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This is the blog for StuffSeniorsNeed.com, where I will post on the important news of the day affecting senior citizens.

Caregivers Guide To Respite Care

For caregivers who are absolutely exhausted because of the strains and rigors of caregiving, respite care is a godsend. And as I discuss respite care, there will be 3 things that I go over…what exactly is respite care, where to find it and how to pay for it. What Is Respite Care? Respite care is […]

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Nursing Home Review

When you make the decision that it will be necessary for your loved one to enter an assisted living facility or nursing home, you are going to want to make sure they are going to the best possible facility with the best ratings. This is how you should go about checking out nursing homes for […]

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State Dental Association

Below I have put together a listing of state dental associations, with accompanying contact information and websites.  The reason for this is that many low-income seniors are in need of low-cost or free dental services and dentures.   And as one of my newsletter subscribers found out when she took my advice (see Sarah’s comment on […]

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State Ombudsman Office

I have put together a list of state long term care ombudsman’s below.   I would like to thank the good people over at LTCOmbudsman.org for putting the time in to compile the information for seniors and their caregivers. This information is indispensable.   The reason is simple to identify.   Nursing home abuse and neglect […]

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Doctors That Accept Medicaid

Finding doctors that accept Medicaid can be challenging but worth it for seniors and their caregivers who have limited resources and health insurance. I am going to take you through the steps to find a local doctor that does take Medicaid, and also some of the challenges that the recent passage of the health care […]

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free adult diaper samples

I got an email from a reader requesting information about free adult diaper samples.  And to that end, I research the topic for them and am also posting the results for all of my readers in this blog post. And what I came up with is both good and bad. The good news is that […]

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Free Walkers For Seniors

Despite the fact that they are not expensive (you can pick up a walker for around $40) finding free walkers for seniors is an understandable concern due to the fact that many seniors cannot afford them, even if a cheap one is around $40. Free walkers … or rollators, which is a walker with wheels on it…aid […]

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Free Wheelchair For The Disabled – How To Find The Help You Need

I got a question in email from a reader about how to find a free wheelchair for the disabled.  And at first, I have to admit that I was stumped. I had searched for “Free wheelchairs” and came up pretty empty.  Then I decided to search from another perspective.  And that was for “wheelchair donation […]

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Free Telephone Service For Seniors

I recently got an email from the caregiver of a senior asking free telephone service for seniors. Actually, it is surprising how many options are available.  Now, I have written about them previously so I am not going to just repeat myself here, but what I am going to do is use this blog post […]

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Finding Help At The Office of the Aging

For senior citizens who are facing tough times, help can be found at the Office of the Aging.  After all, you should not have to make the choice between feeding themselves and paying the rent is not an acceptable option.   For this reason there are government services that are able to assist you. The […]

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