Did you know that Medicare beneficiaries are at an increased risk of identity theft since their social security numbers are plainly displayed on their Medicare cards? See how to keep your card safe and how the government is aiming to improve the system.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.
Many people plan to travel after retirement, but you may not be covered for prescriptions, routine treatments, or a healthcare emergency depending on your destination and the nature of your Medicare coverage.
Most individuals over 65 take multiple prescriptions every day, which can pack a serious financial punch. A veteran caregiver shares her strategies for finding and buying competitively priced medicines.
Individuals enroll in Medicare during a period called “Initial Enrollment” that begins three months before the month they turn 65. During this time there are many decisions that need to be made.Take the time to explore the all coverage options under this program and how they work together.
Medicare laws say a patient can get post-hospital extended care services only if they were officially admitted to the hospital for three days. Recent application of these laws and regulations have frustrated caregivers and patients alike.