Congress passes Medicare bill

Ted Kennedy, who can relate to the needs of senior care as he is battling a brain tumor, saved the day by flying to Washington, D.C. between chemo treatments to cast a "Yes" vote for the stalled Medicare legislation. This will prevent the 10.6 rate cut on reimbursements to medical doctors providing care to seniors on Medicare insurance....

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Senior Care: How Much Does it Really Cost?

Fidelity Investments recently released a study showing that a senior couple should expect to pay $85,000 on average, to cover long-term care insurance premiums. Caregiverlist.com called nursing homes around the country to find out their daily costs and compares these with the costs of care in the home by a Senior Home Care Agency....

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Long-distance Caregiving

As tribute stories to newsman Tim Russert aired this week, friends shared stories about how Tim managed all the care needs for his Dad, "Big Russ" from a distance, in order to allow him to stay in the comfort of his own home....

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Caregiving Stories

Providing care for others comes with challenges and rewards. Sometimes it helps to share these stories with others, for both family caregivers and professional caregivers. When John, just 45-years-old, fell from his roof and broke both shoulders, he learned how difficult it is to lose some of your independence....

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