Author Archives: Anne Hays Egan

New Research Demonstrates the Economic Impact of Dementia

New research demonstrates the economic impact of dementia on families, according to a recent article published in The New England Journal of Medicine. When I checked into one of my discussion groups on Linked In this morning, I found an … Continue reading

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Check Your Benefits

One of the greatest ways to check your benefits is the website called “Benefits Check-Up.”  Run by the National Council on Aging, a large national nonprofit, Benefits Check Up lets you see what benefits may be available to you. If … Continue reading

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Older Adults Who Volunteer Are Healthier

Nonprofit community leaders and people involved with organizations like the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) have known for years that older adults who volunteer are more engaged, interesting and healthier.  And that knowledge is now backed up by a recent … Continue reading

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Older Adult Demographic Trends

Older adult demographic trends will rock your world, as baby boomers move into retirement and people live longer lives, we will see the largest ratio of retired people in history. We are watching the creation of “The Silver Tsunami.” Older … Continue reading

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Data Requirements Squeeze Nonprofits

Most states are creating new Health Information Exchanges as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  States and the information exchanges set the requirements for data that is being required and collected. Most agencies are now handling patient … Continue reading

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Community Service Planning

Most health, mental health, social service and human service organizations will be affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and agencies should be involved now in proactive community service planning.  If you have services that provide direct health or mental … Continue reading

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Health Information Exchanges Will Affect Community Services

Health Information Exchanges Will Affect Community Services, and we will see some of the impact as early as the first quarter of 2014. The way your state is implementing the Affordable Care Act and building its Health Information Exchange will … Continue reading

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New Waves of Older Clients or Patients Coming for Many Community Agencies? | waves of older patients

Many community health and human service agencies will find that their client or patient workload will shift at the beginning of 2014, which could mean that there will be new waves of older adult clients or patients coming to many … Continue reading

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Caregiving for Your Elderly Parents

Although most of our parents will need some type of support as they become more elderly and frail, it can be quite difficult to develop a plan for caregiving for your elderly parents.  There are many reasons why this is … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Services and the Affordable Care Act

Nonprofit services and the Affordable Care Act: A Critical Issue for 2013. Nonprofits that provide community services can expect to see many changes as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) move forward at the state level. Each state is developing its … Continue reading

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New York Times Articles on Older Adult Care

There are some excellent articles in The New York Times about older adults, aging, and older adult care. An article in the fall of 2012 indicates that approximately one in three older adults lives alone without anyone to depend upon … Continue reading

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Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents

This blog provides you with some important tips for caring for elderly parents. Consider these tips for caregiving for your elderly parents as they age, and need more assistance. Sit down with your parents to discuss their needs and plans. … Continue reading

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Workplace Resources for Elder Care | elder care resources

In the late 1980s, I began to hear about leading edge companies that provided workplace elder care resources. These employers offered support for employees involved caring for elderly parents, and provided caregiving information and resources. Over the past twenty five … Continue reading

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