Monthly Archive: February 2024

smiling mature black doctor sitting in her office with a parent and young child, showing them something on her desk and explaining what Medicaid Waivers are.

What Are Medicaid Waivers?

Before explaining waivers, let’s take a minute to review the government-funded health programs available in the United States for those who meet eligibility requirements. What is Medicare? Medicare is federal health insurance for anyone age 65 and older, and some people under 65 with certain disabilities or conditions. Medicare is run by CMS, the Centers… Continue reading What Are Medicaid Waivers?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
colonoscopy for early detection and screening

Nuevas normas de elegibilidad son un alivio financiero para casi 2 millones de personas en Medi-Cal

Millones de beneficiarios de Medi-Cal pueden ahora ahorrar para días difíciles, mantener una herencia, o tener una modesta reserva de dinero, sin perder la cobertura, gracias a un cambio en la elegibilidad introducido gradualmente en el último año y medio. También se ha abierto la puerta a miles de personas que antes no cumplían los requisitos para… Continue reading Nuevas normas de elegibilidad son un alivio financiero para casi 2 millones de personas en Medi-Cal

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Differences between dementia and Alzheimer's

Activities for Caregivers of Older Adults

While routines and schedules are beneficial for both caregivers and seniors, fresh activities can bring new life to your time spent together. There are plenty of crafts, food activities, and games that can be modified to accomodate people of all abilities. Activities such as game play stimulate the mind in beneficial ways. Game play brings… Continue reading Activities for Caregivers of Older Adults

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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Are You at Risk of Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2021, heart disease was responsible for 1 in every 5 deaths. It is a silent killer that often does not show symptoms until you are already experiencing a medical emergency. Did you know around 1 in every 20 adults aged 20 or… Continue reading Are You at Risk of Heart Disease?

Allison Dalton
family caregivers

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) For Minors

In-Home Supportive Services Make A Difference Providing specialized care for children with disabilities takes a mental, emotional, physical and financial toll on families. In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a crucial aid that can calm the overwhelming process. When I was injured in 1999, I was no longer a minor and filed for IHSS services on… Continue reading In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) For Minors

Aaron Baker
puppy for children with cerebral palsy

The Reality of Medical PTSD

The majority of my dreams come in the early hours of the morning. The dream that I dream will usually heavily influence how I begin the day.

Jamie Sumner
About Ostomies

Mapping Out Your Medicare Route

Navigating your way through Medicare can be confusing. Becoming familiar with the complicated system before you even reach age 65 may help when...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Medical Payment Model

Medicaid: What to Watch in 2024

Medicaid is the primary program providing healthcare coverage to one in five low-income Americans. See the issues at play in 2024.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Aaron biking across USA

Recovering Quadriplegic Wheels The World, Launches Foundation

Ride Around The World! Creating Life-Enhancing Opportunities for a Diverse-Abled™ World Adversity Into Adventure Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, officially launches with a mission to help others transform adversity into adventure led by founder, Aaron Baker, who will set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Baker, a recovering quadriplegic, will wheel, walk, and roll… Continue reading Recovering Quadriplegic Wheels The World, Launches Foundation

Aaron Baker
feeding tube accessories

A Different Kind of Valentine’s Day Love

Valentine’s Day in elementary school was epic. You decorated your container (mine was a Keds shoebox, because, hello, it was the 80s) in construction paper and glitter stickers. You went to Walmart or Target (because there was no Amazon) and selected the pack of cards to give your class. Then, on the big day, you… Continue reading A Different Kind of Valentine’s Day Love

Jamie Sumner
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