January 14, 2016, West Orange, New Jersey; Green Hill Inc., the premier senior living community in West Orange, has spent 150 years serving the needs of the elder community in northern New Jersey. As part of the commitment to community education and outreach, Judy Wittler LNHA, Assistant Executive Director and Director of Home Care, speaks to regional community groups on various aging topics including; What Do I Do If I Have To Go To The Hospital: Understanding Medicare and the questions you should ask your health care providers and Creative Aging: A Guide to Aging in Place.
Yesterday morning, Ms. Wittler spoke on Medicare and hospitalization to a packed room at the Montclair YMCA. The spirited discussion covered topics from: What is Medicare Plan A and B? What do the plans cover? What other types of insurance should be considered? Also discussed, was the difference between ‘Observation’ days’ and ‘Admitted’ days in the hospital, how it affects ones rehabilitative care and other coverage, and ways one should advocate for themselves or their loved ones in the hospitalization process.
“There are so many rules and variables. Medicare can be a maze that can be hard to understand,” said Ms. Wittler. “A person needs to be informed about the process as much as possible before the need for a hospital arises. It’s important to advocate for yourself or have someone prepared to advocate for you if you need to go to the hospital.”
Senior Programs Associate Carol Kearney put the event together as part of the Montclair YMCA senior citizen program. The audience members took copious notes and all agreed that the session was very informative. “There is a lot of information to process and learn”, said one attendee.
For information on scheduling a presentation in your community, contact Judith Wittler LNHA, Green Hill Assistant Executive Director and Director of Home Care at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ph: 973-731-2300 Ext.225