What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

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What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Provided by ElderCounsel, Newsletter 5.21

Medicare and Medicaid are two different government programs for healthcare. It is important to understand the difference between them. Here, we will discuss how the program benefits differ, how eligibility for each program is established, and discuss some recent news pertaining to each program.

Medicare vs. Medicaid – What are the program benefits?

Medicare is a program administered by the federal government to provide healthcare to certain populations. Original Medicare is divided into Parts A and B.

Medicare Part A covers hospital care and a limited...

Supporting Caregivers During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

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By: Emma Driban, JFS Content Developer Written & Published in the June issue of the jVOICE JFS Delaware -

In Delaware alone, there is an estimated 19,000 residents aged 65 and older currently living with dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. While that number is significant, it does not convey the number of people who are impacted by dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. When a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, the diagnosis can have an overwhelming effect on the entire family. Between processing new medical needs and the...

PWW Law Summer Reading List

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PWW Summer Reading List

Several of our team members love to read and envision the sandy beach on a warm summer day as the ideal spot to take in a good book. We’ve compiled a list of books that our team members have enjoyed recently, and we hope our list helps you round out your summer reading. Enjoy!

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

The Water Keeper by Charles Martin


Public Benefits: Can I Do It Myself?

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Public Benefits: Can I Do It Myself? Contributed by: Danielle M. Marvel, Elder Law Department Manager

Occasionally we meet a client who is brave enough to ask us if they can file for Long Term Care Medicaid or Veteran’s Aid & Attendance on their own. We suspect it is on the tip of most client’s tongues. The short answer: yes, you can. The beginning of the application process for either benefit would be comparable to applying for a highly sought-after new job; the applicant would be nervous, want to do it right, want it to go well, but not know...

Let's Talk About Shoes

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Let’s Talk About Shoes

Contributed by: Amy Clark, BSN, RN, CDP, Clinical Director at Silver Lining Home Healthcare

Our feet take a beating, and as we age, there are many changes in our feet that affect what shoes we can wear. As the foot ages, the arches fall, the fat pads go away, and we get bunions and corns and hammertoes. Many people suffer from plantar fasciitis, poor circulation, thick toenails, and loss of sensation in their feet. All of these foot problems can make you want to throw away your fashionable shoes and opt for what some might...