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What Matters Most To Seniors? Q&A With Shelley Lyford, CEO Of West Health

What matters most to seniors? In my work as a family physician and geriatrician, and especially as an administrative leader and CEO, I sometimes wonder how those of us in "the industry" can improve our focus on the goals and preferences of the people we serve. We all are passionate about making a difference in [...]

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How Medicare Handles Second Medical Opinions

Dear Savvy Senior,Does Medicare cover second medical opinions? The doctor I currently see thinks I need back surgery, but I would like to get some other treatment options before I proceed. What can you tell me? Dear Searching,Getting a second medical opinion from another doctor is a smart idea that may offer you a fresh [...]

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Grandparent Phone Scam: Oklahoma Grandmother Targeted in Telephone Fraud Involving Granddaughter and Drunk Driving

Robin Linley, a grandmother from Del City, Oklahoma, received a terrifying call recently. A caller pretended to be her eldest granddaughter, Tori, and stated that she had just been in a car crash and was in jail because she had been drinking. She needed to be wired money so that she could post bail. Upset, [...]

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Hollywood’s Rona Barrett: Now A Senior Advocate Dynamo

Rona Barrett reigned for years as the Queen of Hollywood gossip. Long before there was a TMZ, there was Rona Barrett. Her no-holds-barred interview style and her large show biz information network struck fear in many a celebrity. Barrett left Hollywood in the early 80s to save a marriage and start a ranch, eventually becoming [...]

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The Perfect Southwest Road Trip For Fit Older Travelers

It's the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service, so Pam and I invited our friend Judy to join us on a 10-day road trip to the Four Corners where Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico meet. We spent two nights each in Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon de Chelly, Bluff, Utah, and then headed [...]

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Photos Of Seniors With Old Cats Will Make You Feel Warm And Fuzzy

Older pets are often overlooked for adoption, with many families wanting younger pets that they can expect to spend years with. But there is one group that can appreciate senior pets ... that’s senior citizens themselves. The Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic realized the connection that older cats might be able to make with older [...]

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In 43 States, More Seniors Die in Car Crashes Than Expected

Did this title get your attention? It should. It is never easy to tell any loved one it is time to stop driving, but the numbers in a new Caring.com study show why it is crucial to have that conversation before it is too late. Once someone starts to show declined abilities with everyday activities, [...]

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10 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Identity Theft

Dear Savvy Senior,What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who's 77, recently had his identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesn't happen to me. Dear Worried,Great question! Each year around 17 million people fall victim to identity theft, which happens when someone gets access to your Social [...]

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Senior Care: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

A few years ago I got the call. My 84-year old, active, vibrant, still-working mother fell and sustained a compound fracture of her femur. Even though I've worked in the senior care field for 30 years, I'll admit that I wasn't completely prepared for this crisis. Like the 40-plus million family caregivers in the U.S., [...]

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How to Find Financial Assistance for Elderly Parents

Dear Savvy Senior,Where can I go to locate financial assistance programs for seniors? I have been helping support my 70-year-old mother the past couple years and really can't afford to do it any longer. Dear Overwhelmed,There are actually a wide variety of financial assistance programs and government benefits that can help seniors in need. But [...]

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