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16th National RX Drug Take Back Day - 10/27/18

By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

October 26, 2018

www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

 

Saturday, October 27, 2016

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

 

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By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

October 26, 2018

www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

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1 month 3 weeks

Achieving Your Life Balance

 

By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

October 24, 2018

www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

Do you feel your life is in balance – work, family relationships and leisure time?

 

WHAT IS BALANCE?

 

If you look around, you’ll probably notice that the happiest, most productive people you know are those who have learned to combine work, family relationships and leisure time into a satisfying whole.

 

 

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By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

October 24, 2018

www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

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1 month 4 weeks

When Is It Time to Stop Driving?

 

“To Drive or Not to Drive”

 

By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

October 18, 2018

www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

 

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“To Drive or Not to Drive”

 

By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

October 18, 2018

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2 months 1 week

Celebrating 28 Years of Delivering Excellence and Changing Lives

The Caregiver Resource Center is proud to announce that this month; we are celebrating

our 28th year of service to the community.

 

In 1990, Linda Ziac had a vision of creating a place where seniors, people with special needs and their loved ones could turn for support, find answers to their questions, and engage trained professionals to help them navigate the often confusing and overwhelming healthcare maze.

 

The Healthcare Maze

 

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The Caregiver Resource Center is proud to announce that this month; we are celebrating

our 28th year of service to the community.

 

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2 months 2 weeks

Linda Ziac awarded International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Credential

 

We are pleased to announce that Linda Ziac has earned the professional credential as an International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC)

 

Linda Ziac is the owner and founder of The Caregiver Resource Center. The Caregiver Resource Center is a division of Employee Assistance Professionals, Inc., which Ms. Ziac founded in October 1990.

 

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We are pleased to announce that Linda Ziac has earned the professional credential as an International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC)

 

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2 months 2 weeks

New Online Social Security COLA Notices

New Online Social Security COLA Notices

by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications The Social Security Administration

man on computer We are constantly expanding our online services to give you freedom and control when doing business with us. Our new online cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) notices are another example of our commitment in this area.

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New Online Social Security COLA Notices

by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications The Social Security Administration

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2 months 3 weeks

Hospital Discharge Planning 101

 

Welcome to the Case Manager’s Corner – Sept 2018

 

By Linda Ziac

September 24, 2018

The Caregiver Resource Center

www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

 

“Discharge Planning Aids Recovery & Reduces Readmission”

 

 

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Welcome to the Case Manager’s Corner – Sept 2018

 

By Linda Ziac

September 24, 2018

The Caregiver Resource Center

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2 months 3 weeks

Medicare & You: Medicare & You: Vaccines

Preventing pneumonia is easy!

Did you know that about 1 million Americans go to the hospital with pneumonia every year? Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by pneumococcal disease, which can also cause blood infections and meningitis. The bacteria that causes pneumococcal disease spreads by direct person-to-person contact. There’s a vaccine to help prevent pneumonia, but only 67% of adults 65 and over have ever gotten it.

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Preventing pneumonia is easy!

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2 months 3 weeks

Fight Procrastination by Changing Your Social Security Direct Deposit Early!

Fight Procrastination by Changing Your Social Security Direct Deposit Early!

by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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Fight Procrastination by Changing Your Social Security Direct Deposit Early!

by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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2 months 4 weeks

Help with Alzheimer's Caregiving!

Senior Help Desk healthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

Some caregivers need help when the person is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Other caregivers look for help when the person is in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. It's okay to seek help whenever you need it.

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Senior Help Desk healthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

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2 months 4 weeks

Coming Full Circle, Doulas Cradle The Dying

Article by Bruce Horovitz and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Bob and Ellen Gutenstein celebrate Ellen's birthday three months before her death. (Courtesy of the Gutenstein family)

 

As Ellen Gutenstein lay in her bed at home, dying from lung cancer that had metastasized in her brain, a heart-wrenching Mother’s Day card arrived from her granddaughter. Neither Ellen’s daughter — nor her husband — felt they could read it to her without breaking down.

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Article by Bruce Horovitz and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Bob and Ellen Gutenstein celebrate Ellen's birthday three months before her death. (Courtesy of the Gutenstein family)

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2 months 4 weeks

How To Fight For Yourself At The Hospital — And Avoid Readmission

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  ​

 

Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes’ surgery to fix a troublesome ankle. But after leaving the hospital, the 83-year-old soon found herself in a bad way.

Dazed by a bad response to anesthesia, the Denver resident stopped eating and drinking. Within days, she was dangerously weak, almost entirely immobile and alarmingly apathetic.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  ​

 

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2 months 4 weeks

For Seniors, Teeth Need Care — But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

Article by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Ada Anderson helps her mother, Violeta Anderson, brush her teeth before her dentist appointment in November 2015. (Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN).

 

Aging can take a toll on teeth, and for many seniors paying for dental services is a serious concern because they can’t rely on their Medicare coverage.

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Article by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News

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2 months 4 weeks

Day-Tripping To The Dispensary: Seniors In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus

By Stephanie O'Neill and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Megan Baker (left) of Papa & Barkley Co., a cannabis company based in Eureka, Calif., shows Shirley Avedon different products intended to help with pain relief. (Stephanie O’Neill for KHN)

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free.  http://khn.org/syndication/  

 

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By Stephanie O'Neill and Kaiser Health News

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3 months 8 hours

You Are Invited - Free 4 Part Series

 

THE CAREGIVER CIRCLE - GREENWICH

 

Founded by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, River House, Junior League of Greenwich and the American Red Cross, the Caregiver  Circle is a free four part series designed for non-professional caregivers in the community. 

 

Four sessions are held in the Fall and the Spring of each year at the Greenwich Main Library from 6 – 7:30 p.m. (2nd floor Meeting Room). 

 

 

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THE CAREGIVER CIRCLE - GREENWICH

 

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3 months 15 hours

For Seniors, Medicare's Obesity-Counseling Benefit Goes Largely Unused

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

 The Obama administration offered hope to millions of overweight seniors when it announced Medicare would offer free weight-loss counseling.

Officials estimated that about 30 percent of seniors are obese and therefore eligible for counseling services, which studies have shown improve the odds of significant weight loss.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

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