identity theft

Tips For Seniors To Prevent Identity Theft Not only does identity theft cost victims hundreds of dollars but credit reports are inevitably dam­aged causing an array of consequences from lost job opportunities to denied loan applications. And identity theft can sneak up on you—you may not even know someone has gotten hold of your credit…

remodeling

Remodeling For Universal Design – also known as Aging in Place by Doug Callahan There’s no place like home, right? Well, you can make that saying truer than ever when you home custom-fit your home to your comfort and safety needs. And these days, there is no shortage of options for such home modifications. “I think,…

social security

By Doug Callahan Still not exactly sure how Social Security works? That’s OK – it’s only been around since 1935. Just kidding … this stuff can be confusing. Let’s see if we can help a little. When President Roosevelt first signed the Social Security Act, it was a reaction to the Great Depression, and all…

senior housing

Depending on Social Security qualifications, this may be a good way to pay for Senior Housing and Home Health Care By Doug Callahan Social Security benefits are an excellent way to supplement the cost of home health care and pay for senior housing. But unfortunately, your monthly Social Security check will probably not cover the…

By Doug Callahan Like Social Security, Medicare can be a little tricky. But it’s not surprising they’re similar – they are related, after all. Actually, Medicare is a part of Social Security. It wasn’t part of the original Social Security package, but you can thank President Johnson for adding it in 1965. But enough history…

prevent identity theft

Ways For Seniors To Prevent Identity Theft The Federal Trade Commission estimates that nine million Americans become victims of identity theft annually. Not only does identity theft cost victims hundreds of dollars but credit reports are inevitably damaged causing an array of consequences from lost job opportunities to denied loan applications. And identity theft can…

adult day care

Adult Day Care centers are designed to meet the needs of individuals with dementia and to support their strengths, abilities and independence. Centers typically have staffed activities such as music and exercise programs and discussion groups. Why Use an Adult Day Care Center? One reason to use an adult day center is to give yourself…

powerchair

If you watch TV, you are constantly bombarded by advertisers eager to sell you a scooter or powerchair. Many of these late night TV commercials are keen to point how you can get one at no cost but never discuss what the differences are between a scooter and powerchair. Both can be partially paid by…

Home Modifications Nearly every day, stories of home foreclosures and a declining real estate market are on the news and in local papers. And for many seniors, stories like these add to tensions they already may be feeling about selling their homes out of necessity due to safety concerns and daily quality of life issues.…

home modifications

Home modifications allow seniors to remain comfortably in their homes enjoying their typical day to day activities despite the lifestyle changes that come with aging. Listed below are home modification ideas from Seniors Guide – Your comprehensive guide to all things senior. Prevent trips and falls by: Removing or securing all carpets and area rugs…

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