Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to Prepare for the Alzheimer’s “Epidemic”

More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s—a number expected reach nearly 14 million by 2050, according to a recent government study published in the Journal of Neurology. With families providing nearly 80 percent of care, the stress and expense of … Continue reading

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Seniors Beware: “Observation Status” for Hospital Stays Means No Medicare Coverage for Oft-needed Rehab

Senior citizens are increasingly being denied needed rehabilitation care and socked with unexpected medical bills as the result of a growing trend of labeling Medicare hospital stays as “observation” visits, according to a survey of aging experts released today by … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Premature Nursing Home Placement: Five Tips from NAPGCM Survey of Experts on Aging

As Baby Boomers age and the cost of nursing home care continues to rise, it’s no surprise that a new Congressional Budget Office report predicts a significant increase in spending on nursing home and other long-term care services. A CBO … Continue reading

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