Little-known Hospice program helps seniors live at home

Reprinted with permission from The Herald-Leader

By Karla Ward: Kward1@herald-leader.com

Jane Wilson got her pilot’s license in her early 20s, so it’s no wonder that at 93, she walks around the block in her neighborhood each morning and rides an exercise bike regularly.

“The main thing is that at my age, I still feel good and can do […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Little-known Hospice program helps seniors live at home

8th Annual Silver Bells Gift Drive

This holiday season, remember the residents of your neighborhood nursing home, personal care home, and family care home.

The 8th Annual Silver Bells Gift Drive has begun and the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency is eager to beat last year’s record of 682 gifts.

Most residents fill their wish lists with the basics:

Socks, slippers, & robes

Nice-smelling shampoo, […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 8th Annual Silver Bells Gift Drive

Yale Law Professor Suggests New Retirement Age of 76

Here’s why a Yale law professor suggests retirement age be moved to 76

Here’s a stunning suggestion: The United States government should raise the Social Security retirement age for receiving full benefits to 76, from today’s 66 to 67. That’s what Anne L. Alstott, a Yale Law School professor and author of “A New Deal […]

By |November 24th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Yale Law Professor Suggests New Retirement Age of 76

Early Stage Social Engagement Group

The Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Social Engagement Group is designed to provide education, emotional, and social support for people in the Early Stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia through regularly scheduled outings, meetings, and activities.

This group helps participants connect with other people with dementia and tries to help them maintain their […]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Early Stage Social Engagement Group

Medicare Coverage for Alzheimer’s Disease

Medicare to provide coverage for critical care and support services for those living with Alzheimer’s disease

For the first time, people living with Alzheimer’s disease will have access to care planning with a medical professional. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized its decision to pay for cognitive and functional assessments and care […]

By |November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Medicare Coverage for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association receives underwriting for specialty license

Local Association needs 900 Commitments to make plate a reality

Thanks to a donation from the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville, the $25 application fee for an “End Alz” license plate will be waived for the remaining applications needed to reach the required 900 for issuance of plates. […]

By |November 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Association receives underwriting for specialty license

KY Nursing Homes Face Highest Malpractice Insurance Costs

Nursing homes say Ky. has highest malpractice insurance costs and needs lawsuit review panels to keep providers and facilities

The state’s nursing-home lobby is renewing its effort to get legislative insulation from lawsuits, a prospect that could improve if Republicans control the state House after Tuesday’s election.

In a story for Kentucky Health News, Mellis Patrick […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on KY Nursing Homes Face Highest Malpractice Insurance Costs

National Family Caregivers Month is November

National Family Caregivers Month is November, an ideal time to honor and thank caregivers who provide support to our nation’s aging or disabled loved ones.

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly 34 million people nationwide provide unpaid care to a loved one 50 or older. Many caregivers would benefit from relevant resources that […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on National Family Caregivers Month is November

With Little Retirement Savings, Kentucky Looks for An Alternate Plan

In a recent AARP survey, four in five Kentucky voters ages 35-64 and of all political views, expressed concerns about low retirement savings, according to a story in the October AARP Bulletin.

More than half of private sector workers in Kentucky – about 8000,000 people – have no way to save for retirement through automatic […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on With Little Retirement Savings, Kentucky Looks for An Alternate Plan

Should You Let Your Boss Know You’re a Caregiver?

Should You Let Your Boss Know You’re a Caregiver? Here’s what you might say and what you might ask for

If you’re holding down a job and caring for a loved one, too, you know how hard it is to juggle your work responsibilities with caregiving.

As the CEO of the nation’s leading nonprofit family caregiver […]

By |November 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Should You Let Your Boss Know You’re a Caregiver?
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