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Index of Societal Aging Measures How Well Nations Are Adapting To An Aging Population

The U.S. ranks among the top five

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Southern California have developed a new method to determine how well countries are caring for their elderly populations. The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Index of Societal Aging tool is composed of five … Continue reading

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How Do You Navigate Your Medical Benefits After Retirement? An Interview with Pat Macholl, Part One

A Medicare counselor talks about how to get medical care after retirement

Today SevenPonds spoke with Pat Macholl, a volunteer counselor with Legal Assistance for Seniors/Alameda HICAP. Her San Francisco-based office helps clients learn how to navigate their healthcare benefits through Medicare. Macholl teaches people about their benefits at the end of life, … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Download Your Health Care Wishes App

Not sure where to start on your advanced directive? Use this app

Our Tip of the Week: Now that everyone carries around miniature computers in their pockets, there’s no reason to keep your health care needs stored at home on your computer or filed under pounds of paperwork in your office where your … Continue reading

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Here They Talk About Death

How choosing their end-of-life care helped residents of La Crosse reduce their healthcare costs

While healthcare costs are among the top concerns for an average American, the small city of La Crosse, Wisconsin spends less on the end-of-life care than any other place in the country. Saving money was not the main goal for … Continue reading

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What Is Palliative Care? An Interview with Dawn Gross

Why palliative care physicians are fairy godmothers, not "Grim Reapers"

Dawn Gross, MD, PhD, is a hospice physician at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her background is in hematology and immunology, and she now works for the hospital’s Palliative Care Service, specializing in treating patients facing life-altering illnesses and … Continue reading

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What Does Medicare Cover?

Medicare at a Glance Infographic helps seniors understand complicated Medicare coverage

While Medicare coverage provides a vital lifeline to almost fifty million Americans, understanding how it works and what it covers confounds a number of us. Wanting to end the confusion and provide vital Medicare information in one place, ElderAuthority.com created … Continue reading

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