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    There’s so much to know and understand that’s involved with the senior stage of life.

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  • 6 Senior Living Services Options

    Trying to decide what senior living option is right for you or a family member? Here’s a quick rundown of the options. Home health care services Local agencies and associations may offer services for the aging community still living in a home setting. These services range from friendly visiting, home-delivered meals, personal home care services, […]

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  • Travel Tips for Seniors

    Over 50 and traveling for business or pleasure? Or maybe you’re planning a family trip and some of your fellow travelers are on the senior side. Plane, train, ship or car — whatever your mode of transportation, there are some strategies for making your journey or that of your senior safe and comfortable. Plan Ahead […]

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  • FAQs About the Flu

    The flu season is still in full swing. Here’s what to know and what to do to help prevent the flu and deal with the symptoms if you catch it. WHN TIP — Check With Your Doc: As always, discuss your options and treatment with your healthcare practitioner. What is the flu? The flu is […]

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  • Choosing an Adult Day Care Service

    Over 10 million Americans are part of the “sandwich generation” – busy, working adults trying to care for their aging parents while also raising their own children. “It’s really hard for families to make these decisions [about their loved ones],” says Beth Meyer-Arnold, who served as director at Luther Manor, an adult day service in […]

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  • 10 FAQs About Life Insurance and Healthcare Costs

    By WHN’s Guest Columnist, M. Bryan Freeman If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with a serious illness, you may have already discovered that dealing with actual health issues is just part of the individual puzzle you must reassess and reassemble. Financial challenges frequently accompany serious illness. A life settlement is an option […]

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  • 8 FAQs About Social Workers

    What is a Social Worker? Social workers identify the psychological and social needs of persons in stressful situations and find resources and services to help them. They work with individuals, families and communities to help guide these groups through life’s many challenges. Social workers work in a variety of places including hospitals, senior homes, community services, and […]

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  • 39 Medical Disciplines and Specialties

    Here is a list of general terms that refer to medical experts and various disciplines. If you have any questions about medical terms during the time of your care, be sure to ask your doctor or a member of hospital staff for an explanation. Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) APNs have education and clinical experience beyond […]

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  • 5 Medical Questions and Answers You Should Know

    1. Should you keep track of your own medical history? YES Keeping your own medical history helps in tracking allergies, past illnesses, medications and so on. Keeping your own medical history helps in tracking allergies, past illnesses, medications and so on. It’s helpful if you move to a new area and change health plans. It also comes […]

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  • Choosing a Hospital? Ask These 12 Questions First!

    If you (or a family member) need to find a good hospital “just in case,” use our “Hospital Homework” checklist to determine which hospital best suits your needs. What to Research What hospitals in your area are covered by your insurance? (If you choose one that is outside of the network, you may be responsible for a higher […]

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  • 12 Questions for Choosing a Pharmacy

    When choosing a pharmacy, you want one that will be able to meet your needs: prescription and non-prescription meds, competitive pricing and convenient location. You also want a pharmacist who will take the time to counsel you at every visit, answer your questions and hold the same beliefs that you do regarding your medications. WHN TIP – Keep […]

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