- AIA Alera Group
"Medicare has protections in place to make sure that your OOP costs don’t get out of hand. They’re in the form of a little category in your plan called MOOP."
"There are many things that can be done to improve your balance and squash your fear of falling."
The power of words is the bread and butter of professionals who work in fields such as marketing or translation. Would you rather purchase a h…
"If you're wondering if custom foot orthotics help foot pain, the quick answer is absolutely yes! However, custom foot orthotics are not a magic cure-all."
I’ve had many patients over the years say they’ve tried “everything” from new shoes to over-the-counter insets, but nothing helps their foot pain.
"Reading about Bill and Sue’s experiences gives good insight about not only the challenges that regularly occur along an elder care journey, but also what little-known tools and opportunities are sometimes available."
- Steve Miler Cardin & Miller Physical Therapy
If you’re trying to figure out why you’re getting headaches so often, there could be many potential answers.
Initiating a conversation with an older driver about his/her driving safety can create feelings of dread for family members.
According to AAA, a typical driver makes 20 decisions per mile and has less than half of a second to respond to changes in the road.
"Often, pain/numbness in the arm and hand is a result of something gone awry at your neck, even if you have no neck pain."
Is it time to step in and take a more active role in your parents’ daily lives?
If you’re asking yourself if custom foot orthotics are worth the cost, the short answer is yes, absolutely.
One of the more common causes of low back pain that is present with standing and walking is related to the bones of the pelvis being out of alignment.
"Seeing your physical therapist first saves you time because most primary care and specialty physician offices are over-booked with patients. Because of this, many people have to wait weeks or months to get an appointment."
"The abuse and neglect of older adults and adults with disabilities are complex topics that have been gaining increasing awareness, especially since the 1970s."
"As you sit for prolonged periods in front of the TV, in front of books studying, at your computer or at a job that involves mostly sitting, there is a lot of stress on the muscles that support your spine and head."
"Believe it or not, there are many, many people who experience pain when they are at rest, getting out of bed in the morning, changing positions and while coughing/sneezing."
"You can use the best orthotic in the world and it will not help if the soft tissue tightness and irritation are not addressed first."
"After a year in which the news constantly focused on certain health care decisions, some may wonder whether it’s necessary to recognize National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16."
If you’re struggling with heel and arch pain that is ruining your life, thankfully, there is something that can be done to resolve this common…
"For many families during economically challenging times, the lines between ownership of parents’ and their children’s resources become blurred."
"If you were diagnosed with COVID-19 months ago but still feel tired, achy and weak, the good news is that physical therapy can help resolve these issues."
"I wanted you to hear from one of the patients from our Cardin and Miller family about her experience as she rehabbed from a leg fracture."
"Tired, achy feet can certainly be a real annoyance - and worse yet, can keep you from being able to perform your best at your job, as well as keep you from being able to walk, exercise, golf or just outright keep you from enjoying life."
"Despite a general understanding about the purposes of a will many adults have not completed this basic form of planning."
If you’re wondering whether a knee brace can keep you from having a knee replacement, the answer is yes—if it is a specific type of brace.
"Physical therapists are trained to find the root cause of your back pain and resolve it, which leads to long-term, lasting relief."
"As grandparents think about their legacy and the ways they can show love and support even after their own lives end, it is important to consider the pros and cons of legal arrangements to give gifts to grandchildren."
"Hope for your future involves having a vision, feeling empowered to reach the vision, and actively pursuing the vision."
"In fact, it can be very helpful in determining the cause of foot, knee, hip and back pain, as well as resolving it."
How you approach this fresh start can make a significant difference in the course of the year ahead, and every year after that.
"Initially, this pain begins as soreness in the forearm and/or elbow. However, if it is left untreated, it can lead to significant pain, which is present every time you try to grip, pick up or hold objects."
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory is committed to supporting and assisting you in exploring your options so y…
With the new "shutdown" order once again, blanketing the state of Pennsylvania to stop the spread of the coronavirus, you may feel that you “just have to suffer with your neck and arm pain.”
