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National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies

Draconian Cuts to Medicare Compounded by Further Cuts Proposed in House Healthcare Reform Legislation and Inadequate Medicaid Funding from Weakened State Budgets WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Community Cares Coalition (CoCares) - a national coalition o...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

Most wanted to get high, have a good time with friends, researchers say,, MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Pain relief isn't the main reason why one in 10 high school seniors have tried opioid drugs, a new U.S. study finds. The most common reasons included relaxation, feeling good...

Betsy McCaughey Rallies to Protect Seniors & Your Healthcare Choices

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Betsy McCaughey, prominent patient advocate and outspoken critic of health bills being pushed through Congress, is the keynote speaker at a Tea Party in Hicksville, LI, where she will rally to protect seniors from dangerous cuts to Medicare and p...

Kaiser Permanente Survey Shows Seniors Embrace Internet to Manage Their Health

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- New data show that Medicare beneficiaries registered to use My Health Manager, Kaiser Permanente's personal health record, are overwhelmingly satisfied with using the Internet to manage their health care online. Results from the recent ...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Tampa Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Florida This Summer TAMPA, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy, f...

New Letter to Rangel, Waxman, Miller from National Seniors Coalition Outlines Concerns With House Tri-Committee Health Reform Bill

JOPLIN, Mo., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new letter to the three key leaders shaping the developing U.S. House of Representatives' health reform bill - Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Education and Labor Chairman Geor...

American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicates that vision screenings, using standard methods of assessing visual acuity in older adults, a practice comm...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Pennsylvania Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Pennsylvania This Summer PHILADELPHIA, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy...

RetireSafe Salutes Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America for Its Commitment to Cut Drug Prices and Help Seniors in the Medicare 'Doughnut-Hole'

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the 400,000-strong seniors group RetireSafe saluted the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) for its commitment to support legislation to cut prescription drug prices by 50 percent for seniors who fall into the Medicare P...

Toyota Awards $1 Million in Scholarships to 100 High School Seniors - Roslyn High's Urbach Named One of Only 12 'National' Winners; Receives $20,000

ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Jourdan Urbach, a senior at Roslyn High School, is at the head of an exclusive class. Urbach was one of only 12 seniors nationwide to be named a "national" Toyota Community Scholar. That's quite an accomplishment when you consider that more than 8,00...

National Council on Aging and Medicare Diabetes Screening Project Launch New Program to Educate Seniors about Medicare's Benefits for Diabetes Screening

Daschle and Others Call the Need Urgent; Among Seniors with Diabetes, Half Are Unaware; Medicare's Free Diabetes Screening Benefits Underutilized WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a meeting today sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Medicare Diabetes Sc...

Long-term care costs exceed yearly income for many Calif. seniors living alone

In Los Angeles County, being disabled can cost a year's income. That's because the annual cost of in-home care services for seniors living alone is now $319 more than this group's median income of $17,029. Combine long-term care expenses with other basic expenses, such as food and rent, and ...

Allsup Medicare Advisor(SM) Expands Service; Helps Seniors and People with Disabilities Make Best Medicare Choices

People now have objective, personalized support to learn about all Medicare options, enroll in the plan that is best for them and receive significant healthcare savings; new service adds online convenience Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) June 17, 2009 -- Allsup today announced...

Nearly 9 in 10 Seniors Satisfied With Medigap

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medigap policyholders are overwhelmingly satisfied with their coverage and say it provides good value for their money, according to a new survey released today by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and America's Health Insurance Plans (A...

One in Seven Seniors Faces Social Security Check Cuts in 2010

At Least 6.8 Million Affected; Total Could Include Millions More WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Close to seven million seniors -- one in every seven -- will receive a smaller Social Security check next year, according to a new analysis by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). M...

SCAN Health Plan Arizona Encourages Sun Smarts and Plenty of Water for Seniors This Summer

PHOENIX, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer can be a fun time of year, but it also poses additional risks - especially for seniors. SCAN Health Plan Arizona encourages area seniors to take extra precautions this season with these six tips: Prevent sunburn. Applying sunscreen with a...

Senseless Budget Cuts Will Gut California's Cost Efficient Home Care Program and Force Seniors and People with Disabilities Out of Their Homes and into Institutions

SEIU Launches Month of Protests, 48-Hour Vigil, Class Action Suit and Ad Campaign with Affected Californians, Families and Caregivers LOS ANGELES and SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors, people with disabilities and the people who provide the care that permits them...

Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Help Seniors Get the Cost-Saving Benefits they Need

BenefitsCheckUp.org/cvs offers resources to help defray cost of health care, utilities, meals and more; Pharmacists counsel on ways to save on medication WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn continues to challenge Americans, with seniors perhaps being hit the hardest...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Georgia Seniors about Medication Management and Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Georgia to Mark Older Americans Month ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According t...

Mealtime interaction encourages hospitalized seniors to eat more

Sharing a meal in good company can stimulate the appetite particularly among hospitalized seniors according to a new Universit de Montralstudy published in The Gerontologist . "The more social interaction occurs at mealtimes in hospital geriatric re-adaptation units the better food intake wi...

National Advisory Board Issues 'Declaration for Independence': A Call-to-Action in Healthcare for Seniors and People with Disabilities

National Advisory Board Will Host 'Day of Dialogue' Online Town Hall Meeting on May 21 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 5, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- America's healthcare and long-term services need to undergo a radical, modern transformation to better meet the needs of today's seniors and people with d...

