How Much Does Long Term Care Cost?

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Each year Genworth surveys long-term care providers in hundreds of local regions nationwide to determine the cost of various long term care services. This information  can help consumers anticipate and plan to meet the high cost of care in their preferred geographic location and care setting. Genworth recently issued its survey report for 2016. Here are some highlights […]

To Copay or Not to Copay

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Chronic Care Management and the Shift from Acute Care to Preventive Health [Editor’s Note: The following article was provided by Stone Health Innovations, LLC. Stone Health is a gold sponsor of the Marshall, Parker and Weber 2016 Professional Update. More information on Stone Health Innovations is available @ http://stonehealthideacare.com/] As far back as 2013, Centers […]

New Law Authorizes PA ABLE Savings Accounts

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Act 17 of 2016 – The Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (PA ABLE) – became law on April 18th. The new law authorizes the creation of special tax free savings accounts for individuals who became severely disabled before they reached age 26. In December 2014, the Federal government first authorized states to create […]

CARE Act: Some Help for Family Caregivers

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Our health and long term care support systems rely heavily on family caregivers who provide unpaid home care to their loved ones. According to a June 2015 report, 44 million adults in the US provide personal care assistance for family members. 34 million of them care for frail elders. Being a caregiver can be really […]

Alzheimer’s Report Documents Financial Difficulties Faced by Caregivers.

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The Alzheimer’s Association has released the 2016 edition of its Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures report. The Report is a comprehensive compilation of information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. It sheds light on the impact of Alzheimer’s on individuals, families, government and the nation’s health care system. In 2016 an estimated 5.4 million Americans have […]

Cutting-edge Technology for the Visually Impaired Comes to Central PA

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By North Central Sight Services, Inc. With the help of technology, North Central Sight Services, Inc. is expanding capabilities of the visually impaired in our region. In January, North Central Sight Services, Inc. launched a campaign to raise funds for eSight eyewear. These enhanced eyeglasses use an ultra-high definition video stream through a camera to […]