Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Plan for Long-term Care before you Need it

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) gives several reasons why you should plan for long-term care before you need it. Even if you are in good health and follow a healthy lifestyle, an unexpected accident, injury or illness can strike without any warning. While most people prefer to remain at home – aging-in-place, there are…

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New Medicare Cards are Coming to New Jersey

Earlier this year, Medicare announced they’d be replacing the social security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated ID numbers. Until now, your Medicare ID number was your social security number with a letter appended to it. Since seniors carry their Medicare cards with them to use at appointments, their social security numbers were at…

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Is the Sky Falling on Medicare Funding?

You may have heard about the recent report from Medicare’s trustees, projecting Medicare funding to run out three years earlier than they previously thought. The trust fund for Medicare Part A will run out by 2026, the report says, putting millions of seniors and disabled people at risk. If you or your loved ones are Park…

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Understanding Hospice Care

You’ve heard the terms before: Hospice. Palliative Care. DNR. But what do they mean? If your loved one is dying, you will need to make tough decisions about their end-of-life care. Here’s what you need to know about hospice care. Hospice Care Hospice care is provided to terminally ill patients who have six months or…

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