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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 »

DEFICIENCY FREE

Our PA licensed, Medicare-certified home health locations in Berwick, Clarks Summit and E. Stroudsburg recently completed a 3 year Dept. of Health survey and were found to be in compliance with all State Regulations and Medicare Conditions of Participation.  The four day survey process included client visits in their homes by the state surveyor, and review… Read more »

Know the 10 Signs: Alzheimer’s Disease

According to new data from 21 states recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 80 percent of people aged 60 and older who are having worsening memory problems have not talked to a health care professional. Having discussions with a health care provider about memory problems when they first occur… Read more »

Navigating Veteran’s Benefit Programs

Many of the men and women who have served in our armed forces may be eligible for a needs-based pension program by way of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). This benefit is called the Aid and Attendance pension benefit. General Information & Eligibility Requirements The VA operates a benefit called the “Pension” program to… Read more »