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PQHH Releases Statement on Recent Proposed Payment Systems Rule

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Enhanced home care could better match seniors’ needs, report says

More than 20 per cent of Canadian seniors who go into residential care might have been able to stay at home with supports, according to a new report. There are currently 2.6 million people in Canada aged 75 or older, about seven per cent of the country’s population. These seniors tend to rely heaviest on […]

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Comfort Keepers Home Care President Talks Upcoming Senior Caregiver Events In Santa Clarita

With a number of events for caregivers of seniors coming up in Santa Clarita, Comfort Keepers Home Care President Myles McNamara is reminding the community to mark their calendars. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. McNamara is on the steering committee of a series of seminar workshops […]

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State officials get earful from Cape Cod seniors, advocates

Cynthia McCormick @Cmccormickcct HYANNIS — The anxiety older Cape Cod residents experience while trying to hold onto their housing and dignity leads many into depression, advocates for senior citizens told members of the Governor’s Council on Aging Tuesday. “Lack of affordable housing is a major concern,” said Lynne Waterman, director of the Mashpee Council on Aging, […]

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Home Health Groups Concerned After Senate Revives Health Care Reform

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to resurrect its plan to repeal Obamacare, prompting renewed fears among some home health care groups that thought the health care overhaul was on hold. The Senate voted 51-50 to begin debating legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally known as Obamacare. U.S. Vice President Mike […]

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Senior Wellness: When to consider at home care

Senior Wellness: Discussing in home care Article source: http://www.wzzm13.com/life/wellness/senior-wellness-when-to-consider-at-home-care/459297018

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Endeavor Senior In-Home Care offers experienced caregivers

Endeavor Senior In-Home Care is a paid advertiser of Sonoran Living Endeavor Senior In-Home Care is excited to be the agency clients and their families trust to provide the highest quality of care in the greater Phoenix area. They pride themselves on bringing love and joy into the lives and homes of their clients. They […]

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Private geriatric-care managers assist elderly, their families

Encarnacion Pyle The Columbus Dispatch @EncarnitaPyle Hart Fetsko feels grateful and fortunate to be able to care for her aging mother. But after she had provided for her mom’s every need for 14 months, a health-care worker warned her recently that if she didn’t look after herself, she couldn’t be her best for her mother. […]

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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution is Coming for Home Health

When ads appear in a web browser with an uncanny match to the viewer’s interests, it’s a result of predictive analysis through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology. CareCentrix, a home health coordination company that works with payors and providers to create managed care networks, is using the same science to collect and assess data […]

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Letter to the Editor: Republicans’ budget will help Connecticut seniors

Recently I read a heartfelt letter to the editor from Frances Stratton of West Haven specifically about the complete disregard of our seniors in Connecticut. I completely agree. During my tenure in the state Senate I have witnessed continued ambivalence to the needs of our seniors and their caregivers. In Connecticut, seniors make up roughly […]

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Comfort Keepers Home Care: Home Health Versus Home Care

Many seniors and adult children don’t know the difference between home health and home care, so Comfort Keepers Home Care President Myles McNamara is offering clarification for Santa Clarita residents. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. “It’s interesting because a lot of physicians can’t tell you the […]

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Riverside backs home care service franchisor ComforCare

The Riverside Company has made an undisclosed investment in ComforCare Health Care Holdings LLC. Jones Day provided legal counsel on the transaction while Saratoga Investment Corp. provided financing and West Monroe provided IT diligence. Based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, ComForCare is a home care service franchisor. PRESS RELEASE The Riverside Company has invested in Bloomfield […]

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Honor Sees Senior Living Partnerships as Route to New Markets

Honor—part of a wave of tech-forward home care startups to raise large sums of capital in recent years—now is partnering with assisted living and other senior housing companies, and sees this is a potential way of entering new markets. After starting in San Francisco and raising a cool $20 million in Series A funding in […]

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How Home Care Service Cuts Could Mean Less Help For Illinois …

PHOTO: State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio/Jasmine Cooper) PHOTO: State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio/Jasmine Cooper) State Rep. Anna Moeller stops by the studio. She’s just been appointed to the state Community Care Program Services Task Force and has been active on the issue of […]

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How Home Care Service Cuts Could Mean Less Help For Illinois Seniors

PHOTO: State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio/Jasmine Cooper) PHOTO: State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio/Jasmine Cooper) State Rep. Anna Moeller stops by the studio. She’s just been appointed to the state Community Care Program Services Task Force and has been active on the issue of […]

