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Hillcrest Commons Offers Session on Medicare Fraud Prevention

PITTSFIELD — Hillcrest Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will offer an informational session on preventing Medicare fraud on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Froio Senior Center in Pittsfield. The event will include a free continental breakfast.

Part of Hillcrest’s “Berkshire Senior Subjects” monthly series, the presentation will feature a representative from Medicare’s Senior Medicare Patrol offering advice on preventing Medicare fraud. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested by calling (413) 445-9747 by Aug. 24.

Hillcrest Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a nonprofit organization that has been caring for people in the Berkshire area since 1995. Located near Onota Lake and close to Berkshire Medical Center, it provides personalized short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, respite care, and specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care in a home-like setting. Specialty services include a ventilator program to support ventilator-dependent patients or to wean dependence, and a behavioral-health program for those with chronic psychiatric conditions. Hospice services are available for compassionate end-of-life care. For more information, visit www.hillcrestcommons.org.

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