Ask the Expert: Making Friends Later in Life

Dear Lura: My father passed away 7 months ago and my mother is on her own for the first time in 51 years. She is moving to Columbus this summer to be closer to my family. I’m trying to find a few places she can go or organizations she can become involved with to help… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

We hear it a lot—“what’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?” The confusion is natural. If you don’t have any experience with either program, it’s easy to get the two mixed up. To help clear things up, let’s go over the basics of Medicare and Medicaid, who’s eligible for each program, examples of what each… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Exercises for More Energy

Dear Kara, One of the biggest struggles I’ve had since growing “older” is maintaining my energy level. I just can’t do everything I want to in a day. Now that I’m retired and finally have time to pursue my hobbies, I’m just too tired most days. I think getting more exercise might help. But I’m… Read more »

Top Senior Scams and How to Prevent Them

Dear Amanda and Lisa: My mother lives on her own in an older home just outside Columbus. My brother and I both live a few hours away so we can’t be there as often as we would like. Since our father passed away a few months ago, our mom seems to be a constant target for… Read more »

What Vaccines to Get After Age 50

Dear Tasha: My Dad lives with a chronic illness that has caused his immune system to be weaker. As a result, he seems to catch every bug that makes the rounds. I’m trying to make a list of vaccines that might protect him so we can speak with his doctor about them later this month…. Read more »

Ask the Expert: How Much Does Post-Surgery Rehab Cost?

Dear Cassie: My father will be having hip replacement surgery later this month. I’m trying to figure out how much a nursing and rehab center will cost and how much of it his Medicare will pay for? He lives in Central Ohio just outside Columbus. Can you help? It all seems so confusing! Renee ___________________________________________________________________… Read more »

How to Decorate an Assisted Living Apartment

Is your parent moving to an assisted living apartment? Do you have questions about how to decorate the new space? We have the answers! To help you through the process, we’d like to share these 5 tips for decorating an assisted living apartment. ____________________________________________________________________ Answers to the most common questions seniors have about moving to… Read more »

Ask The Expert: Can My Mom and Dad Stay Together?

Dear Sarah, My mom and dad have been together for more than 40 years. Last year, Mom had a stroke, and now, she has difficulty walking, bathing, dressing and even eating. Dad’s done a terrific job of taking care of her, but we can tell it’s becoming more and more difficult for him. He’s already told… Read more »

My Mom Has Become Mean. What Do I Do?

Dear Kimberly: My mother has always been so kind and considerate of everyone’s feelings. She was someone that everyone loved being around until the past year or so. She’s become very difficult and, as much as I hate to admit it, sometimes, she is downright mean. There is just no reasoning with her when she… Read more »