Recent Headlines: October 18, 2017
Program helps older domestic violence victims
Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October, shines a light on domestic violence, including abuse between spouses and other intimate partners. SeniorLaw Center (SLC), a nonprofit that aims to improve the lives and protect the rights of older Pennsylvanians, is also shining a light on a particular aspect of this abuse: its older victims. “Older adults are a hidden population within the domestic violence community, and they can face some unique barriers,” said Dana Goldberg, SLC’s director of victim services.
Manage medications effectively
By Sally Friedman
According to national estimates, more than 25,000 people die each year from a failure to take medications properly. With today’s many choices of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, sometimes carelessly dispensed and used, knowing how to manage medications may save your life.
Promoting good circulation
If your shoes fit beautifully in the morning but pinch by the evening, it may signal a health problem. “Swollen feet, legs and ankles may mean an issue with circulation,” said Eric Choi, M.D., chief of vascular and endovascular surgery at Temple University Hospital. “A sock line, or indentation where the top of your sock stops, may likewise point to difficulties with circulation.” Circulation – the movement of blood through the body – is vital: It distributes oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and removes waste such as carbon dioxide.
Recent Headlines: October 11, 2017
Some key Medicare questions answered
Medicare is the country’s health insurance program for those 65-plus and for people younger than 65 who have certain disabilities and health conditions. The program helps with the costs of health care but does not cover all medical expenses or the cost of most long-term care. You have choices about your Medicare coverage and, each year, you have the opportunity to change your Medicare health plans and prescription coverage during the open enrollment period, which is October 15 through December 7.
Recent Headlines: October 4, 2017
Get help navigating Medicare
Whether you are new to Medicare or are already enrolled and pondering changes to one or more of your plans, the decisions you make are critical to your health and finances. The good news is, you don’t have to navigate Medicare’s complexities alone. Trained Apprise counselors can provide you with free personalized counseling to help you make informed choices.