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Alphabet Soup – Medigap Lingo Spelled Out

It’s open enrollment time for Medicare and Medicare Supplement insurance plans (Medigap) (Oct. 15-Dec. 7). After a brief glance at this menagerie, you may be seeing stars (or letters!). Here’s a quick cheat sheet to get you started. Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap) policies are sold to cover some or all of the expenses that Original… Continue reading Alphabet Soup – Medigap Lingo Spelled Out

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5 Ways to Help Your Elder in the ER (before they ever need to go)

Have you ever been called to the ER or hospital when your elders have had a fall, a stroke, a blood pressure episode or some other health issue needing immediate attention? If you haven’t, you will be. When it happens (note: I didn’t say if) – we sit, we wait, we hold their hands –… Continue reading 5 Ways to Help Your Elder in the ER (before they ever need to go)

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1-2-3 Simple Sanity Savers

Some things in eldercare are simple, not many, but a few.  These simple things are amazingly helpful, though, in preparing for future issues and emergencies with your elders. 1 - Get a spare set of keys to your elder’s house and car.  Find out the names and phone numbers of 2-3 neighbors.  Introduce yourself to those neighbors and… Continue reading 1-2-3 Simple Sanity Savers