Advocacy | Spring 2017 Newsletter

New York State’s CARE Act: New Rules for Hospital Discharge Planning by Carol Levine, UHF, Director of the Families and Health Care Project -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A hospital stay ranks high on any list of stressful life events for both the person in the bed and the one at the bedside — the family caregiver. But coming home from the hospital can be just as scary as being admitted. There are often changes in medications, follow-up appo [...]

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Nursing Homes | Spring 2017 Newsletter

> Developed by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care and Justice in Aging. Reprinted with permission of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. Almost all nursing homes accept Medicare or Medicaid, or both. As a condition of accepting federal reimbursement, these nursing homes follow quality of care standards set by the Nursing Home Reform Law. The Reform Law became effective in 1990, and corresponding regulations were issued in 1991. The nursing home regulation [...]

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N.Y.C.A.R.E | Spring 2017 Newsletter

> New York Consortium for Alzheimer’s Research and Education (N.Y.C.A.R.E.) The New York Consortium for Alzheimer’s Research and Education (N.Y.C.A.R.E.) is the joint effort of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter and the Education and Information Cores of the Alzheimer’s Centers — Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons; Mount Sinai Medical Center; and New York University School of Medicine — funded by the National Institute on Aging. ----------------------------- [...]

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Research Update | Spring 2017 Newsletter

by Timothy Armour President and CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For those of us who have had a friend or family member with Alzheimer’s, we know all too well the emotional strife the disease causes and the financial damage it brings. It is bankrupting families, not to mention the increasingly large share of public money that is needed to care for those afflicted. In a time of tight budgets and widespread demand fo [...]

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Diversity Outreach | Spring 2017 Newsletter

Chinese Lunar New Year, Year of the Rooster Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster Celebration, took place on February 24 at CaringKind’s office. About 85 people attended the event including people with dementia, caregivers, event sponsor representatives, media and volunteers. In keeping with tradition, the event included many activities: calligraphy greeting, health education by Dr. Cynthia Lien, Assistant Professor of Weill Cornell Medicine, viewing the Chinese documentary Please Re [...]

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