Differences on Coverage between Medicare and Medicaid

How do Medicare and Medicaid differ in regards to long term care planning? Medicare, by and large, does not cover long-term nursing home care. For example, Medicare Part A will only cover up to 100 days in a skilled...

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Defining Medicare and Medicaid

Re-posting information which helps in defining differences between Medicare and Medicaid.... Many people are confused about the difference between Medicare and Medicaid (MassHealth is the label in Massachusetts) as it pertains to the challenge of paying for expensive long-term...

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Elderly Signals on Memory Loss?

According to research, as many as 10-20% of older adults above the age of 65 suffer from mild cognitive impairment. Another five million have Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive and deteriorating dementia. The process of aging will effect us all....

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Last Minute Tax Tips

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...

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Testing for Colorectal Cancer

How do we get tested for colorectal cancer? Currently, there are four main types of screening for colon cancer. There is no single "best test" for elders or young adults. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. It is worth...

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Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Keeping track of your health, and/or monitoring your elderly parents, is important for all of us. How many elders do you know who ignored "signs" until pushed to a medical intervention? As a follow-up to last week, there are...

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Risks Associated with Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer, more commonly called colon cancer, is cancer that begins in the colon (large intestine) or rectum (anus). Of the types of cancer that affect both men and women, colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths...

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Heart Health for Seniors

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States among seniors. Over 17.3 million deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Our elderly are especially prone to cardiovascular complications. It is important for...

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Social Security Bumps Up in 2018

Social Security recipients will be getting a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2018, the biggest increase since 2012. But it won’t be enough to keep pace with the rising costs affecting millions of older consumers who depend on...

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Plan Ahead to Remain at Home

Just saw this article earlier today, and felt it should be re-posted... As more Americans reach retirement age, there are plenty of financial experts and consultants urging these men and women to plan better for those years. With 401(k)s, investments,...

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