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
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.
As people get older and their cognitive skills begin to decline, often one of the first skills to go is the ability to effectively manage household finances. For many seniors, this is a hard thing to admit. Managing their own money gives them a sense
The holidays present a great opportunity to check in on your aging loved ones to assess whether they need additional help. If you only see your parents a few times a year, you may, in fact, notice more changes than someone who sees them on a regular
While the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has been an ongoing topic in the news media for months now, there continues to be a fair amount of confusion and misinformation about its features, rules and timelines. This knowledge gap has opened the
As people grow older they tend to need more help from others, and many elderly people rely entirely on family or other “trusted” individuals for this help. Unfortunately, this dependence on others often makes an older person more vulnerable to abuse,