Need to find specifics for premium types, costs, and services? A detailed chart is available at http://www.medicare.gov/cost/
News from the Reference Desk
The Illinois Department of Insurance site provides information on the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). SHIP is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. A Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide is available, as is Medicaid Related and Long Term Care Information
The U.S. Department of the Treasury moved in late 2010 to make all federal benefit payments electronic by March 2013, a change that will impact everyone nearing retirement and the more than 10 million Americans are already receiving benefits by paper check. Please click here for more information to ensure benefits continue without interruption.
Marking caregiving decisions is difficult. Deciding if a relative is ready for additional help, evaluating health issues, checking finances, and finding the right facility take time and patience.
The National Caregivers Library was created by FamilyCare America, Inc. and is one of the largest single sources of information and tools for caregivers and seniors in the country.
The site provides guidelines for housing, health, and legal issues as well as ways for caregives to pay attention to their emotional needs and well being.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has a site for Nursing Homes in Illinois and shares criteria to select a nursing home, level of care expected, patient resident rights, and a Health Care Worker Registry.
The Rita and John Canning Women's Program at Harper College supports the education and employment goals of people in economic need. These may be single parents, displaced homemakers, women who have experienced domestic violence, non-traditional career seekers or those with limited English proficiency. The program gives the opportunity to build computer skills, career development, and job searching assistance.
Tomorrow is the Northern Cook County Community Resource and Job Fair at the Forest View Educational Center from 11a-3p. Meet with local employers and learn about assistance with: Healthcare, Employment, Food, Housing, Credit, Financial Planning, Utilities, Domestic Violence, and Other Supportive Community Services.
Saturday, September 25, 2010 is Take Back Day, a national effort for the public to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at more than 4,000 sites around the nation. To find a collection site near you and for more details from the Drug Enforcement Administration, click here.
Information about the ESL (English as a Second Language), ABE (Adult Basic Education), Read to Learn Adult Literacy, Citizenship, GED (English and Spanish) programs are available through District 214 Community Education.
Download 214 ESL_ABE_Citizenship 847-718-7725
Services to help you apply for Public Benefits/Food Stamps Assistance/Health Care, Jobs, and the Women’s and Children’s Center are also detailed in the following link.
Download 214 Outreach 847-713-7719
A new health insurance plan will open this morning and be made available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who qualify in Illinois. The plan is called Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (IPXP) and details for enrollment are available as are applications at http://www.insurance.illinois.gov/ipxp/.