Despite lifetimes of work and contributions to their families, communities, and this state, too many seniors in Montana have limited and fixed incomes and struggle to keep up with the costs of medication, housing, utilities, and food. For these seniors, the modest benefits provided by SNAP supplement their incomes and help them afford adequate and nutritious diets.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia is life changing and raises a lot of questions and emotions. It can leave a person feeling isolated and unsure of where to turn for information and support to live well with dementia.
The Montana Gerontology Society conference is for professionals in the aging network (healthcare providers, social workers, senior service organizations) as well as seniors, baby boomers, and retirees.
The Montana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a national program funded by the Administration for Community Living, administered by Missoula Aging Services. SMP empowers people to prevent healthcare fraud, mainly through educating people on Medicare about fraud, waste, and abuse.
By HOLLY ENDERSBY “Every morning she asks me where we are,” my friend John said. “And she’s scared.” John’s wife, Ellen, was in their
The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are complicated and will vary according to the state where your parent lives. With that said, here’s a general, simplified rundown of what it takes to qualify.
(STATEPOINT) It’s that time of year again: The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) began Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. Medicare is a
A startling number of elders face abusive conditions. Every year an estimated five million older Americans are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Unfortunately, for every individual case reported, about 24 cases are left unreported. These rates are rising, and Montana is no exception.
When the loved one they have been living with passes away, many older adults face the challenge of learning to live alone—often for the first time.
The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are complicated and will vary according to the state where your parent lives.