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How the Government Shutdown Impacts You 0

 

With the partial shutdown of nine governmental departments, over 400,000 government employees will work without pay.

Medicare Beneficiaries -- Find out how much you spend on health care. 0

 

When first enrolling in Medicare, Medicaid, or another public health care coverage, many people expect their new health care to cover all of their medical expenses.

Unfortunately, this is not the case. Those covered by the Medicare Original or Medicare Advantage can still expect to end up paying thousands of dollars to premiums, copays, coinsurance, and deductibles.

Have you just signed up for Medicare or are you considering enrolling with Medicare? If so, you're in luck! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just published an online out-of-pocket cost calculator to estimate the annual costs that an average Medicare beneficiary will pay. Use this online tool for FREE and find out how much Medicare will really cost you, and how it compares to your other health insurance options.

Top 3 Phone Apps for Seniors with Impaired Hearing or Sight (Part 3) 0

 

This is the third and final part of a mini-series of blog updates highlighting the best nine smartphone applications for seniors, curated by the Professional Medical team. If you missed the last two blogs, you can find the best three apps to save money here, and the best three apps for safety and memory assistance here.

 

Without further delay, here are the final smartphone application recommendations for older adults that want to keep in touch with family and friends, or for those who have difficulties reading the small text on a screen.

The Medical Benefits You May Not Know About 0

Do you provide support to an elderly family member who struggles with activities of daily living?

Are you struggling with activities of daily living with or without a caregiver and financially ineligible to receive full Medicaid benefits? 

If you answered, then you may be qualified to receive free medical benefits under one of two lesser known programs launched by Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services aimed at expanding medical benefit accessibility.

Medicare Toughens Standards on Nursing Homes 0

By Katie Thomas The star ratings of nearly a third of the nation’s nursing homes were lowered on Friday, as federal officials readjusted quality standards in the face of criticism that the ratings were inaccurate and artificially inflated. Federal officials said they…

Do You Want to Learn More About Caregiving? 0

Challenges in Caregiving: Giving Care, Taking Care, a caregiver training conference will be offered on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Tukwila Community Center in Tukwila, Washington. The event is hosted by Aging and Disability Services Administration, Full Life Care…

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