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  • PBS: Caring for Mom and Dad – MediCaring.org
    local communities to raise the bar to meet the challenges of family caregivers Caring for Mom and Dad will air throughout the month of May and it will be narrated by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep Check your local listings for exact dates and times External Links http www cincinnati com story news 2015 05 01 local voices power pbs documentary elder care 26713085 http www pbs org wgbh caringformomanddad watch Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Stop Taking Caregivers for Granted Introducing the Family Caregiver Platform Project MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra Health April 14 2016 Central Wyoming Caring Transitions Owners Recognized for Pioneer Spirit PR Web press release April 4 2016

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2015/05/06/caring-for-mom-and-dad/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Identifying Communities with Potential for Pioneering MediCaring—Suggest Yours! – MediCaring.org
    organizational features The important thing is that it would help guide providers in the local system toward achieving and maintaining high value care For example the Community Board would work with health care public health and social services providers to monitor performance metrics that reflect the priorities of frail elders in the area including the preferences of individuals and help decide on priorities for investments and improvements Where would funding for investment and system management come from The funding would come from savings arising from much improved coordinated services that are adapted appropriately for the population of frail elderly Medicare beneficiaries follow their preferences and adhere to the principles of geriatrics and that reduce overutilized low value services in Medicare The potential for savings varies but an average of about 30 is plausible for almost any MediCaring Community program Even saving 10 would enhance the ability of communities to make supportive services that are needed by elders and which are the mainstay of long term care much more available A program could be built on a managed care platform or on an Accountable Care Organization arrangement but either strategy will require partnering with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS That s where your help is needed The time has come to ask CMS to take up the challenge of working with willing applicants starting by opening the door to allow pioneer MediCaring Community programs to move ahead CMS will need to adjust certain regulations and allow for more flexibility in operations to allow savings to be reinvested in long term care and support services and to enhance operational efficiency in the programs Here s what we have found likely to be important in the first set of communities enabling them to lead in building reliable sustainable services for frail elders in the MediCaring Communities model A history of cooperation in the public interest Implementation of some improvements already in frail elder care such as some experience with models like PACE GRACE INTERACT local support of nutrition and transportation services age friendly environments or similar models and programs Leaders who are concerned about the future effects of increases in the numbers of persons needing daily help in old age Enough frail elders to field a convincing project but still small enough to be able to make improvements quickly perhaps 500 10 000 is a reasonable range and frail elders are about one tenth of all persons older than 65 Reasonably self contained area with boundaries that are well known that is the health care and supportive services to people who live in the area are generally provided by services anchored in the area There will be other considerations but none are as important as commitment and leadership We invite you to think on it and talk it over with others and if building the elder care system of the future is plausible and appealing in your community city or county please let us know We are planning some webinars

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2015/04/17/identifying-communities/ (2016-04-30)
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  • communities – MediCaring.org
    encourage overuse of medical care while providing scant supportive services and almost no tools for communities to evaluate local needs and priorities It is bizarre that any physician can write a prescription for a drug costing 100 000 that has been found to be only a little helpful for only a few potential patients but neither the doctor nor anyone else can order up a substitute caregiver when the spouse is ill or find a way to get food delivered when there is a long waiting list for Meals on Wheels Most families and elderly people find this strange as well once they experience the situation But most people are only gradually realizing that this sort of distortion is a direct result of policy choices and that we could choose differently MediCaring Communities is a way to choose differently Here s how Each community would develop a way to reflect the voice for its frail elders which we ll call a Community Board though it could have a number of names and organizational features The important thing is that it would help guide providers in the local system toward achieving and maintaining high value care For example the Community Board would work with health care public health and social services providers to monitor performance metrics that reflect the priorities of frail elders in the area including the preferences of individuals and help decide on priorities for investments and improvements Where would funding for investment and system management come from The funding would come from savings arising from much improved coordinated services that are adapted appropriately for the population of frail elderly Medicare beneficiaries follow their preferences and adhere to the principles of geriatrics and that reduce overutilized low value services in Medicare The potential for savings varies but an average of about 30 is plausible for almost any MediCaring Community program Even saving 10 would enhance the ability of communities to make supportive services that are needed by elders and which are the mainstay of long term care much more available A program could be built on a managed care platform or on an Accountable Care Organization arrangement but either strategy will require partnering with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS That s where your help is needed The time has come to ask CMS to take up the challenge of working with willing applicants starting by opening the door to allow pioneer MediCaring Community programs to move ahead CMS will need to adjust certain regulations and allow for more flexibility in operations to allow savings to be reinvested in long term care and support services and to enhance operational efficiency in the programs Here s what we have found likely to be important in the first set of communities enabling them to lead in building reliable sustainable services for frail elders in the MediCaring Communities model A history of cooperation in the public interest Implementation of some improvements already in frail elder care such as some experience

