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New Medicare Cards Will Omit Social Security Number

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Medicare enrollment for 2018 has officially opened, and it’s time to decide to enroll, change your current plan, or make the switch to a Medicare Advantage plan, a healthcare plan offered by private companies contracted with Medicare to provide Part A and B benefits.

Healthy Tips for Older Women


With Mother’s Day next month, it’s time to start thinking about women, particularly about women’s health. Today, aging successfully is in focus more than ever, and it’s become apparent that there are some health risks that are more common in women than men.

Be Sure When Managing Medications


If your aging loved one is prescribed a lot of medications, make sure they are taking the right doses at the correct times. It’s easy to mistake one pill for another, or to forget about an earlier dosage.

7 Signs You Have Caregiver Burnout




Are you caring for a loved one or older adult? If so, you know how challenging the job can be. If you’ve become irritable and unhappy, it could be because of caregiver burnout, a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that is often accompanied by a negative change in attitude.

How to Convince Your Parents it’s Time to Move




Have mom or dad been struggling to get around the home they’ve lived in for years? Or, are they getting confused or overwhelmed taking care of themselves or each other? If so, it may be time to have the talk.

Healthy Eating for Seniors




Finding it difficult to muster up the energy to cook a healthy, balanced meal? You’re not alone. Many older adults find that cooking presents a unique challenge later in life.