HEAP is the Home Energy Assistance Program. This is a program for lower income individuals and families, which provides help with energy costs in your home. The benefit received is a one-time payment to your heating utility company. The HEAP season runs from November to late March. The HEAP season is open, and now is […]
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The last few weeks have certainly had their ups and downs. Civil unrest at our nation’s Capitol, a new administration in the White House, our county currently sits just under 500 active cases and was over 800 cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) just a few days ago, vaccine administration is underway in the general […]
Medicare Advantage Plans are plans that replace your Original Medicare Benefits and usually include prescription drug coverage. There are definitely rules that dictate when and how you are allowed to switch your coverage. Right now, from January 1 to March 31, we have what is called the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA-OEP). This three […]
We have had a number of clients call us this year with this question. Sometimes the plans get overwhelmed with the number of enrollees and are late getting out the details. The most important item to receive is your “Welcome to the Plan” letter. This letter has your ID information on it and can be […]
It has been a very busy few weeks on the Lutheran Campus and greater Chautauqua community as a whole. The holiday season is now behind us. Although it gave us time to reflect and appreciate all that we have and maybe took for granted in the past, unfortunately it left a significant amount of positive […]
We have so many individuals living alone in our community. Dementia is just one of the diagnosis that can cause concern. When someone is living alone there are so many things that can go wrong. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t live alone. We as family, caregivers and friends can take steps to help prevent some […]
Employees and residents at the Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program on the Lutheran Campus in Jamestown celebrated National Assisted Living Week in September. The festivities usually include various events for staff and residents, but some modifications needed to be made to keep everyone safe from the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). One important part […]
2020 has been a year to remember for so many reasons. The travel restrictions and fear of transmitting COVID-19 to those we care about has changed our lives this year in many ways. Our older family, neighbors, and friends rely on those that help them to make their life better. Sometimes this can be harder […]
As if our physical, social, and emotional struggles with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) weren’t enough, we now have to face the impact this health crisis will have on the holiday season. Many of the traditions we’ve enjoyed with our residents and families over the years will have to be reimagined in 2020. This will require […]
The numbers for 2021 have been released. The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that there will be a Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) to your Social Security Benefits. Social Security Administration has announced an increase of 1.3% COLA. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just announced the 2021 rates. The Medicare Part B […]