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Nursing Home Statistics Surrounding COVID-19

A few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the data began to suggest that nursing homes and personal care home facilities would be at high risk due to the nature of the aggregate age demographic of residents and the viruses disproportionately intensive effects on both seniors and individuals with preexisting conditions.…

CareGivers America’s “Profiles in Courage,” Series #1: Jody Johnson-Turner

Jody Johnson-Turner, CGA Manager — SEPA Development & Patient Relations To know Jody is to love Jody, to work with Jody is to both love and respect Jody. Jody Johnson-Turner is CGA’s Southeastern PA’s Manager of Development and Patient Relations, a leadership role that came natural to a home health…

An Open Letter to All CareGivers America’s Patients, Participants, CareGivers, Nurses, Therapists, Healthcare Partners, along with their family, friends, and communities

We are all, unquestionably, witnessing difficult times during the Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate these uncharted waters know that CareGivers America is with you. We are with your mother and father, we are with your grandmother and grandfather. We are there providing care and comfort in uncomfortable times because…

The Elderly and the Zika Virus

4 Signs Your Mom is at Risk for Rehospitalization

From Approved Senior Network It’s not always easy to determine if your mother is at risk for hospital readmission, especially if you’re not there all the time with her. She may be in her 70s or 80s, perhaps even older than that, but for whatever reason she had been hospitalized,…

PA Governor’s Budget for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

From The Arc, Scranton PA On February 9, Governor Wolf proposed a $33.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. This is a 10.89% increase compared to the $30.03 final 2015-2016 budget. The General Assembly is currently creating their own budget proposal for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. After it is formally…

What is the "Federal Funds Rate"?

Written by:  Jamie Kresge, Abington Financial Group In December 2015, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the federal funds target rate to a range of 0.25% to 0.50%, the first shift from the rock-bottom 0% to 0.25% level where it had remained since December 2008. The federal funds rate is…

Hospital Patients to Receive Notice of Observation Status

Strengthening Medicare

From AARP.com, written by Patricia Barry, John Burgess, AARP Bulletin, July/August 2015 Medicare has made an enormous difference in the health and lives of older Americans, but, as with every big program, there’s room for improvement. We asked experts for specifics. The suggestions listed below vary in cost and savings and are not universally…

LIHEAP Began November 3rd

The Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. The…
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