Savvy Senior: Home modifications can help seniors age in place

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What tips can you recommend to help make a home safer for aging-in-place? My 76-year-old mother wants to stay living in her own home for as long as possible, but she doesn’t have ...

Savvy Senior: When will Medicaid pay for nursing home costs?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? Caregiving Daughter The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care ...

Savvy Senior: The hidden dangers of frequent heartburn

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Is regular heartburn or indigestion anything to worry about? My 60-year-old husband eats a lot of Tums or Rolaids throughout the day to help him manage it, but it keeps him up at night ...

Savvy Senior: How to fight dry eye and protect your vision

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What all can be done to combat dry eyes? Since I turned 50, my eyes have become increasingly dry and irritated. Constantly Blinking Dry eyes is a common problem that affects more ...

Savvy Senior: Seeking help with the rigors of travel

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Do you know of any services that help seniors with the rigors of traveling? My youngest daughter is getting married in a few months and would love to have my 82-year old mother attend, ...

Savvy Senior: How to choose the best assisted living facility

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What tips can you offer for choosing a quality assisted living facility for my mom? Her health and mental abilities have declined to the point that she can’t live alone anymore ...

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers physical therapy services

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can you explain how Medicare covers physical therapy services? I’m a new beneficiary, and would like to get some treatments for my back. Need Help Medicare covers a variety ...

Savvy Senior: How to choose a medical alert system

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I would like to get my 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, a home medical alert system with a panic button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. Can you recommend some ...

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Savvy Senior: How to stop the snoring

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Over the past few years my 57-year-old husband’s snoring has gotten much worse. It’s to the point that I have to either wear earplugs or move to a different room. Any suggestions? Sleep ...

Savvy Senior: The ABCs of choosing a Medicare supplemental policy

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can you provide any advice on choosing a Medicare supplemental policy to help cover things outside of Medicare? I’ll be 65 in a few months and could use some assistance. — ...

Savvy Senior: How to find affordable, fast Internet service

Dear Savvy Senior: Do you know of any resources that can help me find affordable high-speed home Internet services? I’m retired and live primarily on my Social Security and would like to find something ...

Savvy Senior: Helping a driver give up the keys

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What tips can you recommend that can help me deal with my mom’s bad driving? At age 83, her driving abilities have declined, but I know she’s bound and determined to keep ...

Savvy Senior: Does new retiree need to file taxes?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? My income dropped way down when I retired last year in 2016, so I’m wondering if I need to even file ...

Savvy Senior: How to organize important information, just in case

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, My wife and I would like to get our personal and financial affairs in order so our kids will know what’s going on if we get sick or die. What tips can you offer? Procrastinating ...

Savvy Senior: How to guard against Medicare fraud

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are the steps seniors need to take if they suspect Medicare fraud? Suspicious Sandy Medicare fraud costs taxpayers more than $60 billion every year, making it one of the most ...

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