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What's Happening at DoAD? Anne Arundel Co. Dept. of Aging & Disabilities

Aging HomePage: What's Happening at DoAD?

Kinship Support Group meetings
Caregiver Support Group meetings
22nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act event on July 26
Cooling Centers Remain Open Wednesday, July 18
Look out for Affordable Care Act Scam
County Department Staff Give Presentation at National Conference
Virtual Dementia Tours
I&A Specialist completes leadership certification
Annapolis Center announces August events
Pasadena Center announces August events
Pascal Center announces August events
Sign up for Patsy Cline show trip now
Registration begins on July 23rd For The Virtual Dementia Tour for Family Caregivers
Nominate an Employer of those with disabilities
Commission on Disability Issues to meet July 24
Fall classes registration starts Aug. 1
O'Malley raffling iPad 3 and Kindle Fire
SHIP answers Medicare questions at South County Center
Reception Held for Artists with Disabilities Exhibit
Pascal Trips for fall announced
Resource Guide Released: 2012-2013 Services for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities, and Caregivers (See Quick Links to the right for online copy)
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Planning for Care Costs | Caregiver Center | Alzheimer's Association

"National Average, your area costs may be very different"

The average costs for long-term care services in the United States are:

$214 per day or $78,110 per year for a semi-private room in a nursing home

$239 per day or $87,235 per year for a private room in a nursing home

$3,477 per month or $41,724 per year for basic services in an assisted living facility

$21 per hour for a home health aide

$70 per day for adult day services

Source: MetLife Mature Market Institute. Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs: The 2011 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs. New York, N.Y.: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 2011.

Read more: http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-common-costs.asp#ixzz21GG6venk

Dementia friendly communities - Alzheimer's Society UK

Dementia friendly communities  Alzheimer's Society UK

We have launched a new programme focused on improving the inclusion and quality of life of people with dementia. Our dementia friendly communities programme is part of the Prime Ministerial challenge on dementia and supported by the Department of Health. It aims to support and encourage the creation and development of dementia friendly communities.

The Society is committed to campaigning to improve health and social care, but we know many people with dementia face wider challenges in terms of isolation, anxiety and exclusion. Dementia is becoming part of life for increasing numbers of families, with 1 in 3 older people developing the condition. In response to this challenge, many communities are beginning to think about the involvement and inclusion of people with dementia.
What are dementia friendly communities?

Dementia friendly communities are villages, towns, cities and organisations who are working to challenge misunderstandings about dementia. Dementia friendly communities seek to improve the ability of people with dementia to remain independent and have choice and control over their lives.

Home Health Care Agencies Massachusetts | Medicare Nursing Agencies MA

Home Health Care Agencies Massachusetts | Medicare Nursing Agencies MA: Massachusetts Home Health Care
Directory of Massachusetts

 Home Care Organizations including Medicare Certified Home Health Agencies: Home Health Agencies,
 sorted by Massachusetts cities.

Stairlift Recycling

Stairlift Recycling: The Stairlift Recycling Scheme was pioneered by Major Adaptations Ltd. The recycling scheme for stairlifts donates all income derived from the broking of recycled stairlifts to the Respite for Carers Fund.

Stanton Lawson | Senior Care: Watch for Medication Mistake

Stanton Lawson | LinkedIn:


Have you ever been given wrong medication from the pharmacy?
 It happens to seniors at home more than you think it does.

Pharmacy mistakes happen one out of five times.
A study in Auburn University in Alabama of 100 community pharmacies found blunders in one out of every five prescriptions. Common errors include incorrectly transferring the doctor’s instructions onto the label—like leaving out “Take before dinner” on a diabetes drug—or mistaking one drug for another with a similar look or name. Other times the pharmacist got the dosage wrong or the customer got someone else’s prescription.
How can you protect yourself?
  • Drug counseling at the pharmacy counter caught 89% of errors, another study showed. These problems were corrected before the customer even left the store. If you take the time to review the medications with the pharmacist, check the dosage and review what the doctor says this can be a big help, especially if this is a new medicine.
  • If you are refilling a prescription, open the container in the store to make sure it is what you are used to taking. Medications can look different from one refill to the next; the pharmacy may have switched to a generic that is a different color or shape. When you look at the pills, you have the right to ask about the change and if this is still the right medication for your condition.
Companion Care for Seniors and Specialized Care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes, or Arthritis
Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties

    Massachusetts Passes LTC Regulations

    The Mass legislature passed and enacted Bill 3947 to establish quality of care regulations for Alzheimer patients in nursing homes. Thanks to the thousands of calls, e-mails and postcards signed by all our
    Alzheimer advocates, the bill has been sent to Governor Patrick for signing!  Thank you all! To learn more about advocacy in MA, contact Jennifer Carter and in NH, contact Heather Carroll.

    Where to start

    Alzheimer's Compendium http://tinyurl.com/cunmmvz Provides expert data:
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            Causes and Risk Factors (1)
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            Eating and Drinking (1)
            First Steps After Diagnosis (1)
            Scratching & Picking the Skin (1)
            Sleep Disturbances (1)
            Sundowning (1)
            Taking Medicine (1)
            Travel (1)
        First Steps (6)
            Getting Diagnosed (5)
                The Diagnosis Process (1)
                Where to Get Diagnosed (3)
                Why Get Diagnosed? (1)
            Newly Diagnosed (1)
        Non-Alzheimer's Dementia (1)
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                Alzheimer's Drugs (1)

    Avenidas - About

    Avenidas - About

    At Avenidas, we seek to create a community that supports and celebrates older adults. We provide a wide range of support options, information, and services that enable people to stay active, maintain their independence, help their aging parents, or care for a spouse. Our innovative programs and compassionate staff—paid and volunteer—help enrich the lives of more than 6,500 mature adults and their families each year.
    A community-based nonprofit organization, Avenidas serves the San Francisco Bay Area mid-Peninsula communities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, and Mountain View. Facilities include:
    450 Bryant St.
    Palo Alto, CA 

    Traveling with Alzheimer’s Disease
    Special Occasions and Special Challenges

    Avenidas Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center
    270 Escuela Ave.
    Mountain View, CA
    (650) 289-5499

    How to Find a Lost Bank Account | eHow.com

    How to Find a Lost Bank Account | eHow.com