Medicare and Costs

Many first-time Medicare beneficiaries expect the federal government health insurance program to pay for everything related to their health care. As we all learn quickly...it does not. Tallying how much you pay out of pocket for Medicare each year...

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Medicare Advantage Provides Supplemental Home Care

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is attempting to be forward thinking, especially as it pertains to elderly men and women and the care and support they may require in the future. That is why Medicare Advantage...

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What Medicare Won’t Cover

Medicare is not FREE.  While all those of eligible age are encouraged to investigate and sign-up, please remember:  it is not unusual for people on Medicare to spend more than $5,000 a year of their own cash on ongoing...

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Medicare Enrollment – What to Think About

Medicare’s open enrollment season will close on December 7th. You still have time to make several changes. You can switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage; you can shift from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare; you can trade...

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Seniorities with Bob Jackman as Guest

“Seniorities” is a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our guest this...

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Social Security and Women

Re-posting important information and a reminder for women regarding Social Security benefits... Social Security plays an especially important role in providing economic security for women. In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn...

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Seniorities and Etrusco Associates – medical equipment exchange

Co-host, “Seniorities”, a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. This week's guest, Ed...

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Seniors Can Prepare to Age at Home

Re-posting a blog which sights a few easy tips to improve elder home safety... A few simple changes around the home can make it much easier for older adults to live independently for longer. -- Handrails: Installing a ramp to...

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