This year has provided all of us with a greater appreciation for the presence of loved ones in our lives, familiar routines and financial stability. These aspects may regularly require adjustment for family caregivers.
"It is critical that parents and grandparents give careful thought to any gift of money or bequest in an estate plan when the recipient has special needs. For many disabled loved ones, public benefits will be disrupted by a direct gift of money."
Any time pain somewhere in your body is keeping you from getting sleep, it’s time to take action.
Worsening balance happens to many people as they age, but there is something you can do about it before it gets to the point where you fall and risk injury.
This week’s article will explain why the best option for the family home is usually to sell it soon after it has become empty because the parent is receiving long-term care in a skilled nursing home.
This week, we will explore options for when the parents want multiple children to benefit from the family home.
Tight muscles, weak muscles and poor joint mechanics can also cause knee joint pain and are often present in conjunction with arthritis.
This is the first of a three-part series to review options of how to transfer the family home from one generation to the next.
If you’re looking at physical therapy as a way to help you with back, the short answer is that it will absolutely help. We help people with al…
Over the last two decades, persons over the age of 65 have demonstrated by far the greatest rate of participation in voting among all voter ag…
This week the Pennsylvania Department of Aging released a study of financial exploitation of older adults.
Intense pain in the “balls” of your feet and numbness in your toes can be annoying issues with which to deal, but thankfully, there is somethi…
If you have heel and arch pain while you run that is ruining your life, thankfully, this is a common issue that many people have and there is …
"Before we prepare the foundational documents, I ask our clients this: 'If you get the care you need, and it is clear that there could be money left over, do you want that money to go to a nursing home, the government or your children?'
In my practice, I’ve seen many patients with neck pain who have tried shots, pills, rest and chiropractic treatment with no benefit. The good …
"I recommend 'Social Security Basics' by Devin Carroll. Written clearly in a well-organized layout of less than 100 pages of '9 Essentials That Everyone Should Know,' I wish my wife and I had read it before making a claim for her Social Security benefit."
You certainly do not have to just live with back pain, even if you have had it for months or years.
Many people have asked me if they can see a physical therapist without seeing their doctor. It’s a great question, and the answer is yes.
- Karen Kalsow For The Sentinel
"While few in the United States would question the value of the ability to chart one’s own course in life, self-determination must also recognize that people may make decisions that do not appear to be in their own best interests."
But fear not, because this is quite common, and there is a good explanation for it.
No one who uses credit cards, has a Social Security number or shares information on social media is entirely immune from scammers or identity …
A client asked me “why do I feel like I’m losing my balance the older I get?”
If you can’t do anything without annoying neck pain and headaches, you are not alone. This happens to many people, but the great news is it ca…
"A knee brace can keep you from having a knee replacement, if it is a specific type of brace."
Hip pain really can get in the way of living life.
"If either Bill or Sue would die while the other spouse was in a long-term care facility, their present wills would expose their life savings to the cost of care for the surviving spouse, and no funds would remain for their children."
With the “stay-at-home” order blanketing the state of Pennsylvania to stop the spread of the coronavirus, you may feel that you “just have to …
Given the global pandemic we are all experiencing, it is understandable that you are hesitant to go to urgent care, the hospital or your docto…
Having a parent or other loved one in a nursing home or personal care facility can stir up many difficult emotions.
Trusts are commonly misunderstood, especially when it comes to protection from creditors.
There are many reasons why the lower back may hurt after a knee or hip replacement.
Older adults are prime targets for fraud and scams for a variety of reasons. For example, they may be lonely and more willing to speak with st…
If you have pain in your feet, back, neck, shoulder, knees or some other joint or muscle in your body, whom should you contact first? Your phy…
The Democratic candidates for president in 2020 have presented various suggestions for improving Medicare policy. Here’s where they stand.
Many people question what options they have when it comes to knee pain that makes them limp or makes stairs difficult.
