Day: January 6, 2020

  • Medicare Savings Programs – Find out if you qualify

    From the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and MassHealth:

    “A new state law in Massachusetts is expanding several Medicare Savings Programs (also known as “MassHealth Buy-In” Programs). These programs help older residents and people living with disabilities save money on their Medicare coverage. On January 1, 2020, more people are now able to get help paying for Medicare…” (From Medicare Savings Program release)

    The following link gives you more information, and three easy steps to see if you qualify:

    Medicare Savings Program Information January 1, 2020

  • Modifying Your Home For Healthy Aging

    Research shows that most older adults want to live in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Aging at home brings with it many benefits—both to older adults and the communities in which they live. A longtime home is a place of comfort and memories—and can be a source of connections to family members, neighbors, friends, places of worship, community groups, familiar shops, and health providers. However, most homes were not built to support the mobility, sensory and cognitive changes that often accompany aging. As one ages, everyday tasks such as climbing the stairs, standing up in the shower, getting in and out of the bathtub, and reaching objects in kitchen cabinets or other places in the home can become more difficult.” (From the Eldercare Locator website)

    n4a and the Eldercare Locator have partnered with the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on the 2019 Home for the Holidays campaign, which focuses on home modifications. This national public education campaign aims to ensure that older adults and their caregivers are aware of the many services and programs available in communities around the country to support them as they modify their homes for successful aging. (From the n4a website)

    For more information please click the following links-

    n4a Home Modification webpage

    Home Modification Brochure from the website

    Eldercare Locator Website