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2017 Walk To End Alzheimer’s Official Seeking Support From Santa …

The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up on Oct. 7 at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, and Rick Ferrante of Home Care Services Santa Clarita is calling on local businesses to show their support for the cause in a variety of ways. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to […]

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2017 Walk To End Alzheimer’s Official Seeking Support From Santa Clarita Businesses

The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up on Oct. 7 at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, and Rick Ferrante of Home Care Services Santa Clarita is calling on local businesses to show their support for the cause in a variety of ways. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to […]

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Owner of area home care agency earns award for efforts to prevent elder abuse – News

Brian Rice, director of Griswold Home Care of Lake/Geauga, Ohio, recently received an advocacy award from the Greater Cleveland Consortium Against Adult Abuse , which is also known C3A. The award was presented by Adrienne Green, social work director of the Lake County Council on Aging, at C3A’s Annual Conference. Rice has been a board […]

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In Home Care Support Leads the Way for Healthcare into the Future

The healthcare system in the United States has gone through some major changes through the years. Even though it is renowned by the world as the leader, it continues to have challenges due to a wide range of reasons. Currently, the cost of healthcare in this country continues to skyrocket and it has led many […]

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Private Equity Firm Acquires Medicaid-Focused Home Care Company

Boyne Capital Partners announced yesterday that it acquired AmeriBest Home Care, Inc., a Philadelphia-based home care provider that serves seniors and disabled residents throughout Pennsylvania. The Miami-based private equity firm closed the deal in partnership with AmeriBest management, which will continue to handle operations. “We were impressed by the high-quality, dynamic leadership team at AmeriBest, […]

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Addus HomeCare: Weathering The Health Care Maelstrom – Addus …

Thesis: Seniors 65 or older constitute 15% of the US population and by 2050 that percentile will jump to 22%. Those requiring senior caretaking services overwhelmingly wish to remain in their own homes. There is now, and will increasingly be with time, demand by seniors to have their caretaking needs met. Addus HomeCare (ADUS) represents […]

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Older Adults Health Council "pays it forward" by surprising seniors …

ALTON – On Tuesday, July 18th, the Older Adults Health Council hosted their first “Pay it Forward” event at Senior Services Plus in Alton. Over 60 individuals were pleasantly surprised when they showed up to order lunch and found that it was already paid for in advance. The Older Adults Health Council decided to host […]

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Selfies can earn money for Alzheimer’s disease

The local SYNERGY HomeCare team is raising money for Alzheimer’s disease one “Senior Selfie” at a time. Here’s the best part; No one has to crack open their wallet to join in — they just have to crack a smile. Throughout the month of July and August, the in-home care franchise organization is asking anyone […]

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Home Instead Senior Care helps the aging stay at home

A Home Instead caregiver is visiting with a senior client. There are more than 700 Home Instead Senior Care businesses across the nation and 1,000 worldwide. The business in Missoula provides local care to clients in Ravalli and Missoula counties. Article source: http://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_84eb1255-31fc-5ef5-bb69-735ea303d113.html

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Netsmart acquires DeVero | I Advance Senior Care

Netsmart, Overland Park, Kansas, has acquired DeVero, a healthcare technology company that specializes in home healthcare and hospice. The deal is an expansion of Netsmart’s reach across the healthcare continuum, where it already provides electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchange, data analytics, mobile clinical and consumer engagement solutions for behavioral health, social services and […]

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Addus HomeCare: Weathering The Health Care Maelstrom

Thesis: Seniors 65 or older constitute 15% of the US population and by 2050 that percentile will jump to 22%. Those requiring senior caretaking services overwhelmingly wish to remain in their own homes. There is now, and will increasingly be with time, demand by seniors to have their caretaking needs met. Addus HomeCare (ADUS) represents […]

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Keep The Government Out Of Home Health Care

If people want to receive health care services in the comfort of their own homes, they should not be punished for their decision. Unfortunately, due to an Obama Administration regulation, seniors and disabled persons are penalized for choosing to receive home health care services. This is yet another overreaching government intrusion into peoples’ lives that […]

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Midnight Sun Home Care Celebrates 15 Years Empowering Alaskans

Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) July 18, 2017 Midnight Sun Home Care Inc is celebrating 15 years of providing critical care services for Alaskans. Locally owned and operated, the Anchorage-based, boutique in-home care company was founded on the principles of helping Alaska’s most vulnerable populations. “Midnight Sun Home Care became my passion project 15 years ago because […]

