What to know about contact tracing from Medicare

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Written by MEDICARE

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If you've been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you may be contacted by a contact tracer or public health worker from your state or local health department in an effort to help slow the spread of the disease. Here's what to know if you get a call:

New Medicare Cards Coming to Californians April – June 2018

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Written by on January 29, 2018 in Fraud & Abuse, Professionals

Medicare CardsThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will mail new Medicare cards to all Medicare beneficiaries to help protect people from identity fraud. In California, your cards will arrive between April and June. Fraudsters are always looking for ways to get people’s Social Security Numbers (SSNs) so Medicare is removing SSNs from all Medicare cards to make them safer.

Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you. The new card will help protect your identity and keep your personal information more secure. Your Medicare coverage and benefits stay the same.


What Did Experts Learn About Senior Falls During 2017?

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Published on Right at Home

BalanceResearch studies offered new insights — and some surprises.

Each year, one-third of people older than 65 will fall. Many of these seniors will suffer a fracture, brain damage or other debilitating injury. Each day, an average of 75 older adults will die from the effects of a fall. Falls cost our healthcare system upwards of $30 billion every year.

 

Finding Answers and Support for Caregivers

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Written by Liz Mc Hale

Kathy Eastwood sml“The main thing, I felt overwhelmed, that I was the only one who had problems.” That feeling, expressed by a member of Pasadena Senior Center’s caregiver support group was echoed by the others who gathered for one of their afternoon meetings recently.

Many said they felt isolated and stressed balancing their own lives with their loved ones’ needs.  Now they break through their isolation, share their problems and brainstorm solutions with the Center’s twice monthly caregiver group meetings, led by a family care navigator from USC’s Family Caregiver Support Center. They also said they find all kinds of help to stay healthy, manage stress and meet their own and their loved ones’ needs at the Pasadena Senior Center.   

The twice monthly Health Fair is 

What is Low Vision?

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Written by National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Eyes 1Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. With low vision, activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do.

What are the signs of low vision?

Beware of Scams

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Written by Elaina R., PCH Online Creative

tax fraudPublishers Clearing House is the REAL deal― a legitimate sweepstakes company that has awarded more than $225 Million in Cash and Prizes so far! Unfortunately, sometimes criminals try to cash in on our good name and trick unsuspecting people like you with Publishers Clearing House Scams. While they may be convincing, here are 5 foolproof ways to know for sure if an offer is from the REAL PCH — or if it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam.

1. If you’re required to wire or pay any amount of money in order to claim a prize, it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam. PCH sweepstakes are ALWAYS FREE to enter, and there is never any fee associated with winning.

Hearing Loss

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Written by National Institute on Aging, Age Pages

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How do I know I have hearing loss?

See your doctor if you:


·         Have trouble hearing over the telephone
·         Find it hard to follow conversations when two or more people are talking
·         Often ask people to repeat what they are saying
·         Need to turn up the TV volume so loud that others complain
·         Have a problem hearing because of background noise
·         Think that others seem to mumble 
·         Can’t understand when women and children speak to you

Two types of common hearing loss include

How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to Your Doctor

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Written by: Laura Mosqueda, MD

Mosqueda photoStaying as healthy as possible may feel like a full-time job! As a family medicine physician and geriatrician, I wanted to share a few tips that should help you get the most out of your visits to the doctor.

Before your visit:

Have a goal in mind: What is the most important issue you want to review at the visit?

Beware of Tax Scams

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Written by Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

tax fraudWASHINGTON — The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) urged taxpayers to remain on “High Alert” and announced additional outreach efforts to prevent them from falling victim to criminals who impersonate Internal Revenue Service and Treasury employees this filing season.

“The phone fraud scam has become an epidemic, robbing taxpayers of millions of dollars of their money,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. “We are making progress in our investigation of this scam, resulting in the successful prosecution of some individuals associated with it over the past year,” he said, adding that over the summer, a ringleader was sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison. “However, this is still a matter of high investigative priority.”

Here is what you need to know. 

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Phone: (626) 795-4331
Fax: (626) 577-4235
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Email: info@pasadenaseniorcenter.org

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85 East Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
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