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Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7-Don’t Miss Out

My elder care coordinator, Lori Kayne, and I recently went to see new clients.  A charming couple, 88 and 91 years old, they both struggled with substantial health issues. Yet, they were still in a Medicare Advantage Plan. These managed care plans, otherwise known as Medicare Part C,   offer many advantages for healthier seniors. They…

Disadvantages of Medicare Advantage Plans

Not all nursing homes are equal. Some have much higher rates of re-hospitalization than others or just do a generally better job at providing good outcomes for residents. Recently, some researchers looked at the quality of care that traditional Medicare enrollees receive versus Medicare Advantage enrollees as ElderLawAnswers discusses in “Are Medicare Advantage Plans Steering…

Being Under Observation in the Hospital

Many elderly people face huge medical bills for rehab stays because of how they are classified during their hospitalization. This makes a big difference in how much Medicare will pay. When an elderly person has an extended stay in the hospital, they are almost always under the impression that Medicare will cover most of the…

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