Home Care Services for Seniors

Home Care Services for Seniors – Services to Help You Stay at Home

December 3rd, 2013

Rather than moving into a long-term care facility as they age, many older adults prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. This may be the right choice for you if you only need minor assistance with your daily activities and enjoy a close network of nearby family and friends. These guidelines explore […]

Caring for the Elderly in Cape Cod

July 12th, 2011

Cape Cod Times had a special three-part editorial written by William Mills, editorial page editor, and edited by Julie Lipkin, copy editor, on the issues with elderly care in the Cape Cod region. To read more on the subject click on the links below. Click here for part 1 of the editorial Click here for part 2 of […]

6 Things You Need to Know About Medicare

June 23rd, 2011

Curious about how the new health-care law has affected Medicare? Interested in learning more about the “doughnut hole” or when to sign you or a loved one up? Consumer Reports has the perfect guide on the 6 things you need to know about Medicare in 2011. To read their guide, click on the link below. Medicare: 6 […]

The Basics of Home Care

June 7th, 2011

“Home Care provides seniors who live at home with medical and non-medical assistance, allowing the senior to live independently for as long as possible, depending on their medical condition. Home care companies offer a wide range of services designed to prolong the need for a nursing home…” To learn more about the basics of Home care, you can […]

Medicare Turns 45: The Changing Face of Health Care

August 2nd, 2010

Andy Griffith shows us a video of the changing face of health care. Read this article to understand how new legislation will affect your prescriptions, insurance, finances, health, and overall long-term care. “Today’s Medicare builds on the promise made by President Johnson and provides more than 44 million seniors and people with disabilities with guaranteed […]

New Funding Proposed for Adult Day Centers

May 14th, 2010

Paula Span explains how the new funding for proposed adult day centers would work. The New York Times May 14, 2010

Fight Grows Over Shift of Seniors’ Health Plan

April 28th, 2010

“Legislation that could push more than 100,000 low-income senior citizens in Massachusetts into managed care health plans spurred intense lobbying yesterday, as consumer advocates argued the measure would strip patients of their freedom to stay in traditional Medicare, while proponents said it could save the state significant money.” By Kay Lazar The Boston Globe April […]

Medicare Premiums and Coinsurance Rates available for 2010

October 18th, 2009

Medicare.gov, October 17, 2009 http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/factsheet.asp?Counter=3534

Medicare Hospital Compare Tool adds Several Readmission Measures

July 30th, 2009

Medicare’s online Hospital Compare tool has added readmission measures for heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia. Per Medicare.gov: Hospital Compare has a wealth of information about the quality of the care hospitals give patients who are being treated for a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and pediatric asthma, or are having surgery. Most measures include all […]

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