Senior Medicare Patrol has received reports that callers who state they are with Medicare, want to know if you have knee pain or back pain. One senior reported that when she told the caller Medicare doesn’t make these types of calls, the caller tried to convince here that Medicare does indeed make such calls and wants to provide approved equipment to help relieve pain.
The bill to address elder abuse, thought to be expired, was resurrected and assigned to a conference committee in the final days of session and passed both chambers. On May 23, Governor Branstad signed this legislation (SF2239) that aims to combat elder abuse in Iowa.
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging’s Advisory Council held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Event at The Cedar Rapids Public Library in Cedar Rapids on May 22, 2014. This event provides updates from the agency and honors members of the community that are nominated for awards by their peers.
Outstanding Senior Volunteer award winners by county include:
People on Medicare can help save the Medicare program from fraud and wasted benefits if they understand what the program covers. As our life expectancy keeps increasing, it’s likely that some time in our lives we’ll need some medical equipment in our home. “Durable medical equipment” means
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging and Wal-Mart collaborate to help feed local older adults.
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging recently completed the first phase of its “Program Sustainability and Enhancement Project” geared toward developing and enhancing the Heritage Regional Senior Nutrition Program.
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging is expanding Caregiver Support Services through educational sessions and telephone supports.
Are you a caregiver? Do you have questions about resources or just want someone to talk with who understands the challenges of caregiving? At The Heritage Area Agency on Aging, we understand the unique roles of caregivers. We can help connect you with resources to assist and support you in your role as caregiver. We are also there to listen and offer emotional support.
The foundation to a good home repair or home improvement project is a good contractor. While it’s important to plan for the project, it’s just as important to find a reputable contractor.
Before you search for a contractor, write down the work you want done. Be as thorough as possible, so a contractor is clear about the project and needed materials. Check with your city or county on required inspections and building permits.