Category Archives: News
You are invited…. Discovering Ourselves Wiser Using Our Wisdom for Our World How the co-learning happens Your years count. As Mentor, Sage, Poet you have something of great value to share. Gather with other people who are putting their experience … Continue reading
Friends– Take a look at this from the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/laughter-and-music-better-than-drugs-for-dementia-patients-20130802-2r4w9.html In a three-year study they found a weekly dose of songs and laughs, clowns and humor helped as much as psychotropic drugs and anti-depressants, in reducing aggression … Continue reading
Friends– NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys) has published this fact sheet on “Observation Status” and how it keeps people on Medicare from getting Nursing Home coverage. Read and talk to your Congressman and Senators. :- Doug.
MetLife has published a study on the costs to employers of having someone on staff caring for a family member. For instance, the healthcare costs for that employee are 8% higher for those with eldercare responsibilities. Take a look here. … Continue reading
Friends– There is a new scam making the rounds: “Ma’am, I’m calling from the government. We’re about to send out national medical cards for the new Affordable Care Act. You’re one of the lucky people to get yours first, so … Continue reading
In November, as part of a clinical trial, surgeons at Johns Hopkins implanted a “pacemaker” like device in a person’s brain. Electrical impulses 130 per second are hoped to provide a slowing and maybe even reversal of cognitive decline. Worth … Continue reading
I hesitate to pass this along. It is only a newspaper article and not medical advice. Are there some diseases, even cancers, that are better left alone? I don’t have any authoritative answer. Ask your doctor. Here’s the article:http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/190928871.html :- … Continue reading
Stetson Law reports that scammers around the country are calling seniors, claiming to be from the government. They say that your new card is in the mail and to receive your benefits you must give them your bank routing number … Continue reading
Here is a packet to help you understand your coverage and appeal a denial of coverage: http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/2013/02/22/self-help-packet-for-expedited-home-health-care-appeals-including-improvement-standard-denials/ :- Doug.
Friends– The 2012 MetLife survey of Long-Term Care Costs can be downloaded here: https://www.metlife.com/mmi/research/2012-market-survey-long-term-care-costs.html#keyfindings This is an impartial survey that can help you see the costs in your locality. :- Doug.
Friends– Does it make a difference if the nursing home you are considering is for profit or not for profit? This article says it does, at least in generalities: http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/2012/03/15/non-profit-vs-for-profit-nursing-homes-is-there-a-difference-in-care/ Check it out and see what you think. :- Doug.
Friends– Here is a case of elder abuse as a crime, in a common transaction. It says annuity sales people need to be very careful in dealing with older adults: An annuity salesperson has been convicted and ordered to jail … Continue reading
Here are the 25 most (stupid) insecure passwords. http://www.ic3.gov/media/2011/111229.aspx Don’t use these passwords! :- Doug.