Miscellaneous

January 23, 2014

As Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Commission works on its regulations, other Maryland lawmakers are pushing for all-out legalization of the drug. Dels. Curt Anderson and Sheila Hixson and Sen. Jamie Raskin discussed their bill to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol in a news conference on Jan. 16. Gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur, a Montgomery County delegate, CONTINUE »

January 16, 2014

As in the greater community, Baltimore’s elderly population has grown substantially in the past decade. In fact, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s 2010 Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Study found that Jews over the age of 65 make up at least 19 percent of Baltimore’s Jewish community, an increase of 3,500 people since The CONTINUE »

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 »