Medicare Hospital Coverage: Inpatient vs Observation Status

Hospital status determines out-of-pocket medical costs When they’re in the hospital, it’s essential to know your older adult’s hospital status.  That’s because hospital status affects their out-of-pocket medical costs and eligibility for Medicare coverage of post-hospital nursing home stays. By law, hospitals are required to notify patients that they might have to pay huge out-of-pocket … Read moreMedicare Hospital Coverage: Inpatient vs Observation Status

Dehydration in Seniors: An Often-Overlooked Health Risk

Dehydration is dangerous for senior health Drinking enough water is important for everyone, but especially for older adults who are at greater risk for dehydration. A UCLA study found that 40% of seniors may be chronically under-hydrated.  That can easily lead to dehydration and cause a variety of serious health problems, including urinary tract infections … Read moreDehydration in Seniors: An Often-Overlooked Health Risk