Elderly and Disabled

  • Expert Advice: How to Choose a Mobility Aid for a Senior

    The wrong mobility aid can negatively affect a senior’s stability, cause posture problems and even result in pain. These devices come in all shapes and sizes, so selecting the right one and achieving a proper fit requires a professional’s expertise.

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  • Nothing is Simple for the Disabled

    For Charlie and me, basic things like getting a haircut are now far from effortless. I can tell that our outings aren’t going to get any easier, and I’m worried about what the future holds.

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  • Expedited Social Security Applications Available for Disabling Health Conditions

    The Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program allows individuals with certain medical conditions to receive determinations for SSDI and/or SSI in a matter of weeks instead of months.

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  • The Importance of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

    Activities of daily living are used to measure a senior’s functional status. An ADL assessment will help determine the level of care an aging loved one requires and what support programs and benefits they may be eligible for.

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  • Discounts and Free Services for Seniors and Their Caregivers

    With so many older adults living on limited incomes, finding affordable products and services is crucial to making ends meet. Get the inside scoop on freebies and discounts available to you and your aging loved one.

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  • Medicare Savings Programs Help Seniors Pay Their Premiums

    Beneficiaries who have limited income and resources may qualify for help paying Medicare premiums and other out-of-pocket health care costs. Learn how MSPs could save a senior hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year.

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  • VA Benefits for Veterans and Their Caregivers

    U.S. veterans and their families are entitled to many government programs and benefits in exchange for their service to our country.

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  • VA Expands Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

    Eligibility for the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) has been expanded, meaning that some caregivers of WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans can get benefits like counseling, respite and payment for providing care.

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  • Tips for Dressing Someone with Parkinson's

    Helping a loved one get dressed and manage personal hygiene can be two very difficult aspects of a Parkinson's caregiver's duties. These practical tips can help simplify and speed up your loved one's daily care routine.

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  • Extra Tips For Helping a Loved One Enroll in Medicare

    Every health care situation is unique, and this can make enrolling in Medicare even more complicated. Chances are help is available, but when in doubt, ask for assistance.

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  • 5 Tips For Choosing a Wheelchair Van

    Minivans with adaptations that enable wheelchair users to easily get in and out can be very beneficial for seniors and their caregivers.

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  • How to Access Financial Assistance for Disabled Adults

    The are two government programs that provide assistance for disabled and ill individuals: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If your loved one meets certain criteria, they may qualify for SSDI and/or SSI.

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