Answer: Medicare covers some eligible nursing home costs – not all. Maybe she has been there over 20 days or no longer qualifies for “skilled” care. Recently I received an email requesting assistance for a client’s mother who had just had a stroke. She lived alone and could not return to her home. The family, … More Why is the nursing home billing us when mom has Medicare?
Our latest newsletter includes a travel alert, yellow fever vaccine info and the impending arrival of new Medicare Cards. Click here to view the March 2018 letter
Informative articles on Concierge Medicine and the high cost of patient “observation”. Click here to see our first quarter newsletter
Bed bugs are now a problem everywhere in the world. Why? DDT is no longer used and these bugs have developed resistance to most insecticides. Several studies have shown a large increase of bed bug infestations over the last several years. Bed bugs are hitchhikers on your clothes, your shoes and luggage. They can easily travel … More Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite
“Wow,” commented my sister, “I went to purchase a 90 day supply of my husband’s medicine and found it was so expensive that I had to settle for one month supply that cost me over $300. Sometimes I wonder how we can afford all of our medicines.” So goes the story for many Americans today … More SOARING DRUG COSTS
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Many of our clients request help in finding a new primary care doctor. We asked Oahu physicians if they accept new patients and found almost a third would not. Even those who would accept were rejecting complicated or elderly patients. See the full study below: Finding a primary care doctor on Oahu By Eileen Hilton … More FINDING A PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR ON OAHU
If a stroke is recognized and treated quickly (usually within 3 hours) the effects may be reversed. How do you recognize a stroke? S * Ask the individual to SMILE. T * Ask the person to TALK (SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE ) A* Ask the person to RAISE BOTH ARMS. T* Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his or her … More Stroke has a new indicator – the TONGUE
By Dr. Eileen Hilton While most retirees pay the standard premium amount for Medicare health coverage, those in higher income brackets pay an additional amount based on their income. If you’re in a higher income bracket and your income drops during retirement, less money for Medicare should be deducted from your Social Security payments, meaning more … More Reduced Medicare Costs Can Boost Your Social Security Benefit
Taking charge of your own medical care is essential. But, what if you can’t figure out what is going on? A professional patient advocate received a call from a friend after a recent breast biopsy. She felt something painful and removed the dressing found an oval shaped “blister” on her breast. How odd, she thought. … More What is That Blister on My Breast?