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Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Services So Many Seniors Need?

By Julie Rovner.  Kaiser Health News On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released an outline of a coming budget bill that includes a...

For Seniors, Medicare's Obesity-Counseling Benefit Goes Largely Unused

  Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org    The Obama administration offered hope to millions...

How To Find And Use New Federal Ratings For Rehab Services At Nursing Homes

   Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  For the first time, the federal government is shining a spotlight on the quality...

For Seniors, Teeth Need Care — But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

Article by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News Cover photo: Ada Anderson helps her mother, Violeta Anderson, brush her teeth before her dentist...

Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Seniors Can Be Eased

  Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org     It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by...

Best Kept Secret: VA Aid and Attendance Program

  Blog by Jamie Cowan  This little known benefit is a needs-based program paid to a veteran or the widow/widower of a veteran (who hasn’t remarried)...

What Is Caregiver Agreement Contract?

What Is Caregiver Agreement Contract? Blog by Jamie Cowan of of Life Planning Consultants, LLC.    http://www.jwcowan.com Ellie may sound like...

13 Tips to Keep Your Bladder Healthy

This content is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIA   13 Tips to Keep Your Bladder...

Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say By Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News APRIL 24, 2020   OLDER ADULTS WITH COVID-19, THE...

Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety

Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety By Joshua Gordon,M.D., P.hd  NIMH Director and The National Institute of Mental Health...