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Senior Medicare Patrol Newsletter, May 2014

May, 2014 Monthly News You Can Use

Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment Benefits

            People on Medicare can help save the Medicare program from fraud and wasted benefits if they understand what the program covers.  As our life expectancy keeps increasing, it’s likely that some time in our lives we’ll need some medical equipment in our home.  “Durable medical equipment” means

The Heritage Agency and Wal-Mart collaborate to help feed local older adults

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging and Wal-Mart collaborate to help feed local older adults.

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging recently completed the first phase of its “Program Sustainability and Enhancement Project” geared toward developing and enhancing the Heritage Regional Senior Nutrition Program.

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging offers new programs to Caregivers

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging is expanding Caregiver Support Services through educational sessions and telephone supports.

Are you a caregiver? Do you have questions about resources or just want someone to talk with who understands the challenges of caregiving? At The Heritage Area Agency on Aging, we understand the unique roles of caregivers.  We can help connect you with resources to assist and support you in your role as caregiver.   We are also there to listen and offer emotional support. 

Consumer Advisory by Attorney Tom Miller - April 2014

Home Repairs & Home Improvements

The foundation to a good home repair or home improvement project is a good contractor. While it’s important to plan for the project, it’s just as important to find a reputable contractor.

Before you search for a contractor, write down the work you want done.  Be as thorough as possible, so a contractor is clear about the project and needed materials.  Check with your city or county on required inspections and building permits.

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