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Elder Care

Renewing Your Medicaid

This blog post answers common questions about the Medicaid renewal process, such as why you have to renew your Medicaid, what happens if you forget, and how to do it.

All-Inclusive Care for Hormonal Health

This post is the first part of a series outlining how the CenterLight Teamcare Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) helps manage and treat a full range of health issues that impact older adults and their families. This highly personalized care helps keep our participants living safely at home and in their communities.

A Guide to Summer Heat Safety

Extreme summer temperatures can be dangerous and potentially life threatening for many individuals, particularly for those at a higher risk for heat related illness such as the elderly.

Caring for Participants Like Family

Teamcare TRS Lillian Andino-Vargas has always loved working with the elderly. When her uncle developed dementia, she helped him enroll in Teamcare and learned more about the importance of seniors aging happily and safely at home and in their community.

CDPAS, Explained

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS) is a program that allows anyone from family members, friends, or neighbors to be paid for caregiving. Here, we discuss steps you may have to take to enroll in CDPAS.

Coloring Sparks Creativity

A lot of us remember spending hours as children with coloring books. As we got older, we put our crayons away for other things we considered more important or entertaining. Here, we discuss how Teamcare Cornaga ACS is using coloring as an activity to help spark creativity and relaxation.

Rising to the Challenge of Culturally-Sensitive Care

How does New York’s largest Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) deliver a high-quality healthcare experience? Here, CenterLight President and CEO David Rock explains how culturally-sensitive care – which honors diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, preferences and beliefs – is a crucial component of this innovative care model.

The Benefits of Tea Therapy

Every month, CenterLight Teamcare Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Angelina Holmes leads Tea Therapy with a dedicated group of participants. For May, she chose peach tea because it is fragrant, delicious, and perfect for the warming weather.

Stay Safe From Phishing Scams

Unfortunately, the elderly are especially prone to predatory email phishing and phone scams. Lester Hsu, CenterLight’s IT Information Security Administrator, offers tips on how to detect and avoid these scams, as well as recommendations on how to protect your personal information.

Qualifying for Medicaid with the help of Pooled Income Trusts

Did you know that older and disabled adults can contribute their excess income to a pooled trust, which in turn uses the funds to pay the patient’s bills, as well as allowing them to pay for other living expenses? Jin Kim Smith, Assistant Director of Intake Operations, explains how a pooled trust works.