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AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Homes

States are making tepid progress helping millions of elderly and disabled people on Medicaid avoid costly nursing home care by arranging home or community services for them instead, according to an AARP report released Wednesday. 15 more words

The Lund Report

In praise of CNAs

Yesterday I ran into a neighbor who is studying to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). I asked if she knew which area she would like to pursue specifically. 537 more words

Caregiving

Need To Lower Your Cholesterol? Follow These Tips

There are two types of cholesterol – the good cholesterol, also known as HDL cholesterol, and the bad cholesterol, known as LDL cholesterol. The bad cholesterol is like a plaque that clogs up your arteries which can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke and a heart attack. 365 more words

Driving Safety Tips For Seniors

With a driver’s license, you have freedom, independence, and an incredible feeling that the world is yours. While this is true especially when someone first gets their license, the reality is, as people age, particularly around the age of 65, there are some special considerations to make when operating a vehicle. 348 more words

Create Your Family’s Legacy with These Fun Projects

Legacies don’t have to be just about money. In fact, real family legacies hold a certain charm and appeal that money can never have, they are the perfect avenues to leave the younger generation a piece of the older generation. 398 more words

In Home Care

Seniors: Be Aware of These Stroke Risk Factors

Sometimes, a stroke cannot be avoided. However, there are risk factors involved and since stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States (130,000 people in the U.S. 349 more words

In Home Care

Website provides resources for homecare workforce

Aging & People with Disabilities and the Oregon Home Care Commission have launched a new tool for individuals seeking to join the homecare workforce.

The site offers people the ability to register to attend a “New Worker Orientation.” The benefits of joining the homecare workforce include paid time off, health insurance, workers’ compensation, paid trainings and opportunities for career advancement. 11 more words

Dept. Of Human Services