Last week we asked how much you know about Medicare eligibility and coverage, and the results suggest that some additonal learning opportunities would be useful. More than 67% of those responding said they knew the basics but needed to learn more, while nearly 25% felt like Medicare was convoluted and confusing and would love to have it simplified. Here are a few of the comments we received:
You can never know everything about Medicare!
Is God Still at the Bedside? The Medical, Ethical and Pastoral Issues of Death and Dying
By Abigail Rian Evans.
2010 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan.
All About HIPAA: A Resource List
Be on the lookout for Aging Today! In the September/October issue experts tackle tough issues like immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act, HIV and more!
Read select articles online.
While recent advances in HIV treatments have allowed persons with HIV to live longer and experience significantly improved health, these advances also have led to financial complications for elders not expecting to live well into their 60s, 70s and 80s with the disease. Because long-term disability insurance (LTD) ceases at age 65, more and more elders with HIV are forced to survive on meager Social Security payments, resulting in vastly reduced standards of living—even homelessness.
Details on ACA-Mandated Insurance
In an historic vote on June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed sweeping legislation to overhaul the immigration system. Known as the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744), the bipartisan measure now awaits passage in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Last week we asked if you had entered the ASA member giveaway for a Caregivers cruise for two to the Bahamas courtesy of Home Instead Senior Care. Most of those responding said No! ....What are you waiting for?
ASA is pleased to have teamed up with Home Instead to offer a Caregivers cruise giveaway just for ASA members! Be sure to enter before November 15, 2013! Learn more and enter to win!
ASA members work every day to help improve the quality of life for older adults, combat ageism, and advocate for services and policies best suited for our diverse, aging society. So, last week we wanted to give you an opportunity to reflect on what you've accomplished so far this year. Here are a few of the responses we received:
Last week we asked how you protect your clients and loved ones from scams that target older adults. The responses we received overwhelmingly emphasized the importance of education, spreading information to elders and their caregivers, and immediately reporting suspected to scams to local law enforcement, the Better Business Bureau and local banks.