It is generally a welcome relief for elderly patients (and families) to be discharged from hospital care and sent home. Returning to the familiar and welcome environment of home, a senior is "all better". However, that is far from...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
For immediate release... The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about an ongoing caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) national customer service phone number. SSA has received numerous reports of...
We're almost done with tax season! Below some last minute tips on various real situations for consideration. -- Are social security benefits taxed and how is that determined? The answer is...sometimes. First of all, some taxation of social...
How do doctors treat an elder for colorectal cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, when colorectal cancer is caught early, a person has a five-year survival rate of more than 90 percent. Treatment options for colon cancer include...
Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a regular cable TV program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. We recently sat down to discuss and review various state and local resources...
One of the most significant challenges hospitals face in reducing readmission rates (when a patient is readmitted within 30 days of their discharge) is keeping their patients actively engaged in their own health, recovery, and care. Readmission, in many...