Will Medicare Cover Telehealth?

Laura, age 72, suffers from Parkinson's disease, arthritis, and diabetes. On a snowy afternoon, she sits on her bed watching her favorite court television programs. At 3:30 p.m., it’s time for her wellness appointment. Laura turns … [Read more...]

Part 2: Where Presidential Candidates Stand on Medicaid and Veterans Issues

Q. I am having a hard time following where the candidates stand on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. I watched all the debates so far, and typically vote based on the person, not the party. If you know more about their … [Read more...]

Bring Your Mom to Work: On-Site Elder Day Care at Workplaces

Karen spent many years in school to get her PhD, followed by years of work to become a tenured professor at a university, and eventually a department head. She and her husband delayed starting a family, and when she was in her mid … [Read more...]

Where Presidential Candidates Stand on Senior Issues

Q. I am having a hard time following where the candidates stand on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. I watched all the debates so far, and typically vote based on the person, not the party. If you know more about their … [Read more...]

A New Era of Human Longevity

Happy Birthday Irene Ciuffoletti! Irene Ciuffoletti, a nursing home resident in Pennsylvania, celebrated her 113th birthday last week with other residents, enjoying cake and music. A widow for more than half a century, … [Read more...]

Is it the End for Observation Status?

Q. Late last year, you answered a question about a woman who spent a week in the hospital and was seen by doctors and nurses, given every kind of test imaginable, operated on, transferred to another room for recovery, and then to … [Read more...]

Is Gray Divorce Necessary to Qualify for Medicaid?

In the mid-1980s, young Jennifer was shocked when her grandparents divorced after 60 years of marriage, around the same time her grandfather became sick with ALS. She was convinced that her grandparents' love was enduring, which … [Read more...]

State of the Union: Status of Senior Programs

Q. My husband and I watched the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, until we fell asleep. We heard a little bit about Social Security and Medicare, but couldn't get the complete gist of what President Obama was saying. If … [Read more...]

How to Stave Off Dementia

Q. I am in my mid 50's and have a history of dementia in my family. My mother, three of my aunts, and one uncle died from it, and I want to do whatever I can to protect myself from the disease, if at all possible. My cousin lives … [Read more...]

PBS’ Nine to Ninety: Three Generations Face Questions of Aging

Phyllis and Joe Sabatini (source: NextAvenue) Juli Vizza, 44, is an Emmy award-winning producer and editor who typically tells the stories of others in her documentaries. Recently, she witnessed her Aunt Sarah struggling with … [Read more...]