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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
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
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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
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
Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer Prevention Month: A Time to Act

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about cancer prevention strategies and early detection.

Paige Oyaga
social work month

What Do Social Workers Do?

Social workers are people advocates. They work directly with, and on behalf of, a wide variety of populations, helping those in need address the personal, family, and social problems that affect their lives. For social workers in the medical field, this advocacy includes helping patients and their families with their medical care and health needs.… Continue reading What Do Social Workers Do?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
the history of HIV

HIV/AIDS: Ending the Epidemic

Since the first cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were reported back in 1981, an estimated 76 million people have been infected worldwide, resulting in over 22 million deaths and 13 million AIDS orphans. What is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a… Continue reading HIV/AIDS: Ending the Epidemic

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Older Driver Safety

Physical or mental deterioration can limit our ability to be independent at many different levels. For older adults, one of the biggest changes in independence comes when we are no longer able to safely operate a vehicle. After a long life of independence behind the wheel, needing to rely on another person to help us… Continue reading Older Driver Safety

Allison Dalton
Home healthcare or Home care: what's the difference? Image of caregiver helping patient walk at home. Article explores the difference between home healthcare and home care.

Home Healthcare or Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Do you or your loved one need home healthcare, or just home care? The terms “home care” and “home health” refer to support services delivered in the comfort of home. These terms are often used interchangeably, depending on the state you’re in. Although they overlap, the services they provide are not the same. Knowing the… Continue reading Home Healthcare or Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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