Category Archives: Communities

Social Security and the Shutdown

Social Security and the Shutdown. The federal government shutdown will not affect many Social Security services because they are classified as mandatory, and continue regardless of federal budget deliberations, decisions or delays. This means that Social Security checks will continue. … Continue reading

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Government Impasse Tragedy

Government Impasse Tragedy. The real tragedy of the governmental impasse is something not often discussed. Why? Because it has to do with values, spiritual principles and being a good neighbor. And, right now, we’re not seeing a lot of good … 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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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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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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