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Understanding Medicare Coverage for Stroke Survivors

World Stroke Day is Friday, October 29, 2021. This is the day to focus on stroke prevention, and on healthcare options for individuals who have survived a stroke. Major side effects of stroke include decreased mobility, problems with hearing, vision, or balance, and paralysis.  What Does Medicare Cover for Stroke Survivors? Every year, more than half a million people over the age of 65 suffer...

Do I Have to Retire to Be Eligible for Medicare?

The average retirement age is increasing because many households would not be able to maintain their standard of living in retirement. Meanwhile, healthcare costs continue to rise. Fortunately, you can enroll in Medicare while you are still working. You become eligible for Medicare at age 65, whether or not you are retired.  What Are the Benefits of Enrolling In Medicare? Medicare makes healthcare very affordable....

Assisted Living Week 2021: Caring for Seniors and Americans with Disabilities

Next week is National Assisted Living Week. It runs from September 12 through September 18, 2021. The theme this year is “Compassion, Community, Caring.” This is a time to celebrate the individuals who reside and work in assisted living and the services these facilities provide.  What Are Assisted Living Facilities? Assisted living facilities are residences for older adults and people with disabilities. They are designed...

Diagnosed With Cancer? Know Your Medicare Options

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you probably know that treatment costs are high. This is why it is important to carefully consider your options under Medicare.  Original Medicare Medicare coverage is divided into parts. Part A covers inpatient care (hospitalization). Part B covers outpatient care, such as doctor visits and lab work. Part D is purchased separately and covers the costs of prescription...

Medicare & COVID-19 Vaccines – What You Need to Know

Medicare covers the cost of being vaccinated against COVID-19 for all FDA-authorized vaccines. You will not owe a copay or deductible, and you cannot be charged for being vaccinated against this deadly virus. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or you were charged to get the injections, your provider may have delivered other services or may have made an error by charging you for...