Senior Advocacy

Elder Care and Tax Deductions: What Connecticut Caregivers Should Know

Caregivers for aging loved ones are often confused about whether or not they can claim a parent or other relative they care for as a dependent, and what expenses they can deduct. While we want to make it clear we aren’t tax advisors, we do want to help you find [...]

By | 2018-04-30T15:01:52+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

Elder Abuse: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

Elder Abuse in Connecticut Since 1996, Assisted Living Services, Inc. has been dedicated to the improving the lives of senior citizens in Connecticut. Through our in-home care programs and our innovative use of technology to age in place, we help honor older adults' wish to remain safe at home for [...]

By | 2018-04-30T15:08:31+00:00 December 10th, 2013|Categories: Elder Law|0 Comments

6 Things to Know about Medicare Open Enrollment

Every fall Medicare Open Enrollment kicks off. It is the only time of year when Medicare recipients can make changes to their current plan. The annual enrollment period runs from October 15th through December 7th. Because we communicate with our clients’ adult children on a regular basis, we often find [...]

By | 2018-04-30T15:07:48+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

Beware! Scams Targeting Seniors Increase in Spring and Summer

Scams Targeting Seniors It happens every spring and summer. As the mercury rises the number of scams aimed at seniors goes up too. For a variety of reasons ranging from difficulty hearing to being part of a generation raised to be polite and respectful, our elderly loved ones are often [...]

By | 2018-04-30T15:19:48+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Categories: Elder Law|Tags: |0 Comments

“Money Follows The Person” Program Offers Connecticut Residents A Choice

Connecticut Nursing Home Residents Can Get Home Care Instead. The main goal of Connecticut's "Money Follows The Person" (MFP) Program is to transition several thousand elderly and disabled individuals from institutional care - primarily in Skilled Nursing Facilities - back into private homes and apartments in the community - providing maximum [...]

By | 2018-04-30T15:27:43+00:00 August 15th, 2012|Categories: Finance|1 Comment

Eldercare Services in Connecticut Under Attack!

There is legislation currently being proposed in Connecticut which would adversely effect the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders and current and future seniors needing assistance to live at home.  It is being proposed that the estimated 3,245 state funded elders will be required to pay 15% towards the monthly cost [...]

By | 2018-05-01T14:10:57+00:00 April 20th, 2011|Categories: Elder Law|0 Comments

Home Care in Connecticut and the “Money Follows the Person” Initiative

Just last week there was good news out of Hartford when Governor Malloy announced that he plans for certain cost-saving measures for state health care programs for Connecticut residents. One of the most positive changes will be a major expansion in the "Money Follows the Person" program for seniors and adults [...]

By | 2018-05-01T14:12:20+00:00 February 15th, 2011|Categories: Government|Tags: , |2 Comments

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