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Government Programs That Can Pay for Long-term Care for the Elderly

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

If you or a loved one has financial constraints but needs long-term care, there are government-funded options. The programs have different eligibility requirements which are based on income, assets, the kind and level of care needed, marital status and age. MEDICAID-FUNDED HOME-CARE PROGRAMS Medicaid is a state/federal program for low-income families and individuals. Eligibility is determined by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. There are four types of long-term Medicaid ...

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AAA 1-B Holding Food Distribution for Seniors: Monday, April 27

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is holding a pop-up pantry in Warren on Monday, April 27, to distribute 400 free emergency food boxes to seniors. From noon to 2 p.m., the “Q boxes” (quarantine boxes) will be available at 21919 Schoenherr, between 9 Mile and Toepfer. The boxes are available on a first come-first served basis to adults 60 and older who live in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, ...

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AAA 1-B Hosting Virtual Public Hearing to Get Senior Spending Feedback

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Public Invited to Give Input on Spending for Aging Services  The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is holding a public hearing to get feedback on a draft of its Area Implementation Plan that maps out how almost $22 million federal and state funding earmarked for senior services in its six-county service region will be spent in the  2021 fiscal year. The agency’s service region includes much of southeast Michigan, ...

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AAA 1-B Distributes Emergency Food Boxes to Seniors

Friday, April 17th, 2020

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) will begin distributing over 1,000 emergency food boxes to seniors in its six-county region this week. The nonprofit serves seniors in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.   AAA 1-B is using three different methods to make sure it can get food out quickly to the seniors who need it. Seniors can either pick up the food at distribution events ...

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Meet Our Caregiver Champions

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Caregiver Champions Contest Recognizes and Honors Family Caregivers Great caregivers know that taking care of themselves gives them the energy and patience needed to be the very best at helping their loved one. They exercise or meditate, they draw on resources like support groups and caregiving classes. They use adult day programs as a way of stimulating their loved one and providing themselves with a break. They reach out to friends ...

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