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Understanding Medicare Coverage for Stroke Survivors

World Stroke Day is Friday, October 29, 2021. This is the day to focus on stroke prevention, and on healthcare options for individuals who have survived a stroke. Major side effects of stroke include decreased mobility, problems with hearing, vision, or balance, and paralysis.  What Does Medicare Cover for Stroke Survivors? Every year, more than half a million people over the age of 65 suffer...

Do I Have to Retire to Be Eligible for Medicare?

The average retirement age is increasing because many households would not be able to maintain their standard of living in retirement. Meanwhile, healthcare costs continue to rise. Fortunately, you can enroll in Medicare while you are still working. You become eligible for Medicare at age 65, whether or not you are retired.  What Are the Benefits of Enrolling In Medicare? Medicare makes healthcare very affordable....

Assisted Living Week 2021: Caring for Seniors and Americans with Disabilities

Next week is National Assisted Living Week. It runs from September 12 through September 18, 2021. The theme this year is “Compassion, Community, Caring.” This is a time to celebrate the individuals who reside and work in assisted living and the services these facilities provide.  What Are Assisted Living Facilities? Assisted living facilities are residences for older adults and people with disabilities. They are designed...

When to Consider Supplemental Health Insurance

Supplemental health insurance can cover out-of-pocket expenses that your regular health insurance plan does not cover. Many older adults purchase this type of plan when they go on Medicare. Younger individuals may also consider supplemental health coverage to pay for deductibles, co-pays, coinsurance, and other expenses that may arise in the event of a serious accident or illness.  If you are under age 65 and...

5 Tips to Take Care of Our Senior Citizens

Today is National Senior Citizens Day. Every year on August 21, the day is set aside to honor the older adults in our lives. President Ronald Regan proclaimed this holiday in 1988 to raise awareness of issues affecting seniors and their quality of life. Many senior citizens today continue in the workforce and remain active in their communities.  We love our seniors and want to...