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Q: Is the government now rating nursing homes?
Q: Is there a new way to evaluate nursing homes?
Q: Can I research quality of care in home health agencies in Massachusetts?
Q: Are we running out of people to take care of our elderly?
Q: Is the role of nursing homes changing?
Q: What is the difference between regular elderly housing and “assisted living”?
Q: Can family members get paid as Caregivers?
Q: Does Massachusetts provide decent care for those who are dying?
Q: Is there a new family leave plan & tax benefit for people caring for elders?
Q: A friend of mine has PCA. What is that?
Q: Any tips for discussion about end of life care?
Q: Does our state have new rules for elderly drivers?
Q: Are there seniors missing out on basic benefits?
Q: Any tips for unemployed older workers trying to find work?
Q: When do I have to turn my TV into Digital TV?
Q: Is my Social Security check going to go way up to cover my cost of food and fuel?
Q: Will I be forced to buy a Digital TV soon?
Q: Can elders get protection from utility shut-offs?
Q: Are elderly gamblers a growing problem?
Q: How can I protect myself from telephone scams?
Q: Are elderly people eligible for Food Stamps?
Q: What do we learn about older people from the U.S. Census forms that we filled out?
Q: How much exercise should a person get each week?
Q: Is it true that bad teeth can hurt a senior’s overall health?
Q: What are these new debit cards for food stamps?
Q: Are teens or senior citizens more powerful in the marketplace?
Q: Are most people over the age of 60 retired?
Q: As an older veteran, what should I do about the stolen VA records and potential identity theft?
Q: What is “identity theft”?
Q: Is it true that most older people are unhappy with the quality of their golden years?
Q: Has the Social Security retirement age of 65 changed?
Q: Is it true that most people using the internet are barely out of college?
Q: How can I lower my risk of Identity Theft?
Q: What are the most common scams against seniors?
Q: What does a ‘payroll tax holiday’ really mean?
Q: Are elders happy with a 3.6% cost of living increase?
Q: Can I get unbiased help in deciding about a reverse mortgage?
Q: I am turning 71. Do I have to take some money out of my IRA?
Q: What are the details of increased sales tax in Massachusetts?
Q: Are seniors being targeted by stimulus check scams?
Q: What is the Recovery Rebate Credit from the IRS?
Q: Does a Reverse Mortgage make sense for Seniors?
Q: Can I figure out how much I will get when I retire on Social Security?
Q: The IRS emailed me for personal info. Is this a scam?
Q: I’m waiting on a refund for my Federal Taxes. Can I borrow money on that refund?
Q: Do I have to file a Federal Tax Return to get my ‘economic stimulus rebate?
Q: Are seniors in debt with their credit cards?
Q: Is the “circuit breaker” property tax credit for the elderly still available?
Q: Where can I buy & sell used home care equipment?
Q: Is financial abuse of seniors a growing problem?
Q: Can my Mom get help untangling her bills?
Q: Is there a new state tax break on home heating oil?
Q: When politicians talk about making Social Security “private,” what do they mean?
Q: Are elderly property tax breaks changing?
Q: Is Social Security going bankrupt?
Q: Does the future of Social Security after Y2K affect women more than men?
Q: When you are older, is it ever too late to quit smoking?
Q: Is Osteoarthritis a common problem for seniors?
Q: Is it safe for seniors to get a flu shot?
Q: How can I keep track of the 6 medications I take?
Q: What is the new “One Care” health plan?
Q: What causes shingles, and can it be prevented?
Q: Can drinking coffee help prevent prostate cancer?
Q: Is diabetes a growing health concern in America?
Q: Should older people be careful about their alcohol intake?
Q: How can I keep all my medications straight?
Q: Will Health Care Reform change the Medicare program?
Q: Is urinary incontinence a treatable condition?
Q: Is Breast Cancer just a disease of younger women?
Q: Any tips for preventing falls among the elderly?
Q: Has MassHealth Restored dental and vision services for older adults?
Q: Osteoporosis is a big problem for women, but shouldn’t men be concerned too?
Q: What is the state’s new “self abuse” law for elders?
Q: Is obesity a problem among older Americans?
Q: What is pre-diabetes?
Q: Is it true that most people will develop some kind of chronic health condition as they get older?
Q: Is my mom getting all of the benefits she is eligible for?
Q: Any tips for Medicare Drug Plan Open Enrollment?
Q: Can Medicare & Medicaid help me stay at home?
Q: Is Medicare changing for the better in 2011?
Q: Are there new rules for Medicare prescription drug assistance?
Q: Can I get financial help with Medicare Drug Costs?
Q: Will Medicare pay for ‘quit-smoking’ counseling?
Q: How can elders protect themselves from Medicare fraud or abuse?
Q: Does the new Medicare drug law make importing drugs from Canada legal?
Q: Can I still join the Medicare Drug plan?
Q: Can I still sign up for the Medicare drug program?
Q: When are Medicare drugs starting?
Q: Can people on Medicare get food stamps too?
Q: Does Medicare cover dental expenses?
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Q: If my Medicare HMO refuses to pay for a service I want, do I have the right to appeal their decision?
Q: What are trans fats? Why put them on labels?
Q: How many people in Massachusetts are suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease?
Q: My mother takes seven medications. How can I be sure that she is safe taking all these drugs?
Q: Is the state starting another elderly prescription program?
Q: Is there a way to keep my medication straight?