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Bay State receives $1.7 million to help consumers navigate long-term care options

““We know how difficult it can be for individuals and caregivers to deal with a sudden illness or chronic disease while at the same time trying to navigate through a complex health care system to figure out where to go to get appropriate help.”

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How VA Aid and Attendance benefit might help you

For many veterans and their spouses, the most important thing is to be aware of the benefit so you’ll know the help is there when you need it.

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Hearing loss: Identify, treat and conquer

Are you are one of those millions of people who do not hear as well as they once did? If so, you are certainly not alone.

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Brave new world: Will home technology make seniors safer?

A series of products allows family members and caretakers to remotely check up on the well being of their loved ones and charges.

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Labor Secy. Solis on National Employ Older Workers Week

“This week we celebrate the continued contributions of America’s older workers. It is also a time to get word to every employer about the importance and benefits of hiring these seasoned professionals. After all, experience — coupled with a solid work ethic and strong decision making skills — makes for excellent job candidates.”

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Medicare Advantage costs to be lower next year, say feds

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that, on average, Medicare Advantage premiums will be 1 percent lower in 2011. The majority of Medicare beneficiaries, on average, enrolled in Medicare health and prescription drug plans this year should find little or no change in their benefits in 2011, […]

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