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3 months 1 week

For Seniors, Teeth Need Care — But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

For Seniors, Teeth Need Care — But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

Article by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Ada Anderson helps her mother, Violeta Anderson, brush her teeth before her dentist appointment in November 2015. (Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN).

 

Aging can take a toll on teeth, and for many seniors paying for dental services is a serious concern because they can’t rely on their Medicare coverage.

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For Seniors, Teeth Need Care — But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

Article by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News

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3 months 1 week

Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

Posted by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications, Social Security Administration

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Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

Posted by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications, Social Security Administration

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3 months 2 weeks

The Many Faces of Dementia

Some loss of mental ability is normal with age; but dementia is not a normal part of aging.

 

The Caregiver Resource Center

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www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

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Some loss of mental ability is normal with age; but dementia is not a normal part of aging.

 

The Caregiver Resource Center

(203) 861-9833

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3 months 2 weeks

Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Seniors Can Be Eased

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

 

It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case.

In fact, loneliness is the exception rather than the rule in later life. And when it occurs, it can be alleviated: It’s a mutable psychological state.

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

 

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3 months 2 weeks

Hearing Loss: A Common Problem for Older Adults

Article credited to  National Institute on Aging: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health.​

Hearing Loss: A Common Problem for Older Adults

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Article credited to  National Institute on Aging: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health.​

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3 months 2 weeks

How Alzheimer's Changes the Brain

Video credited to National Institute On Aging

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Video credited to National Institute On Aging

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3 months 2 weeks

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog Credited to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC    https://www.cdc.gov

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10, 2019.  As you prepare to set your clocks ahead one hour, remember to check the batteries in your carbon monoxide (CO) detector. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO alarm, now is a great time to buy one. More than 400 people die each year in the United States from unintentional, non-fire related CO poisoning.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog Credited to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC    https://www.cdc.gov

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3 months 2 weeks

Comfort Keepers of Shelton: Encouraging Independence in Seniors - Maintaining Quality of Life

Comfort Keepers of Shelton: Encouraging Independence in Seniors - Maintaining Quality of Life

 

Senior Help Desk Senior Blog By Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT   http://shelton-325.comfortkeepers.com

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Comfort Keepers of Shelton: Encouraging Independence in Seniors - Maintaining Quality of Life

 

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3 months 2 weeks

An Overlooked Epidemic: Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs

An Overlooked Epidemic: Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sandra G. Boodman and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org 

Consider it America’s other prescription drug epidemic.

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An Overlooked Epidemic: Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs

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3 months 2 weeks

What Is Caregiver Agreement Contract?

What Is Caregiver Agreement Contract?

Blog by Jamie Cowan of of Life Planning Consultants, LLC.    http://www.jwcowan.com

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What Is Caregiver Agreement Contract?

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3 months 2 weeks

Fairfield Health & Fitness Expo 2019 on March 16, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT. Located at Fairfield University RecPlex 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Name: Fairfield Health & Fitness Expo 2019

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Location: Fairfield University RecPlex
1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Website: http://www.FairfieldCtChamber.com

Event Description:

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Name: Fairfield Health & Fitness Expo 2019

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

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3 months 2 weeks

Give Up the Guilt: Unpacking Guilt from Your Emotional Baggage on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Registration from 5:00 - 5:30 pm, and the program from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Sponsored by & held at: Artis Senior Living of Branford, 814 East Main Street, Branford, CT​

Give Up the Guilt: Unpacking Guilt from Your Emotional Baggage on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Registration from 5:00 - 5:30 pm, and the program from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Sponsored by & held at: Artis Senior Living of Branford, 814 East Main Street, Branford, CT​

Join us on Tuesday March 12, 2019 for Renowned Speaker Donna Fedus, Gerontologist and Founder of Borrow My Glasses as we explore how to give up guilt and enjoy more of the caregiving experience.

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Give Up the Guilt: Unpacking Guilt from Your Emotional Baggage on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Registration from 5:00 - 5:30 pm, and the program from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

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3 months 2 weeks

Senior Air Travel: What You Need to Know About the TSA

Senior Air Travel: What You Need to Know About the TSA

Posted by Taylor Sisk, Philips Lifeline

Traveling soon? You probably have a lot of questions about how to get through the TSA checkpoint with medical devices, mobility aids, medication and more. The most up-to-date and detailed information is always at www.tsa.gov, but here are some highlights to help you prepare for airport security:

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Senior Air Travel: What You Need to Know About the TSA

Posted by Taylor Sisk, Philips Lifeline

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3 months 2 weeks

No One Ever Needs to Abandon a Child

CT's Safe Havens for Newborns Act

 

By Linda Ziac

March 7, 2019

The Caregiver Resource Center

www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

  

WON’T YOU HELP SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE BY SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT CT’s SAFE HAVEN LAW

 

 

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CT's Safe Havens for Newborns Act

 

By Linda Ziac

March 7, 2019

The Caregiver Resource Center

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3 months 2 weeks

Seniorhelpdesk.com Member's Spotlight: Sheila O'Brien, RN, BSN, CMC of O'Brien Care Management Services

Seniorhelpdesk.com is pleased to spotlight community member Sheila O'Brien, RN, BSN, CMC of O'Brien Care Management Services.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com is pleased to spotlight community member Sheila O'Brien, RN, BSN, CMC of O'Brien Care Management Services.

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3 months 2 weeks

FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

 

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

By Federal Law, Beginning On March 8, 2017 Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is Observation Only With a Written Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice, (MOON).

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FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

 

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