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Senior Scam Prevention and Safety
Seniors need to be very careful when it comes to scams. Scammers know they can be vulnerable to scams, and target elderly citizens. This page includes information on security and safety issues with regard to preventing scams, and gives information to seniors to avoid home security scams, charity scams, home repair scams, identity theft, sweepstakes scams and vacation scams. The site includes links to topics such as fire safety, how to report fraud and more. The site has information to contact the state in the event of a scam, as well as information on adult protective services, elder rights, disability services and more. Brought to you by the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care to Seniors
This article at was written by Dr. Vic Naumov, DC. Here, Dr. Naumov enumerates the top seven benefits of chiropractic care to elderly people. According to him, treatment by a chiropractor is effective and safe for spinal related problems. He noted that this technique can increase the range of motion of a person, and helps in improving the balance and coordination of seniors. Dr. Naumov added that chiropractic care can also help improve one's health and well-being. The last part mentions the study, Chiropractic Care for the Elderly, published by Dr. Ian Coulter, which suggests that seniors who underwent chiropractic care may not need to be in nursing homes.

Finding Housing for the Elderly
Housing Choices is an online service on It helps elders and their caregivers choose appropriate housing and care management. It provides all the categories, from age-restricted communities, modular home communities and shared housing, to assisted living, nursing homes and Alzheimer's Communities that are options for elder housing--and of course, the option of staying at home. The site also includes resources for senior health support services. A news section keeps seniors and their caregivers informed of the latest improvements and news items related to housing. Topics include Medicaid basics, elder law and retirement planning. There are also links to sites that will let you compare nursing homes, find Alzheimer’s disease care and much more.

Medicare and Medicaid Information for Seniors
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put out this information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that provides information on Medicare and Medicaid. Topics such as provider enrollment and certification, manuals, policies, research, statistics, provider updates, CMS forms, MLN products, general Medicare and Medicaid coverage information, health plans, enrollment coverage and more. Learn about the physician quality reporting initiatives, HIPAA Security Guidance, National Provider Identifier and staying healthy as an elderly citizen.

Elder Home Care Information
This site of senior home care features information about medical alarm issues, caregiving, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, hospice care, exercise and elder nutrition. Explore many health topics such as how exercise helps seniors and is a vital part of maintaining health while aging. The site features reviews of books and other materials for seniors. You can also subscribe to an RSS feed or email to receive news update and breaking stories.


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