medicare

How Medicare Works with Other Insurance If you have Medicare and other health insurance or coverage, each type of coverage is called a “payer.” When there’s more than one payer, “coordination of benefits” rules decide which one pays first. The “primary payer” pays what it owes on your bills first, and then sends the rest…

The Many Health Benefits of Traveling by Stuart Mapes Stay healthy by traveling… It’s never too late to go on an adventure! And what’s not to love? Whether you’re visiting family or planning the getaway of your dreams, traveling can bring a spark to your retirement. Consider this: travel can be good for your health.…

creole shrimp recipe

This recipe for Creole Shrimp comes to us from Ricardo Woods, food services director, The Towers Retirement and Assisted Living Community in Richmond, Virginia. The Towers offers independent and assisted living as well as care for those with Alzheimer’s and other memory-impairing diseases. It is located at 7015 Carnation St., Richmond, behind Chippenham Hospital at…

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Ask The Expert: Financial Services Kevin Wedmore, President of Hoosier Senior Solutions in Indianapolis, Indiana   Q: My biggest concern is running out of money while I pay for my husband’s treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Are there any benefits that would be available to help me pay for his care?   A: Running out of…

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Ask The Expert: Adult Day Care Kimberly Smith, Immediate Past President of Indiana Association of Adult Day Services & Administrator of Golden Gardens Adult Day Center in Indianapolis, Indiana   Q: What are Adult Day Services? A: Adult Day Services are resources for the aging adult with physical or cognitive impairments that offers an intermediate step…

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Ask The Expert: Home Health Care Chyle Morgan, Director of Clinical Services for Best Choice Home Care in Indianapolis, IN   Q: What is Home Health Care? A: Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient,…

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Ask The Expert: Palliative Medicine Kim Haag, MSN, APRN, ANP-C with AseraCare in Indianapolis, Indiana   Q: What is Palliative Medicine? A: Palliative Medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on improving a persons overall quality of life through pain and symptom management, clarification of Goals of Care, and other medically necessary care interventions for…

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Ask The Expert: Memory Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia May Ehresman, Executive Director of Rittenhouse Senior Living of Indianapolis   Q: After much soul searching and careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer care for my husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease approximately 2 years ago. I thought making…

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Ask The Expert: Hospice Care Dr. Stephen Marsh, M.D., Medical Director for Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice in Raleigh, NC     Q: Is Hospice a place? A: Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. Hospice Care can be provided in any place the patient calls home, whether it is a personal…