Articles for Living

Do you know Jimmo?

It's impossible to know all of the court rulings that have involved Medicare and Medicaid over the years. If you take the time to learn about any of them, we strongly encourage you to look into the Jimmo Corrective Action. In a recent correspondence with our friends at the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Helayne inquired about advocacy tips and the need for an attorney when appealing Medicare's decision to not cover an expense. Here are the key takeaways from their response As you advocate for your loved ones and yourselves, be aware of the Jimmo Corrective action. When being faced with removal from a Skilled Nursing Facility or the denial of Medicare coverage for a Skilled Nursing Facility st

PSA- Stimulus Check and Nursing Home Payment

We want to take a moment to share this quick public service announcement. Residents or their families who were compelled to sign their stimulus check over to their nursing home are encouraged to file a complaint with their state survey agency for investigation of the nursing home. State specific complaint contact information is available here: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Complaintcontacts.pdf

COVID DHHS Updates

We wanted take a moment and share this update from our friends at the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Good morning partners! Please find below the latest NC COVID-19 response updates. NCDHHS Updates Guidance on Who Should Be Tested NCDHHS Shares Health Guidance to Re-Open Public Schools New Testing and Contact Tracing Resources Available to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 New Toolkit Available to Locate Testing Sites, Promote the 3 W’s and Answering the Call NCDHHS Launches Campaign to Reach Historically Marginalized Populations about COVID-19 Executive Order 143 Addresses Uneven Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color NC Pandemic Recovery Office Disburses Funds to Support Local

Multi-Dementia-Nal℠ Planning A-Z Part I

Click the image below to view Part I of Multi-Dementia-Nal℠ Planning A-Z. This presentation focuses on what you need to know when faced with a dementia diagnosis.

It's About Time~ June 5, 2020

Check out It's About Time with Martin and Helayne from June 5, 2020. Helayne, Erin, and Michael catch up with Dr. Becker to ask some burning questions.

Are You Suffering From Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency is a condition that is more common than you might think, and sadly very few people even realize they are at risk or that they are showing symptoms of the deficiency. The body’s main source of Vitamin D is the sun, and not food. Only natural sunlight can provide enough of this vitamin for your body to feel good. Unfortunately, many older adults don’t get outside much, so it’s easier for them to be deficient. Here are signs you should watch out for that may indicate that you are deficient in Vitamin D: Sign #1: Weak muscles In older adults, there is a strong link between Vitamin D deficiency and weak muscles. Weakened muscles due to deficiency can appear in different way

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