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Taking advantage of available U.S. programs, services

As loved ones get older, their needs increase. And as much as family members would like to help, the necessary resources don’t always seem to be readily available. There are, in fact, several programs put in place by the U.S. government that aren’t taken...

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Caregiving on the silver screen, from the oldest-ever Oscar nominee

Yesterday, the folks here at Freedom Home Care gave a much-deserved shout-out to 76-year-old Shirley Bassey, the voice behind multiple James Bond theme songs. Bassey serves as an inspiration not just for seniors, but for all individuals and especially those who are striving to...

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Looking at transitional care through the eyes of family caregivers

In a recent study titled, “Family Caregiving and Transitional Care: A Critical Review,” published by the Family Caregiver Alliance, authors Mary Jo Gibson, Kathleen A. Kelly and Alan K. Kaplan looked at the risks held by the elderly when transitioning to new settings, such...

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Learning about methods to prevent or slow macular degeneration

Last week, we here at Freedom Home Care dedicated a blog to explain age-related macular degeneration, a condition that affects more than 15 million Americans. In that blog, we promised to deliver methods that could help those who suffer from AMD. And thanks to...

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Understanding age-related vision decline

The signs of aging – if only they didn’t exist. Unfortunately, however, there are many ways in which the body will change as the years progress. Failing vision is just one of many areas where older individuals will experience the signs of aging, and...

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Getting a clearer picture on the future of Medicare

Last night’s State of the Union address was full of proposals and promises for everything from job creation to gun control. The problem with an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink speech, however, is making heads or tails of it. As viewers know, President Obama devoted a fair amount...

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Six tips for being a frugal retiree

Yesterday, we here at Freedom Home Care posted a blog that highlighted ways to save at the grocery store. Because some retirees are living on a budget and are often looking for methods to stretch a dollar, we thought that we would continue with...

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Tips to stretch every dollar at the grocery store

Many retired individuals live on a fairly strict budget. And although making every dollar – and every dime – count is a great rule of thumb no matter one’s age, it doesn’t always come into play when making purchases. For those living on a...

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Settlement enables improvements to maintenance care for chronic diseases

Medicare members and caregivers for those suffering with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic diseases were applauding a federal judge’s recent decision this week. According to an article published by AARP, the approval of a proposed settlement agreement paves the way for Medicare beneficiaries...

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