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Caregiver Burnout

What is Caregiver Burnout? Being a caregiver can be very rewarding, but it also involves many stressors. Caregivers face long-term challenges and the emotional stressors that can snowball over time. It can be particularly disheartening when there’s no hope that your client or patient will get better or, despite your best efforts, their condition is gradually deteriorating. This can lead [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Caregiver Burnout

7 Steps to Finding the Perfect Caregiver

7 Steps to Finding the Perfect Caregiver Know exactly what you’re looking for in a Caregiver. Create a “wish list”. This should include a schedule of days and hours. Identify the care that is needed. Be specific, including skill sets such as dementia care, cooking, computer literate as well as personal care (bathing, dressing, and incontinence care), activities, med reminders, [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on 7 Steps to Finding the Perfect Caregiver

Skilled Nursing Facility Coverage vs. Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Coverage Under Medicare

Skilled Nursing Facility Coverage vs. Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Coverage Under Medicare By Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP, Partner, Elder Law Associates PA Did you know that Medicare offers different coverage for a patient at a skilled nursing facility versus an inpatient rehabilitation facility after a hospital stay? Typically, you may not have much of a say in choosing which [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Skilled Nursing Facility Coverage vs. Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Coverage Under Medicare

Alpert JFS: Easing the Lives of Holocaust Survivors

Alpert JFS: Easing the Lives of Holocaust Survivors Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service’s (Alpert JFS) Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program has been providing local survivors of the Shoah (Hebrew for catastrophe) with dignity, companionship and a voice that must continue to be heard for the past 25 years! Today, seven full-time employees devote their workdays exclusively to identifying and [...]

By |June 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alpert JFS: Easing the Lives of Holocaust Survivors

Concierge Medicine – A Q & A with Dr. Robert Mellman

Concierge Medicine - A Q&A with Dr. Robert Mellman The following article, Concierge Medicine - A Q&A with Dr. Robert Mellman explores the value and benefits of concierge physicians. Dr. Mellman specializes in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has been in practice for more than 20 years. What are the benefits of a concierge physician? Benefits of a concierge physician [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Concierge Medicine – A Q & A with Dr. Robert Mellman

There’s No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home... According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the nursing home and long term care population is at a very high risk of being infected and dying from the coronavirus. The coronavirus is known to be particularly dangerous to older adults with underlying health conditions and can spread more easily through long term care facilities, [...]

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on There’s No Place Like Home