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Provider Aims To Clear The ‘Gray Cloud Over Home Care’

A lack of communication between care providers can be confusing and potentially detrimental to seniors’ health. A New York-based home health care provider rolled out a new initiative that will improve the dialogue between providers, plus do better job of keeping families in the loop. Alliance Homecare provides home care services, including home health, to seniors in […]

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Proposed Medicaid cuts will put Indiana seniors at risk – Courier

Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:00 am Proposed Medicaid cuts will put Indiana seniors at risk 0 comments Dear Editor: While most of the country is focused on the debate around repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, I feel it is my duty as President / CEO of LifeStream Services, Inc., your Area Agency on […]

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Proposed Medicaid cuts will put Indiana seniors at risk – The Courier … – Courier

Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:00 am Proposed Medicaid cuts will put Indiana seniors at risk 0 comments Dear Editor: While most of the country is focused on the debate around repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, I feel it is my duty as President / CEO of LifeStream Services, Inc., your Area Agency on […]

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Seniors — maybe you, too — need Medicaid-paid care

Seniors — maybe you, too — need Medicaid-paid care By Grace Li July 15, 2017 Caption Close ‘); } The changes Congress is proposing to the Affordable Care Act would have devastating impacts on seniors and other vulnerable Americans if enacted. On Lok is strongly opposed to restructuring the Medicaid program as proposed in these […]

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Improved home care a prudent investment – Winnipeg Free Press

When seniors need help with daily tasks, should they leave their homes for personal-care institutions? The decision is often worrisome, even agonizing, for those seniors and their immediate families because it involves love, loyalty and the realization that transitioning to personal-care homes often signals the beginning of life’s final stage. In Winnipeg, health officials plan […]

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Home care workers have our lives in their hands. They’re paid only $10 an hour

June Barrett’s day as a home care worker starts at 5pm and lasts for 16 hours, overnight. All night long, she checks on her elderly clients, a married couple both in their 90s. They sleep in different parts of their Miami home, and much of Barrett’s job is spent trekking through the corridors, back and […]

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Letter to the Editor: Lawmakers must protect home care for elderly

Being of sound mind (76 years old) this is my first letter to the editor. This time I can’t simply stay quiet on the sidelines. Not now, when my choice to remain at home and live independently are at risk. Not this time. This is not about the “other guy” or someone else’s problem. This […]

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“The damage has been done. We can’t turn back the clock”

“The damage has been done. We can’t turn back the clock” Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 Article source: https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/13/the-damage-has-been-done-we-cant-turn-back-the-clock/

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5 Ways to Sort Through Long-term Care Planning

Statistics show that when it comes to senior care, most Americans are in denial about their future needs. According to PBS NewsHour and the SCAN Foundation, 70 percent of Americans older than 65 will need some form of long-term care—yet very few do enough, if anything at all, to plan for this critical time in […]

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SYNERGY HomeCare Provides Seniors With Help and Companionship

(l-r) Ethan Keiser, Sarah Bersson and David Bersson. Prev 1 of 2 Next Ethan Keiser saw the difficulty his wife’s grandparents faced when they couldn’t function at home safely or manage the tasks of daily living by themselves anymore. The family was at a loss when it became clear that it was time to find […]

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YWCA cutting state-assisted home care services

Lena Alcozer, right, a home care aide with the YWCA’s Home Care Services Program, helps Francine Shoultz put away her clothes in June 2015 at Phoenix Towers. Article source: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/ywca-cutting-state-assisted-home-care-services/article_7dc27295-2de6-54de-b375-15e87179a7ed.html

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Home Care Matters: Program helps seniors stay in their homes with safety and confidence

    Article source: http://www.conwaydailysun.com/community/health/132324-home-care-matters-agency-begins-senior-fitness-assessment-program

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Five Ways Home Care Can Help You Care for an Aging Loved One

You’re the caregiver for an aging loved one, and although sometimes you need help in order to keep them at home safely, you’re not ready to transition to an assisted living or skilled nursing facility setting. Consider these five times where the help of a home health aide or companion might make the world of […]

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Moving to senior community about more than just cost

Elder care can be expensive. There are benefits and shortcomings for every care choice – be it home health care, assisted living or nursing homes. For some families, these choices not only come down to the positives of the care, but also the cost. Evan Lubline, administrator of the Weils at Montefiore in Bainbridge Township, […]

