May 8, 2018 Herb

Credit: Medicare.gov Last month, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), begin an initiative to safeguard taxpayer dollars by combating fraud and illegal use of Medicare cards by issuing a new cards that will no longer contain the beneficiary’s Social Security numbers.  The new paper card is still red, white and blue, will use a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), to replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) currently used on the existing Medicare card.  It will also no longer include gender, signature or other information that could compromise…

May 2, 2018 Barry

Knee exercises can be an important part of our daily exercise routine.The knee joint is one of the strongest and most important joints in the human body. It allows our lower leg to move relative to our thigh while supporting our body’s weight. Movements at the knee joint are essential to many everyday activities, including walking, running, sitting and standing. Indeed, healthy knees keep us mobile, healthy, graceful, and feeling young. Are you worried that working out could cause more damage or pain? As long as your doctor says it’s OK, the best thing you can do is to strengthen the muscles that…

April 24, 2018 Herb

Photo Caption: Stock Unlimited Exploitation and financial abuse by some guardians and conservators remains a real problem that must be addressed, say U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging at last week’s morning hearing, titled “Abuse of Power: Exploitation of Older Americans by Guardians and Others They Trust,” in the Dirksen Senate Office Building 562. Cases of financial exploitation against older Americans have increased in recent years and have become more complex, and that many of these situations are not identified…

April 23, 2018 Judah

Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living and Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, teamed up for a spectacular day of marketing and networking last week and the Senior Expo at Greenbriar Woodlands in Toms River, NJ! Special thanks to this beautiful and warm community for hosting the event! A great time was had by all. Here are several photos from the event.    

April 16, 2018 Herb

Hasbro, Inc.’s Companion Pet Dog brings comfort and joy to owner.   For seniors who find taking care of a living pet taxing because of deceased mobility or memory loss, realistic “pets,” designed by Hasbro Inc., can bring joy, companionship, and happiness to them.  The Pawtucket-based company has created life-like pets, an animatronic cat with soft fur, soothing purrs, and pleasant meows whose movements mimic a real cat and a barking dog, especially designed to bring companionship to older adults. In 2015, Hasbro’s the JOY FOR ALL Companion Pet brand included a life-like soft and cuddly…

April 10, 2018 Herb

  This month, two released reports paint a picture of consumer fraud and its Two reports released this month paint a troubling picture of scammers taking money from their victims. On March 1, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) put consumer fraud on the nation’s radar screen by releasing it’s 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book of complaints received by consumers.  FTC’s data book includes complaints from 2.68 million consumers, a decrease from 2016 when 2.98 million consumers submitted reports about fraud, Despite this, consumers reported losing a total of $905 million to fraud in 2017 — $63 million more than…