When a head-on bicycling crash with an SUV crushed my spine and left me a paraplegic in 2011, I found very little inspiration from my very broken body. That is, until I realized how my broken body could be the impetus to help fix America’s broken home care system.
New York City may be a cradle of gay rights, but for many in the gay community it is still not an easy place to grow old.
Mary Ellen Green can attest to that. Her only refuge is a senior center in Manhattan that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She can sit down to a hot meal or settle in with a book without worrying about being harassed by her neighbors.
But shen the center closes at night and on weekends, Ms. Green, 61, a freelance writer who is homelss, is on her own again. Read more…
NY Managed Long Term Care Companies (MLTC) Are Killing Elders By Refusing Mandated Services. – My Elder Advocate, LLC
The New York Legal Assistance Group has filed a federal class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York to challenge threatened and actual reductions in Medicaid-funded home care services. Named Plaintiffs and the class they seek to represent are people with disabling conditions who need home care services to remain safely in their homes and communities.
When the family of Bobby Glenn Tweed made the difficult decision to have him admitted to a nursing home in January 2013, little did they realize he would have just months left to live. While diagnosed with dementia, Tweed, 78, was still a vigorous man.
But without his family’s consent, Tweed was given psychotropic drugs that are known to be fatal among older patients with dementia. In 10 months, he was dead. Read more
The first of a four part series can now be seen on Public access TV, on “The Challenges facing the Sandwich Generation”. It’s a job they can’t say no to, and something they never prepared for. It is on Channel 76 (Cablevision) and Channel 36 (Fios) and will air for the next four weeks.
Host Ernest Csak interviews Evan Gilder, Accountant at Redig Financial Services, about the financial and tax implications surrounding long term care of older family members.