Articles on "Medicare"

Fast Medicare Coverage Even When You’re Not Retired
December 16, 2011 5:49 pm

Fast Medicare Coverage Even When You’re Not Retired

By George McConnell, Social Security Administration Deputy Area Director You’ve made your decision: although you’re eligible to collect Social Security payments, you’re going to keep working and delay receiving your retirement benefits. But don’t forget about Medicare. Even if you decide to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should apply for Medicare coverage at age 65. If you’d like to begin your Medicare coverage, you should apply within four months of reaching […]

Caregiver Tips in Helping with Medicare
August 30, 2011 3:50 pm

Caregiver Tips in Helping with Medicare

By Ross Blair The 43 million caregivers in the U.S. — people who provide unpaid care to family members or friends age 50 and older — are overworked and need help. Here’s why: 26 million of these caregivers hold down fulltime jobs and care of the older person in their spare time. 27 million of them also manage the older person’s finances, which includes helping them decipher their Medicare options. With five parts to Medicare; 10 different Supplement plans: a […]

February 17, 2009 4:57 pm

Loss of height linked to breathlessness in elderly

Source:;_ylt=Asa4IF.9doXlfGcHvry05sk_cbYF By Megan Rauscher Megan Rauscher – Fri Feb 13, 2:24 pm ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among seniors, an increase in the ratio of their arm span to their height — indicating a probable loss of height — is strongly associated with shortness of breath and reduced lung capacity, according to a new study. "Many physicians, who regularly care for older individuals, have suspected an association between loss of height and symptoms of shortness of breath," Dr. […]

December 27, 2007 12:00 am

Senior Living: An Accessible and Safer Home

Inabelle Levin has always loved going to the opera and attending concerts and plays. But among her various interests, nothing compares to her passion for teaching. And through her personal determination and research along with the help of Greg Sieb, an aging-in-place specialist, she can now remain at home working as an academic tutor. For several months, Inabelle’s family and friends were urging her to move into an assisted living home. Due to the difficulty she has with mobility, they […]

September 1, 2005 12:00 am

Home Health Care

Are you or a loved one struggling with health issues that are making it harder to remain at home? Are you looking for care to help you recover from surgery or an injury? Do you need help with household chores or activities of daily living? Is managing a long-term illness becoming more difficult? Home Health Care is a rapidly growing field in the senior care industry that may help families negotiate these challenges and remain in their own home. When […]

July 24, 2003 12:00 am

How To Feel Safe at Home with Personal Response Systems: Home Health Aide

A personal response system (PRS), sometimes called a PERS (personal emergency response system) answers the need of many older Americans for both security and independence. Many organizations, including the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), encourage their use, but for the consumer choosing from among the many brands on the market, buying a PRS can be confusing. What is a PRS? A PRS is a relatively simple tool to help keep the user in contact with friends, family, and, if […]