Medical Resources and Information Links
Seniors looking for medical resources and information links have various outlets available. Information on available medical resources and information links are listed below:
Medical Resources –
Medicaid: A government health insurance program which is open to eligible seniors and low-income Americans. Medicaid is administered by the states, with funding covered by both the states and the federal government. States can opt to choose their own coverage, but areas which must be covered include physician, hospital, and home health services.
Medicare: This federal health insurance program is open to Americans ages 65 and older. Several plans are available, covering areas such as inpatient hospital care, physicians’ visits, medical supplies, and prescription drugs.
Nutrition Resources –
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program: Administered by the states, this USDA program provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh local fruits and vegetables. These coupons can be redeemed at roadside farm stands, farmers’ markets, and community agricultural programs.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Also known as food stamps, SNAP helps people of all ages with regular food purchases. Participants ages 60 and up are allowed to have $3,250 in assets, and home equity and retirement accounts are excluded from this calculation.
Medical Information Links –
Mesothelioma: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare, asbestos-related cancer. It forms on the protective tissues covering the lungs, abdomen, and heart.
Dementia: Dementia is a medical condition that interferes with the way the brain works. Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning.