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Critter Corner: Fospice Care for Senior Pets in Fairfax

Dear Angel, I know when humans are in their last months of life, their families may opt for hospice care. What happens to animals in their last months of life if they don't have a loving home? Karen Forpetz -- Dear … [Read more...]

What Does the Future of Retirement Look Like?

Charles and Laura, both 67, recently retired and decided to relocate from Northern Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley. They enjoy the slower pace, quieter neighborhoods, and natural beauty of the serene mountains. Their monthly … [Read more...]

Common Advice to Prevent Falls Has Been Proven to Be Ineffective

Q. I am 72 years old and my 95-year old mother, Annie, lives with me. There have been quite a few times this past year when my mother has fallen, and we had to call 9-1-1 for help. We have tried every bit of advice that we could … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Tips and Resources for Fall Prevention

Dear Hayek, My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's a few years ago. I know that loss of mobility is one of the unfortunate symptoms of the debilitating disease, which often results in falls. Do you have any tips and … [Read more...]

Social Security Error Affects Medicare Coverage For 250,000 Seniors

James and his wife Elizabeth were surprised last month when they lost their Medicare drug coverage all of a sudden. They had the same drug plan since 2013 with no issues, which is why they were so taken aback when notified that … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: An Advance Directive Specifically for Dementia

Dear Angel, I recently read about Advance Directives that deal only with dementia. What is included in them and is it a good idea to create them in addition to other incapacity planning documents? Thanks! Dee … [Read more...]

Would You Choose Death on Your Own Terms if You Had a Terminal Illness? In Ten States, it’s Legal.

Q. I was recently flipping through the channels to watch Wimbledon on TV. I flipped too far and ended up on the World Series of Poker. When the tennis match was over, I flipped back to the poker competition. A man named Kevin … [Read more...]