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Business Achievements 7/10/17

Business Achievements are paid content. To submit an item, visit https://www.pantagraph.com/place_an_ad/achievement. Article source: http://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/achievements/business-achievements/article_037fef06-f84b-559b-8013-644f2c7fff9c.html

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Protecting the elderly from dangers of overheating | kplr11.com

St. Louis summers bring the heat, which can be particularly dangerous for the elderly population. Aging reduces the body’s ability to adjust to heat and sense temperature extremes, making the elderly more susceptible to heat-related disorders. Seniors are also more likely to have medical conditions or take medications, which impair the body’s ability to respond […]

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Executive Care in Bothell to offer quality care for seniors and others – Bothell

Eastsiders looking for home care services have one more option after Executive Care opened in Bothell last month. Kirkland resident Aarti Bindlish is the owner of the Bothell branch, which serves residents in the Northshore, Eastside and greater Seattle areas — which she said will see an increase in need for their services in coming […]

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Hawaiians Say ‘Aloha’ to Home Care Services Funding

Hawaiian families can say “aloha” to funding to help pay for home care services for a family member, after Gov. David Ige signed the Kupuna Caregivers Program into law. Kupuna is the Hawaiian word for elderly. The new program gives eligible families up to $70 per day to help pay for in-home care services to better […]

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Enhanced home care could better match seniors’ needs, report says …

More than 20 per cent of Canadian seniors who go into residential care might have been able to stay at home with supports, according to a new report. There are currently 2.6 million people in Canada aged 75 or older, about seven per cent of the country’s population. These seniors tend to rely heaviest on […]

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Protecting the elderly from dangers of overheating | FOX2now.com

St. Louis summers bring the heat, which can be particularly dangerous for the elderly population. Aging reduces the body’s ability to adjust to heat and sense temperature extremes, making the elderly more susceptible to heat-related disorders. Seniors are also more likely to have medical conditions or take medications, which impair the body’s ability to respond […]

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In-home care services: The future of our health system – Surrey Now

After 17 years working as a nurse, the last 10 in the ER, Dana Huggett has seen first-hand the deteriorating effects our over-burdened healthcare system have on B.C’s increasing aging population. Now, as the head Registered Nurse of local company, Live Your Life Homecare, she’s joining many others who’ve realized the answer to our strained […]

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Protecting the elderly from dangers of overheating

St. Louis summers bring the heat, which can be particularly dangerous for the elderly population. Aging reduces the body’s ability to adjust to heat and sense temperature extremes, making the elderly more susceptible to heat-related disorders. Seniors are also more likely to have medical conditions or take medications, which impair the body’s ability to respond […]

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Program helps seniors keep their cool

Isabelle Hallénews@seacoastonline.com PORTSMOUTH —  “I’m breathing!” said Marilyn Bitomske in relief after Project CoolAir installed an air conditioning unit in her apartment. For many in the area, the absence of air conditioning is an inconvenience. For elderly and medically fragile residents like Bitomske, who suffers from COPD and lung cancer, it is a serious health concern. Due to […]

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Executive Care branch opens on Eastside

Eastsiders looking for home care services have one more option after Executive Care opened in Bothell last month. Aarti Bindlish, a former Microsoft employee, is the owner of the Bothell branch, which serves residents in the Northshore, Eastside and greater Seattle areas, which Bindlish said will see an increase in need for their services in […]

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How Digital Marketing Reaches Aging in Place Customers

Aging in place ranks as a major concern among senior citizens. The quality of health care, better lifestyle choices and technology have all acted as enablers to help people stay in their homes and remain self-sufficient longer. Older Americans aren’t just staying out of nursing homes longer—they are keeping active in ways that resemble younger […]

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Medicare patients who were under ‘observation’ are stung by hospital bills

Jane Hardin of Modesto said her 91-year-old mother was in the hospital with severe shoulder pain last month and then was placed in a nursing home for medical rehab. A big surprise came when her mother received a letter from her Medicare health plan saying the hospital bills were not covered. Hardin learned her mother […]

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2 More Ways Trumpcare Impacts Home Health

With the Republican health care plan awaiting its day for a vote, home health care providers are determining how the bill will impact Americans—and their businesses. The biggest outcry from the home health care industry has been about the significant cuts to the Medicaid program, estimated to be more than $800 billion in the House version […]

