To better protect seniors from medical identity theft, the Social Security Administration will be issuing new Medicare cards – without the Social Security number – to all Medicare beneficiaries starting in April. The Social Security number will be
For most of us, the loss of an aging loved one is a sad, and often overwhelming occasion. Even when we’ve been mentally preparing ourselves, due to their long-term illness or advanced age, unpredictable emotions can kick in and temporarily put the
According to the National Council on Aging, approximately 10% of adults over age 65 have experienced some form of elder abuse. Elder abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, abandonment, and financial abuse.
You’ve had “the conversation” with your aging parents and they’ve made it very clear that they want to age in place. As time goes by, however, you notice that they’re having increasing difficulty with some basic activities – meal preparation,
As the aging population continues to grow in the U.S., more and more families are in the position of having to work together in the care of their aging loved ones. At first glance, this would seem to reduce stress as care responsibilities are shared
Of the more than 34.2 million Americans who are providing care for an aging loved one, 15% of them live at least an hour away from that family member, according to the National Institute on Aging. This can present a significant burden to the