Tacoma, Washington approves measure to fine nursing homes & assisted living communities for calling 911 to help lift seniors after falls

In an effort to deter nursing home staff from calling 911 when a resident falls, one Washington city has added a penalty.

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Preparing months or even years in advance can help your transition to assisted living go more smoothly

Moving into a new home isn't easy, but with some preparation and a little support, it can be a positive change.

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Florida seniors have more Medicare Advantage options than ever before, but they continue to experience frustrations with access to doctors & unexpected costs

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With the average senior able to shop among 24 Medicare Advantage plans in the current open enrollment period that closes on December 7, a recent survey commissioned by Devoted Health showed that seniors polled in Florida continue to experience frustrations with the plans they chose.

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102 year old woman ditches her wheelchair to play basketball as part of an intergenerational sports day

We just want her in our girl gang.

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Medicare is a frequent target for fraud, but fortunately there are things you can do to protect yourself

ACCORDING TO THE Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, scams against government and private health care insurers form the largest type of insurance fraud – by far. No one knows exactly how much money is lost through health care fraud, but it is likely in the tens of billions of dollars a year, the group claims. In addition, medical identity theft is now one of the top complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission, CNBC reports.

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New study claims that ageism results in $63 billion in excess health care costs each year

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prejudice directed at older people results in $63 billion in excess health costs each year in the United States, a new study claims

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Several Mississippi hospitals are ending their Medicare Advantage agreements, creating problems for local seniors

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said two in-state hospitals are ending Medicare Advantage agreements.

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Traffic accident that claimed the life of World War II veteran motivates Alabama seniors to support hands-free driving law

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Friends says Frances Phelps was a vivacious World War II veteran who served her community up until her death in a car crash. The other driver was distracted when their vehicles collided.

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The Trump Administration's new proposal may result in significantly cheaper drug prices for seniors

Yesterday, the Trump administration unveiled a new proposal to substantially reduce the price of certain costly drugs administered under Medicare, by linking what Medicare pays for these drugs to what other industrialized countries pay.

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Getting your flu shot is the single best thing you can do to protect yourself from getting the flu

My desire for this column is to provide you with tips and tools to improve your health. Getting your flu vaccine, I believe, is a way to improve your health.

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