A new report from The Gerontological Society of America’s Workgroup on Cognitive Impairment Detection and Earlier Diagnosisoutlines a course of action for increasing the use of evidence-based cognitive assessment tools as part of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).
On July 4, 1883, the Lemington Home for the Aged opened as a charity to house “aged and infirm colored women.” The first four residents included a former slave named Aunt Peggy.
Elaine Carrington moved into the Lemington Home for the Aged in Pittsburgh in November 2004. She died three weeks later of a blood clot in her lungs. An investigation by the state found that the staff had failed to give Carrington any of her 10 prescription drugs for 20 days before her death. The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) fined Lemington $8,100 and put the home on a three-month probation.
Available to Recipients with a my Social Security Account. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is expanding the online services available at www.socialsecurity.gov. Social Security beneficiaries are now able to quickly and easily obtain a replacement SSA-1099 from the agency’s website with a my Social Security account.
West End seniors enjoyed a day at the Everglades courtesy of Commissioner Zapata. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata and City Sight Seeing Miami hosted a sightseeing tour of the Everglades for senior citizens of the West End.
Visiting Angels protects seniors with “Fight the Flu Kits” to prepare for peak flu season. This year’s vicious flu epidemic has threatened local seniors, and now their caregivers are fighting back by handing out “Fight the Flu Kits,” to help prepare seniors for the peak of the flu season, January and February. Weaker immune systems make seniors more vulnerable to the flu, and that’s why 90% of all flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 or older*.
Improving retirement security was among the many proposals in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message on Tuesday. But advocates for older Americans say Obama should ask Congress to strengthen the nation’s principal middle-class retirement support – Social Security --especially for women, minorities and low-income workers.
Think back to when you were younger. Life was simple at the kids’ table. The smell of a home-cooked dinner filling the air on a lazy Sunday afternoon and, after dinner, everyone crowding around the TV to watch the last football game of the season. Fast-forward a few years, when the adults first invited you to their table, and your life changed. Your coming-of-age moment had arrived! This rite of passage is a transition from asking permission to giving notice.
Happy New Year from Social Security! Put down the champagne and ring in the New Year with a COLA! And we don’t mean the soda. In 2015, nearly 64 million Americans who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase to their monthly benefit payments of 1.7 percent.
A hundred years ago, no one would leave the house without a hat. Hats were everywhere: top hats, cowboy hats, stovepipe hats, even pork pie hats. Women wore elaborate hats to church, matching them to their fashionable outfits. Today, people celebrate their favourite sports teams with ball caps. And, we celebrate National Hat Day on January 15.
If you’re like most people, you protect what’s valuable to you. To protect your family financially, you buy health and life insurance. To protect your home, you get homeowner’s insurance, a security alarm, or perhaps a large dog. To protect your jewelry, you hide it in a safe place or buy insurance in case you need to replace it. To protect your money, you invest it, perhaps in a bank that offers FDIC coverage.