The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has announced the temporary suspension of new administrative law judge hearings for Medicare claim and entitlement appeals. OMHA noted the backlog of 357,000 claims for Medicare services and entitlements already assigned to its 65 administrative law judges and the additional cases already pending assignment.
LeadingAge and the Elderly Housing Coalition hosted an informative 1-hour briefing targeted at Capitol Hill staffers to highlight the nexus between affordable housing and supportive services, as a rational way to address the needs of low-income seniors.
If you or someone you love has had to stay at a rehabilitation
facility after a stroke, surgery or an injury, you know that
recovery can be a long and difficult process filled with
uncertainty about what to expect when transitioning back home. Changes will be inevitable, but here are 5 tips that can help
make the move back home smoother and less stressful.
Maybe your mom or dad lives in another state, and is no longer able to
drive but needs to get to and from several doctor's appointments every
week. Maybe you're the one looking for a ride to your appointments. Or maybe you need some help getting groceries every week. No
matter what your situation, transportation is often a crucial service
that people require on a weekly, if not daily basis, in order to live independently.
Staying in touch with mom or dad after they've moved into a retirement
community can be a challenge. Sometimes, your schedule is so full that
it's hard to find time.Other times, your communication may fall into a
lull and you may become bored with the same old updates from each other. Technology in general, and social media in particular, can help.