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November is National Home Care & Hospice Month 
Shield Healthcare has information about November being National Home Care & Hospice Month. They also have resources for caregivers and products for caregiving at home - LEARN MORE

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Confused about Medicare Health Insurance? 

The Medicare Basics Video Series was developed to simplify the four basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C & D) to help make your Medicare choices easier to understand. The information for this series is from the official Medicare publications, Medicare & You, Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods, and Your Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage - LEARN MORE

Remember that Medicare and The Health Insurance Marketplace for those under 65 are two different programs.
Medicare serves those that are 65 and older and on social security disability. The annual Medicare open-enrollment period runs from October 15th through December 7th while the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment runs from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. The Health Insurance Marketplace is part of the Affordable Care Act also commonly known as Obamacare. Don't confuse the two as they serve different demographics: seniors and the disabled verses people under the age of 65 who don't have any health insurance - LEARN MORE

Where are Medicare costs going for 2015?
Found a great article that reviews where Medicare costs are going for 2015 - LEARN MORE
Want to know more about Medicare?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has in depth resources for understanding the Medicare health insurance program. Visit their Open Enrollment Center - LEARN MORE
however, another good resource for learning about Medicare and getting your questions answered is your state's SHIP program.
Learn more about SHIP - LEARN MORE

Looking for definitions of Medicare programs or explanations of acronyms such as CMS or ROs?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a glossary that explains terms in the Medicare program. The glossary is not a legal document. The official Medicare program provisions are found in the relevant laws, regulations, and rulings - LEARN MORE

Effectively Using 911 First Responders - Can they do more?
An interesting approach to Medical costs involves expanding the role of first responders - LEARN MORE

On a lighter note, look at some new uses for Drones
We are seeing a lot of news about drones, some good news and some not so good news. You can find a good definition of what a drones is on Wikipedia. We have also included some interesting uses of drones.
What is a Drone? - LEARN MORE
Some Drones can make deliver medicine - LEARN MORE
And Drones are being used in performance art:
Video of Flying Lampshade Short Art Film - LEARN MORE
Video of Art in the Night Sky from SPAXELS - LEARN MORE

As we gear up for Medicare Enrollment and Affordable Care Enrollment it is good to revisit health care costs
The 24/7 Wall St website ran an article recently comparing health care costs and outcomes between countries - LEARN MORE

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Talking about Medicaid in New Jersey
"For the uninitiated, getting onto Medicaid is a grueling task - maybe even a full time job. Medicaid requests significant amounts of paperwork providing proof of age, citizenship and marital status. In addition, Medicaid will ask for the last 5 years of bank statements and/or financial statements on every account held within a financial institution. That alone is enough work to put someone into frenzy, making it extremely difficult ... "
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So what is a Death Café Event?

With a Death Café, the idea is to get people from all backgrounds together over tea, coffee and delicious cake, to simply talk about death, a normal aspect of life that is generally feared by our culture. The hope of the Death Café movement is to simply normalize this phase of life by allowing groups of people to talk about death. A Death Café is not a support group or a means of selling services, but is instead a simple social gathering.

Talking about Hospice in New Orleans

So you're living with an advancing illness; What about hospice?
At Notre Dame Hospice we believe in giving patients the important option of how to live with advancing illness in their own way. Every day we see how hospice improves the lives of our patients and reduces stress and worry for those who love them. Yet when considering hospice care, there are often ... - LEARN MORE

Talking about Football in New Orleans

Fall is Football Season and Vista Shores Assisted Living and Memory Care has the Hometown Pride of New Orleans, Louisiana
The joy that music brings to the Vista Shore community could not be more evident in this fun and uplifting music video, which embodies New Orleans' uniquely strong sense of hometown pride and the Schonberg Community belief system that life should be lived to the fullest at all ages and stages. The residents had a rip-roaring good time making this video - LEARN MORE

Talking about Edible Philly in Philadelphia

Find local food, farms and cuisine throughout the season with Edible Philly. This group is part of Edible Communities which has regional publications and resources that share the importance of eating local and seasonal foods and why this is so important to a healthy lifestyle for all ages. The group supports the local agricultural community
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