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.
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
Even if you don't use home-care services yourself but know someone who does, you can enter on their behalf.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Thursday
President Obama returns to a familiar topic on Thursday: Health care.
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 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 testimony
for 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
What’s Eating You? The Psychology of Obesity Is About Triggering Behavioral Change
By ELIZABETH TARAS
to change their
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 in 11 States: OIG
from 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
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
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.
Combine a walking or driving tour with an outing to Cleveland's