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The foundation supports services, education, research and advocacy projects aimed at improving the quality of life for older people. The ultimate goal for proposed programs must be to change practice, policy and delivery systems.
"We've had $100,000 worth of cutbacks, but we're proud to say that we haven't had to cut anyone from the [Meals on Wheels] program. And that's because of fundraisers like this," says Piedmont AAA Director of Resource Development Tracey Marcengill.
A common challenge of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) nationwide is how to best bridge the gap between their organization and the senior centers in the communities they serve. The River Valley AAA of Columbus, Georgia, has found a way to address this problem through a program that combines education and networking.
In this Atlanta-based partnership, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is available free of charge to 200 Atlanta-area residents 65 or older who have prediabetes and who are overweight.
Miami-area resident Farah Maria Perez, a registered nurse, pleaded guilty Wednesday (Aug. 31) for her participation in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false billings for home health services. Perez, 40, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard in Miami to one co...
The West Palm Beach clinic is alleged to have submitted false claims to Medicare during the period 2000 through 2008 by entering into certain leasing and professional services agreements with referring physicians and physician groups that violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.
Two Miami-area corporations, American Therapeutic Corporation and Medlink Professional Management Group Inc., have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Miami for a fraud scheme resulting in submission of more than $200 million in bogus claims to Medicare.
Most of the players' buy-in money was given to children -- in this case, funding need-based scholarships for kids at a local day care and special-needs summer camp. But the concept just as easily applies to fundraising for seniors-related needs, too. Call it poker with a conscience.
Residents of Brookdale Senior Living communities will this year embark on a trans-continental journey with an itinerary boasting an African safari and a stop at the Great Wall of China, all without having to worry about passports or full-body scans.
In a groundbreaking decision, Medicare will pay for lifestyle education programs offered by Miami-based Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa for qualifying individuals with a history or risk of cardiovascular events, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has disclosed. The decision makes the Pritikin Center the first and only residential healthy-lifestyle education program in the country to offer Medicare-covered intensive cardiac rehabilitation, or ICR.