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Donate to CLV's expansion and Kansas tax credits are available for you!

Friday, August 22 2014 4:38 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Looking for a way to make a difference in our community, and save money on your taxes?   Now you can, when you donate to the Cedar Lake Village expansion project. When you donate $250 or more to this project between now and the end of 2015, you'll receive a tax credit of 50 percent of your gift on your Kansas income tax return.    From the Executive Director, Joanna Randall: "I am excited to announce that Cedar Lake Village will break ground soon on its m… Read Article

CLV & Hoeger House Ice Bucket Challenges August 2014

Thursday, August 21 2014 10:55 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
​ Challenge accepted, Good Samaritan Society—Olathe! CLV and Hoeger House challenge AL Huber, Boulder Associates, GSS Senior Living Consultant Susan Nickerson, GSS Customer Experience Consultant Jona Freel and CLV Cook Jeronimo Ramirez! You have 24 hours to make a $100 donation to the ALS Association or take on the Ice Bucket Challenge! (Or you can do both!)     For more information about ALS or to donate, please visit http://www.alsa.org/&nb… Read Article

Macular degeneration and depression: Are you at risk?

Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:44 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Imagine if you could no longer read, drive or even recognize familiar faces.   For roughly 2 million older adults living with macular degeneration in the U.S., that is a reality, not an exercise in what if.   Moreover, according to a study from the Thomas Jefferson University, a healthcare research institution in Pennsylvania, about a quarter of those diagnosed with macular degeneration develop clinical depression as their vision worsens and life changes. &nbs… Read Article

Feel like you need to go all the time? You’re not alone

Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:42 PM
Categorized In Well-being
As we age, trips to the restroom can become more frequent.  When we are no longer able to make it to the restroom on time, accidental urinary or bowel leakage can lead to emotional, physical, social and economic stress for many people.   In fact, according to a recent government report, more than 50 percent of seniors living in the U.S. experience some form of incontinence. Older adults receiving home care services reported struggling with bladder and/or bowel co… Read Article

Common myths about nursing homes: Will Medicare pay?

Saturday, August 2 2014 5:39 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
True or False: There is no need to worry about paying for a nursing home (rehab or skilled nursing center) stay. Medicare will fund everything.   Answer: False. Medicare only pays for a nursing home stay if the beneficiary has had a three-night stay in a hospital within 30 days of being admitted to the nursing home, and required skilled nursing care. The Medicare coverage will end as soon as the beneficiary no longer requires the skilled care.   The bottom… Read Article

Senate hearing examines the impact of hospital status

Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
(Washington, D.C.) – Provider magazine is reporting this week about U.S. Senate hearings focusing on Medicare requirements for hospital stays. Senators have learned the use of the observation status for Medicare recipients has created a confusing situation that costs seniors emotionally and financially.   Click here to read the story online.   Prevent paying privately by asking about your hospital status If you’re a senior and have t… Read Article

Yoga for what ails you

Thursday, July 31 2014 5:36 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Do you want to exercise more, lose weight or live a more stress-free life? Yoga might help with all three.   For some, the word “yoga” evokes images of people bending their bodies in strange positions. While some stretching is involved, the practice of yoga encompasses much more.   Yoga focuses on simple poses and breathing to promote physical strength, flexibility and mental peacefulness; it fits into the mind/body practices category of complementa… Read Article

Roll up your sleeve, please!

Friday, July 25 2014 5:34 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Have you made plans to get your annual influenza (flu) vaccine? Fall will be here before we know it, and that’s a good time to get the vaccine. It’s usually available in September through the winter months, but some providers are already setting up appointments to administer it. Flu is unpredictable, but the peak of the season is usually in January or February.   Here’s some common myths and facts that may influence your decision to get the vaccine. … Read Article