This post was written by Malayna Koetting, an undergraduate student majoring in psychology. Due to the rising number of Baby Boomers about to hit the older adult population, it is important to gain a better understanding of Medicare. Here are some common misconceptions and helpful hints about how Medicare works. Medicare and Medicaid are the same thing. False! Medicaid … [Read more...] about Medicare: Fun Facts & Myth Busting
This post was written by Tina Martin, an undergraduate student majoring in psychology and gerontology. Government Funded Agencies From the moment we inhale our first breath until the moment we exhale our last, we are aging. As we grow older in life, there are times we are more vulnerable to abuse and neglect. During these stages, we rely on certain agencies to protect us. … [Read more...] about Money Talks and It’s Telling Us Our Older Adults Are Not Worth Protecting
This post was written by Tabitha Morgan, an undergraduate student majoring in gerontology. What is Medicare? Medicare is a health insurance system that is through the government that is offered to those who are 65 years and older, people who are living with disabilities, and people with ALS or End-Stage Renal Disease. This form of health insurance has four parts, and … [Read more...] about Understanding Medicare’s Home Health Benefit
This post was written by Sarah Hollstrom, an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science. Andrew Yang is a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate whose platform includes several policies that will impact older adults. Yang’s policies are human-centered, which means that they are focused on the well-being of American citizens. If implemented as Yang intends, … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang’s Presidential Candidacy Platform: What Does it Promise for Older Adults?
This post was written by Mikayla Kirk, an undergraduate student majoring in Gerontology. What is Medicare? Medicare is a health insurance program for older adults who are sixty-five years or older, those who are younger but disabled, and those fighting End- Stage Renal Disease.2 According to the Medicare website, these individuals are able to receive hospital insurance, … [Read more...] about Medicare fraud: What is it and how can you avoid it?