Tennessee District Attorney General‘s are on a mission to protect seniors from elder abuse

Tennessee’s district attorneys general are on a mission to protect seniors from elder abuse. We are improving laws, increasing public awareness and, with the help of community partners, using criminal investigations and courtroom prosecutions to protect our seniors from elder abuse. However, to win this battle, we need the help of informed citizens.

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Medicare Advantage plans may start covering meal delivery in 2020

Beginning this year and continuing into 2020, Medicare Advantage plans (ones from private insurers) have increased flexibility to provide coverage for what the government calls supplemental benefits. These are services otherwise excluded by law from what’s known as Original Medicare coverage.

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Florida U.S. Rep. and Tennessee U.S. Rep introduce Senior Immunizations Act

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who served as secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Bill Clinton, has brought out a proposal ending out-of-pocket costs for seniors getting vaccinated under Medicare Part D.

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Study indicates high dose flu shots may be more effective for the elderly

Flu season is fast approaching. For many, it’s time to decide among the various influenza vaccine options.

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Halloween can be a huge trigger for dementia patients. Here's how to keep them safe

Between the jack-o'-lanterns at Iroquis Park, costume parties at the Louisville Zoo,  Halloween decorations in Crescent Hill and trick-or-treating at Churchill Downs, the spooky season in Louisville is in full force. 

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50 states and District of Columbia rank Social Security benefits

Retired Americans on Social Security will be sipping on a rather bitter COLA — as in cost-of-living adjustment. Seniors will receive a raise in 2020 of just 1.6%, down from the 2.8% increase they got for 2019.

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Mississippi officials urge seniors to protect themselves against Medicare scams

TUPELO • Seniors are favorite targets for all kinds of scams, but they may not realize how much their Medicare benefits are under assault.

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Medicare Open Enrollment is underway

It’s the time of year for people on Medicare to give their coverage a checkup.

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Social Security benefits will see a 1.6% boost in 2020

It’s official: Your Social Security checks will get a modest increase next year.

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President Trump signs executive order to expand private healthcare options for seniors

ORLANDO — On a trip to one of the country’s largest retirement community in Florida Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order expanding Medicare Advantage, the program’s private option.

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