Smartphone Use Putting Personal Healthcare Data at Risk

Healthcare data is some of the most personal and private information we have. Legal protections and healthcare providers tightly control access to our health data for our protection. Healthcare workers are very careful to limit access to our information — or are they? While hospitals, physician’s offices and other healthcare facilities have controls in place … Read moreSmartphone Use Putting Personal Healthcare Data at Risk

TeleHealth Covered by Medicare: A Fit for Your Senior’s Needs?

Technological evolution — and sometimes revolution — for the benefit of our senior loved ones is one of our favorite topics here at Senior Care Corner. We are strong supporters of the role technology can play in the well-being, both physically and mentally, for all of us as we age. Especially exciting is the thought … Read moreTeleHealth Covered by Medicare: A Fit for Your Senior’s Needs?

Medicare Coverage of Durable Medical Equipment for Seniors

In a recent Senior Care Corner Radio Show, we reported a news story about a durable medical equipment (sometimes referred to as DME) provider being fined for fraudulent Medicare claims for power scooters. While many who this provider gave no- or low-cost scooters paid for by Medicare that were not deemed eligible, there are many … Read moreMedicare Coverage of Durable Medical Equipment for Seniors

Our 50th Senior Care Corner Show! Questions from Family Caregivers

50 episodes of the Senior Care Corner Show . . . and counting! We are pleased to reach this milestone, reflecting almost two years of our biweekly show, and proud that our listenership continues to grow and benefit from our work. We wanted to do something special for our feature segment of this episode, something … Read moreOur 50th Senior Care Corner Show! Questions from Family Caregivers

Seemingly Helpful Mobile Apps Prompt Security Warnings & Reminders

Phishing fears drove a recent warning for those downloading any of a number of seemingly helpful smartphone apps made for both Android and iPhone users. The apps were 0stensibly designed to gain access to Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts, which are retirement savings accounts for federal government employees and those who serve in the military. … Read moreSeemingly Helpful Mobile Apps Prompt Security Warnings & Reminders

Talking Dogs as Companions for Seniors: Great Idea from GeriJoy

Dogs can be great companions for our senior loved ones who are aging in place, as we discussed in a recent post, especially those who are living alone. Caring for the needs of a dog can be a challenge for some seniors, some of whom are the recipients of care themselves. Companions with whom they … Read moreTalking Dogs as Companions for Seniors: Great Idea from GeriJoy

Big Data Has Big Meaning for Seniors & Family Caregivers

Big Data and seniors? What do they have to do with each other — and what IS Big Data, anyway? Actually, the business community’s passion for big data (depending who’s using the term it may be upper or lower case) and its analysis should mean seniors and their family caregivers will find products and services … Read moreBig Data Has Big Meaning for Seniors & Family Caregivers

Lactose Intolerance & Seniors: Dairy Still on the Menu

Lactose intolerance affects an estimated 12% of Americans. Are your senior loved ones among them? You say you’ve heard of lactose intolerance but aren’t really sure what it means? We’ll fill in the blanks. First, it’s important to understand the difference between an allergy and intolerance to a particular food so that we are not … Read moreLactose Intolerance & Seniors: Dairy Still on the Menu