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Aging Parents and You: Getting Reimbursed When Doctors Don't Take Medicare--Part 1

Some doctors don’t “take” Medicare.
They’ve chosen to be excluded from Medicare Program participation.
Nevertheless, people with Part B Medicare coverage can submit
claims from these doctors to Medicare for reimbursement, regardless of a doctor’s Medicare affiliation. 713 more words

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Happy 4th of July from Help! Aging Parents

INDEPENDENCE DAY, JULY 4TH–hard won as history shows

As we strive to help elders age well, aren’t we also reminded of how important independence is to each individual throughout a lifetime. 30 more words

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Striking out (with Dad)

He didn’t hobble toward ball field number two; he shoved his walker with purpose. Even tilted, he looked pretty good; eyes alert, dress casual and passably clean, disposition aloof but present. 445 more words

it's the simple things

What are some of the simple things that make you smile? There is much sadness as I care for both of my parents living with Alzheimer’s, and sometimes I just want to escape my parents decline; but I  don’t and can’t ……I find   121 more words


Aging Parents and Elders Traveling Alone: Airplanes

    My aunt Millie (Dad’s sister) died in Oregon, 3 months short of her 100th birthday.  Dad, who was 91, was on the next morning’s flight from California to Oregon–alone. 726 more words
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Facing the Truth

When the early stages of dementia begin to present themselves it is a particularly devastating time for the patient and their family. Because symptoms can be so subtle and seem to appear and then vanish, family members often undervalue the severity of the problem. 435 more words


Airports /Travel for Aging Parents and Elders Traveling Alone: Happy or Pain Producing? 2015--Part 2

Old People Can Fly Alone. My Octogenarian Parents Did; so did My MIL at age 98. But navigating the airport is stressful.

What stresses seniors (and many younger travelers)–at airports?  1,008 more words

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