Gov.-elect Tate Reeves appoints Drew Snyder to continue leading Mississippi Medicaid Division

TUPELO • Republican Gov.-elect Tate Reeves on Monday announced that he is appointing Drew Snyder to continue serving as executive director of the Mississippi Medicaid Division, a move which could signal little change for the state agency.

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Lack of Medicare dental benefits are creating problems for Florida seniors

Sonia Domínguez, 74, and her husband, Miguel Morejón, 81, can’t recall the last time they’ve seen a dentist in Miami, the city they’ve called home for more than two decades.

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Study shows seniors living in the Northeast have greater difficulty covering basic financial needs

SENIORS LIVING IN Northeastern states are among the most likely to lack sufficient financial resources to cover their day-to-day needs, according to a new report. Half of America's senior population that lives alone – and nearly a quarter of those living in two-person households – struggle to make ends meet.

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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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