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.
by LISA M. PETSCHE
In approximately one-quarter of American households, care is provided to someone age 50-plus. In most cases, family members and friends provide all assistance.
During the holidays, families come together from near and far to celebrate the season. Often it is also a time when family members begin to notice subtle changes in loved ones that were not apparent before.
by LISA M. PETSCHE
When someone is confined to their home due to convalescence from an illness, recovery from surgery, or chronic illness or disability, their world shrinks considerably. It’s easy to become disconnected from others and the world in general.