Older Adults: 4 Things to Consider When Care Planning

December 1st, 2017

As a clinical social worker and care coordinator at Montefiore Health System’s Center for the Aging Brain, I’ve learned that older adults face similar barriers when it comes to navigating health care. Many predict that by the year 2030, the amount of older American’s will double and account for a significant amount of our population. […]


Medicare Open Enrollment ends 12/7

October 19th, 2017

Medicare Open Enrollment ends 12/7 Health insurance counseling is available through SHINE, Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone.  Medicare D and Medicare Advantage, HMO and PPO, plans can change premiums, copays, deductibles and drugs and pharmacies.  Get a SHINE consult.  Framingham:  508. 532. 5980; Needham:  781. 455. 7555; and INFO:  800. 243. 4636        Open […]

10 Ways to Help the Elderly in Winter

January 30th, 2014

Winter can bring many healthcare challenges for older people, especially those with mobility issues or those who are homebound. Ellen McCabe, director of professional education for HopeHealth, a non-profit healthcare organization providing medical care, care management, and support services in eastern Massachusetts, knows the dangers associated with winter weather all too well. “There are emotional risks, such […]

How Seniors Manage to Adapt

December 30th, 2013

Many older adults want to live independently, without relying on assistance from others, for as long as they can. But how often does that actually happen? A study published recently in the American Journal of Public Health attempts to answer the question by examining how seniors adapt to disability, an issue that hasn’t received much […]

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