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Sep 07, 2024 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM

The Tamburitzans Present: World Music & Dance

We will be having a 1-hour concert at 4 pm and there willalso be food trucks and the Tamburitzans performance band before starting at2:30 pm. There are senior discounts and student discounts. Here are the prices: Regular ticket (adults): $25 Seniors: $20 Students: $10 Staff: $10

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The New Riverview Apartments

Independent Living 52 Garetta Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15217

A vibrant senior community where the goal is to live comfortably, remain self-reliant, and enjoy life to the fullest. Part of JAA's array of senior services, 191 renovated apartments provide affordable independent living options for tenants at all income levels. Service coordinators and on-site activities staff support active, healthy lifestyle choices, and encourage participation.

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Western PA Eldercare Council

Support Groups & Services , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 00000

TheWesternPennsylvania Care Eldercare Councillists companies and individual providers on this website who help families deal with the crisis and burden of long term care. One purpose of this group is to educate the public on the need for care planning before a crisis occurs. A second purpose is to provide, in one place, all of the available government and private services for eldercare. Finally, our ultimate mission is to offer a trusted listing servicethat the public will recognize and turn to for expert help in dealing with the challenges of long term care.The council is a single listing source of community care providers and advisers who help the public deal with current elder care needs. State councils provide a platform for local groups of providers and advisors to offer the following services:Educate the public on how to plan for long term careProvide a local source of 15 to 20 different eldercare services through one single state contactPromote a trusted organization offering reliable services

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Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms

Memory Care 3275 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, 15017

Welcome to Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms, located in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, where resident independence and overall wellness are at the heart of our community.  Tucked away in a serene location with nature views, its surrounded by local businesses for family meals. We are conveniently near PA-50 East, with Giant Eagle and Washington Pike close by. Explore PNC Park, enjoy the views from Mount Washington, and experience the energy of events at PPG Paints Arena, all just a stones throw away. At Celebration Villa, residents enjoy a warm, family-like staff and a vibrant environment for socializing, hobbies, and relaxation.Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms welcomes you to our community, where every detail is crafted for a stress-free lifestyle. Our cozy apartments feature soothing tones, soft carpeting, and ample natural light through large windows. Choose from deluxe suites, private studios, or friendly jack and jill arrangements to find your perfect fit. Nestled amidst the vibrant cultural landscape of Pittsburgh, residents enjoy furnished patios, secure walking paths, and a charming garden. As always, safety is a priority, with enclosed courtyards and pathways. Private rooms with spacious closets, well-appointed bathrooms, and abundant sunlight create personal sanctuaries. Our commitment is to provide a vibrant lifestyle and personalized care catering to your unique needs and well-being. The moment you arrive, you will find your needs are met with utmost attention and mindfulness.Types of Lifestyle:Enhanced Personal CareMemory CareShort-Term Respite StayHospice CoordinationAt Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms, residents receive tailored care in order to live as independently as possible. Care services include support with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, and hygiene. Our knowledgeable team members coordinate with residents, family members, and healthcare professionals.Through personalized care and services, our dedicated team handles your household tasks and maintenance, which gives you the freedom to make the most of your time. Whether youre interested in fitness, music, social events, or discussing a great book with friends, our life enrichment programming awaits you.With our dedicated team, we provide tailored assistance that is readily available whenever you need it. This offers peace of mind for residents and families. Upon move-in and throughout your stay, we assess the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, and mobility, to create a personalized care plan.In our maintenance-free living environment, residents and their families can leave worries about home maintenance behind. No more replacing light bulbs or shoveling snow; we take care of the community inside and out, allowing residents to fully enjoy their retirement years.Culinary delights await as we serve up three delicious chef-prepared meals daily, along with snacks that nourish both body and soul. Dining in our welcoming dining rooms enhances mobility and socializing, but we also provide tray delivery during illness or as requested by doctors, always ensuring our residents well-being.We believe in providing a vibrant, caring, and worry-free community where residents can embrace their independence, stay engaged with life, and savor the moments that matter most. Join us, and experience a journey thats both enriching and fulfilling.  Contact us to schedule a tour! 

