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Home Health Care: What to consider


By Dr. Robert Schreiber and Pat Kelleher (reprinted with permission of Massachusetts Medical Society)
Our population is rapidly aging. By 2030, nearly 72 million people in the U.S. will be 65 or older. And not only are we aging faster, we’re also living longer: A report just released by the Centers for Disease Control charted U.S. life expectancy in excess of 78 years, the highest it’s ever been.

Additionally, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s, are affecting more and more people.

Free Home-care for a Year!

Enter now for your chance to receive free home-care services for a year!

Last week we announced that we will be holding a drawing for a chance to receive free home-care services for one year.

The rules for the drawing and how to enter have now been posted to our website. To view go to
www.rdayscares.com and click on updates.

Even if you don't use home-care services yourself but know someone who does, you can enter on their behalf.

Wishes for Senior Citizens

Giving Back to Those Who Gave So Much...

Wish of a Lifetime’s (WOL) mission is to foster respect and appreciation for seniors by granting life enriching Wishes

Wish of a Lifetime was established by two-time Olympic Skier and former NFL football player Jeremy Bloom. In 2008, Bloom launched the organization with a vision to initiate a cultural change by granting the wish of a lifetime to deserving seniors throughout the United States.  The National 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was launched in living honor of Bloom’s grandmother, Donna Wheeler, and his grandfather Jerry Bloom, who both provide constant inspiration to Bloom.

Senior Fair

Senior Care Resource Fair Planned For Friday
Town of North Hempstead Project Independence Community Resource Fair to run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Great Neck Senior Center.

Posted byRich Jacques(Editor), 

To aid families in navigating the vast network of services available to seniors, the Town of North Hempstead Town Board will present their "aging in place" initiative July 19.

Hosted by Project Independence, the Project Independence Community Resource Fair is designed to give residents a one-stop venue for information and education on senior care.

Obama to Speak on Health Care Law

Obama to speak on health care law Thursday
The OvalDavid Jackson, USA TODAY


President Obama returns to a familiar topic on Thursday: Health care.
Obama will discuss the economic benefits of the new health care law, spokesman Jay Carney said, a day after New York state reported that it expects private health insurance rates to drop by more than half because of the legislation.

The president will deliver his speech at the White House.

Carney said that because of new health insurance rules, "this summer, 8.

Advocacy Group Urges Direct Care Workforce Changes

Advocacy Group Urges Direct Care Workforce Changes before LTC Panel


The government affairs director of the Paraprofessional Health Institute testified before the Commission on Long-Term Care on Wednesday requesting special attention to several issues impacting the direct care workforce, including training and payment.  
Carol Regan, PHI’s government affairs director, submitted written testimonyfor a public hearing led by Commission Chairman Bruce Chernof and the other 14 members of the bipartisan panel, which has been charged with advising Congress on ways to improve the nation’s long-term care system.

The Psychology of Obesity

What’s Eating You? The Psychology of Obesity Is About Triggering Behavioral Change
By ELIZABETH TARAS


Dr. Christopher Keroack says a personal moment of clarity and point of decision are needed for obese patients to change their destructive habits and commit to a healthy lifestyle.

It’s called a moment of clarity, or MOC. For anyone with an addiction, it’s that moment when the root problem for the overuse of some substance or action is identified, physically and/or emotionally. It’s an ‘a-ha’ moment that, sadly, is not a switch that a doctor can turn on in a patient.

Home Health Eligibility Improperly Restricted

Home Health Eligibility Improperly Restricted in 11 States: OIG

Areportfrom the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services finds that 11 states have improper restrictions on eligibility requirements for Medicaid home health benefits by requiring them to be homebound.

The OIG report, sent on July 1 to Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), evaluated states’ eligibility requirements for Medicaid Mandatory Home Health Services.

Active Senior Citizens

Are your elderly parents surprisingly active for their age? Tell us all about!
By Wendie Blair

Do you have elderly parents that seem to get around more than you? Or for that matter, better than you? Maybe you're wondering how they do it...so are we!

I'm sure many of us at some point in time have seen someone who appears twice our age jogging or participating in an activity that we ourselves do not have the stamina for.

If you're like me, when you see this happening you think to yourself "I should be ashamed of myself".

Things to Do With Seniors in Cleveland, Ohio

Things to Do With Seniors in Cleveland, Ohio
Travel TipsNellene Teubner Plouffe, Demand Media

Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio is one of the historic buildings seniors can view.Cleveland, Ohio welcomes seniors with activities and events that are as diverse as the older population. Walking historic neighborhoods, visiting garden centers, cheering at sporting events or watching a play, dance or concert, all appeal to seniors. The city's venues are disabled accessible, and most offer senior discounts and welcome their business.

Neighborhood Visits

Combine a walking or driving tour with an outing to Cleveland's neighborhoods (positivelycleveland.
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