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New Rules for Community Medicaid Coming!

New Rules for Community Medicaid Coming! Provisions of the recently passed New York State Budget will make it far more difficult for many to become eligible for services under the Community Medicaid program. The new rules will impose a look back period. This will be a major change to the current regulations, which allow access […]

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Department of Health Help Stop the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

Practice Social Distancing Even if you feel well, stay at home as much as possible. In public, keep at least 6 feet distance from others. Avoid unnecessary appointments. Protect Yourself and Others Wash Your Hands. Cover Your Cough. Cover your cough and sneezes. Use your elbow or a tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Take […]

Importance of Staying Hydrated

Benefits, Prevention Tips, Symptoms: It’s important for all of us to stay hydrated. It’s especially crucial for our seniors. Dehydration is very common. Here are some ways staying hydrated is beneficial, tips to help prevent dehydration, and symptoms to look out for. BenefitsOur bodies need to be hydrated to support a complex system that balances electrolytes and fluids. Maintaining that […]

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Changes to the New York State Budget

We hope you and your families well and safe. We want to inform you of recent changes to the New York State budget which may significantly impact your need for home care services paid for by Medicaid (also known as Community Medicaid). New York State has passed the 2020 State budget Bill which includes radical […]

Be on the Lookout for Coronavirus Related Scams

Fraudulent emails and phone calls from scammers trying to get your personal information is nothing new, but there has been a dramatic increase in scams since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many sham companies claim they can prevent or even cure COVID-19. None of these claims are substantiated.
Other scammers claim they have products that are hard to get right now such as gloves, cleaning supplies or masks. Beware from where you order supplies as these scammers allow you to place your order and then you never receive the products or the prices for these products are marked up in excess of 10 times the normal amount. In addition, watch out for fake charities emerging and asking for donations for Coronavirus support. Other scammers are offering low-cost health coverage to help with Coronavirus. With the financial uncertainty of these times, some thieves are promising they can help you refinance your mortgage or help you get rid of your credit card debt. They claim that all they need is your bank account number and your social security number. Another well-known scam is the famous IRS call; however, there is a new twist to this call. Scammers are now calling saying they are from the IRS and they ask for your bank account number to deposit your federal stimulus check. Just remember, the IRS will never call you asking for your bank account number over the phone.
The following tips will help you avoid Coronavirus scams:
Watch out for groups asking for money for Coronavirus victims
Ignore phone calls or emails from people you do not know urging you to invest in certain stocks set to “explode” due to the Coronavirus
Do not open links in emails unless you are sure of the sender
Avoid online offers for vaccines or cures for Coronavirus as they are fraudulent

COVID-19

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this medical crisis. We are deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of our clients and their families, and will continue to provide our services during this crisis. These are stressful days for everyone and probably will continue to be so in the weeks […]

Heat & The Elderly

Prolonged exposure to the heat can be harmful and potentially fatal. Call 911 if you or someone you know shows signs or symptoms of heat illness, including: