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AARP Report Outlines Growing Need for Family Caregiver Support in the Workplace

The AARP Public Policy Institute released a report outlining the growing need to modernize workplace leave policies for family caregivers. According to the report, nearly two out of three workers aged 45-74 have caregiving responsibility for an aging or other adult relative. Currently, the only major federal public policy that addresses the need to take… Read more »

BECOMING A PARENT FOR YOUR PARENTS?

Mom is getting older and needs more help, what are my options?  It used to be that nursing homes were the only answer.  Today however, In-Home Care has become a popular option for many families who can’t provide all of the care their loved ones need. Most families are not aware that they may qualify… Read more »

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Dress for Success Lackawanna

Hello All, We all know that it’s a busy time of the year with back-to-school and the holiday season right around the corner! The Professional Women’s Group (PWG) at Dress for Success Lackawanna invites you and your employed female coworkers to a 3-part series “Undress Your Stress” to help all of our working women navigate… Read more »

Hosting Marywood University Nursing Students

Once again this year, CareGivers America Home Health Services will be hosting senior Marywood University nursing students for their fall Community Health clinical rotation.  Marywood University is located in Scranton, PA and offers a baccalaureate degree in nursing.   The students gain essential knowledge and hands-on experience by accompanying our experienced RN Case Managers in the field. We… Read more »

Farmers Market Nutrition Program Offers Vouchers for Low-Income Seniors, Families

Source from Pennsylvania Homecare Association Low-income Pennsylvanians can now apply for vouchers to purchase produce at farmers markets and farm stands across the state through the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). To qualify for the program, individuals must be 60 or older by Dec. 31, 2013, with a total household income before taxes of less… Read more »

State Declines to Expand Medicaid At This Time

The Pennsylvania General Assembly ended up approving a state budget for FY 2013-14 that did not include a Medicaid expansion. The budget was signed into law by Governor Corbett on June 30th. As discussed in previous newsletters, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June 2012 made the expansion of Medicaid (to cover adults with income up… Read more »

Preparing Your Home for Elderly Parents

Tips for Making Your Home Safe for Elderly Parents The cost of assisted living communities and retirement homes coupled with the troubles the economy has experienced over the last decade has made it necessary for many families to take in their elderly parents. If you find yourself in this position it is a good idea… Read more »

CMS Launches New Website for Consumers and Advocates

In June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its website, www.healthcare.gov, to feature information for consumers about the Affordable Care Act, with a particular emphasis on the upcoming Health Insurance Marketplaces. The easy-to-use website includes frequently asked questions that cover topics from health insurance basics to eligibility for financial assistance when purchasing… Read more »

Learning Videos: PA Home Care Association

The Pennsylvania Homecare Association in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Office of Long Term Living and Long Term Living Training Institute, has free online video courses for direct care workers and family caregivers. The courses cover a whole range of topics that will help improve in-home care and support. CareGivers America’s is excited… Read more »