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Oct

22
2010-10-22
Medicare outpatient therapy caps


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The Medicare outpatient therapy caps exception process is scheduled to end on December 31.  There is an annual limit of $1860 for physical and speech therapy and $1860 for occupational therapy under Medicare.   An "exceptions process" was established which allows coverage after this limit has been reached on a "case by case" basis. The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations [www.lcao.org ] plans to send a letter to the Congressional leadership [with a copy to all members]...

Oct

17
2010-10-17
Life, while caregiving


I have learned to create a life of my own, while caregiving for Grandma. At first, making sure Grandma was happy took all my extra time and energy. When her condition and needs leveled off, I took the chance to create some balance in my life. I really understood that if I kept up at the pace I was working at my caregiving duties I would soon burn out, as it started to negatively impacted my health. Things come up that need to be handled with Grandma, but I don't take all my energy to...

Oct

17
2010-10-17
Skin, bedsores


Recently I found a new wonder cream for bedsores - called Bag Balm. This cream is found in the facial cream area of the drug store. Apply it to the skin where the sore is, usually the buttocks or low back area. It has started to help quickly. A hospice nurse first told me about this cream, and it has helped when A&D and others would not. Good luck!

Oct

17
2010-10-17
Blessings to Chuck


Chuck stopped emailing us at AgingPro, and we send our blessings to him. We aren't sure if his disease has progressed to a point that he can no longer email. We think his courage of sharing his early stage Alzheimer's is important enough to include here, and can be added to when someone else comes forward to share their own story. Thank you, Chuck, for sharing your story with us.

Oct

17
2010-10-17
Shriver report and March on Alzheimer's


Maria Shriver's new report on Alzheimer's and women highlight the emotional and financial toll that caregiving takes. Maria is being highlighted this week on many ABC programs. There will be a March on Alzheimer's in Long Beach, CA this week - sponsored by Shriver's Women's conferrence and the Alzheimer's Association. http://www.shriverreport.com/

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