Should Older Adults Wait to Get a Flu Shot?

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I was planning to get my flu shot this week. I see the signs (advertisements) every time I visit the supermarket or drug store. About two weeks ago my wife received a mailer from Wegmans Pharmacy saying “It’s time to get your flu shot.” So, I figured this must be the right time to get […]

A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

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A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previously thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably suspected this was true. If you are like me, you receive fraudulent telephone […]

Honor Thy Mother and Father

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My flight landed in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  I had planned a week’s vacation to spend time with my parents.  On the agenda, was an appointment with an elder law attorney to get their estate planning documents in order.  Dad is 84 and has multiple chronic illnesses.  Mom is 74 and in […]

Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

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Durable medical equipment (DME) is medical equipment that helps you complete daily activities and to aid in a better quality of living. The equipment is designed to help a medical condition or injury; suitable to use in the home (although it can be used outside the home); and likely to last for three or more […]