Monthly Archives: December 2011

12 Social Security Myths (Debunked)

I’m a little late in bring this Christmas article to you, but better late than never, right? Columnist Tom Margenau wrote about twelve top myths concerning Social Security benefits, and gave the facts rebutting those myths. I’m going to list … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Dallas Area Gerontological Society

The Dallas Area Gerontological Society (DAGS) is a terrific group, and a wonderful resource for anyone who provides services to the elderly community. I’m a member, and I have received many benefits from the monthly meetings. Here is some information from … Continue reading

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State-by-State Health Rankings Published

Time reported in its “Healthland” blog on “the most recent state-by-state health rankings, published by the United Health Foundation, in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA).” The study found that people in the northeast “tend to be the … Continue reading

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Medicare May Penalize Hospitals That Readmit Too Many Patients

The Affordable Healthcare Act, sometimes referred to as “Obamacare” includes provisions that have or will help millions of Americans. For example, adult children will be able to remain on their parents’ health insurance polices longer, and insurance companies will no … Continue reading

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Featured Link — OrganDonor.gov

Yesterday was Christmas, and this time of year is frequently referred to as the season of giving. We each have the opportunity to give the gift of life to others after we have passed on. All we have to do … Continue reading

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Medication Review May Benefit Home Health Care Patients

Are elderly patients who receive medical care from home health agencies at greater risk of taking the wrong medicine or the wrong dosage than patients who get their drugs from medical offices? That seems to be the conclusion of a … Continue reading

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New Medicare Rules Lead Hospitals to Improve Quality of Care

NBC Nightly News recently reported on “big changes quietly being implemented in hospitals across the country. Doctors and nurses are brushing up on techniques, and administrators are adding a slew of new features to keep patients as comfortable as possible. It’s … Continue reading

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Four Drugs Cause Most Hospitalizations in Older Adults

Being admitted to a hospital is dangerous at any age. Unfortunately, bad things can happen to people in hospitals. Things such as infections and diseases that can end up being worse than the original problem. So the best strategy may … Continue reading

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Wage Protection for Home Care Workers

Do you or someone you know employ home care workers for a disabled or elderly relative? If so, those workers might be getting a pay raise soon. According to an article in the New York Times, the Obama administration has proposed … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas for Loved Ones with Dementia

Georgia elder law attorney Victoria Collier has published an excellent list of gift ideas for loved ones with dementia. I’ll list the first three, but you’ll have to go here to read the rest. This is the time of year … Continue reading

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