Cost Changes to Expect
Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releases cost changes related to Medicare premiums, deductibles, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans. By presenting these updates before the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), CMS helps Medicare enrollees determine the right kind of coverage for their needs.
Does Medicare cover a colonoscopy?
If you are on Medicare and have been referred for a colonoscopy, you may have questions about whether your plan will pay for the test. The answer is yes, but there are some limits to how often and when Medicare will cover a colonoscopy. In some cases, you may need to undergo earlier tests or preventive measures.
Disability Coverage & Medicare: How-To Enroll & Other Disability Questions
All recipients of Social Security disability benefits can also receive Medicare coverage two years after they are eligible for monthly disability benefits. Some individuals, however, can get Medicare coverage sooner depending on their situation. Here’s a guide to help you navigate disability and Medicare coverage.
Guide To Annual Enrollment
While you may be overwhelmed with the amount of information out there on AEP, here’s a guide to help you prepare for enrolling in coverage during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period 2022.
What Color is Your Life
Sarah Gorham, a Teaching Professor of Art at Maine-based University of New England, has put into action a unique approach. To capture, communicate and savor her 80 year old mother's life story, Gorham embraced colors. Using yarn and then paint, she and her mother interpreted the past and forged a new bond.
"The Five P's": Considerations When Relocating in Retirement 2
When relocating to an age-friendly community, it’s well worth weighing the “Five P's”: Purpose, People, Price, Place, and Pulse.
8 Elements of an Age-Friendly Community
Age-friendly communities - cities, towns, villages and even counties and states - are great places to grow up and to grow old. An age-friendly community, no matter its size, supports people to be active, healthy, productive and socially included throughout their lives.
Why Heart Failure is a Common Complication of CAD
Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care. Use these worksheets to organize your questions and information when talking with your doctor
Understanding Cancer Risks in Older Adults
A cancer diagnosis at any age is challenging. But a cancer diagnosis in older adults can be particularly devastating. Frailty and other common health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes can complicate cancer treatment. What’s more, older adults may have social, emotional, and financial challenges that undermine their ability to seek care and treatment.
Living and Aging With Chronic Respiratory Disease
A cough, wheeze, or congestion are frustrating when you get sick. But for older adults living with chronic respiratory disease, these uncomfortable symptoms can be a fact of life. There are many types of respiratory diseases in seniors. Some of these diseases are chronic and worsen with advancing age. Others are more acute and will cause illness within a short period.