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GOP’s planned Medicaid cuts may hurt nursing homes, residents

Medicaid is there not only for the poor, but for the sick, the weak and the disabled.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Previous coverage: Cincinnati hospitals fear Medicaid cuts; Bill’s pre-existing condition safeguards hollow, experts say;  Senate Republicans have joined their House colleagues in proposing steep cuts to Medicaid, part of the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Conservatives […]

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Worry grows over proposed Medicaid cuts, effects on nursing homes …

Helen Frye, 84, fell and broke her shoulder last year in her rural Missouri home. After that, she and her sons decided it was time for her to move into a nursing home. She opted to remain close to home and chose to live at Frene Valley of Hermann. Like a majority of older adults […]

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FirstLight Home Care opens new location in Katy

Caption Close FirstLight Home care, a leading national network of nonmedical in-home caregivers, has opened a new location in Katy, bringing the total in the Houston area to three, the company announced Wednesday. The other area franchises are in Houston and The Woodlands. Trained caregivers assist a variety of clients from seniors to new mothers […]

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The Journey: Health reform putting your retirement plan under the weather?

By Janet Kidd StewartTribune News Service As Congress grapples with potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, seniors should be saving more in preparation for higher health care costs, financial experts recommend, but they should also be cautious about tax-advantaged savings accounts that get a big boost in the legislation. “I think of this as […]

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Seniors May Not Choose Home Health Care Due to Confusion …

It’s extremely easy for people to be led by their preconceived notions, their misconceptions, and their prejudices. It’s one of the reasons why far too many people don’t make quality decisions about their health care or support when it’s needed. It’s also why too many seniors in this country make poor choices about in home […]

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Seniors May Not Choose Home Health Care Due to Confusion About These Services

It’s extremely easy for people to be led by their preconceived notions, their misconceptions, and their prejudices. It’s one of the reasons why far too many people don’t make quality decisions about their health care or support when it’s needed. It’s also why too many seniors in this country make poor choices about in home […]

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Growing Hawaii elderly population shows need for services …

Hawaii’s elderly population is growing, increasing the need for more caregivers and nursing homes. Those 65 and older made up 17.1 percent of Hawaii’s 1.4 million residents in 2016, according to U.S. census data, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper (http://ow.ly/JLjQ30difsU ) reported Monday. The portion of the population that’s 65 and older grew 25 percent from […]

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‘I book home care for my mum online’ – BBC News

Image copyright Louisa Bravery Image caption Louisa and her mum, Peggy, book home care using an online service Louisa Bravery’s mum, Peggy, lives in the family home and loves everyday life with her grandchildren. But she needs a little personal care when other members of the family are out at school or work. Louisa wasn’t […]

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Is health reform putting your retirement plan under the weather?

Janet Kidd Stewart(Photo: TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE) As Congress grapples with potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, seniors should be saving more in preparation for higher health care costs, financial experts recommend, but they should also be cautious about tax-advantaged savings accounts that get a big boost in the legislation. “I think of this as […]

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Scam Alert: How To Avoid Caregiver Financial Abuse

As someone managing care for an elderly relative, I can tell you that there are so many opportunities for scams. I have to keep my eyes open all the time. The summer is a good time to check for problems. First, there was the window salesman who wanted to sell $10,000 worth of windows. Then […]

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Medicaid’s Role in Nursing Home Care

Sources University of California, San Francisco and Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of On-line Survey, Certification, and Reporting system (OSCAR) and Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) data. Charlene Harrington, James H Swan, and Helen Carrillo, “Nursing Staffing Levels and Medicaid Reimbursement Rates in Nursing Facilities,” Health Research and Educational Trust 42, 3, Part I […]

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Proposed Medicaid cuts will put seniors at risk

People are removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office as they protest proposed cuts to Medicaid, June 22 on Capitol Hill in Washington.(Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP) While most of the country is focused on the debate around repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, I feel it is my duty […]

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Medicaid and the Undeserving Rich – Villages

Gerry Sherman Because of the Trumpcare bill, everyone is talking about Medicaid but few have any understanding of what it is all about. I worked as a social worker for 20+ years and then as a health insurance professional for another 20+ years . . . along the way, I learned a lot about Medicaid […]

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Seniors are Pa.’s most precious asset

