Nearly 70% of seniors over 65 will need long term care at some point.

Odds are high that someone in your family will need a nursing home sooner or later. Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care, and 20% of people will need it for longer than five years, according to LongTermCare.gov. 

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Seeing any of these signs may indicate your elderly loved one is being abused

Approximately one in 10 older people living in the United States has experienced physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse or neglect, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse.

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State-by-state breakdown of how much money is needed to retire comfortably

A comfortable retirement doesn’t come cheap.

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103-Year-Old grandmother wins a gold medal in the 100-Meter Dash in the 2019 Senior Games

Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins didn't act on her desire to start running until she was 100 years old. Now, at 103, she's breaking records despite her late start. Earlier this week, Hawkins competed in the 2019 Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM, where she won two gold medals in the 50- and 100-meter dashes in the women's 100-plus division. Per Good Morning America's reports, she didn't beat the record she previously set at the 2017 games, but her victory this year is still pretty dang impressive.

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Florida utility FPL delivers hurricane kits to home-bound seniors

Stephanie Jordan opened the front door of her Fort Myers home on Monday to employees of FPL and the nonprofit Community Cooperative, there to make a special delivery. 

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issues proclamation for ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’

June 15 was designated as the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey issued the following proclamation in honor of the day.

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Mississippi lawmakers enact new law to protect consumers from telemarketing scams

JACKSON • State officials are once again trying to crack down on telephone scammers by removing a key exemption for charitable organizations.

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Bill to expand ride-sharing services in Louisiana is headed to the governor for signature

After three years of trying, a bill to expand ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft statewide won final legislative approval Monday.

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Expanding access to telemedicine will make it easier for rural hospitals to care for their patients

Millionaire country music stars like to pretend they spend their weekdays driving a tractor and their weekends driving pretty girls down dirt roads in their pickup truck. While they can only dream, many Mississippians live the true country life in all its glory.  

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Having a uniform statewide set of rules will allow more Louisiana consumers to benefit from ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft

After three years of trying, the effort to expand Uber and Lyft statewide in Louisiana may hinge on one seemingly arcane point: Which state agency should regulate the ride-hailing services?

 

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