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Report Details BILLIONS Lost In Medicare Fraud

WOW! Hope Yen of the A.P has a story detailing that the government paid more than $47 billion in questionable Medicare claims including medical treatment showing little relation to a patient’s condition, wasting taxpayer money at a rate nearly three

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Internet Security Tips For Seniors

Bill Mullins’ blog has a post with some tips for seniors. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 40% of of people 65 and older have a computer at home. Of this total, approximately 25% of these individuals are connected to

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Report: Health Care Bill Would Reduce Senior Care

The Washington Post has a story about a plan to slash more than $500 billion from future Medicare spending — one of the biggest sources of funding for President Obama’s proposed overhaul of the nation’s health-care system — would sharply

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New Survey Shows: We Really Do Not Understand Long Term Care

The MetLife Mature Institute (MMI) recently released a new survey that shows that most Americans know what long-term care is and how much it costs, but their scores fall short regarding how many people will need it and how they

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November is National Family Caregiver Month

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month 2009 There are many ways to celebrate family caregivers and to take action and communicate the important messages of NFC Month. The following are ideas and guides to help you create

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Has Your Home Caregiver Been Trained?

Most people are astonished to hear that many homecare workers do not have any formal education in caring for an elderly adult. Certified nurse aids and nurses must hold a license or a certification in all 50 states. Homemakers, sitters

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Minnesota Falls Short On Medicaid For Nursing Homes

Minnesota’s long-term care facilities face a substantial gap between the rates paid by Medicaid for nursing home residents and the actual cost of providing care. This shortfall is not unique to Minnesota, but we struggle with a higher shortfall than

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Aging Boomers Face Caregiver Shortage

More or less buried in the massive debate over what our health care system should look like is a provision to create a national long-term care insurance program. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act would allow people

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Almost 1.5 Million Working-Age Veterans lacked Health Coverage Last Year – Increasing Their Death Rate!

Today is Veteran’s Day. As we think about the sacrifices that our veterans have made for us, the question begs – what are we as a society doing to return some our gratitude. According to research team at Harvard Medical

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Veteran’s Administration (VA) Pays For Some Of Our Parent’s Senior Care

Today is Veteran’s Day. As we reflect on the sacrifices that our veterans have done, many of us are struggling with the every day challenges of actually taking care of Mom or Dad who happen to also be veterans. There

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