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My Community Meal

Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:25

seniors lunchHave you or an elder loved one thought about participating in a community meal program? Are you nervous about attending for the first time by yourself? Do you have some doubts about the food quality? I had the opportunity to participate in the hot lunch program at the North Olmsted Senior Center this week and, if you have ever had these concerns, I thought you might benefit from learning about my experience.

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Sonja's Suggestions: Planning for Your Pets

Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:03

Sonjas SuggestionsPets are a big part of people's lives and are typically considered members of the family. I have had many conversations with both friends and clients about what will happen to the family pet after the owner is no longer able to care for them or passes away. It is a heartbreaking conversation. Who will take care of poor little "Fido?"

As an animal lover, I take this to heart. Our little companions need to be considered, so here are a few suggestions:

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EPSDT Program Update

Monday, 21 July 2014 08:59

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a bulletin which confirms that Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment services (EPSDT) program covers medically necessary services for children with autism.  The announcement clarifies existing law and is in response to the increasing demand for such services.

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Dementia Self-Assessment

Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:26

mom and daughterResearchers at Ohio State University developed a self-assessment test to detect signs of dementia that could help family members and physicians catch symptoms in the early stages of the disease.  This type of assessment could allow families to begin planning for health care expenses so they can manage finances while the affected individual is still capable of discussing money matters.

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