Here we go again. Remember when Crabby Old Lady told you about a letter emailed from her house to the White House? And then, a few days later, the pro forma reply that bore not a single reference to the…Continue Reading
The Diane Rehm Show on NPR has an interesting program scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, on what it was like for older adults before Social Security and Medicare. Historian Hendrik Hartog from Princeton joins Diane to discuss the family dynamics of old-age caregiving:Continue Reading
Lucky for my blood pressure that I don’t watch much TV. I get furious every time I see one of AARP’s ads warning Congress that every senior will go to the polls and vote OUT any legislator who dares to reduce Social Security or Medicare benefits.
You may have heard the “big” Medicare news from the Department of Health and Human Services last week: the 2012 premium for Part B coverage – which pays for physician visits, outpatient hospital, certain home health and some other services – will not increase as much as anticipated for the majority of Medicare beneficiaries.Continue Reading
Many boomers may have to stop working in their 50s and early 60s due to a disability. What do you do if this happens to you?Continue Reading
The 55 million people who receive Social Security are getting a 3.6% raise — unfortunately, a good chunk of the increase is likely to be offset by anticipated hikes to Medicare B premiums.Continue Reading
Summer is gone, the first of fall/winter holidays will be here in 10 days or so (Boo!) and that means it must be time to think about finances for 2012. Herewith an update for elders. UPDATE: It was announced this…Continue Reading
An interesting piece of news arrives telling me that the number of caregivers in California is set to double. One of the problems associated with this boom it that many of these soon-to-be caregivers are themselves facing the prospect of an “unhealthy future due to higher rates of poor health behaviors, compared with both non-caregivers in the same age range and older caregivers.”Continue Reading