What Questions To Ask When Looking At Your Parents’ Finances

Deb Bakalich Protecting Seniors

If your aging parents were to fall ill or otherwise rendered incapable of handling their own finances, would you be prepared to take the wheel? It’s a difficult subject to think about, and an even tougher discussion to have, but such a conversation should not be put off. It’s better to have the information you need should you suddenly find yourself in the position of managing …

Do You Know the Difference between Medicaid and Medicare?

Deb Bakalich Elder Care, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Open Enrollment, Senior Living Options

Medicaid is a joint state and federal program designed to assist Americans with low income and assets. Each state has different rules about Medicaid eligibility, but the basic goal is to provide financial assistance for those individuals who may have difficulty affording a sufficient medical plan that covers their needs. Medicaid is available to cover some long-term care costs such as nursing home care or in-home …

Elderly Care During the Holidays

Deb Bakalich Elder Care, Protecting Seniors

Help Combat Holiday Loneliness for Elders The holidays are approaching rapidly, and with them we anticipate feelings of joy, gratitude and time spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, for an alarmingly large number of Americans, the holidays may also signal a time of loneliness and despair. While loneliness can affect anyone, the elderly among us are particularly susceptible this time of year. Elderly Care during Holidays is …

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts in October

Deb Bakalich Medicare Open Enrollment, News

Medicare Open Enrollment is rapidly approaching, meaning it’s time once again to review your current coverage or enroll in a plan for 2017. Whether or not you intend to make any changes this year, it’s important to take this time to review your circumstances, take note of any changes made to your plan, and determine whether the coverage you’ve selected is still the best option for …

Deciphering Senior Living Options

Deb Bakalich Protecting Seniors, Senior Living Options

“I believe there is an affordable, compassionate home for every senior to age in gracefully with respect and dignity in a nurturing and caring environment.”Deborah CEO/Owner Deciphering Senior Living Options It is truly a blessing of the times that there is such an array of services today that are affordable to provide seniors options for living in communities that meet their individual medical care needs, personal …

The VA Aid & Attendance and Eligibility

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Information, Resources and Guidance to Seniors At Senior Care Lifestyles LLC, we take education and sharing of knowledge seriously. We provide information, resources and guidance to seniors and their families on understanding what is available to them, care options, costs and financial eligibility for additional income and assistance. One such income benefit that few veterans or their surviving spouses are aware of is the VA Aid …

Three Early Signs of Dementia

Deb Bakalich Alzheimers, News

As more research is conducted on the brain, we learn that subjective cognitive complaints can be the earliest indicator of Alzheimer’s disease. However, recognizing the difference between general age related memory issues and dementia can be difficult. You can catch it early by looking for these warning signs, enabling you to better help your aging parent or loved one. Significant Memory Changes While this is the …

Protecting Seniors from Scams

Deb Bakalich Protecting Seniors

Protecting Seniors from Identity Theft and More By: Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior AdvisorⓇ Seniors are an especially vulnerable part of the population when it comes to identity theft. Overall, they tend to be less aware of the trends scam artists are trying, have an increased likelihood of using postal mail, and are more trusting of strangers than other generations, making it easier to steal their identity. …