Senior care resources. How do I find caregiving tools for seniors? Can you trust the internet? How do I find local Georgia senior care resources? How much does senior care cost? How do I compare doctors and hospitals based on quality of care?
Some of us are old enough to remember Pat Benatar strutting and kicking as she belted out the lyrics to “Hit me with your best shot”. At age 27 this classically trained vocalist had already had one hit album before the song that defined Pat as a rocker that knew where she wanted to go.
But if you are responsible for the senior care of someone close, where do you go for information?
Certainly the internet is a popular choice but if you don’t know where to look, or how to evaluate and process the information you are no better off than when you started your elder care search.
Fortunately the people at Minute Women have put together a list of 50 Best Senior Caregiving Tools you can find online. On one single page you find over 50 links devoted to senior. The list is divided into 10 different sections, making it easy to find the answers you seek.
Some of the links go to government websites while others are to pages that deal with elder care issues and resources. You will also find forums at the bottom of the page that can guide you in your senior care search.
Whether you are seeking general information on topics like long term care or hospice information, or sources relevant to your needs in Georgia, we believe this is a page you should bookmark for future reference.
And here is another tip you can use.
Medicare supplement plan F is the most heavily promoted Medigap plan in Georgia. It is also overpriced in our opinion. Blue Cross recently increased prices for their Medicare supplement plans. So did a well known mutual company, but they only increased rates for EXISTING policyholders. New applicants got a discounted rate.
AARP will probably follow suit with an increase in April, which is the time of year when they typically raise rates.
At Georgia Medicare Plans we usually help our clients save $450 over their current Medigap plan with no loss in benefits. Why not shop and compare GA Medigap quotes now?
And for senior care information, check out the 50 Best Senior Caregiving Tools.
Do you have age spots? Sometimes known as liver spots, they usually appear on your hands as brown spots on fair skinned individuals. Now you can make age spots magically disappear using ingredients found in every home.
Flat brown spots on your face and hands, often called age spots or liver spots, develop on fair-skinned folk around middle age or older. They are caused by an accumulation of pigment in the skin. True age spots are harmless, but if you don’t love how they look, here’s a natural remedy to make them disappear.
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Squeeze a grated onion through cheesecloth so that you have one teaspoon of onion juice. Mix it with two teaspoons of white vinegar, and massage the brown spots with this liquid until it’s pretty much absorbed into the skin. Do this daily—twice a day, if possible—until you no longer see spots before your eyes.
CBS news reports on a new Obamacare scam that targets seniors. Playing off the lack of real information about Obamacare and who is affected, these scammer’s prey on the misinformed public in order to swindle you out of your hard earned money.
Scammers are trying to fool consumers, in many cases seniors, into giving up personal information by claiming they’ve been selected to be among the first to get insurance cards for “Obamacare.”
The solicitors, sometimes pretending to be federal government workers, tell people they can get all signed up by giving them their bank account and Social Security numbers. Better Business Bureau officials say the fact that not many people know about the Affordable Care Act only helps the flimflammers.
Protect yourself from an Obamacare scam.
Most people will not get “free” health insurance under Obamacare. Low income people will qualify for Medicaid or some form of taxpayer assistance in paying their health insurance premiums.
No doubt many volunteers and paid canvassers will be hitting neighborhoods, knocking on doors, hanging out at Wal-Mart and senior centers in hopes of finding victims willing to buy into this Obamacare scam.
Don’t fall for it.
There is no such thing as a free lunch (or free health insurance).
WD-40 who knew?
“Water Displacement #40″.
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts.
WD-40 was created in 1953, by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company.
Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘Water Displacement’ Compound.
They were finally successful for a formulation, with their fortieth attempt, thus WD-40.
The ‘Convair Company’ bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
When you read the ‘shower door’ part, try it.
It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door.
If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass.
It’s a miracle!
Then try it on your stovetop.
It’s now shinier than it’s ever been.
You’ll be amazed.
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well. (Ya gotta love this one!!!)
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic / terracotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring.
It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off.
Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers…
22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes grease splatters from stovetops.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida’s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.’
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose.
Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spray WD-40 inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.