Sheila selected as a 2011 L’Oreal Paris Woman Of Worth
Thursday October 27th 2011, 5:38 pm
Filed under: Awards,News,Press Release

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Founder and President, Sheila Warnock, has been selected as a 2011 L’Oreal Paris Woman Of Worth.
Sheila will receive $10,000 for ShareTheCaregiving at an awards ceremony in December. She and nine other finalists will be featured on the L’Oreal Paris Women Of Worth web site.
People can vote for the National Winner who will receive the grand prize of $25,000 for her charity.
If Sheila wins, we also stand to attract a much, much greater audience for Share The Care.

Voting will take place on November 7 through November 23, 2011 on the Women Of Worth Web site http://www.womenofworth.com/

Only votes made through the online ballot on the Women Of Worth web site will be counted. Votes generated by an automated system will not be counted.  One vote per person.

PLEASE VOTE FOR SHEILA AND HELP SHARE THE CARE!
Send your Share The Care group, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to vote as well!

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SHARETHECAREGIVING SUPPORTS THE NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS ASSOCIATION. NOVEMBER IS FAMILY CAREGIVER MONTH
Tuesday October 25th 2011, 4:16 pm
Filed under: News

President Obama Issues Proclamation to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month
As we observe National Family Caregivers Month, we honor the tireless compassion of Americans who heal, comfort, and support our injured, our elders, and people with disabilities. This month and throughout the year, let the quiet perseverance of our family caregivers remind us of the decency and kindness to which we can all aspire.

President Barack Obama,
November 1, 2011

NFCaregiver of the Month
Identifying Family Caregivers! is the theme that NFCA has established for National Family Caregivers Month 2011. AOA has promoted the theme to the White House to include in the Presidential Proclamation.

Despite the huge role family caregivers’ play in the care of their loved ones, despite the fact that family caregivers are the only people consistently present across all of their loved ones’ care settings, family caregivers are invisible in American healthcare.

Nowhere on medical intake forms is there a question about whether someone is, or has a family caregiver. Nowhere on a person’s medical record is there a place for a notation of any kind about their care status. Without such information, the role of a family caregiver in the life of a person with chronic conditions is essentially negated, and without such information, a family caregiver’s increased risk for depression and chronic disease cannot be monitored. In some situations, it may be obvious that someone is or has a family caregiver, but if it isn’t in the record, it isn’t official, and cannot be taken into account in developing a plan of care – for both parties.

There is an easy fix to this problem; it doesn’t require legislative action, nor great expense; it only requires the will of those who really are interested in making patient and family centered care the norm in America.

The fix is to have a space on all medical intake forms and electronic medical records to capture information on who is or who has a family caregiver. Next time you fill out a medical form – just make a notation that you provide care to your parent, spouse, child, etc. who has a chronic condition or deals with the frailties of old age. One form at a time you can make a difference, change the status quo and gain recognition for the important job of being a family caregiver.

Suzanne Mintz
President/CEO
National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895
301 942 6430
www.thefamilycaregiver.org

BELIEVE . PROTECT . REACH OUT . SPEAK UP

http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/national_family_caregiver_month/

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DR OZ SHOW LOOKING FOR…
Thursday October 13th 2011, 6:06 pm
Filed under: News,Seeking Groups,Seeking Stories

STUDIO AUDIENCE TICKETS: NY AREA ONLY

-  Are you from the NY area and have a strong opinion for or against legalizing “Aid to Die/ Physician Assisted Suicide”?

-  Please write a brief description about why you feel the way you do and any personal connection to the topic

*Please note:

Our studios are in NYC- Must be available on 10/19 (and can transport yourself to our studio)
Taping is from 8:00 am- Noon

Please write into our website:

http://www.doctoroz.com/audience-seats-1019-opinion-assisted-suicide

Or

Email Michelle Lohr: Mlohr@zoco.com with the following Information

NAME, AGE
CELL PHONE NUMBER
HOME/WORK NUMBER
EMAIL ADDRESS
TOWN AND STATE WHERE YOU LIVE
A RECENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF

**If selected to attend the taping you will receive a call from a producer and a follow up confirmation email with ticket information

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Consumer Alert
Wednesday October 12th 2011, 8:02 pm
Filed under: News

October 9, 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently become aware of a website that has the appearance of being an official government website for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.

This new website – http://preexistingconditioninsuranceplan.com   – is not maintained by any government programs and consumers are strongly urged not to submit any personal information requested by this website under the assumption that it is a government website.

CMS is taking the appropriate steps to protect consumers from being misled.

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan made available through the Affordable Care Act makes health insurance available to people who have had a problem getting insurance due to a pre-existing condition.

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan:
·         Covers a broad range of health benefits, including primary and specialty care, hospital care, and prescription drugs.

·         Does not charge you a higher premium just because of your medical condition.

·         Does not base eligibility on income.

Individuals interested in the new federally backed pre-existing condition insurance program should visit: www.pcip.gov   or call 866-717-5826.

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