senior woman gardening
Health & Wellness | Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What if We Talked about Depression?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some people live in silence about their struggle with depression. And we have a right to talk about our physical and mental health or not. But opening up about depression could be the first step toward finding relief. It could also help inspire others to share their own stories or to seek help.

grandma and grandchild cutting veggies in kitchen
Health & Wellness | Tue, Sep 05, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What to Feed Your Brain

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Your brain needs food, and not just the intellectual kind like brain games to keep you sharp. Your brain functions best when it gets the proper nutrition, just like the rest of your body does.

Elderly woman with gardening gloves and hat standing next to fence
Caregiver Information, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

How to Stay in Your Home as You Get Older

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

There’s no place like home, especially as we get older. Some 87 percent of people over the age of 65 want to remain in their own homes and communities as they age, according to AARP.1

senior-woman-at-home-with-sewing-machine
Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Down-to-earth Technology Solutions for Safety at Home

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Most people know about personal emergency response systems (PERS), like Life Alert®. Once a PERS is set up, generally all you have to do is push a “call” button to alert medical and other first responders if you need help at home. These systems may offer peace of mind for older adults or people with disabilities, their families and their caregivers.

senior-man-sitting-outside
Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Increases Coverage for Mental Health Care

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 15.8% of adults age 50 and older had a mental illness in 2012. Yet historically, Medicare has paid a smaller share of the cost for mental health visits than for other medical services.

senior-woman-battling-depression
Health & Wellness | Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Is It Depression or Dementia?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you or a loved one is experiencing lapses of memory, don’t rush to assume that it’s due to dementia. It could be depression.

family-record-keeper-for-seniors
Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW, SmartOrganizer | Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Timeless Tips for Family Record Keepers

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By Bill Bliesath, the Organizing Guy™

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Storing paper in a metal bank box may seem old-fashioned in the era of digital files and cloud computing. But it may still make sense for some people.