CareWell Services SW, provides services and funding to promote health, independence and choice for seniors, persons with disabilities and their caregivers in Barry and Calhoun counties. As part of its multi-year planning process for October 2019 through September 2022, the agency is accepting Request for Proposal (RFP) applications from organizations interested in applying for three…

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  Michigan MMAP clients seen starting March of 2019 may be subject to a quality improvement survey call. This is not a Medicare scam call! These surveys are funded by our national funder, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the surveys rotate through different states each year.  This year it is Michigan’s turn. Each…

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It seems like every topic, issue, and even food group has their own “National Day” now. Sometimes it can seem silly or over the top, but often these days of recognition remind us of important habits such as keeping your heart healthy or eating a balanced diet. This month, March 14 is National Write Your…

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Becoming a caregiver for a loved one is a role most feel unequipped to fill. Whether it’s for a parent, sibling, spouse, or other friend or family member, becoming a caregiver changes the relationship dynamic and can leave you feeling confused, frustrated, overwhelmed and exhausted. Navigating this journey can feel like you are lost in…

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Have you or someone you know been the target of a phone scam? Identifying common warning signs of scams, and knowing how to report scammers, can help you protect your identity and your finances. Phone scammers may call and pretend to be a representative from Medicare, the Social Security Administration, a charity, your doctor’s office,…

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What is MI Choice Waiver? MI Choice is a Michigan Medicaid Waiver program, formerly referred to as the Home and Community Based Services for the Elderly and Disabled (HCBS/ED) program. MI Choice is a statewide program designed to give older adults and people with disabilities more choices in receiving long-term supports. It provides a variety…

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Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs) offer proven ways to enhance health and prevent disease among older adults. Each program is backed by solid research. EBPs are based on a study of the effects or outcomes of specific interventions or model programs. They demonstrate reliable and consistent positive changes in important health-related and functional measures. In simpler terms,…

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If you are nearing 65 and may be eligible for Medicare, you likely have questions about the coverage and benefits. MMAP has some answers for you! If you are still working and have insurance through your workplace, talk to your HR director at work first about how their plan works with Medicare. If you have…

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CareWell Services Southwest, the Area Agency on Aging covering Calhoun and Barry counties, has completed another Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) in Marshall at the Heritage Commons Senior Enrichment Center with the generous support of the Marshall Community Foundation, Oaklawn Hospital, and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Sadly, many people stride into their retirement adventure with…

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