Beware of Medicare Fraud

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and report health care fraud. They both protect beneficiaries and help preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs by recovering and avoiding the billions of dollars typically lost to health care fraud each year.  https://cahealthadvocates.org/fraud-abuse/senior-medicare-patrol/

Brain Health Registry For Caregivers

In collaboration with researchers at UCSF’s Aging, Metabolism and Emotions Center, directed by Drs. Elissa Epel & Aric Prather, the Brain Health Registry is working to better understand the daily and psychological experience of caregivers

Caregivers care for people with different disabilities, injuries, and illnesses – brain disease, heart disease, autism, and other conditions.  Many are caregivers for someone who needs extra help due to age.

Caregivers have a difficult task before them: How do they provide the best care for their loved one AND take care of their own health and wellness? While the answer is complex, research shows that one of the most important things caregivers can do is to take care of themselves.

Women’s Clinical Trials

The FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is partnering with the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health to initiate a Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Campaign (DWCT).  The campaign’s goal is to raise the awareness of the importance for women of different ages, races, ethnic backgrounds, and health conditions to participate in clinical trials.

The following websites offer excellent information:
http://www.fda.gov/ForPatients/ClinicalTrials/default.htm
www.fda.gov/womeninclinicaltrials

Medicare: Special New Website

The Alliance for Retired Americans is pleased to launch www.medicare50th.org. Click on the link to read the personal stories of what Medicare has meant to several Alliance members personally since its inception, and how much it has changed their lives. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary year, we will add new features and details about Alliance events to mark the occasion and ways you can help remind policymakers to protect this essential, earned benefit. (Click RESOURCES above).

Walk San Francisco

Walk San Francisco’s Report on Walking measures how San Francisco is meeting the goals, as laid out in the Mayor’s 2013 Pedestrian Strategy, to make walking safer and more enjoyable.

Unfortunately, seniors are disproportionately impacted by pedestrian fatalities. While seniors make up 17.5% of San Francisco’s population, seniors accounted for 47% of the pedestrian fatalities in 2014. As our older population ages in place, the City must make sure our streets are safe.  Here is a link to keep informed of what Walk San Francisco is doing