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CareGivers America Wants To Keep You Home!

Join the Movement! CareGivers America along with the Pennsylvania Homecare Association and many others took action Tuesday in Harrisburg fighting to keep you home! We wanted to make our voices heard and let our lawmakers know everyone deserves to be home. We can make that happen! CareGivers America accompanied the PHA at the state Capitol Tuesday… Read more »

CareGivers America Ranks Above National Average!

Home Health Patient Survey Results, Provides statistics of CareGivers America in relation to the state and national averages. Home Health Patient Survey Results, Provides statistics of the selected agency in relation to the state and national averages. CAREGIVERS AMERICA HOME HEALTH SERVICES PENNSYLVANIA AVERAGE NATIONAL AVERAGE Patient survey summary star rating. More stars are better. … Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Corbett Seeks to Expand Medicaid, Innovation Plan Released

From the Pennsylvania Homecare Association Last Friday, Gov. Corbett’s senior staff released two important plans that provide a roadmap on how the Commonwealth will deliver and pay for healthcare in the future. Healthy Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett on Friday announced that he will seek the federal government’s approval to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania under the Affordable… 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 »

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 »

The Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Marketplace Opens for Business

Written by Marsha Mercer, AARP Bulletin About 7 million people are initially expected to buy health coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace in each state. Shopping for health insurance? The health insurance marketplace is now open On the website, insurance companies compete for customers, and it’s easy to compare prices. In the coming weeks and months you’ll see… Read more »