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Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms

Assisted Living 3275 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, 15017

Welcome to Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms, located in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, where resident independence and overall wellness are at the heart of our community.  Tucked away in a serene location with nature views, its surrounded by local businesses for family meals. We are conveniently near PA-50 East, with Giant Eagle and Washington Pike close by. Explore PNC Park, enjoy the views from Mount Washington, and experience the energy of events at PPG Paints Arena, all just a stones throw away. At Celebration Villa, residents enjoy a warm, family-like staff and a vibrant environment for socializing, hobbies, and relaxation.Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms welcomes you to our community, where every detail is crafted for a stress-free lifestyle. Our cozy apartments feature soothing tones, soft carpeting, and ample natural light through large windows. Choose from deluxe suites, private studios, or friendly jack and jill arrangements to find your perfect fit. Nestled amidst the vibrant cultural landscape of Pittsburgh, residents enjoy furnished patios, secure walking paths, and a charming garden. As always, safety is a priority, with enclosed courtyards and pathways. Private rooms with spacious closets, well-appointed bathrooms, and abundant sunlight create personal sanctuaries. Our commitment is to provide a vibrant lifestyle and personalized care catering to your unique needs and well-being. The moment you arrive, you will find your needs are met with utmost attention and mindfulness.Types of Lifestyle:Enhanced Personal CareMemory CareShort-Term Respite StayHospice CoordinationAt Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms, residents receive tailored care in order to live as independently as possible. Care services include support with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, and hygiene. Our knowledgeable team members coordinate with residents, family members, and healthcare professionals.Through personalized care and services, our dedicated team handles your household tasks and maintenance, which gives you the freedom to make the most of your time. Whether youre interested in fitness, music, social events, or discussing a great book with friends, our life enrichment programming awaits you.With our dedicated team, we provide tailored assistance that is readily available whenever you need it. This offers peace of mind for residents and families. Upon move-in and throughout your stay, we assess the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, and mobility, to create a personalized care plan.In our maintenance-free living environment, residents and their families can leave worries about home maintenance behind. No more replacing light bulbs or shoveling snow; we take care of the community inside and out, allowing residents to fully enjoy their retirement years.Culinary delights await as we serve up three delicious chef-prepared meals daily, along with snacks that nourish both body and soul. Dining in our welcoming dining rooms enhances mobility and socializing, but we also provide tray delivery during illness or as requested by doctors, always ensuring our residents well-being.We believe in providing a vibrant, caring, and worry-free community where residents can embrace their independence, stay engaged with life, and savor the moments that matter most. Join us, and experience a journey thats both enriching and fulfilling.  Contact us to schedule a tour! 

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Does Medicare Cover the Cost of Getting a Second Opinion?

You may be nervous about whether Medicare will cover a second opinion if you wish to confirm whether a medical treatment or surgery is right for you. Given the cost of doctor visits today, the prospect of an out-of-pocket expense for a second opinion is understandably concerning.Under Medicare Part BMedicare Part B will help pay for a second opinion if a doctor recommends that you pursue a medically necessary surgery or another major procedure. In fact, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that a person get a second opinion when their doctor tells them surgery is needed to diagnose or treat a nonemergency but medically necessary health issue. Remember, before seeking any second opinion on a procedure, confirm that the doctor accepts Medicare. Third opinions may also be covered if the first two opinions are different from each other.If the second doctor orders additional tests, as long as they're medically necessary, Medicare will also help pay for these expenses. The payment structure will be the same as for the first opinion. After you meet your yearly Part B deductible, Medicare pays 80 percent of the approved amount, and you pay 20 percent, plus any copay.What About Medicare Advantage? You should also be able to get coverage for a second opinion if you have a Medicare Advantage Plan. Just remember that some Medicare Advantage Plans will only cover a second or third opinion if you have a referral from your primary care doctor and the second doctor is in-network.Readers should also remember that just because Medicare may cover a second or third opinion, coverage of the therapy, surgery, or procedure is not guaranteed. 

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Using FMLA to Care for a Loved One With A Disability

