Category Archives: Managing Your Care

Affordable Assistive Technology Is Alive and Well in Massachusetts: How to Get What You Need

Smart phones, laptops, tablets, desktop computers—these digital devices have become so much a part of our home and work environments that any form of communication other than electronic texts, emails, videos, social media sharing (phone calls? hand-written notes? snail mail … Continue reading

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It’s Midnight: Is Your Parent Safe at Home Alone?

One of the major thresholds of parenting is knowing when you can leave your kids at home on their own. Are they responsible enough to make appropriate choices while you’re out? Could they leave the house safely in case of … Continue reading

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Juggling Care Coordination For Yourself or a Loved One? How to Save Time and Trouble

When you have a complicated medical condition, keeping track of all the doctors’ appointments, tests, medications, prescription renewals, insurance questions and myriad other details can feel like a full-time job. Managing your own care on top of doing your best … Continue reading

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Riding the Health Care Rollercoaster: How to Keep Your Balance and Plan Ahead

As of last Friday, the GOP push to repeal and replace Obamacare (officially, the Affordable Care Act) died in the Senate when three Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and John McCain of Arizona — joined … Continue reading

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Brain Injuries from Falls Pose a Growing Threat for Older Adults: 7 Tips to Reduce Fall Risk

The older we get, the greater the risk of falling. Lost flexibility, diminished sense of balance, medications that cause dizziness or weakness, lack of attention, nerve damage to feet, chronic disease that takes a toll—any or all may contribute to … Continue reading

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