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Common Questions about Medicaid Eligibility

When it comes time to pay for a nursing home or long-term care, many seniors apply for Medicaid to help cover the cost. But determining whether or not you meet the income and asset eligibility guidelines can be confusing. We asked Dilane Lofton, Medicaid Specialist […]

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Your Retired Spouse and You: Survival Tips and More

Life with a retired spouse may not look the way you dreamed. Did you picture a time of traveling the world? Maybe traveling the country via motorhome? Did you envision freedom, adventure, and nothing but time? Reality likely looks a little different. You may still […]

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Help For the Unpaid Caregiver

Many of us act as an unpaid caregiver for our parents, and with good reason. Our parents cared for us when we were babies. They gave us everything we needed and so much of what we wanted when we couldn’t do things for ourselves. Then they raised […]

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Medicaid Facts You Should Know

It’s difficult to know the real Medicaid facts: What does Medicaid cover? How is it different from Medicare? How do you qualify for Medicaid? While it would take more than a single blog post to cover all the Medicaid facts you need to know, let’s […]

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8 Innovative Smartphone Apps for Seniors

According the Pew Research Center, 4 out of every 10 seniors now own a smartphone, more than double the amount who did so in 2013. As that number continues to grow, developers are creating more and more mobile applications – apps for short – that […]

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Decoding Vitamins and Supplements for Older Adults

Perusing the vitamins aisle at the store can seem like a confusing bowl of alphabet soup. How do you begin to make sense of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and so on? Each vitamin plays an important role in our body’s functions and fighting […]

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Staying Hydrated for Older Adults

We’ve all heard the old adage: “by the time you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.” But did you know that as we age, our sense of thirst becomes less sensitive? Our body may need to be replenished with fluids and we may not realize it. […]

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Elder Abuse You May Be Overlooking

The National Council on Aging reports that an estimated 1 out of every 10 Americans 60 years and over has experienced elder abuse. Elder abuse may be easy to miss, as it is often underreported, especially when the victim is also suffering from dementia or […]

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The Veterans Benefit You Might Be Missing Out On

If you’re a veteran or a surviving spouse, you might be missing out on tens of thousands of dollars in benefit payments to help you pay for assisted living, home care, or skilled nursing! It’s called the Veterans Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit, and it’s […]

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Adult Protective Services–What You Need to Know

If you work with the aging population, there’s an important organization you should know about: Adult Protective Services (APS). In Illinois, APS is administered through the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA). APS is responsible for investigating allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation (ANE) for adults […]

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