You may be able to get help from your state to pay some of your Medicare costs, including your monthly premiums. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also help pay your deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments if you meet certain conditions. To learn more about your state’s programs, click on the following link: https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/get-help-paying-costs/medicare-savings-programs?utm_campaign=20200630_bdp_msp_nmsp_v1&utm_content=english&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness, Fifth Edition is a guide to help patients and families with end-of-life decisions. The author, Hank Dunn draws on his extensive experience as a chaplain in a nursing home, hospice program and hospital. In Hard Choices he shares stories of many of the patients and families he has help guide through this most difficult and important time in their lives. He also has conducted a thorough search of the medical literature citing almost 150 journal articles of research into the topics discussed in the book.
To view the guide, click on the following link: https://www.alzconnected.org/uploadedFiles/HardChoices.pdf
Buddhism offers 3 practices that increase our happiness as we grow older, and the author offers 2 more, supported by psychological research.
Radio Recliner is an online pirate radio station that is hosted exclusively by elderly DJs from assisted living communities across the United States.
To check out Radio Recliner, click on the following link: https://radiorecliner.com/
Much like contemplating death can neutralize the fear of it, it can help to acclimate yourself to the idea of losing professional skills before it happens.
To read an article in the Atlantic on this topic, click on the following link: https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/06/how-get-comfortable-professional-decline/612637/