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Medicaid Dental Coverage | StuffSeniorsNeed

Medicaid Dental Coverage | StuffSeniorsNeed | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Will Medicaid Dental Coverage help senior citizens get the dental care they need? I show you how to find out the eligibility requirements for you.
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Massachusetts hospitals launch patient apology program - American Medical News

Massachusetts hospitals launch patient apology program - American Medical News | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Massachusetts hospitals launch patient apology programAmerican Medical NewsThe grant was part of President Obama's Patient Safety and Medical Liability Initiative.
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Many Years Young: Second Guessing Medicare's Star Rating System

Many Years Young: Second Guessing Medicare's Star Rating System | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
(Kaiser Health News) As the federal government pumps billions of bonus dollars into private Medicare health plans to encourage better care, the quality rating system used to award the bonuses is coming under increasing fire ...
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Employees and Long-Term Care: The Costs Grow Dramatically | Long Term Care Facts

Employees and Long-Term Care: The Costs Grow Dramatically | Long Term Care Facts | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Long-term care insurance can help employees overcome a new finding that they will need $250k in healthcare savings alone.
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Why It Is Important To Apply For Medicare As Soon As Possible | Financial Equation

In such a fast world, it's easy to lose track of time. Our lives aren't getting any less stressful and we need to do whatever possible to make our lives as simple as possible.
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American Retirement Crisis - Business Insider

American Retirement Crisis - Business Insider | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
17 Scary Charts About America's Coming Retirement Crisis .... The Great Recession has rattled retirement plans for just about every consumer in the country, regardless of age. Stymied by a lack of knowledge, depleted ...
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Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate: NPSF and Patient Safety

Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate: NPSF and Patient Safety | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
The NPSF was the first group of almost all medical professionals and hospital administrators who thought the patient's voice was important to patient's safety - but also gave us a voice. About eight survivors of bad medical ...
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Boomers Choose Helping Family Over Retirement

Boomers Choose Helping Family Over Retirement | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
While boomers have redefined the way we age, the importance of family has not wavered, and we remain committed to our loved ones.
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I Am Not Alone

Alan shares the story of his wife and her battle with Alzheimer's. He describes the financial challenges associated with caring for a loved one with Alzheime... (VIDEO - reality of long term care for older family members..
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ADVANCE DIRECTIVE IS AN IMPORTANT HEALTH CARE TOOL

ADVANCE DIRECTIVE IS AN IMPORTANT HEALTH CARE TOOL. As the aging population grows, increasing attention will be given to health care needs and issues around end-of-life care. Modern technology contributes greatly to extending ...
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news: Medicare Supplement Plans - The best way to Find out Once ...

Medicare may be a federal program that gives medical and overall health insurance coverage to citizens age 65 or older. Medicare will not cover all health care and health and wellbeing care related prices.
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Voices: Jane Nowak, On Retirement Planning for Women - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Voices: Jane Nowak, On Retirement Planning for Women - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Voices: Jane Nowak, On Retirement Planning for WomenWall Street Journal (blog)And because of their life expectancy, women need more money for retirement. Unfortunately, 21% of women over the age of 65 live at or below the poverty line.
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Medicare Spotlights Hospitals With Especially Costly Patients - Kaiser Health News

RT @keithfwright: @DartmouthMPH_MS: Medicare Spotlights Hospitals With Especially Costly Patients http://t.co/Ttzci3nq" interesting study...
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» Hospitals Turn to Creativity and Innovation to Deliver Better Care

» Hospitals Turn to Creativity and Innovation to Deliver Better Care | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it

Though it may be counter to how many people view productivity, in order to improve patient safety while being squeezed by health care reform, Bassett Healthcare Network is giving leaders and staff paid sabbatical days. Wouldn’t it be great if all workplaces gave employees paid sabbatical days? You’re probably thinking you’d love the time off. But, what does paid time off have to do with delivering better health care?

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Forget Sudoku: Resistance training may be the best medicine for an aging brain | Life | National Post

Forget Sudoku: Resistance training may be the best medicine for an aging brain | Life | National Post | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Recently a growing area of research suggests physical activity also helps the mind. That’s right — physical activity does seem to stave off age-related cognitive declines in older people (Interesting!
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Long Term Care: 6 Tips You Need to Know | Health

The strongest solutions range from self-insuring (i.e. having lots of money around) to purchasing long-term care insurance. The other that people often believe is that Medicare will take care of them.
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Why long-term care insurance is important - CBS News

Why long-term care insurance is important - CBS News | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
An often overlooked component of investing is protecting what you have, including your health as you get older (An interesting read: Why long-term care insurance is important http://t.co/0i9h7VgY via...
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