Monthly Archives: February 2013

Editorial: Get the Dirt Flying on Veterans Place in Dallas

Anyone concerned with the health of veterans in Dallas should read this editorial from the Dallas Morning News. Here are the opening paragraphs: Few planned projects carry the high stakes that City Hall puts on Veterans Place, a seven-acre, transit-oriented … Continue reading

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Top 50 Blogs Every Dietician Should Read

As we age, nutrition often becomes a problem. We either eat too much, too little, or simply eat the wrong types of foods. Our older bodies can’t compensate for bad diets as easily as when we were younger. So proper nutritional … Continue reading

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Long-Term Care Planning: A Daunting Task for Many Americans

There is nothing simple or easy about long-term care planning. That’s why there are lawyers across the nation who devote their careers to assisting people who are at the stage of life when such planning becomes important. This information is … Continue reading

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Choosing a Medigap Policy: A Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare

As a follow-up to my last blog post, this is a link to a government publication titled “Choosing a Medigap Policy: A Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare.” The publication is lengthy, but well-written and very helpful. Check it … Continue reading

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A Shopping Guide for Medigap Insurance Policies

Anyone who has gone through the agony of trying to figure out which “Medigap” insurance policy is best knows it is a torturous process. Pamela Yip, the terrific personal finance columnist for the Dallas Morning News has written a good … Continue reading

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Looking for an Affordable Answer to Long-Term Care

“While most Americans will need long-term care in a nursing facility or at home, hardly anyone has insurance for it. We rely instead on family members, personal savings and — after going broke — on Medicaid. Medicare does not pay … Continue reading

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Life Resource Planning Meets Needs Beyond Retirement

Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the population, not only in the United States, but in the world. Currently, individuals age 65 and over represent 13% of the U. S. population – about 41 million people – but this … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Help Your Aging Parents Who Live Alone

This guest post is from Ms. Julie Delgado, a writer and high school English teacher from New York. Aging parents are a hard demographic to help. Often they want to and can be independent, yet they need to accept assistance. … Continue reading

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Help for Planning End-of-Life Care

I know from personal, and professional, experience that it is very difficult to convince some people to think about the end of their lives. It’s hard convince them to make arrangements for final care, and for death. One thing everyone … Continue reading

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As Nurse Lay Dying She Offered Herself as Instruction in Caring

This is an an amazing story of a selfless woman who offered herself as a case study of how to care for a dying patient. The story was detailed in the New York Times. Here are the opening paragraphs:  It … Continue reading

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