Miscellaneous

January 16, 2014

A 2009 study by the National Alliance for Caregiving in the United States, in collaboration with AARP, found that in any given year, 65 million people, 29 percent of the population, are caregivers for a chronically ill, disabled or elderly family member. The study shows that the typical caregiver is a 49-year-old woman (66 percent CONTINUE »

January 16, 2014

Most seniors prefer to remain in their own homes if at all possible. When making decisions about the practicality of this option, it is important to know that Medicare will not cover nonmedical home services. Those who have purchased long-term health insurance or have veterans benefits may be eligible for services. Keep in mind that CONTINUE »

January 16, 2014

Jewish Community Services offers a range of services for adult children and spouses who need caregiving support and education. Services include: • Family consultation with clinicians with expertise in geriatrics • Care management in which certified care managers provide comprehensive assessments focusing on medical status, cognitive function, environmental safety and emotional needs • Counseling and CONTINUE »

January 9, 2014

(Pareve Or Meat) 2 pounds ground beef, optional 3  15-ounce cans stewed tomatoes 1  15-ounce can each of black beans, navy beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1  16-ounce bag frozen corn 4 celery stalks, chopped small 2 large onions, finely chopped 2 packets taco seasoning 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons chili CONTINUE »

January 9, 2014

(Pareve or dairy) 6 tablespoons butter or margarine 1⁄2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 large leeks, trimmed/sliced, mostly white part 3⁄4 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and chopped 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 cups chicken broth, pareve or regular (vegetable broth can be used) 2 cups half-and-half or CONTINUE »