If a government shutdown happens this fall, seniors can still expect to receive their Social Security payments

President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that if he does not get funding for border security, including a promised wall between the United States and Mexico, then he will consider shutting down the government.

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Hospice care has become a huge hotspot for Medicare fraud

For 14 days, an 89-year-old with respiratory problems went without proper control of his symptoms. The patient experienced respiratory distress and anxiety. Another patient with dementia spent more than two weeks with uncontrolled pain. The patient's pain medication wasn't updated until day 16. It took a week for a special bed for this patient to be provided

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Seniors have lost 34% of their buying power since 2000 as Social Security's cost-of-living adjustments failed to keep pace with their expenses

Millions of seniors depend on Social Security to pay the bills in retirement. But in recent years, those benefits have been letting retirees down.

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EMPOWER Act is a step in the right direction for ensuring quality care for seniors

Provider groups are cheering Monday's passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would reauthorize federal health professions workforce programs, including education and training in geriatrics.

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79% of seniors agree Medicare should offer hearing, dental & vision coverage

The Senior Citizens League found that 79 percent of polled older voters want a routine dental, vision and hearing benefit added to Medicare. Legislation has been introduced into Congress that, if passed, would provide such a benefit.

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Florida program combatting senior loneliness by connecting them with college students

When Andrew Parker’s grandfather began suffering from dementia three years ago, his grandmother had to care for him. It was hard work, and one day, Parker got the idea to hire a college student to help. “I said, ‘Hey, can you go hang out with my grandfather and make him a sandwich or something? I’ll pay you; let’s see how it goes.’  ”

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Florida Blue Center offers program to help seniors learn how to use technology to combat loneliness

The Florida Blue Center in Winter Park Village is offering a free four-week program for seniors to help them learn how to use technology and social media to combat loneliness, stay informed and live a healthy lifestyle.

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Florida dog saves his elderly owner's life by alerting neighbors after a major fall

(WPTV) A dog in Boynton Beach, Florida is being credited for saving his owner's life. 

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Trump Administration proposing major changes in the way Medicare pays doctors

The Trump Administration has proposed major changes in the way Medicare pays doctors, as well in the ways hospitals disclose prices. Among the immediate adjustments: The government would pay more for some procedures such as kidney dialysis and less for others such as hip and knee replacements.

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New Medicare guidelines allow seniors access to virtual doctor visits

Physicians can receive Medicare payments for using telecommunications such as audio or video with patients, according to new guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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