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What To Do If You Have An Affordable Care Act Plan And Become Eligible For Medicare

medicare plan optionsIf you or someone you know has a marketplace health care plan under the Affordable Care Act (an ACA plan), and you have reached the age of 65 or are close to it, it is important to look carefully at your options. Not making the right decision could be costly. In the vast majority of cases, the smart approach is to terminate the ACA plan and sign up for Medicare.

But many people are unaware of this fact, because there is no warning given to such consumers that they have an important decision to make.

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How to talk to people with Alzheimer’s

Reprinted with permission of Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, January 31, 2016

Expect to say “I’m sorry” a lot if you decide to try one of the trendier ways to communicate with people who have Alzheimer’s.

There was a time when caregivers tried orienting people with dementia to reality. That often feels like the natural thing to do. “No, Mom, I actually did tell you that. Like, five times.”

But at Daylesford Crossing, an assisted-living facility in Paoli, workers are more likely to just go with it if a resident has some strange ideas.

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