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Our “Common Senior Concerns” section provides a growing library of articles surrounding topics such as preventing falls, keeping your home safe and paying for home care.

Paying for Home Care

One of the most affordable senior-care options is in-home care. Even so, adding any payment to your budget can be stressful. Most of us are watching every dollar these days.

10 Charities for Elderly People

With each decade of life, we learn, we grow, we struggle, and hopefully, we triumph. By the time we reach an old age, chances are we’re pretty doggone resilient.

Aid and Attendance: Helping Veterans Pay for Home Care

Are you a veteran who needs home care but can’t afford it? We may be able to help. The Aid and Attendance Improved Pension is one of the most underused VA benefits,

Quiz: Do You Need In-Home Senior Care?

After the loss of her husband, Myrtle found herself lonely, depressed and homebound. Preparing a simple meal was an exhaustive task.

What’s the Cost of Live-in Care?

Live-in care. It sounds inaccessible—like a service only a woman with van Goghs on her wall and lace curtains around her four-poster bed could afford.

5 Ways to Prevent a Fall

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in elderly people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Disaster Preparation for Seniors

In late August of 2005, the nation watched in disbelief as Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. It soon became the costliest hurricane of all time.

Aid and Attendance Benefit: Where to Find Free Help Applying

If you’re a veteran who needs help paying for home care—either for yourself or your spouse—you may be eligible for the little-known Aid and Attendance benefit.

MRSA: Risks, Symptoms and Prevention in Seniors

MRSA is one of those dreaded antibiotic-resistant diseases. And many elderly people have an increased risk of getting it. Here’s what to look for and how to help prevent it.

Free Services for Seniors

It’s hard enough to make ends meet sometimes—especially when you live on a fixed income or care for someone who does. So when unexpected expenses hit,

Improved Pension: How Turning 65 Qualifies Many Veterans

If you’re a veteran who’s 65 or older, or you’re a surviving spouse or child of a veteran, you may be eligible for the Basic or Housebound pension.