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ASK SHIP - Your Monthly Medicare Q&A

Q:  I have wanted to change my Medicare Advantage plan, and I was told I could during the Annual Enrollment Period. When is this, and how do I change my plan? A:  The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7. During this time, you can make changes to various aspects of your Medicare...

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Hospice Patient Skydives Once More, Thanks to VITAS and Virtual Reality

From the cramped cabin of the aircraft, VITAS® Healthcare patient Kim peered out through the open door and took in the landscape as it stretched to meet the horizon. In the next moment, she was dropping from 10,000 feet, reminding her senses: You are alive.  Kim couldn’t help but smile. She had made...

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Palliative Care and Why it’s So Important in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Within many uncertain moments of the pandemic, palliative care has been the hidden tool to face the multifaceted issues that arise. It is being utilized as it should: for patients with serious illness where medical intervention can cause more harm than good. Palliative care offers more than meets the...

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The Financial Side of Hospice – an Interview with Jim Dale, Chief Financial Officer of Transitions

To learn more about Transitions Hospice, Click Here Most people don’t know hospice care has zero out-of-pocket cost for patients under the Medicare benefit who meet eligibility requirements.  All care services are provided for the patient with no out-of-pocket cost since there is no deductible/copay...

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In-Home Doctor’s Visits for Seniors Can Decrease Medical Costs & Prevent Hospitalization

In this day and age having quality medical treatment can be a heavy expense, especially for older patients. Most older patients may deter from going to the doctor’s office or even the hospital because they fear they will not be able to pay for the medical bill after the service. In-home doctor’s visits...

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Cloth Masks are NOT Enough to Stop the Spread of Covid-19

 To learn more about V R Diverse Essential Medical & PPE Supplies, Click Here Five types of masks were examined: an N95/ KN95 mask, surgical mask, a cloth mask, a two-layer cloth mask and a wet two-later cloth mask.   Each mask was tested with a machine that uses an air generator to blow tiny liquid...

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Be Kind

To learn more about AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois, Click Here Be Patient. Be Ready. Fighting the pandemic has been hard on everyone, especially older adults. With vaccines now available to those over 65, here is what you need to know to get your COVID-19 vaccine:   Register with your local Health...

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Southwest Suburban Nonprofit Launches New Name, New Look

To learn more about Pathlights, CLICK HERE Mission, Ethos, and Commitment to Service and Excellence Remains the Same.   PLOWS Council on Aging has officially become Pathlights, a name developed in partnership with the community, to better reflect the organization today and respond to the future.  ...

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Meet Joe & Bella, a One-Stop Shopping Site for Residents

After Jimmy Zollo’s grandmother fell one too many times despite in-home care, his family made the decision to move her into an assisted-living community. That evening, as his family navigated their new world, they were approached by Joe and Bella, two other new residents. With a touch of humor, they...

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Housing & Utility Assistance. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!  You may be eligible for housing programs that can help you find and pay for affordable housing or help you keep your home. There are also home repair programs that can help you fix critical and safety issues found in your home or help pay for your household utilities...

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BenefitsCheckUp® is a free service of the National Council on Aging, showing you what FREE benefits

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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Food & Nutrition Assistance. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!   You may be eligible for nutrition assistance programs that gives you a cash benefit so that you can buy nutritional foods to help you stay healthy. You can also get help from food/meal assistance programs which can be delivered to your home or at various community...

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Find out what FREE benefits may be available in your area. Search today!

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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Income Assistance. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!  You may be able to get help from programs that can provide you with cash assistance so that you can have a minimum level of income to pay for basic needs such as: food, clothing, and shelter.  Learn more about the program that can help you save money. Benefit...

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Learn more about FREE benefit programs that can help you save money.

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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Health Care Assistance. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!  You may be eligible for programs that can provide health insurance that pays for your medical costs and other medical expenses. You can also get health care assistance through chore services, home care, nursing home care, and waiver benefits.  Learn more about...

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Free Medications. Find out which benefits you may qualify for- all for absolutely FREE!

Click here to begin your FREE search!  You may be eligible for programs that save money on medications and other health care costs (such as copays and deductibles). People who have applied for these benefits can save, on average, $4,900 annually in assistance.  Learn more about programs that can...

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Learn more about FREE benefit programs that can help you save money.

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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Join the 9,294,276 people who have discovered $37.7 billion in benefits!

Click here to begin your FREE search!     Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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There are over 2,500 benefit programs available nationwide. Find out what you may qualify for!

Click here to begin your FREE search!   Have you heard of BenefitsCheckUp? It is a free service of the National Council on Aging, that lets you search for benefits easily, securely, and accurately. In the US, there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available. Start finding...

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