Nearly 55,000 fewer Pennsylvanians were getting medical assistance in December 2012 compared with July, according to a new state Department of Public Welfare report, in many cases as an apparent side effect of the elimination of another program.
Governor Tom Corbett announces the federal approval for 2012-2016 State Plan on Aging for the Department of Aging.
And, expect those cuts to be large — $320 billion over 10 years — reports The New York Times.
Seniors looking for help dealing with chronic pain and health problems can sign up for an Allegheny County workshop being held at 18 different sites in the fall.
The PA Department of Aging and the Office of Long-Term Living’s 2010 Excellence in Quality Care Award recognized top nursing facilities for senior citizens. Garvey Manor and Golden Living Center are two of the twelve recipients of the state-wide award.
Over 100 senior citizens in the Philadelphia metro area will participate in a Penn Memory Study to examine the impact of stress, age, and brain function.
The exercise group, Sisterhood of the Dumbbell, has discovered an innovative way to motivate individuals and create a sense of community. This group of women and one man over the age of 60 meet weekly to improve their quality of life through laughter and movement.
The new changes in health insurance regulations have open the door for scammers to target senior citizens, small business owners, people who buy individual coverage, and the uninsured. There are several cases in Pennsylvania that have surfaced and are expect to increase in the upcoming months. Advocacy and government agencies have taken action to educate the public on strategies to avoid insurance scams.
The fight to repeal the health care legislation continues in the House.
A jury recently awarded a woman $677 million in damages, a judgment against the nursing home that cared for her father.