1. 290 - Avoiding Common Medicare Pitfalls in the Virtual Era Alzheimer's Caregivers 50:32

Ready to unravel the mysteries of Medicare? Our guest, Al Kushner from RealEasyMedicare, has got all the answers for you. Al is an expert in helping people navigate the complex world of healthcare. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of Medicare, from understanding the four different parts of Medicare to the importance of signing up when you are first eligible to the ten most costly mistakes you can make with your Medicare choices. 

We also explore the pitfalls that people often face when dealing with Medicare, including the penalties for not applying for benefits within the required time frame. If you’re currently employed in a group of 20 or more, you’ll be interested to know you can continue with your group plan. Al highlights the importance of reviewing your plans annually, an often overlooked critical step. 

Lastly, Al Kushner equips us with the tools needed to prepare for Medicare before turning 65. We discuss the penalties for late sign-up, how supplemental plans can help you save on premiums, and the many options available for travel. Our medical needs change as we age, and Al emphasizes the importance of checking plans every year. Manage your Medicare wisely with Al’s expert guidance, and you’ll be well-prepared for whatever the future holds.


Episode highlights:

0:00:01 – Learning About Medicare Through Podcast Guests

0:10:18 – Supplement Plans

0:23:56 – Understanding the Gaps in Advantage Plans

0:29:40 – Understanding the Benefits of Medicare

0:35:56 – Important Considerations for Long-Term Care Insurance

0:42:17 – Lessons Learned About Making Decisions


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After helping care for her grandmother who had vascular dementia, Jennifer realized her Mother was showing signs of early onset Alzheimer’s. After the death of her father in 2017 Jennifer went searching for answers to many of the common questions and Alzheimer’s caregiver faces. Being a busy entrepreneur Jennifer realized that a podcast would be the easiest way to learn more about caregiving while completing other tasks.

Sadly, in late 2017 she only found one and it didn’t quite address what she was looking for, so she did the next best thing, and started her own. The Fading Memories podcast is now in it’s fourth year and despite the death of her Mom in March 2020, Jennifer is still talking to caregivers and still learning how to be an excellent caregiver. On the podcast she discusses caregiving, brain health, self-care and how to age well.