How Alzheimer’s Affects Legal Decisions

Alzheimer’s complicates nearly every aspect of life, for the individual and for his/her concerned family and friends. One of the most difficult pieces of that puzzle is incapacity, or what happens when the dementia has advanced to a ...

 
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Good News for Medicare

When it comes to government and health care, it’s easy to focus on all the things that have gone wrong. But for those who haven’t reached Medicare age yet, as well as those currently relying on it for ...

 
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How Health Care Law Changes Will Affect Seniors

A new post on the Visiting Nurse Service of New York blog outlines some of the changes seniors should expect as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The article references the following:

Coverage of more preventive services under Medicare ...

 
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With the Election Behind, What’s Ahead for Seniors?

A week ago, millions of Americans voted -- not just for the president, but for several federal, state and local representatives. Although seniors typically comprise the large majority of active voters (according to this Gallup poll, 85% of voters 65 and older ...

 
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Caregiving 2.0: How Technology Makes Long Distance Caregiving Easier

Today's guest post is by Melody Wilding, a licensed medical social worker (LMSW) and Community Manager for eCaring.com.

It’s 11 a.m. Two meetings down: what’s next? Maybe check emails or tackle the pile of papers growing on ...

 
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Independent Living: An Overview of Settings & Services

Senior apartments. Retirement communities. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). Subsidized senior housing. Independent living is not limited to one setting only: there are small and large apartment complexes (with studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units), high-rise buildings comprised of efficiency apartments, ...

 
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Q&A: Independent Living Housing, Services & Programs

Choosing to reside in an independent living community means more than just having your own parking space and the freedom to come and go as you please. Learn more with this Q&A overview.

Q: What types of housing ...

 
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Baby Boomers: The Transformation Nation

The Beatles. JFK. MLK. The Vietnam War. Color TV.

That was life in the 1950s and 60s, when today’s baby boomers were coming of age.

Punk. Watergate. The Brady Bunch. Disco. Cocaine.

Life in the 1970s – when boomers were ...

 
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Medicare Changes May Compromise Care

People say nothing in life is certain but death and taxes.  And how about changes to Medicare? If you ask me, it’s safe to count on that one too.

There were many changes born out of the health care reform legislation passed last spring, changes that will impact the health care world for better and for worse.

Enter IPAB – the Independent Payment Advisory Board (government agencies love their alphabet ...

 
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The Hospitalist: Care Management In House

Although there hasn’t been much breaking news on health care lately, the reform wheels are in motion and change is coming.

A major component of health care reform is reigning in the cost of avoidable readmissions, which currently eats a hefty $17.4 billion slice of the $102.6 billion Medicare pie (and affects one in five patients). Thus, under the new legislation, hospitals will incur penalties for readmissions, medical errors, and inefficient ...

 
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