Medicare

The middle-class Americans have plenty to worry about, viz. the inflation, the rise in healthcare costs, growing old with too little savings, postponing their retirement and not having enough resources and options in case of a crisis after they retire. The rapid and total disappearance of defined-benefit pensions has left many Americans unprepared for retirement. […]

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Joan Mondale’s family has announced that she has entered Hospice Care today. She is the wife of former Vice President of United States Walter Mondale, who served with Jimmy Carter as President. Joan is 83. A statement released by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis seeks privacy and informs that the family and loved ones are with […]

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As discussed in the previous posts on Medicare and Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Charges, seniors with Medicare have the option of paying a monthly premium for outpatient prescription drug coverage. This prescription drug coverage is called Medicare Part D. Medicare Part D has monthly premium charges, a yearly deductible, co-payments, charges in the “donut hole”, […]

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The rate of readmissions into hospitals after a prolonged stay in hospitals is on the rise in the US. The total hospital admissions cost has been accounted by about one third of the $2 trillion in healthcare spending annually. However, the fact that grabs the most attention is that one in nine of these admissions are actually re-hospitalizations […]

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Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. If you decide not to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan when you’re first eligible, and you don’t have other creditable prescription drug coverage, or you don’t get Extra Help (a subsidized Medicare medication program for people who meet certain financial qualifications), you’ll likely pay a […]

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What is Medicare? Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services: Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) Part A […]

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As Alzheimer’s or other dementia patients lose one ability after another, their caregivers face tests of stamina, problem-solving, and resiliency. It is crucial for caregivers to maintain their emotional and physical fitness. When finding caregivers through a home care agency, it is important to follow certain steps and evaluate certain factors to make sure that […]

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As discussed in the previous blog about the Basics of Long-term care, long-term care services can help meet health or personal needs for people who have a chronic illness or disability. The services can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living, or in nursing homes. Depending on how much long-term care people […]

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The study published in the Archives of General Psychology suggests that there is a strong link between loneliness and Alzheimer’s in old age. Also, as people grow older, they tend to become prone to many diseases including Alzheimer’s, which is the most common cause of dementia or loss of intellectual function, especially among people aged 65 and […]

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President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union addressed some important issues for seniors. While stating the need for reform in entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, Obama also acknowledged the importance of protecting retirement security. He also emphasized the need to reimburse Medicare based on quality versus quantity. Obama said: Now, some in this […]

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Americans are on the verge of yet another “Fiscal Cliff” that was scheduled to start at the onset of the New Year. President Obama and Congress have devised a last minute deal to avoid this on Tuesday January 1st, 2013. They have come up with a combination of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that […]

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