Tag: seniors

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Cheryl Elias Opinion: Medicare Advantage Supports Rural Seniors

There is nothing more important in life than our health. As the holiday season edges closer, it is more important than ever for older Americans to take account of their well-being and ensure that...

Bob Blancato:The CDC Must Refocus on America’s Seniors

As the U.S. has surpassed a once-unthinkable number of one million deaths associated with COVID-19, there is no question that the demographic most impacted by the pandemic is older adults who are aged 65...

Charlie Crist Wants Tax Incentives for Seniors, Disabled to Modify Their Home

Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., introduced a bill “that provides tax incentives for home modifications so seniors and those with disabilities can more easily and safely continue living in their own homes.” Crist...

Ashley Moody Urges Congress To Pass the Fraud and Scam Reduction Act

The act, from U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., comprised of the “Stop Senior Scam Act” and the “Seniors Fraud Prevention Act,” will assist stakeholders in training employees to recognize the warning signs of elder fraud and to prevent irreversible damage to elderly victims. 

Lori Berman, Joe Casello Bring Back Bill Exempting Sales Tax for Home Improvements for...

This marks the third year in a row where the legislators have pushed the bill. 

Paula White: Donald Trump Never Stops Fighting for U.S. Seniors

During a recent White House event, the president revealed that his administration has struck a groundbreaking deal with two retail pharmacy giants to deliver the life-saving coronavirus vaccine to nursing home residents, free of cost, as soon as it becomes available.

Gus Bilirakis Focuses on COVID-19‘s Impact on Seniors, Telehealth

Bilirakis weighed in after the discussion which also includes leaders Baycare, Tampa General, HCA West Florida, AdventHealth and long-term care facilities.

Florida Representatives on Capitol Hill Champion Bill to Protect Seniors During Pandemic

The bill “would establish a National COVID-19 Resource Center for Older Adults under the leadership of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and create the Healthy Aging grant program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

Bill Cracking Down on Elder Abuse Gains Traction in Tallahassee

State Rep. Fentrice Driskell's bill creating a “multidisciplinary, multiagency elder abuse fatality review team (EA-FRT) in each judicial circuit” passed the House Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee on Thursday. 

Peter Rosenberger: The Mueller Report’s Missing Color

As America collectively sighs with frustration, Congress and the media continue focusing on their own priorities. They remain increasingly out of touch to what’s crushing so many.