Some help on lining up home health care

Q: I am going to need in-home health care and wonder how to go about selecting an appropriate agency. Is there anything in particular I should focus on and does Medicare have any special requirements for the care to be covered? A: Medicare Part B covers medically necessary part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care, and/or [...]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Reality of death is hitting baby boomers hard

We all know that death is a part of life, but as a baby boomer today, it can uncover new emotions. I think my personal experience might reflect what some boomers are experiencing. While I’m blessed that my parents are still living, I’ve seen the loss of grandparents and my in-laws. And while there was [...]

By |February 18th, 2016|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Benefit period determines who pays for skilled nursing facility stay

Q: My mother has been in and out of hospitals for the past two years. She used her 100 days in a skilled nursing facility and now my father is paying the bill. She went back into the hospital for four days. I thought that if you were hospitalized and returned to a skilled nursing [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Volunteers can sign up for annual Love Run

In preparation for the Ladin Subaru 23rd annual Love Run on Sun., June 5 in Westlake Village, Senior Concerns is seeking volunteer groups from employers, service groups, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to work in a variety of race-day roles. Volunteer groups can assist with race-day check-in and packet pickup, work as course monitors, staff water [...]

By |February 11th, 2016|In the News, News / Events|0 Comments

Talk to aging parents about finances, health care, living arrangements

Q: My parents are getting on in age and will eventually need my assistance. I have no idea where to start planning. Can you suggest some starting points? A: Many people avoid dealing with this subject until a crisis arises. You are to be congratulated for wanting to be prepared. There are four main areas [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Make life easier for mom, dad

For seniors trying to make their savings stretch, spending on home repairs or new appliances can cause a lot of anxiety. Many are concerned, sometimes rightfully, about whether they will outlive their money. But I’ve discovered other aging retirees—even those with an ample nest egg—who are simply too conservative when it comes to their finances, [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Concerns Seeks Volunteer Groups to help staff the Ladin Subaru 23rd Annual Love Run

Would you like to have fun while supporting an amazing cause? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Here is a great opportunity to make the difference in the lives of our elder friends and neighbors! In preparation for the Ladin Subaru 23rd Annual Love Run on Sunday, June 5, [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|In the News, News / Events|0 Comments

Do your homework before attending financial seminar

Q: Every day I seem to have a mailbox full of invitations to free seminars on living trusts and financial planning. I'm not really sure I need to be concerned with such topics, but if I do, would these seminars provide me with the information I need? A: This is an excellent question and one [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments