Caregiving

A listing of my personal experiences as a caregiver…and the tips I can offer those that are going through the same thing taking care of aging patents.

Help With Filling Out Your Insurance Application

Are you looking for help (for yourself or a loved one) filling out insurance applications because of a disability? Are you or someone you care for aged, certified blind or certified disabled? There is a program called Consumer Assistance Program for the Aged, Blind and Disabled here in NY that assists individuals with the application […]

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National Social Security Month

April is National Social Security month.  To that end, just so you are aware of what your current benefits are, you should take the following steps, whether you have retired or not… SSA.gov Sign into SSA.gov, the Social Security Administration, and use the MY ACCOUNT feature to see what your current (or future benefits) should […]

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Prescription Drug Assistance

Stuff Seniors Need is proud to have partnered with NeedyMeds to provide prescription drug assistance to seniors and low-income individuals throughout the USA. To that end, we are offering a FREE prescription drug discount card which you can use at over 63,000 pharmacies throughout the USA. You can print out your card by clicking here […]

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Emergency Preparedness and Seniors

Considering Harvey, Irma, Jose and other hurricanes are about to batter the US mainland, I am putting together an emergency preparedness plan especially for my community. It will feature all of the standard information you will find, but will also cater specifically to seniors and caregivers, who have to answer specific questions that the rest […]

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How Seniors Can Find Ways To Reduce Their Property Taxes

I recently got a question regarding property tax exemptions and how seniors can reduce their property tax bill. Here was the message I received… “I’m searching for agencies can help a senior with property taxes. the program I needed is in NY. but not in AZ. To illustrate my plight, I will keep it brief, […]

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What To Look for in a Travel Pill Organizer

Organizing your medications can be difficult, but taking them with you can be even more challenging.  This is because of the way that you have to “organize” your medications. How many of you have done the “Ziploc bag” routine of organizing meds while traveling?  Or how about wrapping them in tin foil … in case […]

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Recent Social Security Increase

Well folks, it’s official. Social Security just announced the largest increase in monthly benefits in years for seniors. That is both good news and bad news. Good news is that it is an increase. The bad news is that it is 2.2%, or around $28 per recipient. And there’s more bad news with that. That’s […]

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Monthly Pill Organizer

Every year, thousands of senior citizens that are placed in long term care nursing homes because they did not know to take the right medication at the right time. Mix-ups in taking medication are extremely dangerous. A medication monthly pill organizer, reminder and organizer can help to prevent many life-threatening mistakes. They help remind your […]

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4 Easy Steps to Claim Your Veterans Medical ID Benefit

Senior veterans face different health issues as a result of the many sacrifices they’ve made during active military service. Veterans are at risk of various injuries and health problems during and even after their duty. Physical injuries include shrapnel and gunshot wounds that may also leave metal fragments in the body. Veterans who suffered from […]

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History of the CDPAP Program

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