Why is the nursing home billing us when mom has Medicare?

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?

Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

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

SOARING DRUG COSTS

“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

Reduced Medicare Costs Can Boost Your Social Security Benefit

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