Betty Berry’s Column2018-09-18T00:45:18+00:00

Betty Berry’s Column

Senior Concerns’ Advocate Betty Berry’s column appears weekly in the Ventura County Star.

Hospice 101

QUESTION:  I am looking for information about hospice. What is it, does Medicare cover it and how does a person qualify for coverage?   ANSWER:  Hospice is a unique way of caring for a person with an advanced illness.  It focuses on palliative care instead of curative care.  It includes [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column, 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 [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments

Recent Changes in Medicare

 QUESTION:  Medicare has been health care coverage for seniors for many years – are there any recent changes made that improve their services?  ANSWER:  Medicare is now 54 years old.  It was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson with President Harry S Truman at his side; [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments
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