Disability as defined by Social Security can be complicated

QUESTION: My husband was considered disabled by his employer but was turned down when he applied for Social Security disability. Can you explain why? A: People may be turned down when first applying for Social Security disability. Perhaps Social Security just needs more information. I always suggest appealing the decision. You usually have 60 days [...]

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Understanding Medicare ‘assignment’

Q: I am about to sign up for Medicare and have more than a few questions. But the question I currently have regards doctors and why, when selecting a doctor, you should ask, “Does he or she take assignment?” What does that mean? A: There are many questions that could and perhaps should be asked [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:47-07:00April 28th, 2015|Posts|0 Comments

Finding a care facility takes time, effort

Q: I need to place a family member in a care facility. Do you have any suggestions on how I should start my search? A: Finding the appropriate facility takes time and effort. But spending this time early in the process makes the transition to a care facility much easier for the entire family. First, [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:47-07:00April 27th, 2015|Posts|0 Comments

“Optimal Nutrition During Challenging Times for Caregivers”

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide resources and support for family caregivers of those caring for aging loved ones, Senior Concerns will present a community seminar on “Optimal Nutrition During Challenging Times for Caregivers,” on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. This informative seminar, led [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:47-07:00April 27th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Healthcare decisions made easier

Aren’t online customer reviews wonderful? They are those postings by people who invest time and energy to give their feedback on a recent purchase experience on sites like Yelp, Angie’s List or Amazon. Reading those reviews often helps us decide if the item or service is right for us. Customer reviews have helped me determine [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:47-07:00April 16th, 2015|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Consider volunteering to fill extra time

Q: I have been a very busy person all my adult life and was looking forward to having free time when I retired. Now that I am retired I find myself with time on my hands, and it is not all that I thought it would be. I’m considering volunteering but not sure what types [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:47-07:00April 14th, 2015|Posts|0 Comments

“Veterans Benefits That Can Help Aid in the Cost of Caregiving”’

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide resources and support for family caregivers of those caring for aging loved ones, Senior Concerns will present a community seminar on “Veterans Benefits That Can Help Aid in the Cost of Caregiving ” on Monday, April 13 2015, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand [...]

By |2015-12-03T00:52:26-08:00April 7th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Busy in retirement

I’ve heard it more than once: “I’m retired, but I’m busier now than I ever was.” Many retirees who think back to their work life will remember early morning meetings, working through lunches, getting home late at night (and working some more), all the while miraculously having enough time to raise kids, do household chores, [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:45:47-07:00April 2nd, 2015|Other Side of 50|0 Comments