A Better Business Bureau Report Shows That Elderly Are Often Targeted for Scams

A Better Business Bureau Report Shows That Elderly Are Often Targeted for Scams

According to the BBB, In the past three years alone, almost half a million people in the US and Canada have reported fraud, with the actual numbers most likely being higher. The reported losses totaled 117 million dollars. Of the types of deception, fake lottery and...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 8, 2018

More than Half of Americans Do Not Know How Much Money They Will Need to Retire

More than Half of Americans Do Not Know How Much Money They Will Need to Retire

A recent Bankrate survey has revealed that a staggering sixty-one percent of Americans do not know how much retirement savings they will need to have. Of the remaining respondents, eight percent never plan on retiring at all, another eight percent feel they will need less than...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 8, 2018

Trump Signs Veterans Health Bill While Fighting Its Funding

Trump Signs Veterans Health Bill While Fighting Its Funding

President Trump signed the VA Mission Act into law on Wednesday June 6th.  The law will expand veterans’ access to private health care and authorizes new health care programs for veterans. However, behind the scenes White House aides are fighting a bi-partisan bill to fund the new law, instead hoping...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 7, 2018

Government Warns Nuedexta Pill Being Pushed on Elderly

Government Warns Nuedexta Pill Being Pushed on Elderly

Nuedexta can be prescribed to treat a rare condition of uncontrollable laughing and crying known as pseudobulbar affect or PBA. But, the government is warning nursing homes and insurance companies that suspicious prescriptions of the drug are being given to elderly people across the country. An

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Alec Pronk | Jun 7, 2018

Robots Popularized in Japan Senior Care

Robots Popularized in Japan Senior Care

Japan has long been known as an artificial intelligence and technology powerhouse, and now they are extending this knowledge into senior care. A government-backed program using robots to deliver a variety of social and health care to seniors is combatting Japan’s shortage of care workers. Unsurprisingly, Japan’s quickly aging population...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 7, 2018

Cardio And Strength Training May Slow The Effects Of Aging

Cardio And Strength Training May Slow The Effects Of Aging

Most of us are aware of how beneficial exercise can be, but did you know it may also slow the effects of aging? What types of exercise are beneficial? Tai chi and yoga are especially useful for older adults because they are forms of low impact strength training. Strength training...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 6, 2018

Paying For Long-Term Care: Options To Consider

Paying For Long-Term Care: Options To Consider

Long-term care can get expensive quickly. Here are some ideas that Forbes suggests to consider in case you need help to cover the costs: Pick the right long-term care option for you! Assisted living may be more affordable than a nursing home for many individuals. It...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 6, 2018

A Nursing Home Is Currently Under Investigation For Giving $80,000 To A Legislator Working On Limiting Negligence Claims

A Nursing Home Is Currently Under Investigation For Giving $80,000 To A Legislator Working On Limiting Negligence Claims

Earlier this year, Jake Files (R) introduced an amendment to limit negligence claims in the state of Arkansas. Just a few days later, his construction company received a wire transfer of $80,000. That payment came from David Norsworthy, the part owner of over ten nursing homes in the state. The...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 6, 2018

Many Florida Assisted Living Facilities Not Ready for Hurricanes

Many Florida Assisted Living Facilities Not Ready for Hurricanes

Despite a push from Governor Rick Scott to prepare Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities for hurricane season, a large portion of the industry remains unprepared.  The Agency for Health Care Administration released new data revealing that only 66 percent of...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 5, 2018

Will Telemedicine Revolutionize Health Care?

Will Telemedicine Revolutionize Health Care?

In the near future it may be normal to receive medical advice and prescription through the ease of a cellphone.  So-called telemedicine is becoming more and more used as tool for individuals to receive health care, and there is proof that Americans are ready to use the technology. An

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Alec Pronk | Jun 5, 2018

John Oliver Highlights America’s Guardianship Problem

John Oliver Highlights America’s Guardianship Problem

When a senior citizen becomes incapable of making their own decisions a court can assign a legal guardian to take care of their day-to-day affairs.  If a family member cannot be appointed, a private guardian will be assigned to oversee the individual’s life.  Unfortunately, this system is filled with potential disastrous outcomes...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 5, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Does A Better Job Of Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Your Dermatologist

Artificial Intelligence Does A Better Job Of Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Your Dermatologist

A recent study published in the Annals of Oncology found that a type of artificial intelligence, called a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN), is better than experienced dermatologists when it comes to detecting skin cancer. Researchers from Germany, the United States, and France taught a CNN to identify...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 4, 2018

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