For caregivers of loved ones living with disabilities, meeting the demands of your professional life while carrying out the responsibilities of caregiving can be immensely challenging.Depending on your situation, you may qualify for an extended leave from work that will allow you to keep your job while you focus your time on caring for your loved one.What Is FMLA? The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that may protect your right to unpaid leave to care for a family member. The law, established in 1993, applies to private employers with at least 50 workers. For employees whose spouses, children, and parents have severe health conditions, the FMLA allows up to 12 work weeks of leave within a year. Twenty-four work weeks of unpaid leave are available for those caring for active service members.Under the FMLA, employers cannot fire employees because they took leave, protecting employees right to leave work when certain family members become severely ill.As a caregiver, you play a crucial role in your family as you support your loved ones, but caregiving responsibilities can conflict with work commitments. The FMLA can help employees balance their responsibilities.Is FMLA Paid?FMLA is typically unpaid leave. However, it allows you to hold on to your job while also requiring your employer to continue your health benefits while you are on leave.What Conditions Qualify for FMLA Leave?Employees who qualify for FMLA can use this type of leave in a number of different circumstances, including if they are having a baby, adopting a child, donating an organ, or suffering from a severe health problem. For those who are caring for an immediate family member with a serious health condition, FMLA may also be an option.In addition, employees with a child who is unable to care for themselves due to a disability may be able to take advantage of FMLA leave. Under FMLA, disability is defined as conditions that substantially limit one or more major life activities or bodily functions. In certain cases, such conditions may include such health issues as epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, or cancer that is in remission.The U.S. Department of Labor launched a new series of webpages over the past year to help people understand their rights under the FMLA. The webpage is a useful resource for caregivers, providing a library of guides, frequently asked questions, and fact sheets. One such fact sheet details the criteria for using FMLA leave to care for a child with a disability. Another focuses on taking leave when a family member has endured a serious injury, illness, or other physical or mental condition that has left them incapacitated.How the FMLA Resource Helps Family CaregiversThe Department of Labors dedicated family caregiver webpage addresses several challenges you could face.Being away from work can pose challenges for the caregivers career. Some employers are not supportive of employees who take FMLA leave, and employees may face illegal workplace retaliation.In addition to work obligations, many caregivers have multiple roles at home. For instance, an individual might need to care for a sick parent as well as their own children.Caring for a loved one with a severe health condition can take an emotional toll, and caregivers might feel overwhelmed.Those caring for older adults might need help finding elder care services.Information Related to the Family and Medical Leave Act and CaregivingThe U.S. Department of Labor webpage supplies information to help you navigate the workplace while also caring for a loved one.Available information includes:Speaking with an employer about taking leaveTaking leave when a family member has a serious health conditionUtilizing FMLA for a parent of a child with a disabilityUsing military family leaveLeaving to care for a parent or other past caretakerProving that you have a severe health conditionFiling a complaint against an employer, such as a complaint for retaliationAccessing caregiver resourcesLocating a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other careFinding services for veteransIdentifying state agencies where individuals can learn about their rights and apply for benefitsKnow Your Rights: Consult With an AttorneyIn addition to reviewing the U.S. Department of Labor webpage, speak with an attorney if you are contemplating taking FMLA leave. A special needs planning lawyer can help you understand your right to leave, including how to protect yourself should your employer retaliate against you. Contact Sharek Law Office at 412-347-1731 or click here to schedule a complimentary 15-Minute Call to learn what guidance we can provide for your unique situation.This article is a service of Sharek Law Office, LLC. We dont just draft documents; we ensure you make informed and empowered decisions about life and death, for yourself and the people you love. That's why we offer a Life and Legacy Planning Session, during which you will get more financially organized than youve ever been before, and make all the best choices for the people you love. You can begin by calling our office today to schedule a Life and Legacy Planning Session and mention this article to find out how to get this $750 session at no charge. Please note this is educational content only and is not intended to act as legal advice.

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Preventing and Reducing the Risk of Falls: Tips and Recommendations

Each year, 36 million older adults fall, with one out of every five falls resulting in physical trauma, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Injuries from falls, such as hip fractures, can lead to hospitalizations, surgeries, and nursing home stays. Experiencing a fall or living in fear of falls can reduce your quality of life and separate you from family and friends. AginginPlace.org provides a freely available, medically reviewed guide on preventing falls, with lifestyle, mobility, and home improvement recommendations to help you avoid falls, maintain independence, and assuage any fears you may have of falling. Lifestyle ChangesLifestyle modifications can prevent falls. Having the proper footwear is essential. Although slippers and socks can be comfortable to wear inside the home, use supportive shoes with nonskidding soles indoors. Wear properly fitted clothing. You could trip over oversized, baggy clothing. Maintain a well-organized, clutter-free living space. Items in the home, such as cords and surplus furniture, can be a tripping hazard. Decluttering can keep the interior of your living space safer.Vision problems can cause falls, so visit your eye doctor regularly. Talk to your primary care physician to learn more about any medications or health conditions that may make your gait unsteady. When you move about your home, don't rush. Take your time, moving slowly and carefully. Use short steps to avoid slipping. Mobility ExercisesStaying active and physically fit is an essential element of fall prevention. Engage in exercises such as walks, tai chi, and water aerobics regularly to maintain your fitness. Practice balance exercises that improve lower body strength and help you stay on your feet three days a week for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Use mobility aids, such as canes and walkers, to help you stay steady. Be aware of your surroundings. Home ModificationsAs you age, you can adapt your home to your needs. Keep your home well-lit. Install lighting into dark areas, such as hallways and stairways. Nightlights can illuminate your home in the dark, allowing you to see your surroundings and avoid tripping. Place grab bars and handrails around your home in locations where you might lose your balance, such as bathrooms, hallways, and stairways. Keep everyday items within your reach. Avoid storing items in high or hard-to-access places. If you choose to keep things in high places, use a sturdy step ladder with a safety bar or a reach extender a tool for retrieving out-of-reach objects.To stop falls before they happen, look for hazards in your home and remove them. To learn more about reducing your fall risk, read the Comprehensive Guide to Fall Prevention from AginginPlace.org.

