Resources for Seniors

Support for Alzheimer’s and Other Types of Dementia

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association is one of the most trusted resources for information, education, referral and support.

Get up-to-date information on brain health and aging, treatment options for Alzheimer’s and other dementias, as well as caregiver support.

Get up-to-date information on brain health and aging, treatment options for Alzheimer’s and other dementias, as well as caregiver support.

 

Call their 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900
Visit the online Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center
Visit their Virtual Library

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. Call toll-free anytime day or night at 1.800.272.3900.

The 24/7 Helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. Read more


The Medicare 2013 Annual Election Period

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Medicare 2013

Beneficiaries can switch from their Medicare Advantage plan back to Original Medicare starting Oct. 15. Changes are effective Jan. 1, 2014.

I’m enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but I want to go back to Original Medicare. How can I do that?

The Medicare 2013 Annual Coordinated Election Period (ACEP) – more commonly referred to as Medicare Open Enrollment – starts October 15. This is the period during which Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in, and change or disenroll from Part C Medicare Advantage plans as well as Part D prescription drug plans, with any change effective January 1, 2014.

Some Medicare Advantage plans may have used deceptive marketing practices to lure patients into making the switch when it wasn’t necessarily in their best interest, according to the Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Inspector General reportBeneficiaries Remain Vulnerable to Sales Agents’ Marketing of Medicare Advantage Plans.” Read more


Long-Term Care Options

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The growth of the senior population is calling attention to the rising demand for long-term services. Know the following terms related to long-term care courtesy of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services. From home health care to institutional care, seniors have a variety of services from which to choose depending on their state of health.

 

Long Term Care Options

Know your long-term care options.

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