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Caring for a loved one isn't easy. That's why LeadingAge members are committed to developing resources that can help individuals provide their loved ones with the help they need on their own terms. This page features videos, guides, websites and other resources our members developed for caregivers. Visit frequently to find resources that may help you or a friend fulfill this important role in someone's life.

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Medicare: ALJ Hearings Suspended on New Claim and Entitlement Appeals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has announced the temporary suspension of new administrative law judge hearings for Medicare claim and entitlement appeals. OMHA noted the backlog of 357,000 claims for Medicare services and entitlements already assigned to its 65 administrative law judges and the additional cases already pending assignment. 

LeadingAge Conducts Capitol Hill Briefing on Affordable Housing for Seniors

LeadingAge and the Elderly Housing Coalition hosted an informative 1-hour briefing targeted at Capitol Hill staffers to highlight the nexus between affordable housing and supportive services, as a rational way to address the needs of low-income seniors.

5 Tips for Transition: A Smooth Move from Rehab to Home

If you or someone you love has had to stay at a rehabilitation facility after a stroke, surgery or an injury, you know that recovery can be a long and difficult process filled with uncertainty about what to expect when transitioning back home. Changes will be inevitable, but here are 5 tips that can help make the move back home smoother and less stressful.   

Finding and Accessing Transportation Resources

Maybe your mom or dad lives in another state, and is no longer able to drive but needs to get to and from several doctor's appointments every week. Maybe you're the one looking for a ride to your appointments. Or maybe you need some help getting groceries every week. No matter what your situation, transportation is often a crucial service that people require on a weekly, if not daily basis, in order to live independently.

Creative Ways to Stay in Touch with Social Media

Staying in touch with mom or dad after they've moved into a retirement community can be a challenge. Sometimes, your schedule is so full that it's hard to find time.Other times, your communication may fall into a lull and you may become bored with the same old updates from each other. Technology in general, and social media in particular, can help.