Connolly is President and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for finding top doctors. He has an extensive background in management and healthcare. He was President of New York Medical College and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

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This little-known senior living option can provide similar services to an assisted living facility but in a smaller, home-like environment.

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Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) offer independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, memory care and rehabilitative services on a single campus to accommodate seniors as they age and their housing and health care needs change.

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When a senior can no longer drive, it’s important that there are alternate transportation options available to them. Be sure to consider costs, accessibility, safety and medical needs when selecting transportation and driving services for an elder.

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As adults age their homes also grow older, but most are not updated to accommodate a senior's changing needs. Home remodel or modification can provide safer senior living enabling the aging occupants to continue to live in the comfort of home.

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Sometimes the need for aids is immediately apparent, for example, in the case of a broken hip. Other times the need appears gradually. Be alert to the potential need for an assistive device, as seniors commonly try to downplay changes in their abilities.

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A DEXA test will establish a bone density baseline and determine how aggressive to be in warding off osteoporosis.

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Long-term care insurance is worth considering for anyone with assets that he or she wishes to pass along to the family, not the nursing home.

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When an elderly person who lives alone does not need nursing care or home care, but does need companionship and some kind of daily routine, adult day care may be the solution. Click to read Dr. Connolly's full answer.

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Elders who take several medications are at an increased risk for prescription drug misuse, but there are ways to help an aging loved one avoid health issues caused by medication side effects, skipped doses and doubled doses.

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You might be able to choose your current physician as your "gatekeeper," maintaining the good doctor/patient relationship you seem to have. Still, getting the doctor you want should be only one criterion in deciding whether to join a Medicare HMO.

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There are hundreds of magnetic therapy products on the market, but do they work for arthritis pain?

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While there is no easy way to guarantee someone will avoid the development of prostate cancer, there has been much research lately that, at the very least, can help the odds.

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"Off-label" prescriptions are certainly legal. But whether or not an off-label use of a medication is appropriate depends on a number of factors which your father's physician has likely considered.

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