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 9:00 am Seniors are Pa.’s most precious asset By Vicki Hoak, CEO, Pennsylvania Homecare Association, Lemoyne standard-journal.com | 0 comments For 18-plus years, our parents take care of us — financially, physically and emotionally. Who packed our sandwiches with a note for lunch every day? Who bandaged our knees when we […]

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Senior Helpers adding in-home care in Fairfield

Katie Vanovitch Senior Helpers, a provider of personalized in-home care for seniors, has opened its second Fairfield County operation. Led by co-owner and manager Katie Vanovitch, the new franchise at 1700 Post Road in the town of Fairfield will serve senior citizens and their families throughout the upper Fairfield County area as well as Southport, […]

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Aging Safely at Home: What You Need to Know

This article is sponsored by National Lutheran Communities Services  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” Many seniors choose to age in place so they can remain where they feel […]

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IL Gov. Rauner proposes $120MM in cuts to home care; local seniors speak out

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) – Due to the ongoing budget crisis, Illinois officials are evaluating whether or not to do away with something called the Community Care Program – which is something many seniors are speaking out against. Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed to make $120 million in cuts to the program, which provides home care […]

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The Telegraph | Union, others rally against Rauner’s proposed cut to …

ALTON — Union members, caregivers and others Thursday warned of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to cut $120 million for home care for senior citizens and replace it with a new initiative. “They should be able to age with dignity in their own homes,” said emcee George Hemberger of Chicago, Downstate political coordinator for Service Employees […]

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Uber caters to seniors by allowing app users to book rides for other people – Wilkes Barre Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber recently pledged to be friendlier to its employees and its drivers. As of Tuesday, it plans to be friendlier to senior citizens too. The ride-hailing company launched a feature in more than 30 countries on Tuesday that lets users of the Uber app book a ride for someone other than themselves. […]

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Uber caters to seniors by allowing app users to book rides for other people – Wilkes Barre Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber recently pledged to be friendlier to its employees and its drivers. As of Tuesday, it plans to be friendlier to senior citizens too. The ride-hailing company launched a feature in more than 30 countries on Tuesday that lets users of the Uber app book a ride for someone other than themselves. […]

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Even the middle class would feel GOP squeeze on nursing home care

Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She raised four children and buried two husbands. But years in an assisted living facility drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home here. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = […]

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Even the middle class would feel GOP squeeze on nursing home care

Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She raised four children and buried two husbands. But years in an assisted living facility drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home here. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = […]

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Legislators Hash Out 15 Percent Rise in General Fund for DHS

The Department of Human Services budget for the next two years is poised to rise 5.8 percent over the last budget, increasing to $11.2 billion in total funds to pay for services for seniors citizens, foster children and people with disabilities. The general fund commitment to DHS will rise more sharply, at a clip of […]

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New York Home Care Aide Sentenced for Stealing from Elderly Client

Mary Talbot, 54, of Cheektowaga in New York, was recently sentenced for stealing from an elderly client. The home care aide had pleaded guilty to charges of grand larceny back in April. She also pleaded guilty to five counts of forgery in the second degree. Ms. Talbot had been caring for an 82-year-old client from […]

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Gathering to focus on far-reaching budget cuts to seniors, caregivers, advocates

ALTON – A powerful press/community event is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Senior Services Plus, 2603 N. Rodgers Ave., Alton, with Alton seniors, caregivers and advocates gathering to unite against Gov. Bruce Rauner’s cuts to home care for the elderly. Participants will highlight the far-reaching changes in care delivery for tens of […]

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

It is rare to find an older adult that wishes to move away from their home as they age. The truth is that the majority of people are most comfortable living in the same home where they celebrated their 60th birthday. As we age, we want to maintain the same rituals, traditions and schedules that […]

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Homeless, Mentally Ill And Elderly Are Likely To Suffer Because Legislators Can’t Agree On A Budget

While lawmakers are locked in a budgetary logjam at the Capitol, Heather Gates is struggling to figure out which programs for the mentally ill she may be forced to cut. The agency she runs, Community Health Resources, could lose $2 million in grant money from the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The […]

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Senate Health Bill Would Kill Essential Home Care Jobs – Truth

(Photo: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz / Getty Images) The Senate Republicans’ “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would slash resources needed for Medicaid to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy. The homecare workforce, one of the country’s fastest-growing, would be extremely hard hit by the plan. The passage of this […]

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Senior advocates to rally Thursday in Alton

