Written by MEDICARE
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:
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.
Published on Right at Home
Research 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.
Written by Liz Mc Hale
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
Written by National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)
What are the signs of low vision?
Written by Elaina R., PCH Online Creative
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.
Written by National Institute on Aging, Age Pages
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
Written by: Laura Mosqueda, MD
Before your visit:
Have a goal in mind: What is the most important issue you want to review at the visit?
Written by NIH Senior Health
Written by Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
“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.