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Medicaid's Coverage of Nursing Home Care

For better and for worse, Medicaid is the primary method of paying for nursing home care in the United States. But navigating the Medicaid system is complicated and confusing. Here are the basics. Medicaid (sometimes called by other names, such as "Medi-Cal" in California, "MassHealth" in Massachusetts, and "TennCare" in Tennessee) is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities. In addition, it covers long-term care for those who qualify. This coverage has traditionally meant care in a nursing home, although coverage of care in an assisted living facility or at home are possible (see below). In the absence of any other public program covering long-term care (Medicare provides only limited nursing home coverage), Medicaid has become the default nursing home insurance of the middle class. Lacking access to alternatives such as paying privately or being covered by a long-term care insurance policy, most people pay out of their own pockets for long-term care until they become eligible for Medicaid. Each state operates its own Medicaid system, but this system must conform to federal guidelines in order for the state to receive federal money, which pays for about half the state's Medicaid costs. (The state picks up the rest of the tab.) This complicates matters, since the Medicaid eligibility rules are somewhat different from state to state and they keep changing. To be certain of your rights, consult with us to guide you through the complicated rules of the different programs and help you plan ahead. While the majority of nursing homes accept Medicaid patients, there are some that don't. Even nursing homes that accept Medicaid recipients may only have a limited number of Medicaid beds available. Nursing homes must be certified by the state in order to accept Medicaid payments. Check with the facility before applying for admittance. To qualify for coverage, applicants must have limited assets and income. You typically cannot have more than $2,000 in assets; the figure may be slightly higher in some states. To lower your assets, you need to spend them down by paying for things that benefit the Medicaid applicant. You cannot simply give away your resources in order to qualify for Medicaid. Income limits vary by state. In some states you can keep excess income in trust; in other states you must pay your excess income to the nursing home. In addition to the strict income and asset limits, you must meet level of care requirements in order to qualify for nursing home coverage. Each state sets its own level of care criteria and the criteria is not always clear. The state looks at an applicants functional, medical, and cognitive abilities to determine if they need care in a nursing home. You're usually determined to need long-term care if you need help with two or more activities of daily living (such as bathing, dressing, eating, moving, and going to the bathroom). But to need a nursing home level of care, you may also need frequent medical care, such as assistance with medication, injections, IVs, or other medical treatment. The state may also consider your cognitive abilitiesi.e., whether you have the ability to make decisions on your own. Once you qualify for Medicaid, the program pays for all your basic expenses, but nursing home residents may be charged extra for certain amenities, like a private room, comfort items, or specially prepared food. In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover some home care services or in limited circumstances, care in an assisted living. Home care is typically provided through home- and community-based services "waiver" programs to individuals who need a high level of care, but who would like to remain at home. States vary widely on how to qualify and what's covered. Almost all state Medicaid programs will cover at least some assisted living costs for eligible residents.To apply for Medicaid, contact your local Medicaid office. We can help you navigate the Medicaid process. This article is a service of Sharek Law Office, LLC. We dont just draft documents; we ensure you make informed and empowered decisions about life and death, for yourself and the people you love. That's why we offer a Life and Legacy Planning Session, during which you will get more financially organized than youve ever been before, and make all the best choices for the people you love. You can begin by calling our office today to schedule a Life and Legacy Planning Session and mention this article to find out how to get this $750 session at no charge. Please note this is educational content only and is not intended to act as legal advice.