ALTON — AARP Illinois, the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, IMPACT Center for Independent Living, St. John’s Community Care, SEIU Healthcare Illinois, local Alton seniors, and caregivers are gathering to speak out against the governor’s proposals on the Community Care Program during a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday at Senior Services Plus, 2603 N. […]

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Now you can book Uber rides for people without accounts or smartphones — making it easier for seniors

Uber recently pledged to be friendlier to its employees and its drivers. As of Tuesday, it plans to be friendlier to senior citizens, too. The ride-hailing company launched a feature in more than 30 countries on Tuesday that lets users of the Uber app book a ride for someone other than themselves. Given that many […]

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When frail elders refuse the help they may need – Sarasota Herald

By Judith GrahamKaiser Health News The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. Similar scenarios occur surprisingly often: As many as 28 percent of […]

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How GOP cuts to nursing home care would hurt the middle class

Photo illustration by Getty Images ORANGE, Va. — Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She raised four children and buried two husbands. But years in an assisted living facility drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home here. […]

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Senate Health Bill Would Kill Essential Homecare Jobs

The Senate Republicans’ “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would slash resources needed for Medicaid to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy. The homecare workforce, one of the country’s fastest-growing, would be extremely hard hit by the plan. The passage of this bill would not only kill homecare […]

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How GOP cuts to nursing home care would hurt the middle class – PBS

Photo illustration by Getty Images ORANGE, Va. — Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She raised four children and buried two husbands. But years in an assisted living facility drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home here. […]

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Medicaid cuts in the Senate healthcare bill could be brutal for people living in nursing homes

The cut in Medicaid funding could have devastating consequences for those living in nursing homes. Getty Images/Andrew Burton Medicaid covers health care expenses of 74 million low-income Americans, including nursing home care for those who can’t afford it. Medicare, a program that covers medical expenses for Americans over 65 does not cover nursing homes. The New […]

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How Can Families Help Seniors Understand the Value in Home Care?

How Can Families Help Seniors Understand the Value in Home Care? The day felt as dreary as the room itself. Tom was resting in his shared hospital room waiting for his doctor to return. The rain pattered against the windows as the TV for the other gentleman in this room chattered with some inane program […]

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Exercise program improves performance of daily activities for frail older adults

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An exercise program comprised of gentle exercises and taught by home care aides can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published in The Gerontologist. “Despite evidence proving the benefits of regular physical activity for all […]

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Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes – The New …

Under federal law, state Medicaid programs are required to cover nursing home care. But state officials decide how much to pay facilities, and states under budgetary pressure could decrease the amount they are willing to pay or restrict eligibility for coverage. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The states are going to make it harder […]

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Offer home health care education when seniors want to be left alone …

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a ministroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home – he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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Griswold Home Care in Plymouth Meeting celebrates 35 years of helping seniors

PLYMOUTH Griswold Home Care CEO Matt Murphy likes to say that his award-winning company is in the business of providing peace of mind. “It’s peace of mind to the family that can’t be there to care for their loved one, and peace of mind to the care recipient that needs that little bit of help,” […]

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Leaving Hospital, Older Patients Resist Home Help At Their Peril

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went […]

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Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes

Under federal law, state Medicaid programs are required to cover nursing home care. But state officials decide how much to pay facilities, and states under budgetary pressure could decrease the amount they are willing to pay or restrict eligibility for coverage. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “The states are going to make it harder […]

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MO Budget Includes New Cost Cap for Some Home Care Resulting in – FOX 14 TV Joplin and Pittsburg News Weather …

CARL JUNCTION, MISSOURI – The Missouri budget plan from Governor Eric Greitens includes some bad news for some disabled and senior citizens getting home health care. It’s not just a funding cut for home care this time,  but a new limit on the number of care hours that qualify for reimbursement.         Angela York in Carl Junction, […]

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An Aging Population Set to Stress the Home Health Care Industry

There’s no question that the average age of residents in the United States, and in other parts of the world, is increasing. In this country, the population of seniors continues to climb and will do so for more than decade longer as the Baby Boomer generation retires. This is expected to place significant pressure on […]

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MO Budget Includes New Cost Cap for Some Home Care Resulting in – KOAM TV 7 – KOAM

CARL JUNCTION, MISSOURI – The Missouri budget plan from Governor Eric Greitens includes some bad news for some disabled and senior citizens getting home health care. It’s not just a funding cut for home care this time,  but a new limit on the number of care hours that qualify for reimbursement.         Angela York in Carl Junction, […]

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