On behalf of Medicare beneficiaries who depend on home health services, I commend Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio for speaking out against a harmful Medicare proposal, which would require prior authorization of clinically advanced, patient preferred home health care services.Read more
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.Read more
When a door closes, a window opens, they say.
One door that closed this year was a (perfectly legal) option that allowed married couples to boost their lifetime benefits from Social Security. That option, called “file and suspend,” was eliminated by Congress earlier this year in an effort to close loopholes in the programRead more
BOSTON —5 Investigates pulled dozens of elder abuse cases from district courts all across the state and found almost nine times out of 10, caregivers convicted of crimes against the elderly served no time in jail.Read more
NEW YORK, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior citizens in 47 states and the District of Columbia aren't replacing enough of their pre-retirement incomes, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) study. Many financial experts believe retirees need at least 70% of the income they earned in their working years, but only seniors in Hawaii, Alaska and South Carolina meet that threshold.Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Dementia affects millions of Americans every year.
Mild cognitive impairment (mild pre-dementia) affects 20 percent of those over the age of 65. Of these, nearly 15 percent go on to develop clinical dementia every single year.Read more
Our nation is aging and millions of older adults will struggle to find housing that is both affordable and physically suitable. As co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senior Health and Housing Task Force, we are releasing a report Monday with a set of recommendations that Congress, the administration and states could implement that would enhance the lives of America’s seniors.Read more