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7 months 1 week

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 ILLNESS CAUSED BY THE CORONAVIRUS, HAVE SEVERAL “ATYPICAL” SYMPTOMS, COMPLICATING EFFORTS TO ENSURE THEY GET TIMELY AND APPROPRIATE TREATMENT, ACCORDING TO PHYSICIANS.

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Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

By Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News APRIL 24, 2020

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7 months 1 week

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 Information Resource Center on March 16, 2020

 

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Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety

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7 months 1 week

Coronavirus-Related Medicare Scam Alert

Coronavirus-Related Medicare Scam Alert  

By Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to remind Medicare beneficiaries to be vigilant and take precautions to avoid falling victim to healthcare fraud during this pandemic.

We’re warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use this pandemic to steal their Medicare number, banking information, or other personal data.

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Coronavirus-Related Medicare Scam Alert  

By Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

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7 months 4 weeks

Be Proactive - Make Your Wishes Known

 

“The Importance of Speaking with Your Family Members”

 

Some things you need to think about in case you ever get sick - for ANY reason - and certainly in case you get sick from coronavirus

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THE CONVERSATION PROJECT

 

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“The Importance of Speaking with Your Family Members”

 

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8 months 10 hours

Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service ** Online Services Remain Available **

Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service 
** Online Services Remain Available **

Print Version

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services. 

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Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service 
** Online Services Remain Available **

Print Version

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8 months 10 hours

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

For Immediate Release: Blog by Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer
press.office@ssa.gov

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

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For Immediate Release: Blog by Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer
press.office@ssa.gov

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9 months 6 days

Balance Problems and Disorders

This content is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIA

 

Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or as if the room were spinning around you? These can be troublesome sensations. If the feeling happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem.

Balance problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a doctor. They are often caused by disturbances of the inner ear. Vertigo, the feeling that you or the things around you are spinning, is a common symptom.

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This content is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIA

 

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9 months 1 week

AN INVITATION TO A FREE PANEL DISCUSSION

Choosing Quality Senior Care

It’s Not What You Think, It’s What You Know

 

Join us for a stimulating presentation featuring a regional expert panel, who will candidly discuss key clinical, emotional, financial, legal and logistical issues related to choosing high quality senior healthcare services and providers. Homecare and assisted living best practices and options will be highlighted as well.

Learn the facts, get valuable insights, and have your questions answered, in order to make the best informed decisions.

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Choosing Quality Senior Care

It’s Not What You Think, It’s What You Know

 

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10 months 2 weeks

You Can Manage Your Social Security Benefits With A "My Social Security" Account​

My Social Security is an online portal offered by the Social Security Administration that provides easy access to your Social Security information. The following link will connect you to My Social Security:  https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/

 if you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can use your my Social Security online account to:

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My Social Security is an online portal offered by the Social Security Administration that provides easy access to your Social Security information.

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10 months 2 weeks

Best Kept Secret Veteran Pension Benefit / 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) whose health conditions require non-medical, or personal care. What kind of care, you ask? How does adult day care, or home care sound? Yes, Aid and Attendance can be used for that. And it can be used to pay a family member other than a spouse to care for the veteran at home.

Sounds like a wonderful program, right? It is, so why aren’t more veterans taking advantage of Aid and Attendance?

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Blog by Jamie Cowan 

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10 months 2 weeks

O'Brien Care Management Services

O’Brien Care Management Services, LLC  provides comprehensive care management to a variety of senior individuals in need of help. Our team brings many years of healthcare experience in the nursing, home care and senior care management fields. Managing staff, providing private care management services for clients and coordinating all aspects of care with an interdisciplinary approach is our specialty. We offer professional care management services that are tailored to our client’s individual needs.

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O’Brien Care Management Services, LLC  provides comprehensive care management to a variety of senior individuals in need of help.

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10 months 2 weeks

Saving money on prescription drug costs: Medicare's "Extra Help Program" may help!

Blog credited to Medicare.gov - the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare Blog

Saving money on prescription drug costs: Medicare's "Extra Help Program" may help!

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Blog credited to Medicare.gov - the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare Blog

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10 months 2 weeks

Diabetes in Older Adults

Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH

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Senior Help Desk helthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH

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10 months 2 weeks

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 of rehabilitation care at nursing homes — services used by nearly 2 million older adults each year.

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 Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

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10 months 2 weeks

Drumbeat Builds For A Peace Corps Of Caregivers

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place. One is on the way.

The Administration for Community Living, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is taking steps to establish a National Volunteer Care Corps.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

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10 months 2 weeks

What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease?

Blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of The National Institute of Health

What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease? 

Can eating a specific food or following a particular diet help prevent or delay dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease? Many studies suggest that what we eat affects the aging brain’s ability to think and remember. These findings have led to research on general eating patterns and whether they might make a difference.

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Blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of The National Institute of Health

What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease? 

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