Getting ahead

This is the time of year to get ahead of the “end of year pile-up” that occurs when it’s open enrollment season for everything medical and the calendar year deductibles need to be revisited. If you prepare now for the Read More …

Double Checks for Rx

Ever wonder if your elder’s meds are being taken correctly? If they are living in a residence facility, are their meds being dispensed at the right time and in the right dosage? Well, you’re not coming out of left field Read More …

Elder Emergencies – Stay Ahead of the Storm

Seen the photos of nursing home residents sitting in waist deep water? Watch the elderly couple’s daughter flag down a CNN crew to rescue them from rising waters? These are examples of how devastating emergencies can be magnified when they involve Read More …

Help When It’s Time for Hospice

When someone tells you it’s time to call hospice for someone you love, it’s one of the toughest bits of news you’ll ever hear. However, when you do get that news, you’ll still need good information. Here are a few Read More …

Begin with the End in Mind

Raise your hand if discussing death with your parents is fun. I see no hands. Yeah, yeah, I know I’m not looking at an audience right now – but I also know of no one that would. It’s not a Read More …

Alphabet Soup – Medigap Lingo Spelled Out

It’s open enrollment time for Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans (Medigap). After a brief glance at this menagerie, you may be seeing stars (or letters!). Here’s a quick cheat sheet to get you started.