Senior Citizens News - Page 5

Page 5 of Senior Citizens News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Does Your 401k Need Long-Term Care Insurance?

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — People need insurance, but do retirement funds? ‘Absolutely,’ says Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP). ‘If you’re not thinking about your own health as you age, think about the health of your 401k or IRA. If your retirement vehicle becomes disabled or loses life blood, how can it support you when you need it?’

Six Long-Term Care Insurance Carriers Now Back ‘3 in 4 Need More’ Campaign

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the 3in4 Association, promoters of the ‘3 in 4 Need More’ campaign, announces the sponsorship of six insurance carriers: John Hancock, Mutual of Omaha, LifeSecure, MedAmerica, Prudential, and Transamerica. ‘They’re providing the support we need to start getting our message out,’ says Jonas Roeser, a member of the association’s three-member Executive Committee, which also includes Margie Barrie and Mark Goldberg.

Appearing on Fox and CNBC TV, Denise Gott, Long-Term Care Expert, Will Reveal Alarming ‘Awareness Gap’

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 70 percent of Americans over 65 will need long-term care services at some point. And Prudential Financial Inc. notes that 74 percent of consumers age 55 to 65 (about three in every four of us) polled for a recent survey said they are concerned about needing some kind of long term care.

Community Comes Together to Help Seniors in Need

SAN JOSE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Silicon Valley community came together to help Comfort Keepers® collect 2000 lbs. of food through its STOP Senior Hunger food drive for local seniors in need during September, Hunger Action Month and 2010 Holiday Season.

‘True Cost’ Estimates Now Available for Buyers of Long Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) announces the availability of ‘true cost’ estimates for long term care insurance policies from multiple carriers. According to LTCFP, the actual out-of-pocket expense of any LTC policy is usually less than the stated premium. Why?

Wii, Kinect and SimplyHome – Tech-savvy Seniors

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — So, what do Microsoft’s new Xbox Kinect, Nintendo’s Wii and SimplyHome have in common? SimplyHome’s assistive technology is bringing its clients to the next level in independent living and underlying innuendos in Wii and Kinect may also have impacts on helping seniors and those with developmental disabilities to age in place more gracefully and independently.

Help STOP Senior Hunger During Hunger Action Month

SAN JOSE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A startling number of U.S. seniors risk going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care. During September Hunger Action Month, and through Thanksgiving, Silicon Valley and Peninsula Comfort Keepers is asking the community to make food donations to the STOP Senior Hunger food drive.

Long Term Care Insurance Leaders Join Forces to Launch ‘Nearly 3 in 4 Need More Campaign’

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the nonprofit 3in4 Association, established by thirteen long term care insurance leaders, announces the formation of an advisory board and executive committee for the ‘Nearly 3 in 4 Need More Campaign.’ The group seeks to educate the public with information to support Americans’ plans for their potential need for long term care.

Never Forget to Take an Important Pill Again

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forgetting to take a pill can lead to not only short term, but also long-term health problems. Daily Pill Calls (DailyPillCalls.com) ensures that people avoid both. According to one study, about one third to one half of Americans do not take their medications as prescribed. This can be detrimental to people’s health and their pocketbooks.

T7 Inc. Presents Free Educational Seminar in Tucson, AZ (6/29/10) for Individuals Managing Their Elderly Parents

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — T7 Inc., an educational seminar company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, has produced a powerful and compelling seminar that addresses the issue of individuals thrust into the role of managing or caring for elderly parents in a most unique way. Titled, ‘Managing Your Aging Parents – 10 Keys to Success’ this educational seminar is just 60 minutes in length but it is focused on presenting 10 key topics that are critical to the successful management of the elderly.

Can a Reverse Mortgage Ease Problems for Senior Homeowners Hard-hit by the Economy?

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Reverse Mortgage Direct, LLC (RMD), announces an online assessment tool that helps senior Americans determine whether a reverse mortgage can help with their financial challenges. The tool, ‘Reverse Mortgage eGuide,’ also lets seniors know if they qualify, and whether the financial instrument might be right for their situation.

2010 Long Term Care Guide Announced – Includes Healthcare Reform Update

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many Americans seem confused and immobilized by a key part of the recent Health Reform legislation, the CLASS Act, which will offer a form of long term care insurance for working people and others who may become disabled. ‘CLASS’ stands for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports; and the program, a legacy of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, is intended to offer new choice and security for millions now at risk.

Interactive Web Site Provides Resources So Seniors May Age in Place

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Live-At-Home.com, a free Web site designed to assist seniors with aging at home, announced this week a recent expansion of its site’s resources and content. Live-At-Home places an emphasis on health care and related issues of aging in place. Practical information is provided in an easy-to-use format and experts are available to answer individual questions.

Memory Training Centers of America Expands its Services to Assisted Living Communities in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Memory Training Centers of America (MTCA, previously referred to as ATMTC) has been providing evaluation, treatment, education and support to individuals suffering from memory impairment and caregivers since 2001. MTCA is the largest provider of cognitive evaluations and memory training services at Assisted Living residences in the Northeast, with more than 20 Centers in assisted living and independent senior retirement communities, as well as nursing care and hospital-based programs.

