Monthly Archives: October 2013

California enacts new laws and requirements for home care

October 16, 2013 California Enacts Stricter Standards for Home Care Agencies Private home care agencies in California will face stricter licensing and regulatory requirements beginning in 2016. The strengthened requirements are the results of the Home Care Services Consumer Protection … Continue reading

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About the Special Needs Trust- It is for Persons with Special Needs

Special Needs Trust This month, though very related to Medi-Cal Trusts in its practice, let’s talk about a subject that affects a different portion of our community – the person living with a physical or mental disability.    Things as simple … Continue reading

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Training for home health aides in New YorK

The training for home health aides in New York requires a good deal of education and practical experience. Home health aide training in NYC consists of a total of 75 hours of education and practical experience. 59 hours (40 in … Continue reading

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How to Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver

Experts in in-home care understand that family members often make the best caregivers. Knowing this, and recognizing that professional home care agencies aren’t always able to provide consistent care, Medicaid in some states runs a program called Cash and Counseling, … Continue reading

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What is a Care Guide?

A ‘Care Guide’ is a registered referral resource for CertifiedCare, the global caregiver education and certification not for profit organization that is fighting elder abuse via caregiver education. CertifiedCare sponsors the Sweet Relief Community Action Program (SRCAP) Care Guide program … Continue reading

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Older Adults in Guardianship Proceedings

Judicial Determination of Capacity of Older Adults: A Handbook for Judges This handbook overviews capacity determination, examines the role of judges, provides judges with a summary of the kinds of functioning assessed, and suggests a five-step model for assessment.  Click … Continue reading

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Violence grips families and communities in fear

The public takes great offense and is outraged when a violent act is against a child or when a family is torn apart due to some inexplicable act of violence, but there are other people that experience violence who do … Continue reading

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