Critter Corner: Should You Get a DNR Tattoo?

Dear Ribbit, I read something about people in Florida getting tattoos that tell doctors that they do not want to be resuscitated. Is this something more people should consider? If someone doesn't have a tattoo, how do medical … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Will the New Tax Law Affect Healthcare?

Hi Bebe, I recently read your article about the new tax law. It didn't talk much about healthcare. Do you know how the tax overhaul will affect healthcare? Thanks for your help, Heath Kerr --- Dear Heath, The new … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Surviving Holiday Stress

Dear Magic, You are such a calm bunny. I am not sure how you do it, especially during the holiday season. My grandchildren are coming for a visit this year, and there are eight of them! Decorations need to be put up, baking has … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Often Overlooked Tax Breaks for Seniors

Dear Ribbit, I read recently that Trump’s Tax Plan may eliminate the ability for seniors to deduct their medical expenses. That would certainly be a horrendous result, as my husband and I depend on that deduction. For future … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Best Holiday Gifts for Seniors

Dear Magic, I have a huge family, so every year, each of us chooses a person to buy gifts for. This year, I chose my 80-year-old great aunt, Mildred. I have no idea what to get her. I am pretty sure she has everything! Do you … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Caregiving for a Veteran

Dear Ribbit,   My husband is an partially disabled veteran and I am his caregiver. Sometimes, it can be stressful, and I can use all the help, support, and educational resources I can get. A friend told me she thinks that … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Connecting with Our Grandkids in the Digital Age

Dear Magic, Similar to most children these days, our grandchildren are really into their phones, tablets, and computers. My husband and I are reluctant, however, to use Facebook, texting, Skype, and to learn how apps work, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Tips for Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

Dear Magic, I will be shopping for 2018 health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange. I can tell it’s going to be complicated this season, since it was shortened to just 45 days. Do you have any tips for this … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: The CCC Program When You’re Already in a Nursing Home

Dear Angel, My mother received a letter in the mail about the mandatory Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus) Medicaid Managed Care Program. However, she is in a nursing home. Can she remain living at her current … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Does Medicare Really Not Care About Long-Term Care?

Dear Bebe, I read in a couple of Mr. Farr’s blogs that Medicare doesn’t cover long-term care. I thought that it did cover some long-term care services. Can you clarify? Thanks! Metta Caire ---- Dear Metta, Medicare … [Read more...]