What the Health Care Ruling Means for Medicare

Posted June 29, 2012
I thought I would end the week with an update to yesterday's post with more of a focus on what it means for Seniors.  Luckily, New Old Age, posted about that very subject... Have a great weekend & please stay cool!  Check in on any Seniors during this heat & dial 311 for assistance in finding a Cooling Center!   What the Health Care Ruling Means for Medicare By PAULA SPAN // June 28, 2012, 5:55 PM “This is great news for seniors on Medicare,” Paul Nathanson, executive director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, a nonprofit advocacy group, said in a conference ...
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Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand

Posted June 28, 2012
Here's the latest from The New York Times on the healthcare desicions made earlier today...    By JOHN H. CUSHMAN Jr. WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Thursday largely let stand President Obama’s health care overhaul, in a mixed ruling that Court observers were rushing to analyze.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Aging boomers need health care law

Posted June 27, 2012
Another great supporting aritcle to shine some light on the need to take care of our Caregivers (e.g. better wages) and protect seniors from the burden of the expenses from aging. Aging boomers need health care law By Ai-jen Poo, Special to CNN updated 8:12 AM EDT, Wed June 27, 2012 (CNN) -- Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on health care reform, the justices have one thing in common, and one thing in common with a growing cohort of Americans: They are aging. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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CMS asks for input on Medicaid income eligibility

Posted June 26, 2012
Here's a chance to voice your opinion!  Learn more about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services HERE CMS asks for input on Medicaid income eligibility McKnight's Staff // June 25, 2012             With more people scheduled to be added to the Medicaid rolls in 2014, the Centers for             Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking for public input on determining who will be             eligible.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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“Sandwich” Boomers Send Senior Living Community Developers Down New Path

Posted June 25, 2012
Here's an interesting look, from Senior Housing News, at how a sub group among Baby Boomers are shaping new design for senior living communities.   “Sandwich” Boomers Send Senior Living Community Developers Down New Path Written by Erin Hegarty Designing a 50-plus community no longer involves simply building a group of homes with wide hallways and large medicine cabinet. Today, builders say, the “sandwich” generation of baby boomers demands a stimulating and interactive environment inside—and outside—the homes.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Big Medicaid cuts a possibility if the Affordable Care Act is overturned, experts suggest

Posted June 21, 2012
Here's an update, from McKnight's on the possible Medicaid cuts:   Big Medicaid cuts a possibility if the Affordable Care Act is overturned, experts suggest  McKnight's Staff June 21, 2012 If the Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act, long-term care facilities could be among the biggest casualties, a report published in advance of the decision states.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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The High Price of Loneliness

Posted June 20, 2012
Do you spend enough time with your aging loved ones and/or make sure they are getting their social needs met?  This article from The New York Times blog, New Old Age shows how loneliness can not only take it's toll on one's spirit, but your health too. The High Price of Loneliness By JUDITH GRAHAM // June 18, 2012 Loneliness stings at any age. But in older people, it can have serious health consequences, raising the risks of an earlier-than-expected death and the loss of physical functioning, according to a study published on Monday.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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More Than Temperature Puts Elderly at Risk in Heat

Posted June 18, 2012
With the extra hot week ahead of us, I thought an article, from Health.com on, heat exhuastion was in store. Stay cool & hydrated! (HealthDay News)—Because aging affects the body's ability to respond to summer heat, older adults are particularly at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat fatigue, heat cramps and heat exhaustion, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA).   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE  
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Today is…

Posted June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012 marks the 7th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Research indicates that 1 in 20 older adults will experience mistreatment or neglect.  To report suspected abuse, exploitation or neglect of an older person in Illinois, call the statewide, 24-hour Elder Abuse Hotline: 866-800-1409 or 888-206-1327 (TTY). Learn about the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act and how elder abuse is on the rise and AgeOptions role in increasing the number of banks that have been trained to recognize and report financial abuse.
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Kudos, Joseph Pinsky!

Posted June 14, 2012
As a student often several years older than her classmates I find this story of Joesph Pinsky so inspiring!  It just goes to show us that it's never too late for getting what you want out of life.  This was not an easy task for Mr. Pinsky, but he sure did it!  Kudos, dear Sir!   Grandfather, 85, Finally Gets College Degree At Community College In Brooklyn Joseph Pinsky Served His Country, Postal Service And Then Listened To His Wife June 12, 2012 11:05 PM  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It took a decade of hard work, discipline and a whole lot of support, ...
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