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    Changes in Medicare coverage focus of Just Ask event

    Each year, there are changes that affect Medicare coverage. Find out what’s changing for 2020 and prepare for Medicare Part D Election Period. That’s the theme of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s “Just Ask” session on October 15.“What’s New With Medicare?” will be presented by Joy Miller, family and consumer sciences extension agent with K-State Research and Extension in Bourbon County.   Read More...

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    Fort Scott Presbyterian Village supports caregivers by providing adult day services

    A caregiver’s duties never end. It’s a 24/7 job to provide support for an adult loved one who requires daily assistance.So, what do caregivers do when they need a vacation or a day off?Fort Scott Presbyterian Village is here to help.Adult day services allow caregivers to take a break while feeling assured that their loved one is safe and comfortable in a supportive environment.Day services are available in Fort Scott’s assisted living setting, or trained staff will provide home...  Read More...

  • Tips for a terrific Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while it is a traditional harvest celebration, it's also a wonderful time of the year to spend with family and friends. The holidays are also a time to be with elderly loved ones, and there are a few things that might help them be more comfortable:When you are traveling to your family’s home for a Thanksgiving meal with your elderly loved one, remember to pack an extra blanket or two. They can be used to keep car rides warm and also can be us...  Read More...

  • Are You Doing Doctor Appointments Right?

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  • Are You Being Helpful or Ageist for People with Dementia?

    [caption id="attachment_6341" align="alignnone" width="625"] Offers of support may be perceived as bias. [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Denise Logeland for Next AvenueA few years ago, Angela Lunde, a leader in patient and caregiver education for the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn., sat at a table between two people who live on opposite sides of a dilemma.On one side of Lunde was a man with early- to mid-stage Alzhei...  Read More...