Understanding Medicare Webinar – Open Enrollment October 15th

September 30, 2016

Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15, so now is the time to refresh your understanding of key components of the Medicare program. The National Information & Referral Center is hosting a webinar on Understanding Medicare. This webinar will teach you about Medicare eligibility and coverage options as well as educational resources from Medicare Made ClearTM that can assist […]

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Families Caring for an Aging America Report

September 28, 2016

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a report called Families Caring for an Aging America. Their press release on the report states, in part: The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report found that by 2030, 72.8 million U.S. residents – more than 1 in 5 – will […]

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Download the Dementia “End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care” Document

September 26, 2016

The National Institute on Aging has published an “End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care” document for download and distribution. Dementia, as we know, causes the gradual loss of thinking, memory, and mental capacity, which makes it difficult for providers of end of life care to know what is best. Because those with advanced dementia can […]

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Updated Aging-related News and Information

September 23, 2016

Chronic Disease Self-Management in Diverse Communities, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Older Americans are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases, and self-management education can improve their health and well-being. Join us for a webinar about Wisdom Warriors, a chronic disease self-management program adapted for tribal communities by the Northwest Regional Council. The webinar will cover strategies for […]

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How to Talk to Mom versus Dad About In-Home Care

June 29, 2016

Watching an older parent age and become more frail and vulnerable is hard for many of the 44 million American family caregivers of those over the age of 50. As our parent held our hands to balance our steps, made our meals, bathed us, etc. many adult children find themselves in this same position helping […]

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Tips To Make A Home Senior Citizen Friendly And Safe

May 24, 2016

With the advances in medical care, people are living longer than ever before. Rather than going to an assisted living facility, many elderly members of society prefer to remain at home. As the baby boomers join the ranks of senior citizens, the need for home safety measures is on the rise. While a caregiver may […]

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Staying Home: A Caregiver’s Guide to Making Your House Alzheimer’s Safe

April 28, 2016

Elder Guru, in partnership with Wise Age Books, has made a new book available to assist caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia. Knowing the challenges caregivers face when providing care in their home, and caregivers’ desires to keep their loved one safely at home for as long as possible, and seeing little […]

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Older Americans Act Signed Into Law (Again)

April 27, 2016

President Obama recently reauthorized the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016. The act re-signs into law and updates the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA). The new OAA is valid for three years. The goal of the act is to help seniors live as independently as possible in their communities. The OAA funds essential […]

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