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What Does WalMart Cost The TaxPayer in Medicaid in Your State?


WalMart is large American corporation that tends to hire people for less than 30 hours a week and pays minimum wage. "That's their right" I hear you saying. And that is true, they have the right to hire people for $7.25 an hour and they have the right to employ them for less than 30 hours a week. And they have the right to do this while making … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Protect Yourself When Entering A Hospital

1. Check the hospitals' credentials. Make sure the hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the chief hospital accrediting organization in the U.S. You can check on the hospital by clicking here. 2. Ask questions. Data show that patients who actively participate in their own care, they have better outcomes. My dad was always afraid to … [Read more...]

4 Things Your Church, Temple or Mosque Can Do to Help Seniors

The recession of 2008 has had tremendous repercussions on American society -- but perhaps the worse is being felt by seniors. Seniors who want to remain in their homes rely on meals on wheels, homemaker respite, adult day care, home visitor programs -- and all of these programs have been slashed by U. S. States. In the past, many older Americans … [Read more...]

Senior Villages: Helping The Elderly To Remain in their Homes

You or your parent is getting older. Things are not as easy to take care of as they used to be. The sink they used to be able to fix is harder to handle. You worry that a plumber, a contractor or scam artist might take advantage of them. It's not as easy for them to drive, to get to the grocery store. You worry they may not be eating well. You are … [Read more...]

Talking To Your Parents About Assisted Living

You love your parents and it's becoming increasingly clear that it's just not safe for them to live in their home any longer. You've looked into adult day care, home meal delivery, home visitor programs, even in-home health care etc., but you just believe it's just not enough to keep them safe 24 hours a day. So you need to have that talk. Most … [Read more...]

CBO Fact Sheet: GOP Budget Impact on Medicare

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April 2011 Fact Sheet on CBO’s Estimate of the Republican Budget’s Impact on Medicare Beneficiaries’ Cost Sharing and Premiums Committee on Energy and Commerce, Democratic Staff Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member On April 5, 2011, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the Republican budget proposal offered by Rep. Paul … [Read more...]

4 Types of Caregiver Support the AoA provides thru NFCSP

Being a caregiver can be an extremely stressful job. The hours, the incredible demands, the worry -- can all get you down. I know, I've been a caregiver. If you are a caregiver for an elderly relative, then at some point, you are going to need some relief. And the Administration on Aging (AoA) created the National Family Caregiver Support … [Read more...]

Caregiver Alert: 5 Things The Veterans Administration Offers To Family Caregivers


As of May 24, 2011, the Veterans Administration offers 5 programs and services for Veterans and their Family Caregivers . These include: 1 In-Home and Community Based Care: This includes skilled home health care, homemaker home health aide services, community adult day health care and Home Based Primary Care for Veterans. 2 Respite Care: … [Read more...]

Seniors: 5 Simple Tips For Fall and Trip Prevention


My dad had double vision when he entered his 90's. Nothing that the eye doctor did seemed to really help and my dad really didn't want an operation on his eyes. So my brother did what he could -- he simply had one of dad's eyeglass lenses darkened. And that seemed to work. Most people do experience some sort of vision impairment as they age. … [Read more...]

5 Signs Your Parents Are Having Vision Problems

Did your parent recently fall? Are their clothes covered in lint or spots? Or are they even a little depressed, losing interest in going out like they used to. These could be signs that your senior parents are experiencing vision loss. What are some of the other things you should look for? 1. Are your parents having trouble seeing at night? … [Read more...]