The beginning of state primaries/caucuses kicks off in Iowa on Monday. As the Democratic candidates continue to tout their agendas and seek vo…
- Patrick Cawley Keystone Elder Law attorney
You have known for a while that every responsible adult should have an estate plan. Determined not to leave your family with burdensome court …
Painful, achy feet is a pretty common issue with which many people suffer. Thankfully, this is definitely something that can get better with t…
What is the benefit of seeing a physical therapist as a first line of defense?
If you used the online Medicare Plan Finder at www.medicare.gov to help you choose a Medicare health or drug plan for 2020, you may end up with higher than expected costs.
Many people begin to notice in their 60s, 70s and beyond that (what seems like suddenly) their balance seems to be deteriorating. Along with t…
Who wouldn’t want to avoid shoulder surgery?
Voice assistant technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, and the question naturally arises as to how this technology can be used to he…
Individuals who are receiving Medicare coverage for rehabilitation that is provided in a nursing home setting may not always understand polici…
- Cardin & Miller Physical Therapy
When it comes to the secret to living with less back pain, we have been asked this very question many times.
Is your neck stiffness keeping you from turning your head to drive or sleeping through the night?
We walk from here to there and everywhere we need, we walk for exercise, walk the golf course or just walk in our yard without giving it a sec…
Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer ’s disease. One in three older adults will die with Alzheimer’s disease, acc…
If you’re looking at getting a knee brace to keep you from having a knee replacement, it is possible it could help, if it is a specific type o…
Medical Assistance (MA) services that are provided in Pennsylvania will be undergoing a change beginning in January of 2020.
The role of nutrition and hydration at the end of life can be a controversial issue for many people.
Have you ever had pain in your back, knee or some other muscle or joint in your body? Like most folks, you probably thought to yourself “I’ll …
Death and dying are not common topics of family conversation in American culture. Even when a loved one is critically ill, many families strug…
*Editor’s Note: This column originally ran in February 2016.
- Steve Miller Cardin and Miller Physical Therapy
When it comes to getting rid of back pain, you can absolutely do it without shots, pills or surgery. In fact, the majority of people can get r…
Last week’s column introduced the concept of frailty and its relationship to aging in place. While frailty can be present at any age, it is mo…
Isn’t it interesting that we don’t realize how much we need our arm and shoulder until we can’t lift a coffee cup from the cupboard, put on a …
Does where you live affect your health? Environmental factors such as water and air quality may immediately come to mind, but additional commu…
Last week’s column discussed Advance Care Directives for end stage medical treatment. The directive prepares for the possibility that a person…
- Steve Miller Cardin & Miller
If you’ve noticed your balance is not so good and you’re afraid you’re going to fall, you are certainly not alone—and most people notice a dec…
This is the second of a series of articles on end-of-life care, and a revision of an article that was first published almost exactly six years ago.
Most people would agree that planning ahead for a significant life event makes sense. Preparation increases the likelihood that we will obtain…
In recent years, the mistreatment of older adults has received increased attention from the government, professionals who work with this popul…
If you’re asking yourself, what options do I have besides surgery, pills or shots for my knee pain that makes me limp and makes stairs difficu…
Older adults are prime targets for scammers for a variety of reasons. For example, they may be lonely and more willing to speak with strangers…
Does the thought of aging create a feeling of uncertainty with regard to “What’s next?”
If you’re wondering why your heel/arch hurts after rest but gets better with walking, that’s a good question. You would think it would be the …
When a friend of mine reached age 60, he began to fill notebooks with questions and ideas about his retirement.
An Irrevocable Funeral Trust (IFT) is a useful tool for people who are facing the high cost of skilled nursing care.
- Steve Miller Cardin and Miller Physical Therapy
There are several reasons why you may feel low back pain when standing and walking, which may cause you to limp, keep you from performing stai…
As we observe Elder Law Month in May, it seems appropriate to share some common misunderstandings or myths about long-term care.
There are a number of factors that contribute to jaw pain while eating, yawning or simply opening your mouth.
Planning for post-acute care following the hospitalization of an older adult can be confusing. Some of the challenges that families experience…
When an older adult has been hospitalized and follow-up care is needed after discharge, families are often bewildered by how to locate, access…
Are my flat feet causing my foot pain?