Little-known Hospice program helps seniors live at home

Reprinted with permission from The Herald-Leader By Karla Ward: Kward1@herald-leader.com Jane Wilson got her pilot’s license in her early 20s, so it’s no wonder that at 93, she walks around the block in her neighborhood each morning and rides an exercise bike regularly. “The main thing is that at my age, I still feel good and [...]

Yale Law Professor Suggests New Retirement Age of 76

Here’s why a Yale law professor suggests retirement age be moved to 76 Here’s a stunning suggestion: The United States government should raise the Social Security retirement age for receiving full benefits to 76, from today’s 66 to 67. That’s what Anne L. Alstott, a Yale Law School professor and author of “A New Deal [...]

Early Stage Social Engagement Group

The Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Social Engagement Group is designed to provide education, emotional, and social support for people in the Early Stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia through regularly scheduled outings, meetings, and activities. This group helps participants connect with other people with dementia and tries to help them maintain their [...]

Medicare Coverage for Alzheimer’s Disease

Medicare to provide coverage for critical care and support services for those living with Alzheimer’s disease For the first time, people living with Alzheimer’s disease will have access to care planning with a medical professional. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized its decision to pay for cognitive and functional assessments and care [...]

Alzheimer’s Association receives underwriting for specialty license

Local Association needs 900 Commitments to make plate a reality Thanks to a donation from the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville, the $25 application fee for an “End Alz” license plate will be waived for the remaining applications needed to reach the required 900 for issuance of plates. [...]

KY Nursing Homes Face Highest Malpractice Insurance Costs

Nursing homes say Ky. has highest malpractice insurance costs and needs lawsuit review panels to keep providers and facilities The state's nursing-home lobby is renewing its effort to get legislative insulation from lawsuits, a prospect that could improve if Republicans control the state House after Tuesday's election. In a story for Kentucky Health News, Mellis [...]

National Family Caregivers Month is November

National Family Caregivers Month is November, an ideal time to honor and thank caregivers who provide support to our nation’s aging or disabled loved ones. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly 34 million people nationwide provide unpaid care to a loved one 50 or older. Many caregivers would benefit from relevant resources that [...]

With Little Retirement Savings, Kentucky Looks for An Alternate Plan

In a recent AARP survey, four in five Kentucky voters ages 35-64 and of all political views, expressed concerns about low retirement savings, according to a story in the October AARP Bulletin. More than half of private sector workers in Kentucky – about 8000,000 people – have no way to save for retirement through automatic [...]