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Medicare combats fraud with easier-to-read statements

In the latest effort to enlist seniors in the fight against Medicare fraud, federal officials have overhauled Medicare billing statements to make it easier to find bogus charges without a magnifying glass.... Read more»1

Elder abuse often in the form of self-neglect

Almost 1,300 cases of elder abuse were investigated in Pima County in 2011. More than half were cases of self-neglect. ... Read more»

Report: Binge drinking more intense for seniors

Binge drinking is most common among young people, but a government report on the problem also places a red flag next to senior citizens. It turns out that those 65 and older engage in binge drinking more frequently than any other age group.... Read more»

Arizona’s rising median age brings concerns, opportunity

Aging baby boomers drove Arizona’s median age up by 1.7 years over the last decade, to 35.9 years old in 2010, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.... Read more»

Arizona's rural elderly lacking access to medical care, services

Of the four Arizona counties that already had more than one out of five residents age 65 or older in 2009, all are in rural areas. As this shift occurs, experts and advocates warn that rural areas will lack the doctors, care homes, transportation and other services needed by an older population.... Read more»