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FYI: New Medicare ID Cards

Important update: Starting in April new Medicare ID Cards will be distributed without social security numbers as a security measure, the Montgomery News reports. The cards will issue a random 11-digit number/letter code. Benefits will remain unchanged. See details at this link  

Silver Tsunami: Significant Milestone

The Wall Street Journal featured an article with a sobering statistic on the aging population, which is projected to surpass the number of children in the US by 2035. A “first in history” according to the Census Bureau, this data validates the “silver tsunami” caregivers and medical professionals will be challenged with in the next

Depression + Aging Population

Affecting nearly 15 million in the United States, and 350 million worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is a mental disorder that can range in severity as seen in conditions such as: Major Depression; Bi-Polar disorder; Manic Depressive illness; and others. This article examines the prevalence of depression among the aging population

November: Home Care + Hospice Month

Thank You Caregivers! In acknowledgment of National Home Care + Hospice Month, today, 11/13, is also recognized as Caregiver Appreciation Day. Among the elder demographic who require some form of care, more people are opting to stay at home, whether through the assistance of a family member or hired professional. Familiarity with surroundings and a sense

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Here are a few key statistics listed on Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. with over five million Americans living with the disease. Every 66 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s One in three seniors die from Alzheimer’s or other dementia Almost 2/3 of people

Article: Stressed Out Caregivers are Using ER Visits for Respite

Take a look at this very revealing article from Social Work Helper that reports an increase of care givers turning to emergency rooms as a reprieve from their daily responsibilities: Emergency room staff call it a “pop drop” – when a disabled older person comes in for medical attention, but it seems like the person

The Value Added of Social Workers

  From the Social Work p.r.n. Blog: Social workers are all about value added. The profession, as a whole, has been instrumental in improving the lives of our citizens for as long as social work has existed. On occasion, however, we are reminded of just how much value social workers add — particularly when social

Consumer Reports: Elder Care + Assisted Living

  This recent article from Consumer Reports offers some valuable information about consumers and the current landscape of assisted living regarding costs (by state), level of satisfaction, and challenges with finding high-quality services.

Why Valerio Care Management?

Take a look at the NEWEST SEGMENT of Denise’s interview as she shares her thoughts about why Valerio Care Management is a premium entity in terms of its resources, quality of services, and the client-centric approach she has maintained since the very beginning. Offering decades of experience as a licensed social worker and seasoned life care

Denise Valerio Interview: The Baby Boomer Factor

Continuing last week’s conversation about the changing landscape of healthcare, the baby boomer demographic is faced with significant challenges. In addition to older people working longer, they’re also taking on the dual responsibility of maintaining their own health, and the health of an elder parent. According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030 almost a

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