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2 weeks 3 days

Senior Air Travel: What You Need to Know About the TSA

Senior Air Travel: What You Need to Know About the TSA

Posted by Taylor Sisk, Philips Lifeline

Traveling soon? You probably have a lot of questions about how to get through the TSA checkpoint with medical devices, mobility aids, medication and more. The most up-to-date and detailed information is always at www.tsa.gov, but here are some highlights to help you prepare for airport security:

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Senior Air Travel: What You Need to Know About the TSA

Posted by Taylor Sisk, Philips Lifeline

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2 weeks 3 days

No One Ever Needs to Abandon a Child

CT's Safe Havens for Newborns Act

 

By Linda Ziac

March 7, 2019

The Caregiver Resource Center

www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

  

WON’T YOU HELP SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE BY SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT CT’s SAFE HAVEN LAW

 

 

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CT's Safe Havens for Newborns Act

 

By Linda Ziac

March 7, 2019

The Caregiver Resource Center

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2 weeks 3 days

Seniorhelpdesk.com Member's Spotlight: Sheila O'Brien, RN, BSN, CMC of O'Brien Care Management Services

Seniorhelpdesk.com is pleased to spotlight community member Sheila O'Brien, RN, BSN, CMC of O'Brien Care Management Services.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com is pleased to spotlight community member Sheila O'Brien, RN, BSN, CMC of O'Brien Care Management Services.

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2 weeks 4 days

FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

 

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

By Federal Law, Beginning On March 8, 2017 Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is Observation Only With a Written Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice, (MOON).

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FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

 

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2 weeks 4 days

By Law, Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is ‘Observation’ Only

By Law, Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is ‘Observation’ Only

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  By Susan Jaffe  and Kaiser Health News    

 

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By Law, Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is ‘Observation’ Only

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2 weeks 4 days

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

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

 

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2 weeks 4 days

"Care Decisions Connecticut" mission is to improve palliative/hospice care and quality of life for persons in Connecticut with serious illnesses​

​The goal of Care Decisions Connecticut is to improve palliative/hospice care and quality of life for persons in Connecticut with serious illnesses. Care Decisions Connecticut was created by the Connecticut Hospital Association, in collaboration with healthcare partners across the continuum of care and state government. The goal of Care Decisions Connecticut is to integrate patient-directed care strategies to improve palliative/hospice care and quality of life for persons in Connecticut with serious illnesses.

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​The goal of Care Decisions Connecticut is to improve palliative/hospice care and quality of life for persons in Connecticut with serious illnesses. Care Decisions Connecticut was created by the Co

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2 weeks 4 days

Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter Presents: The 22nd Annual Dementia Education Conference is ONE MONTH AWAY! On Thursday, April 4, 2019 Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center Uncasville, CT

Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter Presents:

The  22nd Annual Dementia Education Conference is ONE MONTH AWAY! 

On

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center

Uncasville, CT

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Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter Presents:

The  22nd Annual Dementia Education Conference is ONE MONTH AWAY! 

On

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2 weeks 5 days

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia.  We are the U.S. licensee of the international Dementia Friends program, a global movement, developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom, that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. 

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Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia.  We are the U.S.

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2 weeks 6 days

The Amity Teen Center Medical Loan Closet provides medical equipment and supplies to those in need!​

The Amity Teen Center Medical Loan Closet  is a non-profit, student-run organization. Our Mission is to help our local community by providing a free Medical Loan Closet to the greater Amity/New Haven community.

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The Amity Teen Center Medical Loan Closet  is a non-profit, student-run organization.

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2 weeks 6 days

Seniors Aging In Place Turn To Devices And Helpers, But Unmet Needs Are Common

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​​

About 25 million Americans who are aging in place rely on help from other people and devices such as canes, raised toilets or shower seats to perform essential daily activities, according to a new study documenting how older adults adapt to their changing physical abilities.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​​

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2 weeks 6 days

Who to Contact: Social Security or Medicare?

By Darlynda Bogle, Acting Assistant Deputy Commissioner Social Security Administration

Sometimes it’s confusing to know who to contact and for what. Social Security and Medicare offer related services, so people aren’t always certain who does what. This “cheat sheet” can help.

Contact Social Security to:

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By Darlynda Bogle, Acting Assistant Deputy Commissioner Social Security Administration

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2 weeks 6 days

Seniors Steamed Over Cuts To SilverSneakers Fitness Program

 

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​

John Garland Graves was taken aback when he walked into his McKinleyville, Calif., gym in October and learned that his SilverSneakers membership was being canceled.

Since 2014, Graves, 69, has enjoyed free access to the gym through SilverSneakers, the nation’s best-known fitness program for seniors. He was disturbed by the news, as are many other people who have recently learned they’re losing this benefit.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​

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2 weeks 6 days

FREE - 6 Week Training for Family Caregivers

Support is Just a Phone Call Away!

 

FREE - 6 Week Training for Family Caregivers

Tuesdays, March 12th to April 16th​

5:00-7:00 pm

City of Stamford Senior Center

 

 

Includes dinner first

 

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Support is Just a Phone Call Away!

 

FREE - 6 Week Training for Family Caregivers

Tuesdays, March 12th to April 16th​

5:00-7:00 pm

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3 weeks 4 days

Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women

WARNING SIGNS OF A WOMEN’S HEART ATTACK

 

  -  Pain in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach

 

  -  Shortness of breath

 

  -  Chest pain or discomfort

 

  -  Sweating

 

  -  Unusual  fatigue

 

  -  Dizziness or Lightheadedness

 

 

 

If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.

 

 

BE PRO-ACTIVE

HAVE AN ANNUAL HEART HEALTH SCREENING

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WARNING SIGNS OF A WOMEN’S HEART ATTACK

 

  -  Pain in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach

 

  -  Shortness of breath

 

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3 weeks 5 days

Executive Care Has Achieved CHAP Accreditation

Executive Care has recently achieved CHAP accreditation, Community Health Accreditation Partner. it is the oldest national accrediting organization in the country, formed in 1965. We are the first and only non-medical agency in the entire state to attain this status. At Executive Care, we are fully dedicated to be the best that we can be, a commitment to excellence.

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Executive Care has recently achieved CHAP accreditation, Community Health Accreditation Partner. it is the oldest national accrediting organization in the country, formed in 1965.

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