Posts Tagged ‘Community Geriatric Care’

Using Medicaid to Get Needed Home Care

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

By Roy Herndon Smith People often call a geriatric care manager when they are in crisis. Unfortunately, lack of information or faulty information about Medicaid often contributes to the crises. For example, George’s 85-year-old father, Tom, who was healthy and living alone, was out shopping when he stumbled, fell and could not get back on [&hellip
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Giving Confidence to Seniors with Dementia

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Seniors, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

old By Roy Herndon Smith Many older people live alone and do not have a close family member or friend living nearby who can help them if they become ill and unable to do all the tasks necessary to maintain their lives at home. They or a family member will sometimes employ a geriatric care manager. [&hellip
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Myths About Medicaid

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Lifestyle

Lunch at Retirement Home Myth: I cannot become eligible for Medicaid because my assets are too high. Fact: Applicants for Community Medicaid in New York State must have less than $14,250 (for a single person) or $20,850 (combined assets for a married couple). An applicant’s residence does not count as an asset if the market value of the home, [&hellip
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