Medicare “Benefit Period”

QUESTION:  My mother has been in and out of hospitals for the past two years.  She used her 100 days in a skilled nursing facility and now my father is paying the bill.  She went back into the hospital for four days.  I thought that if you were hospitalized and returned to a skilled nursing [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:49:39-07:00May 29th, 2019|Information|0 Comments

Seniors Want to Keep Learning

QUESTION:  Each year about this time Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers a single lecture series.  Do you know if that will be offered again this year?   Answer:  Yes it will.  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute known as OLLI will offer the Summer 2019 Taste of OLLI: Single Lecture Series starting Tuesday June 11 and [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:34:53-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Information|0 Comments

Portion Control Is Important for Seniors

QUESTION:  I’m hearing more and more about how overweight the people of this nation are becoming—both young and old.  We are told to eat right, cut back on portions and eat our fruit and vegetables.  I’m not in control of how much food is served.  Are there any guidelines for determining portion size or hints [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:48:45-07:00May 15th, 2019|Information|0 Comments

Avoiding Mistakes On Your Hospital Bill

QUESTION:  A friend of mine was recently in the hospital and has been talking about several mistakes she found on her hospital bill.  Do you have any suggestions about how to avoid this happening?   ANSWER:  Any bill can contain an error and a hospital bill, which is rather complicated, is no different and like [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:48:35-07:00May 8th, 2019|Information|0 Comments

Social Security Disability

QUESTION:  My husband was considered disabled by his employer yet when he applied for Social Security disability he was turned down.  Can you provide an explanation?   ANSWER:  It is not unusual for a person to be turned down when first applying for Social Security disability.  Perhaps Social Security just needs some additional information.  I [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:48:25-07:00May 1st, 2019|Information|0 Comments