Archive for October, 2017

FLC welcomes new board members

Friends Life Care is honored to welcome Marguerite B. Knysh to our Board of Directors.

Marguerite B. Knysh RN, CCM, LNC, has been a nurse for over 30 years, caring first for critically ill patients in the ICU. Meg then became a hospital-based Case Manager, which included arranging and authorizing home care services and planning patient’s discharges. She also did utilization review, which included obtaining authorization for payments for in-and-outpatient medical services. From there, Meg became a Patient Care Advocate, helping patients navigate through the healt…

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Facts, myths, and alternatives to government healthcare programs
Many people believe they can rely on the government for all their long-term healthcare related issues, however this is not a real solution for a high majority of the population. While there are benefits to using government programs, there are a lot of misconceptions as well. “The majority of Americans do not plan in advance to fund long term care (LTC) so the government program Medicaid pays for 40% and Medicare pays for 23%. *” This leaves a significant short-fall the people have to pay out of their savi…

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Changing leaves are the first real sign of Fall. But while those gorgeous red, gold and orange petals are fun to stare at during long drives through the countryside, fallen leaves are a hassle for homeowners.

Trees provide shade in the summer and protection in the winter but they’re shedding in the fall leads to hours of backbreaking work. The leaves typically seem to win the battle, but this year it’s possible for you to win the war against the foliage blanketing your yard, driveway, and sidewalk.

Here are some simple ways to beat the leaves this Fall, guaranteed…

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5 Reasons To Plan More Day Trips

By Cheryl Proska
October 18th, 2017 For Members No Comments

Vacation is an important part of life. Unfortunately, people don’t take enough vacations, especially those individuals who can’t afford to take time off from work.

Even though a week-long vacation is vital to living a healthier life, sometimes just a quick day trip will have the same effect. Taking a break from life not only reduces stress but also helps to reconnect people with family and friends.

Here are five reasons to plan more day trips in the coming year.

Day Trips Are Affordable
The hotel is always the most expensive part of traveling. Staying at a r…

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Be prepared for home emergencies with these helpful tips

Despite your best efforts to defend yourself, sometimes disaster strikes, and that means you should always be ready for the unexpected. When you’re not prepared for home emergencies you never know how bad it could get. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for anything! The right emergency gear will help you protect your home and family, as well as deal with unpleasant realities like a post-storm power outage or broken windows.

Here are some critical practices and tips to remember when dealing with a home emergency.
Have an Emergency Fund
It’s important to have mo…

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