Senior Advocacy

Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs Are you dealing with the rising cost of prescription drugs? Are there months that you have to choose between paying for medications or buying groceries? This is a common scenario for many Americans over age 50, according to a new report from AARP. “People are [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:32:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

Senior Healthcare Legislation

Senior Healthcare Legislation With the change in our Presidential administration, senior healthcare legislation and the repeal/replace plan for Obamacare are significant issues. This legislation has significant impact for several demographics, including people ages 50-64, according to AARP. The proposed new senior healthcare legislation includes wording that allows insurance providers to [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:32:55+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Government|0 Comments

CT Budget Cuts Impact Aging Programs

Assisted Living Services would like to share with you information from the CT chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Please read the letter below. At the bottom is a link to submit a letter in opposition of this funding change, please complete it at your own discretion. Dear Alzheimer’s Advocates, Yesterday, [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:46:11+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

Connecticut Tax Relief Program for Elderly

Questions about the Connecticut tax relief program for elderly? With tax season upon us, now is the time to learn more about the program. This following information on the CT tax relief program was provided by Joan Reed Wilson, Attorney at Law, Pinder & Snow, LLC. The State of Connecticut [...]

By | 2018-04-27T12:46:21+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

How does senior health care in CT compare?

How does senior health care in CT compare to health care in other countries? I recently ran across an online article from Select Home Care, a senior home care provider in Pasadena, CA, that reported on a research study that examined the condition of senior health care in the United [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:39:36+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Categories: Senior Advocacy|0 Comments

Update: Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits

Last month I posted information about the proposed changes to the Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits. Below is additional information about the proposal and action that can be taken. Please contact Assisted Living Services at 203-634-8668 if you have any questions. https://www.scribd.com/doc/259714649/VA-Aid-Attendance-Rule-Change    

By | 2018-04-27T14:23:00+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Categories: Elder Law|0 Comments

IRS Scam Warning For Seniors

When I checked my phone messages recently I had a very disturbing voicemail message. The caller claimed to be from the IRS and aggressively said that I needed to make an immediate payment. Fortunately, I was aware of this scam and disregarded the message. Please consider this IRS scam warning [...]

By | 2018-04-27T14:18:51+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

Proposed Changes to Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits

I want to share with you some important information regarding Veterans’ Aid and Attendance benefits. This is an important benefit that many of our clients receive, but changes to the program could make it difficult for families to receive in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs [...]

By | 2018-04-27T14:22:34+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Categories: Elder Law|0 Comments

Help with Affordable Care Act Insurance Plans

Trying to Find Information On The Affordable Care Act Insurance Plans? Here's a good resource from Consumers Union and Consumer Reports:   Photo Credit: Chris Smith/Out of Chicago via Compfight cc Health insurance is a tricky purchase for most people and while the Affordable Care Act has made things much better, [...]

By | 2018-04-27T14:24:39+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

6 Key Questions About Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment has begun! If you are a Connecticut senior who is new to Medicare or an adult child of a senior helping them through this process for the first time, the options can be overwhelming. We thought it would make it a little easier if we shared answers [...]

By | 2018-04-27T14:25:44+00:00 November 1st, 2014|Categories: Government|0 Comments

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