Beyond Long Term Care Insurance, New LTC Financial Partners Affiliate Will Offer Reverse Mortgages

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) announces the formation of a new affiliate, Reverse Mortgage Direct, LLC (RMD), which will provide reverse mortgages to Americans 62 and up. ‘We’re delighted to add this new service to our corporate offerings,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTCFP, one of America’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Authoritative Guide to Long Term Care Insurance Now Available on Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPhone

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Almost for sure, you or a family member will need expensive long term care someday. How will you pay for it? What public or private insurance options are available to you? Now you can get those answers on Amazon.com’s Kindle Wireless Reading Device and the Apple iPhone, through ‘Dignity for Life: Five Things You Should Know Before Considering Long Term Care Insurance.’ The new electronic publication is authored by LTC Financial Partners, LLC.

Senior Care Business Owner in Brentwood, Tenn., Receives Prestigious Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and CINCINNATI, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robert Harter, owner of the Home Helpers and Direct Link in Brentwood, Tenn., was recently honored as the recipient of the 2009 Rookie of the Year Award for Home Helpers, the nation’s leading senior care franchise specializing in non-medical and personal care and companionship for seniors. Harter accepted the honor at the company’s annual national conference in Orlando, Fla., on October 14, 2009.

Living in Style in Spite of Needing Long Term Care – New Guidebook Shows How

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The good news is that Americans are living longer. The bad news is that millions are outliving their money; and when they need long term care, they face bleak prospects. According to a new guidebook from LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), the unprepared are either forced to move into a nursing home funded by Medicaid, or to live with relatives who must disrupt their lives to care for them.

House to Home Services is Selected as a Unique Health Provider

PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What do moving and health have in common? Well, according to EmpowHer, a lot! That’s why this online resource dedicated to helping women has selected House to Home Services, LLC, a moving company with a heart, to be one of its unique health providers.

House to Home Moving Managers Makes Moving Simple and Stress Free

PHOENIX, Ariz., March 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moving is never a pleasant task, but for seniors and people who may be making radical changes in their lifestyle, the stress can be overwhelming. That’s why House to Home Services, LLC announces a one-stop-shopping service for people on the move. According to the Employee Relocation Council, moving is the third most stressful event in life, following death and divorce. So, why not choose a company that will be by your side every step of the way? House to Home Services is the key to a successful move.

Affordable low vision Digital Magnifying Aids for Either Television or Computer are Introduced

SPOKANE, Wash., March 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Colligo celebrates 10 years as a leader in assistive technology with new magnification aids and lower prices on its complete product line. Colligo’s low vision magnifier for television, ezRead 200: Similar to a computer mouse, the ezRead 200 is placed directly on top of a book, newspaper or reading material to display the magnified image in full color right on a television screen. Built in LED lighting enhances the reading experience. Magnification is at a level of the higher cost CCTVs.

Long Term Care Insurance for Business Owners and Executives: Tax Benefits Often Overlooked

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For people in business, there’s good news on the long term healthcare front. They can often insure themselves for less, thanks to favorable tax legislation. ‘Most owners or executives can use company dollars for a tax-deductible plan for themselves, their spouse, and dependents,’ says Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

New Edition of Medicaid Planning Book Features Two New Chapters on Veterans Benefits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phylius Press, publisher of the leading book on how to qualify for nursing home Medicaid coverage, has announced a new affiliation with author Thomas Day of the National Care Planning Council. Mr. Day has contributed two new chapters on veterans benefits for nursing home residents to the recently published third edition (2009) of Phylius Press’s flagship book, ‘How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets,’ (ISBN 9780979080142) by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser.

After Financial Bailout, a Long Term Care Bailout? No, Industry Expert Says, Pointing to Recent Congressional Action

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following the $700-billion-plus economic bailout and stimulus program, “Congress does not relish another big bailout,” says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long term care insurance agencies. “But they see another tsunami coming.” That’s the message Truesdell gets from the September 25 introduction of House Resolution 431, “Supporting the goals and ideals of a Long-Term Care Awareness Week.”

Digital Hearing Aids Correct Hearing Loss and Prevent Job Loss

CORNELIUS, N.C., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the uncertainty in today’s economy, job loss is a valid concern for everyone. And, for anyone struggling with a hearing impairment, the purchase of a modern digital hearing aid could preserve their career as well as their ability to hear; HearPod’s hearing aids can help.

Social Security Statement Advises Seniors to Consider Private Long-Term Care Insurance, LTC Agency Reports; Medicare Won’t Cover It

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A few months ago, members of Congress asked the Social Security Commission to clear up a misperception of many Americans approaching retirement age. ‘A lot of seniors had the idea that Medicare would cover their long-term care expenses,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long term care insurance agencies. ‘It wasn’t so, but the wording of the Social Security Statement left some doubt.’

