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Pain Management Facts for Seniors: Living the Best Life Possible

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 27, 2015

Pain management is different for everyone and becomes even more so as we age. For seniors, pain can become an everyday event which needs to be met with proper procedures and management. In fact, HealthinAgain.org notes that, "Between 25-50% of all older people living at home, and up to 85% of older individuals living in nursing homes, report that they are in serious pain". However, just because you have pain, doesn't mean you have to stop living your life to the fullest. Here are a few pain management facts for seniors to help you get the most out of your life.

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Turning 65: What You Need to Know About Medicare & Long-Term Care

Posted by Michelle Cemental on August 25, 2015

Long-term care is likely the furthest thought from your mind right now. You could have years comfortably living in your home, caring for yourself, before you need to worry about it. Being prepared, however, is a crucial part of the retirement process. Turning 65 means that you need to know about Medicare—and that includes your options for long-term care. But don't worry! Here is an easy guide to help you understand how Medicare works when it comes to long-term care.

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Understanding Each Part of Medicare

Posted by Michelle Cemental on August 25, 2015

Almost everyone approaching retirement age has some knowledge about medicare benefits, but far too many people aren't aware of how it actually works. There are several "parts" to medicare which cover different aspects of your retirement healthcare needs. Turning 65? Here is what you need to know about Medicare.

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French Cooking for Everyday Americans: The Legendary Julia Child

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 25, 2015

If you've ever watched The Food Network or any modern cooking show, chances are you've heard references made to a beloved American cooking icon named Julia Child. Before there were a seemingly infinite number of channels on the television from which to choose, Child taught a generation of food lovers that cooking can be easy and enjoyable.

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Caring Senior Service Named 2015 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winner

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 20, 2015

Caring Senior Service, the nation’s premiere non-medical in-home care company announced today that it is the recipient of the 2015 Franchisee Satisfaction Award, the only awards program to rank companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction, from Franchise Business Review. Caring Senior Service will receive its award at the International Franchise Association award celebration in Las Vegas on Monday, Feb.16, 2015

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Roth vs Traditional IRA: Considering Which is Best for Retiring Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 19, 2015

Saving for retirement is definitely important. It's good to know that, once you get there, you'll be able to truly enjoy living out the rest of your life worry-free. IRAs are helpful when it comes to retirement saving, but it's not always easy to know which one is the right one for your particular situation; which leads to the question: Between Roth and Traditional IRAs, which is best for retiring seniors? What follows are a few of the differences between the two.

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Clara McBride Hale and Her Neverending Family

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 18, 2015

Selfless people--truly selfless people--are a rare commodity in this world. And those selfless individuals who devote their lives to the betterment of underprivileged children are even more rare. That's why Clara McBride Hale was so special.

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Caring Senior Service Opens New California Location

Posted by Michael Watson on August 13, 2015

Caring Senior Service, a nationally recognized in-home senior care company, is continuing its national expansion with the opening of its fourth California location in the city of Diamond Bar. The new location will serve Eastern Los Angeles County, providing Caring Senior Service’s proprietary GreatCare® to the community’s elderly.

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Planning Retirement: Are You Ready?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on August 11, 2015

Retirement today is very different than it was for your parents and grandparents. You can now expect to live longer, experiencing a healthy and productive life long past the time when they would have expected to leave the workforce. That means that planning for retirement look different too. Let's explore today's retirement to help you determine if you are ready. 

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Rules of 401K Withdrawals Made Easy

Posted by Michelle Cemental on August 11, 2015

Albert Einstein once said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”  It’s not surprising given the endless amount of rules the IRS puts on tax payers every year!  That doesn't even include the complicated tax rules one must understand when retiring.   

For many of us who are about to retire, the rules of 401K withdrawals are often intimidating and confusing. We will explain some key areas to consider when making withdrawals from your 401K retirement plan.

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Adolph Zukor: Pioneer of the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 11, 2015

Adolph Zukor was not your typical movie tycoon. In fact, he was unflamboyant, deliberate, mild-mannered, predictable, and almost self-effacing. In the long list of folks who did remarkable things throughout their lives--even in advanced years--Zukor stands out as one who did so for longer than most, regularly going into his office until just a few weeks before his death at the impressive age of 103.

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Home Security: Safe Bets for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 5, 2015

A vast majority of seniors list fear of crime as being one of their biggest concerns. Statistics indicate that seniors are right to be concerned. News reports of seniors victimized in their own homes are becoming more and more prevalent. So, what are some things that can be done to ensure home security for seniors?

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Martin Miller- An Advocate for Older Americans

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 4, 2015

While many of America's senior citizens view retirement as a time to relax, Martin Miller viewed it as a time to advocate for the rights of the elderly. At the age of 97, he was viewed in Indiana as "America's Oldest Active Full-Time Advocate. He was a fixture in the Indiana Legislature as well as the governor's office and championed causes like safety for seniors as well as health and nutrition. In addition to his advocacy in Indiana, he helped to foster bills through the United States Congress.

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