The National Information & Referral Center, a division of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) awarded one of its "Technology in Practice" awards to Wake County's Resources for Seniors!
SCMA owner, Caryn Utberg, proudly serves on the Resources for Seniors Board of Directors.
Resources for Seniors (http://www.resourcesforseniors.com), an Aging and Disability Resource Center serving older adults and people with disabilities in Wake County, North Carolina, was selected for the first place award. Resources for Seniors’ innovative partnership with the North Carolina State University Department of Computer Engineering enabled the organization to cost-effectively design a mobile responsive website and provide better access to resource information in its database, including through a consumer-friendly personal cart system.
Guest article by Bill Comfort, owner of Comfort LTC, our LTC insurance partner. ComfortLTC.com
If an insurance agent tells you to replace your long-term care (LTC) insurance, be careful! Take your time. Get a second opinion. It's probably a mistake, and the agent pushing a replacement may be breaking the law.
It's almost NEVER a good idea to replace an in-force LTC insurance policy.
We are hearing stories almost daily of unscrupulous insurance agents urgently telling their clients to immediately replace their in-force long-term care (LTC) insurance for a variety of reasons, all bad:
A Guardian ad Litem represents the best interest of children in court. Much of a GAL's work is confidential, so it's largely unknown outside of the court room. This project is a way for the state and local GAL districts to engage the community, raise awareness of the GAL Program and provision our local Food Banks.
Here's how you can help:
The Durham Judicial District (14th) GAL Program is hosting a food drive to raise awareness and celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Donated peanut butter and jelly (in plastic containers, please) will be delivered to area food banks on January 21st.
You can drop off you PB & J donations at the following locations by January 18th:
Guardian ad Litem Office
Durham County Courthouse
510 S. Dillard St., 5th Floor
Senior Care Management Associates
4905 Pine Cone Dr., Suite 2
Durham, NC 27707
(Shared office with Right at Home)
Kaiser Health News recently published an excellent article on understanding the right to a Medicare "fast appeal", especially when faced with a discharge that seems too soon, sudden, or requires additional time to plan for the next move.
Senior Care Management Associates can help too. Our experienced care managers, social workers, and nurses understand how to help our clients navigate the often confusing and overwhelming Medicare system - especially when your faced with a significant medical event or care transition.
CONTACT US if you need help now, or need to make plans for the future.
"Home for the Holidays: Making the Most of Visits to Aging Parents"
Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country. For those with aging parents or loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans.
Here is an excellent article to read as you make plans for the holidays with your family and loved ones. Click on the picture or link below to read the full article:
Need help managing life with an aging parent or loved one? That's what we do!
CLICK HERE to contact us for more information.
Join SCMA at a screening of this important documentary.
Duke HomeCare & Hospice along with the Durham VA Medical Center cordially invite you to attend a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on October 26, 2016 at 9am at Northgate Stadium 10 Theatre in Durham.
You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?”
Watch a short trailer here
After the screening, you can ask our panel of experts questions and join in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.
The free screening is made possible by a grant from The John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.
See this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome. Light breakfast sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living and Interim Health Care. We hope to see you there!
To RSVP call our reservation line (919) 613-4902 or email DHCHbeingmortal@dm.duke.edu.
"What if everything we think we know about aging is wrong?"
The Age of Disruption 2016 Tour is a modern day American Chautauqua movement barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus to bring communities a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging.
Created by Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, the Tour brings a radical new approach — and conversation — to growth and aging. The 2016 tour features Disrupt Dementia, a community-based workshop, and Dr. Thomas’ signature “non-fiction theater” performance, Life’s Most Dangerous Game, featuring the unconventional pairing of a physician (Dr. Thomas) and a musician, Nate Silas Richardson.
Join SCMA & Dr. Bill Thomas and crew for a day of education, entertainment and inspiration.
2:30pm - 4:30pm Workshop - "Disrupt Dementia"
7:00pm - 8:30pm Non-Fiction Theatre - "Aging: Life's Most Dangerous Game"
The Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517
An excellent video on the value of older adults, and how ageing does not have to mean infirmity.