehensive care management to a variety of senior individuals in need of help. Our team brings many years of healthcare experience in the nursing, home care and senior care management fields. Managing staff, providing private care management services for clients and coordinating all aspects of care with an interdisciplinary approach is our specialty. We offer professional care management services that are tailored to our client’s individual needs.

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O’Brien Care Management Services, LLC  provides comprehensive care management to a variety of senior individuals in need of help.

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Saving money on prescription drug costs: Medicare's "Extra Help Program" may help!

Blog credited to Medicare.gov - the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare Blog

Saving money on prescription drug costs: Medicare's "Extra Help Program" may help!

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Blog credited to Medicare.gov - the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare Blog

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Diabetes in Older Adults

Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH

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Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH

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How To Find And Use New Federal Ratings For Rehab Services At Nursing Homes

 Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

For the first time, the federal government is shining a spotlight on the quality of rehabilitation care at nursing homes — services used by nearly 2 million older adults each year.

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 Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

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Drumbeat Builds For A Peace Corps Of Caregivers

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place. One is on the way.

The Administration for Community Living, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is taking steps to establish a National Volunteer Care Corps.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

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2 months 2 weeks

What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease?

Blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of The National Institute of Health

What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease? 

Can eating a specific food or following a particular diet help prevent or delay dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease? Many studies suggest that what we eat affects the aging brain’s ability to think and remember. These findings have led to research on general eating patterns and whether they might make a difference.

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Blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of The National Institute of Health

What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease? 

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6 Tips for Managing Sleep Problems in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease often affects a person’s sleeping habits. It may be hard to get the person to go to bed and stay there. Someone with Alzheimer’s may sleep a lot or not enough, and may wake up many times during the night.

 

Here are some tips that may help caregivers manage sleep problems in people with Alzheimer’s disease

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Alzheimer’s disease often affects a person’s sleeping habits. It may be hard to get the person to go to bed and stay there.

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2 months 2 weeks

Shoreline Elder Law - Jay H. Jaser, Elder Law Attorney Milford, CT

Shoreline Elder Law is focused on serving the legal needs of the elderly and their families. We take pride in our ability to offer a holistic and personal approach to the needs of our seniors and their families. Choosing an experienced Medicaid Attorney is an important step in navigating the complex issues related to long term care. Jay H. Jaser, Elder Law Attorney has been practicing Elder Law for more than 25 years.

Shoreline Elder Law focuses on the following areas of practice:

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Shoreline Elder Law is focused on serving the legal needs of the elderly and their families.

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Fall-Proofing Your Home

Fall-Proofing Your Home

Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. There are many changes you can make to your home that will help you avoid falls and ensure your safety.

In Stairways, Hallways, and Pathways

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Fall-Proofing Your Home

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Your Medicare card & You

Blog by Medicare.gov

When you’re enrolled in Medicare, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail. If you're automatically enrolled, you'll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail 3 months before your 65th birthday or your 25th month of getting disability benefits. Your Medicare card shows that you have Medicare health insurance. It shows whether you have Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Medical Insurance) or both, and it shows the date your coverage starts.

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Blog by Medicare.gov

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FINDING A HOSPICE PROVIDER IS NOW EASIER!

Blog credited to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Blog credited to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Social Security Office Locator

Social Security Office Locator - Find Office Locations by Zip Code Use the Link below to find the Social Security Administration, SSA Office near you. SSA Can help you with questions or issues about your retirement benefits and other federal programs such as SSI.

You can also call your local Social Security office to schedule an appointment. Link: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

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Social Security Office Locator - Find Office Locations by Zip Code Use the Link below to find the Social Security Administration, SSA Office near you.

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