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  • Hospice and Other Caregiving Resources

    If you or a loved one needs hospice or other caregiving help, these resources can provide information, advice and assistance. AARP–Medicare Resource Center Information on managed care, private insurance and Medicaid. The information is useful for all ages interested in learning more about health care coverage. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a […]

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  • Mobility Issues? Here’s How to Make Your House Safer

    Are you or a family member dealing with unexpected mobility problem from an injury, stroke, aging or other cause? Here are some basic improvements that will make your home safer and easier to navigate under the circumstances. WHN TIP – Hire an Expert. While some of the changes can be done by a homeowner, others […]

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  • Finding a Geriatric Caregiver

    If the time has come for you to find a caregiver for your aging relative, Shelly Sun, founder and CEO of BrightStar Care (a national caregiving franchise) has the following recommendations: Start with the Basics Begin your search with the fundamentals every provider must have: Insurance Licensing from the state in which the caregivers serve […]

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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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