Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington

Feds to Hospitals: Improve Your Discharge Planning, or We’ll Make You

Discharge planning is often a broken link in the chain of care for hospital patients. Older adults and others with complex care needs nearly always need follow-up after they are discharged. They’ll almost certainly have to take new medications. They may need bandages changed after surgery, or physical therapy after a stroke. Unfortunately, they and their families rarely get the [...]

By |2016-01-06T16:53:14-05:00January 6th, 2016|Health Care|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Assisted Living Facilities

What do consumers want to know about assisted living facilities? I was recently asked to participate in a project aimed at answering that question. So, I asked some residents of facilities and their families, as well as people who are considering whether to move in. I thought their questions were interesting, so, I’ll share them and try to provide a [...]

By |2013-05-17T14:42:06-04:00May 17th, 2013|Caregiver tips, Senior housing|2 Comments

The Coming Budget Freeze on Elder Care, and What to Do About It

Prepare yourself for big new cuts in government support for elder care.   In his State of the Union address last evening, President Obama called for a five-year freeze on a narrow slice of the federal budget. Unfortunately, programs subject to the freeze would include many that are critically important to the frail elderly and younger people with disabilities--especially those living in [...]