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5 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Ice, snow, and freezing temperatures can make life more challenging for seniors during the winter months. Slippery walkways and bone-chilling colds can lead to serious injuries and illnesses, particularly for older adults. These tips for winter can help keep seniors safe. Dress Warm to Prevent Hypothermia Hypothermia is a risk for older people living in regions with colder temperatures in winter. This condition occurs when...

Get the Facts About Hospice Care and Medicare

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Hospice care is compassionate end-of-life care. It includes services intended to provide comfort for terminally ill individuals. Palliative care is specialized medical care, performed to relieve pain and stress, with a focus on the needs of the patient, not on the prognosis. Medicare provides coverage for hospice care. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) reports...

Understanding Medicare Coverage for Stroke Survivors

World Stroke Day is Friday, October 29, 2021. This is the day to focus on stroke prevention, and on healthcare options for individuals who have survived a stroke. Major side effects of stroke include decreased mobility, problems with hearing, vision, or balance, and paralysis.  What Does Medicare Cover for Stroke Survivors? Every year, more than half a million people over the age of 65 suffer...

Diagnosed With Cancer? Know Your Medicare Options

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you probably know that treatment costs are high. This is why it is important to carefully consider your options under Medicare.  Original Medicare Medicare coverage is divided into parts. Part A covers inpatient care (hospitalization). Part B covers outpatient care, such as doctor visits and lab work. Part D is purchased separately and covers the costs of prescription...

Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Homes?

There may come a time in the life of an elderly person when a nursing home is the best option. Many older persons are living with a range of age-related conditions that must be managed professionally. Medicare offers some strong advantages for senior healthcare, but not all Medicare plans will help cover the cost of placing your relative in a nursing home. Original Medicare and...