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The Problem of Observational Status in a Hospital

We recently got a frantic call from the daughter of one of our clients. Her mom, who was 89 but lived independently, had started to hallucinate and was brought to the Emergency Room of the local hospital. She was seen by the hospital physician and sent to a room. Testing was done that revealed a…

Will New Jersey Medicaid Pay for Home Care?

The good news is that Medicaid does pay for home care under both traditional Medicaid and the MLTSS (Managed Long Term Services and Supports) Program. However, the bad news is that the level of care provided is unworkable for many beneficiaries. Many of our clients have found that despite their desire to remain at home,…

Are You Suffering from Caregiver Burnout?

Caregiving is stressful. But how much stress is too much? There’s a fine line between “normal” stress and a level of stress that is harmful and debilitating. Often people say they feel burnt out, but what does caregiver burnout really mean? Five warning signs that caregiving is impacting you negatively, and you need to step…

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