Category Archives: Health and Healthcare

New Shingles Vaccine FAQ|

Have you heard about the new shingles vaccine?  None of us want to get this painful illness,  and there are now two preventatives available.  Do you need both the old and the new vaccine? Will your insurance pay? How about Medicare? Take a look: Source: New Shingles Vaccine FAQ | Shingrix – Consumer Reports

The Unmistakable Freedom of Contentment and How to Find It

Contentment.   After the drama, the chaos, and the many life changes that got us here, many boomers and seniors are seeking a new calm.  What is contentment, and how does one achieve it?  This article offers six keys to finding your most contented self.  Source: The Unmistakable Freedom of Contentment and How to Find It

How to Advocate for a Loved One in Long-Term Care

Do you have a friend or relative in assisted living or a nursing home? Most of us do, or will, are even will be ourselves.  Some care facilities are great, but many require some extra help from the outside.  This article tells us what to do and how to do it effectively. Source: How to Advocate for a Loved One in Long-Term Care

Increase Your Retirement Savings With HSAs

Are you interested in saving more for retirement?  A health savings account can help with both that and health care costs.   Read more about it :Source: Increase Your Retirement Savings With HSAs

Medicare? Make Sure Your Medical Treatment Is Covered

Is your doctor recommending an expensive test or procedure?  He may assume your Medicare plan will cover it, but you shouldn’t.  Changes to Medicare mean that you may need prior authorization or be subject to a heft copay.  Consumer Reports tells us what to look for:   Source: Make Sure Your Medical Treatment Is Covered – Consumer Reports