Four Medicare Misconceptions

Many aging Americans think that they understand what Medicare will provide them when they become eligible at age 65. This is not always the case, and there are many common misconceptions about what Medicare will and will not cover. Become educated about Medicare so that when medical assistance or long term care is needed you have a plan in place to cover all of your needs. For example, many people plan to live out their

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Aftercare Tips for Patients Checking Out of the Hospital in South Florida

According to a study published last year in The New England Journal of Medicine, one in five Medicare patients returns to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged.

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Don’t Let Achy Knees Keep You Out of Life’s Game

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can happen to anyone; in fact more than 10 million.

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The New Generation of Hearing Aids

“If you think hearing aids are synonymous with getting old or becoming less capable, think again,” says Dr. Kathy Landau Goodman, chairperson of the Audiology Awareness Campaign.

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March is National Kidney Month

26 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and millions more are at risk. Most people are not aware that they have CKD or are at risk.

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South Florida Geriatric Care Managers and Elder Law Attorneys – Your Elder Advisor Team

Elder law attorneys specialize in legal issues affecting the elderly. They are knowledgeable about Medicare and Medicaid programs and assist the elderly and their families with all aspects of estate planning and necessary legal documents. Professional Geriatric Care Managers specialize in assisting seniors and their families to navigate the patchwork quilt of care providers and obtain the appropriate resources and services to optimize their health, safety, and well being. A Certified Care Manager can be an invaluable resource, especially when adult children are dealing with complex care and have their own busy schedules or are managing from a distance.

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Pneumonia and Elders in South Florida

Pneumonia is a major cause of mortality among seniors aged 65 and older. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people die each year from pneumonia than from automobile accidents

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Talking with Aging Parents about Assisted Living in Florida

It’s important to talk with parents about senior living options before the need arises. Florida offers an incredible variety of assisted living options – at bargain prices compared to other locations in the country. But there is a RIGHT approach and WRONG approach when broaching the subject with Mom & Dad…

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Healthy Joints Keep Seniors Active in South Florida

The new year often means resolutions like being healthier or exercising more often. What many people don’t know is that our joints are the critical part of the body that allows us to be active and do the activities we most enjoy.

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Dealing with Winter Aches and Pains

(ARA) – Happy holidays, time with friends and family, the freshness of a new year – there are many things to look forward to with the arrival of winter. If you’re among the millions of Americans, however, who suffer from chronic pain, winter can bring on a whole new set of problems and pains.

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A Geriatric Care Manager from South Florida Goes to Washington

Tomorrow I’m off to Washington to provide testimony to the House Judiciary Committee for their preparation to deal with health care reform. My input will of course focus on elder care and health care for seniors. Congress has health care reform at the top of their list. This week they will start an intense focus on a complete overhaul of our country’s health-care system. President Obama wants a plan from Congress by August. Because this promise to fix health care was an integral part of his election campaign, it remains one of his top priorities.

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