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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign from Alzheimer’s Disease International that takes place every September. Every September, people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. September 2021 marks the 10th year of this vital global awareness raising campaign. 21 September also marks…

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Vaccine Mandate Might Be Right Around the Corner for Home-Based Care Providers

New York home-based care workers wondering if a COVID-19 vaccine mandate is around the corner will soon have an answer. On Thursday, the New York Department of Health, Codes Committee of the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) will meet to consider implementing an emergency regulation regarding “Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission by Covered Entities.”…

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When Need Arose, Oxygen Providers Stepped Up

Manufacturers & more respond to COVID-19 crisis overseas by Hannah Wolfson Thursday, August 5, 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic began to recede in the United States this year, Americans watched as other countries without available vaccines buckled under the strain of rising infection rates and deaths. And when the world gasped for air, respiratory and…

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Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Services So Many Seniors Need?

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (August 12, 2021)—Sorry, Joe Namath. Despite what you keep saying in those TV ads, under Medicare, seniors are not “entitled to eliminate copays and get dental care, dentures, eyeglasses, prescription drug coverage, in-home aides, unlimited transportation and home-delivered meals, all at no additional cost.” But if Democratic lawmakers in Congress have their say, seniors could…

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Delta Variant Has Hospices Increasingly Concerned About Operations, Finances

A year and half into the novel coronavirus pandemic, hospices are growing increasingly concerned that emerging variants of the virus will severely impact their operations, workforce and finances. As infections surge, particularly among the unvaccinated, many communities are reinstating precautions that have been relaxed as more people get their shots. More than 610,000 lives have been…

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Choose Home Bill Looks to Make Home Health the Center of the Health Care World

The Choose Home Care Act of 2021 was introduced in the U.S. Senate less than 72 hours ago, but it’s already creating major buzz in the senior care world. In a nutshell, Choose Home is bipartisan legislation that seeks to create an add-on payment for home health providers taking care of certain patients otherwise eligible for nursing…

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Physician Offices Rarely See Differences Between Home Health Agencies

Home health, hospice and palliative care providers all have to play the same game, as far as getting in front of physicians to secure new referrals. On their end, however, referring physicians often fail to see the differences between home health agencies and other in-home care providers, new research from senior care consulting firm Transcend Strategy…

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World Breastfeeding Week August 1 – 7

Please visit WABA who coordinates the global World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) campaign that aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanize action on breastfeeding and related issues.

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🌞 August is Summer Sun Safety Month!! ☀️ 🌤

Stay Healthy in the Sun! Please visit Be Safe in the Sun to learn about UV Exposure, steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from the Sun, how to check for signs of skin cancer, and much more! Cancer Facts: Prevention and Screening Be safe this summer! 🌞 ☀️ 🌤

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Better Care Better Jobs Act Would Expand Medicaid Funding for HCBS

WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2021)–New legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate and House on Thursday that would strengthen and expand access to quality homecare services and support the caregiving workforce that provides them. According to a summary of the bill provided by the Senate Committee on Aging, the Better Care Better Jobs Act, a key…

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