Elderly Americans are prescribed medications in inexplicably different ways depending on where they live, a new study finds.
The most depressed older patients or at least the ones being medicated — live in parts of Louisiana and Florida.
There’s a cluster with dementia around Miami.
And the seniors who have the most trouble sleeping?
They live, perhaps unsurprisingly, in Manhattan.
Seniors shouldn’t simply renew their policies and assume the current coverage will stay the same.
And there’s a likely payoff for those who pay close attention to the details.
Medicare’s open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. Local help is available in your community through the Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA).
Saving for health care after retirement is less costly than it was just a few years ago thanks to the slowed growth of health care spending. But that’s just part of the picture.
The online exchanges that open Oct. 1 are not aimed at Medicare beneficiaries, but the 2010 health law does affect seniors in other ways.
Program includes a home safety walk through, tips on how to stay safe in your home, information about local resources, and installation of fall safety devices for low income residents who qualify.
These days, patients are often transferred from a hospital to a nursing home to recover. But, then, some never leave. One program works on getting them back home.
Inside Room 101 at Emerald Hills, a covert campaign was under way in the fall of 2008. Potentially lethal bed sores were spreading across Joan’s body, and workers were trying to improvise help.
How can you stay healthy as you age? A new report looks at the steps you can take to reduce your chances of illness, disability and injury.