Medical Director of Renowned Los Angeles Jewish Home Offers Advice to Seniors on Avoiding Swine Flu

RESEDA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical director for the Los Angeles Jewish Home, the largest single-source provider of senior residential housing in the western United States, today shared the Home's recommendations for symptoms seniors should be on the lookout for and precautions to ta...

New National Survey Reveals Eight in 10 Seniors Satisfied With Medicare Drug Benefit

Medicare Today releases new survey data on Medicare prescription drug benefit WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare leaders today announced the latest results of a national survey of seniors showing that the vast majority of Medicare beneficiaries remain satisfied with th...

Area Seniors Rally to Support Medicare Advantage Health Plans

Members share stories, write letters, and videotape messages to Congress opposing funding cuts PHILADELPHIA, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Area senior and disabled members of Medicare Advantage plans today joined together for a rally to share stories about how they benefit from their health plans ...

Amber Court Assisted Living Communities Reaffirms Its Commitment To Seniors On Medicaid

Amber Court ( http://www.AmberCourtAL.com ) reaffirms its commitment to seniors on Medicaid. New Jersey Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen's investigation of Wisconsin-based Assisted Living Concepts, revealed a history of evictions when residents depleted their personal savings. ...

Amber Court Assisted Living Communities Reaffirms its Commitment to Seniors on Medicaid

Amber Court ( http://www.AmberCourtAL.com ) reaffirms its commitment to seniors on Medicaid. New Jersey Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen's investigation of Wisconsin-based Assisted Living Concepts, revealed a history of evictions when residents depleted their personal savings. WESTBU...

State Budget Preserves State Pharmacy Program for Seniors (EPIC)

ALBANY, N.Y., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Lois Aronstein, AARP New York State Director: AARP commends Governor Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Smith and Assembly Speaker Silver for negotiating a final state budget that preserves a major benefit under o...

Living longer on less: The new economic (in)security of seniors in Massachusetts

Waltham, MAA new report, LIVING LONGER ON LESS IN MASSACHUSETTS: The New Economic (In)Security of Seniors, issued today by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) at Brandeis University finds that Massachusetts seniors face widespread financial insecurity. Almost 7 in 10 senior household...

New Dakim Campaign Promotes Brain Fitness for Seniors with Elderly Holding Signs Declaring 'My Brain Is Not Retired'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A new ad campaign from Dakim, Inc. features senior citizens holding signs that declare "My brain is not retired" and "My mind is in your hands" in a bid to broaden the use of dementia-fighting brain fitness tools in senior living communities. T...

New Survey: Top Lesson from Seniors About Economic Worries? Gratitude Trumps Fear

New nationwide survey asks adults what lessons they learned from elders who have been through economic challenges before; top response was gratitude; elders say that simply being thankful can calm economic anxiety; other key lessons: perseverance, importance of family and friends, humor and optimi...

Many Seniors Not Selecting Lowest Cost Medicare Drug Plans

Too many choices, confusing options are roadblocks to smartest decision, report says FRIDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Most seniors facing the staggering choices of drug plans available through Medicare don't select the plan with the lowest costs, a new report says. The report fo...

Free Seminars Offered to South Carolina Seniors with Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Care Improvement Plus to Provide Information on Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans, Tips for Healthy Living, Free Farmers Market COLUMBIA, S.C., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of free seminars designed to help South Carolina Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illness maintain a healthy...

Free Seminars Offered to Arkansas Seniors with Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Care Improvement Plus to Provide Information on Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans, Tips for Healthy Living, Free Farmers Market LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of free seminars designed to help Arkansas Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illness maintain a healthy li...

Free Seminars Offered to Texas Seniors with Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Care Improvement Plus to Provide Information on Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans, Tips for Healthy Living, Free Farmers Market SAN ANTONIO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of free seminars designed to help Texas Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illness maintain a healthy lifestyle a...

Seminars Offered to Missouri Seniors With Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Care Improvement Plus to Provide Information on Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans, Tips for Healthy Living, Free Farmers Market ST. LOUIS, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of free seminars designed to help Missouri Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illness maintain a healthy lifestyle ...

Free Seminars Offered to Georgia Seniors with Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Care Improvement Plus to Provide Information on Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans, Tips for Healthy Living, Free Farmers Market ATLANTA, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of free seminars designed to help Georgia Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illness maintain a healthy lifestyle and...

EyeCare America Offers No-Cost Medical Eye Care to Qualified Seniors In Support of National AMD Month - March 2009

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people 65 years or older in the United States. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD affects more than 10 million Americans. San Francisco, CA -- Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)...

California's single seniors can't make ends meet

Nearly half a million elders living alone in California cannot make ends meet, lacking sufficient income to pay for a minimum level of housing, food, health care, transportation and other basic expenses, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight ...

Most seniors have drug coverage, study shows

More than 90 percent of Americans age 65 and older have prescription drug coverage today, compared to 76 percent who were covered in 2004, according to a University of Michigan analysis. And poor seniors are just as likely to have coverage as the rich. The analysis compares drug coverage among...

The New Crystalens HD Gives Many Baby Boomers and Seniors an Opportunity to See Clearly at All Distances while Reducing or Eliminating the Need for Glasses

Updegraff Vision Precision LASIK™ and Cataract Center announces the addition of the Crystalens HD to their existing portfolio of high technology lens implants. The Crystalens offered by Dr. Updegraff is helping the +50 consumer understand that they can do something about their cataracts an...
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