Don’t Wait for the Election to Plan Your Long-Term Healthcare, Insurance Leader Advises

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Will the next President introduce healthcare reform? ‘Probably,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies, LTC Financial Partners LLC. Will the new system – Obama’s, Clinton’s, or perhaps McCain’s – cover all healthcare needs? ‘Absolutely not,’ says Truesdell. A huge area where American’s must keep on fending for themselves is long term care.

Long Term Care Insurance Leader Offers Advice on Preventing Dementia, the Leading Cause of Care Claims

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘A failing mind, not body, is the biggest reason people need long term care today,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agency. ‘That shouldn’t be, so we’re going to give our clients information to help stay mentally fit.’ To that end, the company is offering a free guidebook and web links to helpful resources.

AtPrime.com Empowers All With Free PENSION INSPECTOR Resource

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AtPrime Media, Inc. the sponsor of www.AtPrime.com, one of the top age 50+ web services, announced today an addition to its highly valued consumer resource THE PENSION HELPER, a new free service entitled THE PENSION INSPECTOR.

HearPod, Inc. Provides Baby Boomers with Quality Hearing Aid Options

CORNELIUS, N.C. – June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Communication is the foundation for an incredible life at work, with friends, and especially at home. That’s why so many baby boomers are turning to HearPod 32X to power up their hearing. Baby boomers have a reputation for expecting the best and many will not settle for less. However, cost can sometimes interfere when purchasing a quality hearing aid.

MyHearPod.com – A New Hearing Aid Concept

CORNELIUS, N.C. – May 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — So what’s so different about HearPod, than any other hearing aid out there? To the average person looking at all the hearing aid ads not much. To an astute person who understands technology, there is a huge difference.

HearPod Hearing Aids Offer Low Cost High Tech Solutions

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Apr. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to HearPod Hearing Aids millions of Americans who suffer from hearing loss and could benefit from hearing aids don’t wear them. High cost is often cited as the reason. A National Council on the Aging survey showed that 55 percent of surveyed seniors not using hearing aids find cost to be a barrier.

Baby Boomers Find HearPods Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Sept. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask any baby boomer why they have not gotten help with hearing aids and they will usually say ‘price.’ HearPod, Inc. is lessening these financial fears. By providing quality, 100% digital aids at a fraction of the cost.

Winners Announced for ‘Over 65, Into Over-Drive’ Contest

KIRKLAND, WA – Aug. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today a first-place and four second-place winners were announced for the ‘Over 65, Into Over-Drive’ contest, sponsored by LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. ‘Everybody had fun and the top entries certainly met our objective, to undermine the stereotype that over 65 means over the hill,’ says Jonas Roeser, Director of Marketing.

Medication Compliance Could Save Billions – MemoText(R) Adds Voice Reminder Calls to System to Help Patients Remember

TORONTO, ON – Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When it comes to health related therapies, compliance is an issue for millions of Americans. Whether it’s forgetting to take a daily pill for birth control or cholesterol, testing blood glucose levels for diabetes, or heart or HIV medications we all have the tendency to forget. MemoText(R) from Enterprising Vision Inc. now offers reminder services to any telephone, landline or cellular phone in order to accommodate, and integrate into, the lifestyle of the patient.

Contest Seeks New Image for Longer-Living Americans; Following Census Bureau Report of Improving Health, Seniors Will Submit Age-defying, Un-wimpy Activities

KIRKLAND, WA – Mar. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 65 no longer means over the hill, but old stereotypes remain, according LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. To change perceptions, they are running a contest to show just how alive and capable today’s seniors really are.

National ‘Seniors Summit’ Called for by New Seniors Organization

ATLANTA, GA – Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The hurricanes that struck several Southern states, coupled with higher gasoline and natural gas prices as winter arrives, are ‘giving a double punch to seniors, one of the country’s most vulnerable groups,’ says National Association for Senior Concerns founder and Chairman Jerry L. Barton.

Magnify OutLoud from Colligo Corporation Enables Easier Reading for Seniors

BELLINGHAM, WA – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magnify OutLoud(tm), from Colligo Corporation, overcomes the reticence of computer use by our seniors. The senior user is the fastest growing segment of the computer industry. However, over 25% of our seniors have either low vision problems in seeing the screen or reluctance to use assistive technology software to magnify the screen.

‘Ask Your Financial Advisor About … Long-Term Care Insurance.’ Huh?

KIRKLAND, Wash. – June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Americans worry about being incapacitated for long periods, they should head straight to their bank or brokerage office. This odd-seeming advice comes from LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s leading long-term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers. ‘Today, health care is about the money, not just health,’ says Dan Cahn, Senior Vice President of Business Development. ‘And the biggest financial risk is long-term care, which can drain off all your assets — everything you’ve accumulated over a lifetime.’

Senior Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Gain Unique Affordable Housing

MEADOWS PLACE, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — TexSigns, Inc. (TSI) has announced that by the end of March, 2005, construction will be completed on a wing in the new Meadow Place Senior Village. This will fulfill a long sought after goal to achieve true accessibility in housing according to ADA guidelines. Located in Meadows Place, Texas, which is in the southwest corridor of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, the project is the only one of its kind.