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  • Stop Taking Caregivers for Granted! – MediCaring.org
    is just the beginning Sen Kelly Ayotte So let s get moving Right now more than 65 million family caregivers in the United States who daily demonstrate their commitment to their spouses children parents grandparents and friends who are ill and disabled are caught in a web of poorly coordinated health and social services 2 They need solutions that go well beyond recognition of their efforts Caregiving requires time money and timely access to information and in home assistance Our current health and social services systems offer very little support in any of these categories As Joanne Jenkins of AARP said at the ACT caucus launch now is the time to find solutions to make life better for those in need To start caregivers need policy at the federal state and local levels to address workplace flexibility and the financial insecurity that results when they forego their own needs in the face of a fragmented care system that offers them no reliable support There are some helpful solutions that can be considered For example the Family and Medical Leave Act 1993 which ensures that unpaid leave can be taken in times of health crises for workers and their families could be slightly broadened to include all family members who provide care Several states have developed paid family and medical leave programs finding minimal adverse effect on employers 3 Care systems in some other countries have decided that it is easiest to pay family caregivers Many have established reliable respite programs Why not the United States Our health care system which is gradually moving from paper to electronic records does not even record the name of a patient s caregiver much less provide tangible help when it is most needed It is good news that Congress has established the ACT caucus But it will take time to enact new programs or come to agreement on expanding existing programs Meanwhile here are some ways to raise the importance and salience of family caregiving at the local and state levels Attend candidate forums and ask a question or two about caregiver support Tell your story or a story of a caregiver whom you know and suggest how the community can do more to support these efforts Insert some language about family caregiving into the agendas and reports of volunteer groups to which you belong as well as professional organizations Write responses and comments to blogs and articles about health care and social services programs Put forward some ideas for solutions Right now this country relies heavily on family caregivers to maintain the long term care and health care systems but offers little to nothing in return not even the assurance that they will have the basic information they need to ensure that their loved one is not in pain and discomfort There is no national or regional one stop shop of information and resources that can be queried for immediate help counseling and training and turned to by families in need of basic

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2015/03/24/caregivers/ (2016-04-30)
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  • ACT – MediCaring.org
    as long as they can possibly stay there Rep Diane Black We re willing and wanting to hear what you think This is just the beginning Sen Kelly Ayotte So let s get moving Right now more than 65 million family caregivers in the United States who daily demonstrate their commitment to their spouses children parents grandparents and friends who are ill and disabled are caught in a web of poorly coordinated health and social services 2 They need solutions that go well beyond recognition of their efforts Caregiving requires time money and timely access to information and in home assistance Our current health and social services systems offer very little support in any of these categories As Joanne Jenkins of AARP said at the ACT caucus launch now is the time to find solutions to make life better for those in need To start caregivers need policy at the federal state and local levels to address workplace flexibility and the financial insecurity that results when they forego their own needs in the face of a fragmented care system that offers them no reliable support There are some helpful solutions that can be considered For example the Family and Medical Leave Act 1993 which ensures that unpaid leave can be taken in times of health crises for workers and their families could be slightly broadened to include all family members who provide care Several states have developed paid family and medical leave programs finding minimal adverse effect on employers 3 Care systems in some other countries have decided that it is easiest to pay family caregivers Many have established reliable respite programs Why not the United States Our health care system which is gradually moving from paper to electronic records does not even record the name of a patient s caregiver much less provide tangible help when it is most needed It is good news that Congress has established the ACT caucus But it will take time to enact new programs or come to agreement on expanding existing programs Meanwhile here are some ways to raise the importance and salience of family caregiving at the local and state levels Attend candidate forums and ask a question or two about caregiver support Tell your story or a story of a caregiver whom you know and suggest how the community can do more to support these efforts Insert some language about family caregiving into the agendas and reports of volunteer groups to which you belong as well as professional organizations Write responses and comments to blogs and articles about health care and social services programs Put forward some ideas for solutions Right now this country relies heavily on family caregivers to maintain the long term care and health care systems but offers little to nothing in return not even the assurance that they will have the basic information they need to ensure that their loved one is not in pain and discomfort There is no national or regional one stop shop of

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/tag/act/ (2016-04-30)
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  • assisting caregivers today – MediCaring.org
    as long as they can possibly stay there Rep Diane Black We re willing and wanting to hear what you think This is just the beginning Sen Kelly Ayotte So let s get moving Right now more than 65 million family caregivers in the United States who daily demonstrate their commitment to their spouses children parents grandparents and friends who are ill and disabled are caught in a web of poorly coordinated health and social services 2 They need solutions that go well beyond recognition of their efforts Caregiving requires time money and timely access to information and in home assistance Our current health and social services systems offer very little support in any of these categories As Joanne Jenkins of AARP said at the ACT caucus launch now is the time to find solutions to make life better for those in need To start caregivers need policy at the federal state and local levels to address workplace flexibility and the financial insecurity that results when they forego their own needs in the face of a fragmented care system that offers them no reliable support There are some helpful solutions that can be considered For example the Family and Medical Leave Act 1993 which ensures that unpaid leave can be taken in times of health crises for workers and their families could be slightly broadened to include all family members who provide care Several states have developed paid family and medical leave programs finding minimal adverse effect on employers 3 Care systems in some other countries have decided that it is easiest to pay family caregivers Many have established reliable respite programs Why not the United States Our health care system which is gradually moving from paper to electronic records does not even record the name of a patient s caregiver much less provide tangible help when it is most needed It is good news that Congress has established the ACT caucus But it will take time to enact new programs or come to agreement on expanding existing programs Meanwhile here are some ways to raise the importance and salience of family caregiving at the local and state levels Attend candidate forums and ask a question or two about caregiver support Tell your story or a story of a caregiver whom you know and suggest how the community can do more to support these efforts Insert some language about family caregiving into the agendas and reports of volunteer groups to which you belong as well as professional organizations Write responses and comments to blogs and articles about health care and social services programs Put forward some ideas for solutions Right now this country relies heavily on family caregivers to maintain the long term care and health care systems but offers little to nothing in return not even the assurance that they will have the basic information they need to ensure that their loved one is not in pain and discomfort There is no national or regional one stop shop of

