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11:16 PM / Wednesday April 8, 2020

Seniors

Advice for adult children of aging parents who need help at home

April 27, 2018

BPT Helping a parent stay active and healthy at home can be achieved with careful planning. The rewards of personally caring for, or managing the care of, a loved one who needs help are innumerable. It’s an opportunity to give back and to offer a return on the loving investment they once made in us….

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Your prescription drug coverage and medication questions answered

April 19, 2018

BPT Prescription drug coverage and medications can be complex territory. Enter UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement’s Chief Pharmacy Officer Mike Anderson, PharmD, who has spent his career navigating the ins and outs of the Rx world. Below, Anderson answers some questions people frequently ask about drug coverage and prescriptions. Q. What’s the difference between PDP and…

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Savvy Senior: Is your blood pressure too high?

April 12, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, What numbers constitute high blood pressure? I use to be pre-hypertensive, but they keep changing the guidelines, so I’m not sure where I fit in now. Approaching 60 Dear Approaching, If you’re unsure what your blood pressure levels should be, you’re not alone. Recent changes in the hypertension guidelines made by the…

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Savvy Senior: What to know about the new Medicare cards

April 5, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the new Medicare cards? I’ve heard there are a lot of scams associated with these new cards and I want to make sure I protect myself. Leery Senior Dear Leery, The government will soon be sending out brand new Medicare cards to 59 million Medicare beneficiaries….

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Savvy Senior: How to find great volunteer vacations

March 30, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are approaching retirement and are interested in learning more about volunteer vacations. Can you give us some information on this travel option, and refer us to some good organizations that offer these types of trips. Love to Travel Dear Love, If you’re looking to do more on your…

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Six tips to reduce confusion in older patients after surgery

March 23, 2018

BPT The longer you live the more likely you will develop a medical condition that requires surgery or a procedure. In fact, half of all people 65 and older will have at least one surgical procedure in their lifetime. And along with common potential side effects from anesthesia during surgery such as nausea, chills or…

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Savvy Senior: Tips and resources for older job seekers

March 16, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to help older job seekers? I’m 60 and have been out of work for nearly a year now and need some help. Seeking Employment Dear Seeking, While the U.S. job market has improved dramatically over the past few years, challenges still persist for many older workers. To…

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Five practical and fun ways to spend your tax refund

March 2, 2018

BPT It’s that time of year again when you may find a little bit of extra money in your pocket, thanks to your annual tax refund. There are plenty of practical ways to spend it, such as putting it toward paying off credit cards, loan payments or even starting a college fund, but there is…

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