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 By Jim Miller    Features    January 24, 2022 

Savvy Senior: How to recognize a mini-stroke and what to do

Dear Savvy Senior, How can a person know if they’ve had a minor stroke? My 72-year-old mother had a spell a few weeks ago where she suddenly felt dizzy for no apparent reason, and had trouble...

 

Savvy Senior: Tax breaks for caregiver of elderly parents

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any tax breaks that you know of for family caregivers? I help financially support my 82-year-old mother and would like to find out if I can write any of these expenses...

 

Savvy Senior: How to write a loved one's obituary

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide any tips on how to write an obituary? My dad, who has terminal cancer, has asked me to write his obituary, which will be published in the funeral program and run in...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    January 3, 2022

Savvy Senior: How to get your affairs in order

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my personal, legal and financial information organized so my kids will know what’s going on when I’m no longer around. Can you offer any tips on the best...

 

Savvy Senior: Deciphering senior housing options

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you decipher the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating them? I need to find a place for my elderly mother and...

 

Savvy Senior: How older drivers can save on auto insurance

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide any tips to help seniors reduce their auto insurance premiums? I just got hit with a 15 percent increase on my car insurance and am looking for ways to save. Fixed...

 

Pill Splitting: When it's safe, and when it isn't

Dear Savvy Senior, When is it safe, or not safe, to split pills? I have a cousin who cuts almost all her pills in half in order to save money, but I’m wondering if she’s going overboard. What can...

 

Savvy Senior: Social security calculators that can help you decide when to claim

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources that can help my wife and me determine the best claiming ages for maximizing our Social Security retirement benefits? Just Turned 62 Dear 62, D...

 

Senior Alert: Your old cellphone may not work in 2022

Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old father has an old flip phone he carries around with him for emergency purposes, but I’ve heard that these devices will soon be phased out. Is this true? If so, how...

 

Savvy Senior: How to help your overmedicated parent

Dear Savvy Senior, My 75-year-old mother is currently taking 16 different prescription and OTC medications, and I’m worried she’s taking way too many drugs. Can you suggest any resources that can...

 

Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover mobility scooters or wheelchairs?

Dear Savvy Senior, I have arthritis in my hips and knees and have a difficult time getting around anymore. What do I need to do to get a Medicare-covered electric-powered scooter or wheelchair? Need...

 

Savvy Senior: How to track down an unclaimed life insurance policy

Dear Savvy Senior, When my dad died, we thought he had a life insurance policy, but we have no idea how to track it down. Any suggestions? Searching Son Dear Searching, Lost or forgotten life...

 

Savvy Senior: Tips and tools for family caregivers

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any resources that offer help to family caregivers? I’ve been taking care of my 86-year-old mother and could use some help. Burned-Out Brenda Dear Brenda,...

 

Savvy Senior: How to protect yourself against abdominal aortic aneurysms

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me about stomach aneurysms? My father died from one about 10 years ago and I’m wondering if that can increase my risk of developing one myself. Almost 60 Dear...

 

Savvy Senior: How to find financial assistance for aging-in-pace improvements

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any financial assistance programs that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my grandparents make a few modifications to their house...

 

Savvy Senior: How to find a better Medicare prescription drug plan

Dear Savvy Senior, Is it important to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans every year? My pharmacist highly recommends it, but it’s such a hassle sorting through all those different plans...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    October 4, 2021

Savvy Senior: How does Social Security work when a spouse or ex-spouse dies?

Dear Savvy Senior, Who qualifies for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year, so I would like to find out if me or my 17-year-old daughter are eligible for anything? Divorced...

 

Savvy Senior: Simple and Inexpensive Final Farewells

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are looking for the simplest and least expensive way to dispose of our bodies when we die. We hate the idea of wasting a lot of money on high-priced funerals and...

 

Savvy Senior: How to manage an inherited IRA from a parent

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the rules regarding inherited IRAs? When my mom died this year, I inherited her traditional IRA and would like to know what I need to do to execute it properly. Confused...

 

Savvy Senior: Could I have COPD and not know it?

Dear Savvy Senior, I have struggled with shortness of breath for several years now. I just thought I was getting old and fat, but a friend recently told me about COPD. So, my question is, could I...

 

Savvy Senior: Little known Social Security program helps seniors manage their money

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Social Security offer any special help to beneficiaries who struggle managing their benefits? My aunt, who has no children, has dementia and struggles keeping up with her...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 30, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to handle your Medicare coverage if you move

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are moving to a different area of the country to be near our daughter. Will this affect our Medicare benefits? Will we need to adjust our coverage or re-enroll in...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 23, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Choose an Adult Day Care Services Provider

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on choosing a good adult day care provider for an elderly parent? My 81-year-old father, who just moved in with me, has dementia and needs attention during...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 16, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Buy the Best Blood Pressure Monitor for You

Dear Savvy Senior, I just found out I have stage 1 hypertension and my doctor recommended I get a home blood pressure monitor to keep an eye on it. Can you offer me any tips on choosing a good one?...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 9, 2021

Savvy Senior: How to Replace Important Documents That Are Lost or Missing

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me what I need to do to replace a variety of important documents? Our house burned down a few months ago, and we lost everything including our home property deed, car...

 

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