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  • family and medical leave act – MediCaring.org
    as long as they can possibly stay there Rep Diane Black We re willing and wanting to hear what you think This is just the beginning Sen Kelly Ayotte So let s get moving Right now more than 65 million family caregivers in the United States who daily demonstrate their commitment to their spouses children parents grandparents and friends who are ill and disabled are caught in a web of poorly coordinated health and social services 2 They need solutions that go well beyond recognition of their efforts Caregiving requires time money and timely access to information and in home assistance Our current health and social services systems offer very little support in any of these categories As Joanne Jenkins of AARP said at the ACT caucus launch now is the time to find solutions to make life better for those in need To start caregivers need policy at the federal state and local levels to address workplace flexibility and the financial insecurity that results when they forego their own needs in the face of a fragmented care system that offers them no reliable support There are some helpful solutions that can be considered For example the Family and Medical Leave Act 1993 which ensures that unpaid leave can be taken in times of health crises for workers and their families could be slightly broadened to include all family members who provide care Several states have developed paid family and medical leave programs finding minimal adverse effect on employers 3 Care systems in some other countries have decided that it is easiest to pay family caregivers Many have established reliable respite programs Why not the United States Our health care system which is gradually moving from paper to electronic records does not even record the name of a patient s caregiver much less provide tangible help when it is most needed It is good news that Congress has established the ACT caucus But it will take time to enact new programs or come to agreement on expanding existing programs Meanwhile here are some ways to raise the importance and salience of family caregiving at the local and state levels Attend candidate forums and ask a question or two about caregiver support Tell your story or a story of a caregiver whom you know and suggest how the community can do more to support these efforts Insert some language about family caregiving into the agendas and reports of volunteer groups to which you belong as well as professional organizations Write responses and comments to blogs and articles about health care and social services programs Put forward some ideas for solutions Right now this country relies heavily on family caregivers to maintain the long term care and health care systems but offers little to nothing in return not even the assurance that they will have the basic information they need to ensure that their loved one is not in pain and discomfort There is no national or regional one stop shop of

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  • FMLA – MediCaring.org
    as long as they can possibly stay there Rep Diane Black We re willing and wanting to hear what you think This is just the beginning Sen Kelly Ayotte So let s get moving Right now more than 65 million family caregivers in the United States who daily demonstrate their commitment to their spouses children parents grandparents and friends who are ill and disabled are caught in a web of poorly coordinated health and social services 2 They need solutions that go well beyond recognition of their efforts Caregiving requires time money and timely access to information and in home assistance Our current health and social services systems offer very little support in any of these categories As Joanne Jenkins of AARP said at the ACT caucus launch now is the time to find solutions to make life better for those in need To start caregivers need policy at the federal state and local levels to address workplace flexibility and the financial insecurity that results when they forego their own needs in the face of a fragmented care system that offers them no reliable support There are some helpful solutions that can be considered For example the Family and Medical Leave Act 1993 which ensures that unpaid leave can be taken in times of health crises for workers and their families could be slightly broadened to include all family members who provide care Several states have developed paid family and medical leave programs finding minimal adverse effect on employers 3 Care systems in some other countries have decided that it is easiest to pay family caregivers Many have established reliable respite programs Why not the United States Our health care system which is gradually moving from paper to electronic records does not even record the name of a patient s caregiver much less provide tangible help when it is most needed It is good news that Congress has established the ACT caucus But it will take time to enact new programs or come to agreement on expanding existing programs Meanwhile here are some ways to raise the importance and salience of family caregiving at the local and state levels Attend candidate forums and ask a question or two about caregiver support Tell your story or a story of a caregiver whom you know and suggest how the community can do more to support these efforts Insert some language about family caregiving into the agendas and reports of volunteer groups to which you belong as well as professional organizations Write responses and comments to blogs and articles about health care and social services programs Put forward some ideas for solutions Right now this country relies heavily on family caregivers to maintain the long term care and health care systems but offers little to nothing in return not even the assurance that they will have the basic information they need to ensure that their loved one is not in pain and discomfort There is no national or regional one stop shop of

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