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Telephones can be lifelines for isolated seniors

Q:  I live in a small rural community with a population of less than 1,200 residents. I love our little town, but know that some elders who live in the “country” may not have someone to talk to or connect

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Medicare coverage for inpatient rehab varies

Q:  Our church has a weekly social gathering for older adults. We provide light refreshments in addition to information gathering about topics related to aging. Several members have asked questions about who pays if they have to go to rehab

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Seek support promptly after receiving diagnosis

Q:  I went to the doctor with my older sister the other day. She was scared to go alone as she was afraid of bad news. She had fallen twice and had noticed her voice was softer and she had

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Food resources to help supplement an individual’s food needs

Q:  On a recent Sunday I gave an older woman who attends our church a ride home. When we arrived at her residence she was unsteady as she got out of the car. I asked if she was not feeling

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Patient advocates can help with care planning

Q:  My elderly parents live quite a distance from me. Due to chronic medical conditions they both have been hospitalized during the past year. My family and work responsibilities make it difficult to get away and travel back home each

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Help is available for elders at tax time

Q:  When I was working I had my taxes prepared by a CPA. I am now retired and since my income is significantly lower I can’t really afford to have this done by a professional. I should be able to