Meet a Friends Life Care Member

If you were to imagine a person who loves to travel, who enjoys spending time with friends and going to concerts and who walks one mile every day, you would probably not visualize a 98-year old.  But in the case of this Friends Life Care member, you would be wrong!
Meet Friends Life Care member Evelyn Summers!
Evelyn Summers was born in Oklahoma City in 1919. She completed her undergraduate studies in St. Charles, Mo. at Lindenwood College, a small women’s college that later turned co-ed, earning degrees in piano and organ. She then went on to receive her Master’s fr…

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Friendships can blossom at any moment – while walking down the street, relaxing in the park, or in the case of Friends Life Care members Julia Haas and Lenore Greenberg, sitting in a hospital.

How They Met…
Julia and Lenore met in the waiting room of Jeanes Hospital where both of their mother’s were patients. Once they started talking and realized how much they enjoyed each other’s company, a friendship was instantly formed. Shortly thereafter, in an attempt to cut down on individual living expenses, the newly established best friends moved in together.
Their Ea…

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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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