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Monthly Archive for November, 2014

Recent changes made to the federal employment rules and payment for the companions under the federal labor laws were feared as signaling an end to in home companions. 24 hour live-in companions have always been critical in keeping an elderly or disabled family member home. Family members play a critical role as they work with […]

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Pursuant to Federal Department of Labor these rules are in effect in January but they are delaying enforcement until June 30, 2015. Home Care workers had been exempt under the companionship exemption but now they wil be: 1.  entitled to overtime after 40 hours; 2.  compensated for travel time between jobs; 3.  compensated when they […]

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During open enrollment you can make changes to your Medicare plan. Call CHOICES 1-800-994-9422 for free health insurance counseling

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Sometimes this is the best option for care. There is a website that allows you to compare nursing facilities.  Keep in mind this is only one tool to use in evaluating a facility.  Nothing can take the place of in person visits during different shifts as well as a weekend visit.  Important to your decision […]

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The C.N.V. Senior Service Network, CNVSSN, was established in 1992 by a group of senior service providers from the Central Naugatuck Valley of Connecticut who wanted to promote inter-agency cooperation, coordination, and communication among service providers and the community who participate in planning and delivery of social, legal, and health related services to the elderly […]

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Public Act 14-12 Allows APRN’s who have been licensced and practicing in collaboration with a physician for at least three years can practice independently

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Alzheimer’s Association 4 Part training program for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia’s.  Part 3 “Family Dynamics, Community Resources, Keeping the Caregiver Healthy“ presented by Carolyn DeRocco, Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter, on November 18, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at The Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT.  Call 203-757-7660 to RSVP.

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In Connecticut an owner of real property can can transfer ownership of their property by a quit claim deed of the property to another person(s) and retain a life use, allowing them to continue living in the home until their death.  This avoids probate of this real property.  For Medicaid/Title 19 eligibility purposes this transfer […]

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Alzheimer’s Association 4 Part training program for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia’s.  Part 2 “Communication Techniques Behavioral Challenges Safety“ presented by Carolyn DeRocco, Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter, on November 11, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at The Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT.  Call 203-757-7660 to RSVP.

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Alzheimer’s Association 4 Part training program for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.  Part 4 “Legal & Financial Issues” presented by Attorney Julia M. Brown, on November 25, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at The Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT.  Call 203-757-7660 to RSVP.

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These benefits include monthly cash benefits and Medicare.  They are not means tested.  If a parent is drawing retirement or disability benefits from SSA or if a parent has died and was insured for SSA purposes at the time of death , then an adult child who is: 1. Unmarried 2. Age 18 or older […]

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Alzheimer’s Association 4 Part training program for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.  Part 1 Alzheimer’s Association Programs & Services  presented by Stephanie Seaman and “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease”, by Dr. Joseph Soufer, Chase Medical Research, on November 4, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at The Village at East Farms, 180 […]

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CNV Senior Services Network meeting November 12, 2014 held at Village at East Farms, Benchmark Community, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT.  NOW Weatherization Plus Healthy Homes Program and Injury prevention program for seniors.  Free energy audit over 60 or older, Income at or below 125% FPI, single person $14,587.50 or $19,662.50 couple, need 1 documented […]

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