Canada pushes euthanasia over help

He doesn’t want to die but Fassoud knows that being homeless is not an option. Canada: A St. Catharines man says he will choose medically assisted death over homelessness. CityNews explores the ethics of MAiD amid concerns some feel they have no other choice.Source: CityNews (Youtube) — Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2023) November 12, 2022 Canadian Bill … Read more

Eldercare Resources

Check out the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach them at 1-800-677-1116. Caregivers play a critical role in the health and well-being of their loved ones. The Caregiver Corner is here to help with useful links and resources. Everyone’s caregiver … Read more

Should Governments Be Bribing Seniors to Volunteer?

Donating time is a virtuous activity. Parishioners volunteer for church. Parents help with their kids’ school functions. Citizens clean up parks. Some state and local governments have monetized this by offering volunteering seniors a break on their property taxes. While total elimination of this odious tax is the ultimate goal, any reduction of it in … Read more

How seniors can protect their online independence through cybersecurity literacy

BPT) – It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the increased use of the internet and technology for many; however, this trend is best highlighted by seniors. A recent survey on global internet trends conducted by Avast in partnership with Forsa and YouGov found that 22% of people over the age of 65 spend more than … Read more

How nurse anesthetists can help provide more timely care for veteran

(BPT) – Most people would agree veterans have earned the best possible healthcare for their service and sacrifice. Unfortunately, veterans can endure dangerously long wait times for medical services, including those that require anesthesia care. One reason for these delays is that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the majority of VA facilities cannot practice … Read more

Will Hospitals Refuse Medicare in 2026? They Might.

The Medicare trustees issued their annual report last week, which outlines the troubled state of the $839 billion Medicare program.  Heads up. The Medicare trustees issued their annual report last week, buried under other “important” news from the Department of Health and Human Services—including the announcement of a new Office of Environmental Justice. Apparently, the administration is more interested … Read more

AARP purports to represent seniors 50+, but whom do they really represent?

By Rick Manning           It might surprise people to learn that AARP members sign up to be marketed to by one of the largest insurance companies in America – United Healthcare.  And that AARP earned more than $1 billion dollars from royalties from this health insurer and other partners according to their 2020 tax reporting documents.  Of these royalties, … Read more

High inflation forces some seniors to make tough financial choices

With consumer prices and inflation at 40-year highs and the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) lagging, retirees are seeing their benefits stretched to the limit. The cost of borrowing will be getting more expensive for about 43 percent of older households who carry debt on consumer credit cards, according to a new survey by The Senior Citizens League … Read more