CT State Services for Seniors

U.S. Senators Request Administration Increase Funding For Alzheimer’s

U.S. Senators urged President Trump to demonstrate his support by bolstering the funding request for Alzheimer’s in his fiscal 2019 budget request.  The Senate plans to vote on the budget next month according to the Washington Examiner. Funding would be distributed to the National Institutes of Health, which awards grants for medical research. NIH spends about…

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Caregiver Burnout – How To Avoid It

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The demands of caregiving can sap your energy and psychological well-being. An interview published on the American Psychological Website reveals that since caregiving a parent usually occurs in the context of a long, and often complex relationship, knowing how to care for yourself while caring for a parent is essential to prevent burnout. Four key…

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Senior Respite Care In Connecticut

What is Respite Care? (Guest article by Dina G) Airline emergency procedures instruct us to put our own oxygen masks on first, before assisting a child or another person with their own mask. Emergency medical teams have mandated rest times, when they are not allowed to be called out to an emergency. Loving parents leave…

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Eat These Foods And Still Keep Your Weight Down

Eat. We all love to eat, some of us as often as possible. Consequently, we can gain lots of weight and can even develop health issues that may become chronic. Fortunately, you can maintain your food cravings and still eat healthy. Here are several tasty foods that will control your weight and still let you…

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Connecticut Faces Serious Budget Crunch

HARTFORD (Reuters) – Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state. Nearly two months without a budget, Connecticut is getting crushed by a burdensome debt load that has squeezed spending…

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Advanced Center For Nursing & Rehabilitation, Welcomes Marley West, BSN, RN, As Director Of Nursing

Advanced Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 169 DAVENPORT AVE, NEW HAVEN, CT 06519

New Haven, CT: For Immediate Release The Advanced Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is excited to welcome a veteran healthcare professional as their new Director of Nursing Services! Marley West, BSN,RN is a well known figure in the Connecticut healthcare field, having spent many years running successful nursing programs at various health and rehabilitation centers.…

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Hospice vs. Palliative Care

The Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice. Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness. Hospice…

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How to Find Your Local Area Agency on Aging in Connecticut

Area Agencies on Aging provide assistance with senior benefit programs, social security, Medicare, eligibility for low-income senior programs including home and community services (some states will provide part-time caregiving in the home through their home and community services program), along with: Transportation Home-delivered Meals Prescription Drug Programs Healthy Aging Programs Case Management Caregiver Training Senior…

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