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Ageism in America: Are You a Casualty?

Ageism in America: Are You a Casualty?

This article is about Ageism in the United States. Ageism shows up in every industry--in corporations, small businesses, hospitals, retail stores, start-ups, restaurants--everywhere. What Is Ageism Anyway? In terms of employment, ageism may start at around the age of...

All About Hospice Care

All About Hospice Care

As we age, it's critical to address “uncomfortable” topics with our families so that if, and when, we need services, we know what to do. Hospice care is one of those topics. A client called me last week very upset. Her dad had just been diagnosed with terminal stage...

The Value of the Checklist

The Value of the Checklist

As I was thinking about the topic for this issue, I received a call from a client asking for suggestions on where to find information about how and what documents to give their children if something happened to them (ie: accident, hospitalization, stroke, death,...

Where & When Can I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Where & When Can I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Where & When Can I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine? Everybody is asking, although definitive answers are few and confusing.  Here’s what I know:  The vaccine is currently being administered in a phased approach.  With a limited number of doses available, priority is...

How Much Does Medicare Insurance Cost?

How Much Does Medicare Insurance Cost?

Medicare is an insurance program designed for people aged 65 and over, as well as people with disabilities and certain chronic conditions. The costs associated with Medicare will depend on your income and on your medical needs, as well as on the specific plan a...

What is Medigap?

What is Medigap?

Many terms starting with “Medi” exist within California with regard to government sponsored medical insurance. Medicare, Medical, Medigap… what was that last one? If you have never heard of Medigap before, it’s a term that applies to supplemental insurance for seniors...

Explaining the Parts of Medicare

Explaining the Parts of Medicare

Medicare is a health insurance policy from the federal government for seniors comprised of four different parts as explained below. Medicare Part A – Hospital Coverage If you pay social security, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A around your 65th...

Medicare for a Healthy Retirement

Medicare for a Healthy Retirement

Original Medicare is a federal program made up of Parts A and B.  Part A partially covers hospitalization while Part B partially covers doctor’s visits.  It provides national health insurance for people 65 years old and above, as well as to younger people in specific...

Getting Medical Insurance after 65

Getting Medical Insurance after 65

For seniors who are turning 65 and may be ready to retire, getting the right medical insurance policy can be a mysterious and complicated ordeal. For most people who pay income tax, automatic enrollment in Medicare Parts A and B will happen around their 65th birthday,...