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Medicaid Eligibility Basics

Tim Sechler discusses Medicaid eligibility basics in this video.

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Remote patient monitoring with Addison Care!

Addison, the Virtual Caregiver, is a state-of-the-art, 3D animated, connected caregiver designed to transform a residence into a digital Smart Health Home, providing chronic care management, rehabilitation, aging in place, behavioral health and care coordination, for patients of all ages.  Your Addison Care Console will include peripheral bluetooth devices you need for your care plan.  Options include glucometer, non-contact thermometer, pulse oximeter, blood pressure cuff, weight scale or spirometer.  Easy set-up!  Our team has created an out-of-the-box experience unlike any other. Your Addison Care Console is already personalized to your care plan and automatically connects to Bluetooth health monitoring devices and emergency response wearables upon arrival.  All you have to do is plug it into an outlet and enjoy!Addison can be equipped with cellular backup communication and an uninterrupted power supply for additional protection during local power or Wi-Fi outages. A World of ExperiencesMirrors time of day and weatherCelebrates your faith and holidaysPersonalized environmentsCultural customizationInteractable features boost cognitionEncourages success and uplifts moodA World of ConnectivityTeleCare Center IntegratedVirtual Primary Care Connected24/7 Emergency ResponsePersonal hands-free calls to family or friendsCustomer service on demandCaregiver alerts and notificationsA World of BenefitsContinuous care support and coachingEarly identification of changes in health statusExpedited, expert interventionsImproved treatment adherenceBetter health outcomesKeeps care circle informedAdditional FeaturesVoice or Touch Driven InteractionMedication Reminders24/7 Emergency ResponseVitals MonitoringNotify the Parties You Authorize(Care Circle)Privacy & Security with Face Recognition

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The Inside Connection Radio Show 6.24.23

The Inside Connection is featured weekly on KDKA-AM 1020 in Pittsburgh, every Saturday at 9 AM. On this episode, MediConnect was proud to showcase Elaine Cole from the Social Security Administration and she was able to provide many helpful pointers! Check it out here!

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The Inside Connection (ep. 12) - Meet the (MediConnect) President

MediConnect is proud to welcome the visionary behind our company, Brian Breisinger, to the program! Get an inside look of MediConnect's humble beginnings all the way to becoming the top-rated advisory firm in the state of Pennsylvania, with a view of what's ahead

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Caregivers - ComForCare Home Care NW Pittsburgh - FT/PT/Flexible Positions Available!

Our friends at ComForCare Home Care NW Pittsburgh is hiring Caregivers!Live your best life possible by helping others live theirs. Our caregivers are the heart and soul of what we do. At ComForCare, we like to celebrate successes and have fun while building meaningful relationships. Join our team and be a part of a certified Great Place To Work!Full Time, Part Time and Flexible Schedule Available!Click Here for Open Positions: www.comforcare.com/careers or contact them directly at 724-759-7674.

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Caregivers - Greater Pittsburgh Area

Are you a caring and compassionate individual looking to make a difference? Join our team at Senior Helpers and become a caregiver! Enjoy a personally rewarding work environment, build meaningful relationships with clients, receive specialized training, and have the flexibility to work on your own terms. Apply today and start making a positive impact  https://bit.ly/48yaTAt

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Career Opportunities with LIFE Pittsburgh

CareersBe part of a unique team that provides care so that seniors can live in their own homesLIFE Pittsburgh, a growing nonprofit organization with approximately 400 employees, is a community based alternative to nursing home care and assisted living. Through the LIFE Pittsburgh program, frail older adults can remain in their own home and receive a coordinated plan of care that enables them to maintain their independence and enjoy a safe and active life in the community.Our health teams of geriatric doctors, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation specialists and other health care professionals assess our Participants needs and desires, plan and approve services with them and their family or caregiver, monitor for changes and provide timely interventions. Primary care and community services are provided through our Day Health Centers and through our in home program according to an individual Participants needs.  LIFE Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.  Apply for a rewarding career caring for seniors with LIFE Pittsburgh.Questions for our employment team?   Call 412-388-8042 or email employment@lifepittsburgh.org

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Hiring Caregivers - Rita's Home Care Agency

We are Hiring!Join Our Team! - Free Training- Competitive Pay - Flexible Schedule- Paid Time Off - Team Building Events- Bonuses- $300 Caregivers Referral BonusApply Now or contact admin@ritahomecarepa.com to learn more! 

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