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Illinois Medicare Watchdog Group Pledges To Reach Out to More Non-English Speakers, Disabled Individuals, Indigents (Part 4)

In addition to the deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually-impaired, MMW coalition advocates say it is important to reach seniors with limited English proficiency (LEP) with healthcare information using “unique outreach methods” and “effective strategies.” During her own panel, “Reaching Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Older Adults with Health Care Outreach,” Erin Weir, MSW, manager of healthcare access […]

Illinois Medicare Watchdog Group Pledges To Reach Out to More Non-English Speakers, Disabled Individuals, Indigents (Part 3)

Aside from the deaf, visually-impaired seniors and individuals in general must also be served to enable them to gain access to Medicare and other government benefits. Kim S. Liddell, information and referral advocate for the Progress Center for Independent Living, an outfit aimed at serving disabled individuals in Blue Island, Ill., a south suburb of […]

Illinois Medicare Watchdog Group Pledges To Reach Out to More Non-English Speakers, Disabled Individuals, Indigents (Part 2)

In particular, the MMW coalition is seeking to provide more services to the hard-of-hearing and deaf communities, she explained. “We tell how we reach certain groups.” Gerdes said. “We had JulieAnn Chavez, [former Make Medicare Work project coordinator for the Progress Center for Independent Living and the volunteer management coordinator/Medicare benefits specialist for the state […]

Illinois Medicare Watchdog Group Pledges To Reach Out to More Non-English Speakers, Disabled Individuals, Indigents (Part 1)

With the difficulties involved, a suburban Illinois Medicare and benefits watchdog group plans to reach out to more disabled persons, limited English speakers, mentally ill patients, hearing- and vision-impaired individuals, welfare recipients and those new to Medicare, three health insurance and benefits information leaders said at a conference on the aging. The Make Medicare Work […]