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How to Get Started with CareGivers America

Once you call CareGivers America, we will come to your home and conduct an in-depth assessment of your lifestyle and medical condition(s). There is no charge or obligation for this initial interview. We will explain the kinds of services that are available, answer any questions, and offer guidance on sometimes difficult healthcare decisions. Based on… Read more »

Is assisted living different from a nursing home?

Yes, assisted living is different from a nursing home (also known as a skilled nursing facility or long-term facility). “Assisted living” means receiving some assistance with the tasks of daily living, “Nursing home care,” on the other hand, provides 24-hour nursing care and supervision because their residents need assistance all of the time, Assisted living… Read more »

Checking on Your Parents While Home for the Holidays

Question: I’m going back home for the holidays to visit my parents and want to make sure everything is okay. What should I look for?  Answer: Going home for the holidays offers you a perfect opportunity to quietly assess how things are going for your parents. It also offers you the chance to help them… Read more »

Cost of Health Care Law Is Seen as Decreasing

  Source from Annie Lowrey, The New York Times Over the next few years, the government is expected to spend billions of dollars less than originally projected on the law, analysts said, with both the Medicaid expansion and the subsidies for private insurance plans ending up less expensive than anticipated. Economists broadly agree that the sluggish… Read more »

Elderly Need Support When Coping with Holiday Blues

Holiday advice from Dr. Linda Rhodes Q: My mom has been acting really “down” lately and told me that she’d rather be alone over the holidays. What do I do? A: Your mom really isn’t alone when it comes to feeling the “holiday blues.” For many older adults, the holidays are often bittersweet: Your parent… Read more »

A Geriatric Care Professional, A Big Help

Source from The Times Tribune, written by: Dr. Anthony Komaroff, a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Go to his website to send questions and get additional information: www.askdoctork.com Question: Taking care of my elderly father, with his complicated medical care, has become more than I can handle. A friend suggested I hire a… Read more »

Jeff Winner (Care America) Appointed to BIANYS Board of Directors

Care America, a CareGivers America company in New York, is proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Winner, Corporate Compliance and Structured Day Program Director for Care America, to the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) At-Large seat. Jeff has been an active member of BIANYS since 2007…. Read more »

4 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Our Health

Source from The Huffington Post Most of us have lied to ourselves about health issues from time to time, usually to justify doing something that’s not good for us. Maybe you’ve rationalized having an extra glass of wine or piece of chocolate, for example, because “it’s good for the heart,” ignoring the “in moderation” part…. Read more »

Medicare 101: A Must-Read Guide to the Basics

Written by: Patricia Barry, AARP When the prospect of becoming a Medicare beneficiary looms on the horizon, you suddenly become aware — if you’re like most people — of how little you know about the program. And can you be sure what you think you know is accurate? Based on the questions I receive as the Ask… Read more »

Paying for Long-Term Care Insurance with Tax-Free Funds

Source from James Kresge, Abington Financial Group The high cost of long-term care can quickly drain your savings, absorb most of your income, and affect the quality of life for you and your family. Long-term care insurance (LTCI) allows you to share that cost with an insurance company. If you’re concerned about protecting your assets… Read more »