healthcare delivery

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Who You Gonna Call?

The Life Care Manager – A Stress Buster Everyone Needs In 2016 my husband wound up in the ER with what was eventually diagnosed as pneumonia with systemic encephalopathy. That was a scary sudden event and his stroke-like symptoms a valuable wake up call. In the ER that day, my usually able-bodied and lucid sweetheart couldn’t sit up by himself […]

Grabbing Our Advantage

In April the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would allow non-skilled in-home supports to be added as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. As might be expected, corporations, such as major insurance carriers (Humana) and Home Health Care Agencies immediately began plans to capitalize on this new funding stream. One such player is […]

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me….

In the largest survey of long-term and residential care providers to date, responses received by LeadingAge from 689 providers revealed: High levels of caregiver vacancy rates in assisted living and nursing homes Major problems finding applicants and qualifed caregivers Signifcant wage disparity between people working as trained personal caregivers and unskilled entry level workers taking jobs at gas stations, big-box stores, […]

Don’t Miss Out on Veterans Assistance Benefits

Debbie Burak, the founder of VeteranAid.org, is often asked why she took on the mission to educate our veterans and their families about a little known VA pension benefit referred to as “Aid and Attendance” that can help offset the costs of care for senior veterans and their widows. She says, “The answer is a simple one – I know […]

Live Fully

What does that mean, “Live Fully”? There’s no right answer. Each of us will define “a full life” from our own unique perspective. Be spontaneous; enjoy every moment? Set a plan and climb the ladder of success? Achieve fame? Travel the world? Have children? Leave a legacy? Learn something new every day? No right answer. When does “living fully” give way to […]