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6 Ways Seniors Can Cut Their Home Energy Expenses

Energy costs can take a big bite out of a senior’s budget, especially for those who live on a fixed income. From small changes you can make around your home to purchasing energy-efficient appliances, finding ways to cut energy expenses wherever you can is important.

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Can Generic Drugs Help Older Adults Safely Save Money?

Generic drugs are sometimes misunderstood. They are a less expensive option, but people may worry that a generic medication might not be as good as a brand name medication. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 90 percent of prescriptions that are filled in this country are for generic drugs.

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5 Common Questions about Financing Senior Care

When it comes to financing senior living, older adults and their families typically have many questions. From the misconception that Medicare will help pay for an assisted living community to overlooking veteran’s benefits, this FAQ guide is designed to provide families with the answers they need.

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Trusts vs. Wills: What Is the Difference?

Developing wills, trusts, and other legal documents is a task many people plan to do “someday.” Then an emergency occurs and families don’t know a senior loved one’s wishes. It can lead to disagreements and long-term rifts among family members.

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Important Financial Questions to Ask a Senior Parent

Initiating a conversation with an older loved one about finances isn’t easy. Even if it is a discussion between adult children and a parent, asking questions about money can feel like you are invading the senior’s privacy. It may also be difficult on another level: admitting that a loved one is growing old and might need your assistance before long.

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How to Find an Assisted Living Community for a Senior during a Health Crisis

In an ideal world, an older adult and their loved ones would discuss assisted living communities and how they improve quality of life long before such a move is necessary. The senior would have time to visit communities and find one that feels like the best fit.

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Understanding Your Medicare Benefits from A to D

Whether you are a new Medicare recipient or a senior who has been using this program for years, one thing older adults often have in common is a lack of understanding about Medicare. From Medicare part A to Medicare part D, the benefits can be tough to navigate. Seniors often wonder what all those letters mean.

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6 Tips for Touring an Assisted Living Community on a Senior's Behalf

Finding an assisted living community that is a good fit for a senior loved one takes time and thoughtful research. One step of the research process is paying a personal visit to each community you are considering. Touring and talking with staff and residents is the best way to learn more about the community’s services, amenities, and culture.

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