Please Help Support SHIP/SHINE – Free Medicare Counselling. The link below will help you contact your representatives in Congress, and help them understand how critically important these programs are to seniors. Medicare is complicated and seniors rely on SHIP/SHINE to get FREE, unbiased help on Medicare questions and concerns.
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An additional view of the 2017 Cost of Care data from Genworth Financial, showing local, Tampa-area costs versus state of Florida median.
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Mark & Michele
The need to support workers who provide unpaid care for a family member is a growing reality for employers (large and small). As the population grows older and life expectancies increase, the need will grow significantly for the next ten to twenty years.
As many as one in six full-time or part-time employees care for an elderly or disabled family member, according to a fairly recent Gallop poll.
The role of family caregivers involves everything from arranging or coordinating, services/support, to navigating the complex health care system, to performing actual care in the home — all while balancing workplace demands and responsibilities.
Employers can help families save time and reduce stress – while improving workplace productivity, employee morale and loyalty – by connecting their employees with elder care resources through access to knowledgeable specialists and appropriate providers for family care services.
Call today to arrange a free, workplace educational presentation on senior care services and resources in Tampa Bay. Or, simply fill in and submit the form below. We will get back to you quickly to see how we can help.
This Saturday, October 8th, 2016, from 9a – 2p, Michele will be providing SHINE consultations at Grace Lutheran Church’s Health Fair!
When faced with daunting life challenges, know there are resources available to help face those obstacles.
Locally, and throughout Florida, SHINE volunteers can help with all questions related to health insurance/Medicare and Area Agency on Aging can help with a great many other issues facing seniors.
Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs has a great site with resources to help plan for emergency situations like hurricanes and flooding, to name just two. You can find it here, or click on the link: http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/disaster.php.
“The Department’s Emergency Coordinating Officer coordinates with the Florida Division of Emergency Management on emergency preparedness issues and post-disaster response. The Department ensures that the Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers have all-hazards Disaster and Continuity of Operations Plans to be implemented during a threat of imminent disaster.
Your safety in a disaster depends heavily on your own actions, and developing a survival plan is the first and most important step.“
The sections on the site include:
Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders
Be Prepared by Planning Ahead
Disaster Online Library
Useful Links and Information
All very good tools to help create and document your emergency preparedness plan.