Health-Aide Shortage Stirs Worry as Medicaid Budget Gap Looms

By Roshan Abraham | November 27, 2019 A shortage of home health aides across New York state raised concerns at an Assembly hearing on services provided for aging New Yorkers last week. The hearing arrived as a $15 million budget increase for aging services began...

Demand for home care workers on LI is outstripping supply

By Carol Polskycarol.polsky@newsday.com  Updated July 30, 2019 9:53 AM Trina Tonorezos’ 71-year-old sister, bedridden from stage 4 cancer, recently wound up in a nursing home when she could not get approved for round-the-clock home care. She’d wanted to remain in her...

2019 Convention Videos and Slideshow

2019 StateWide Convention Day 1 https://www.nysenior.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NY_StateWide_Convention_10_15.mp4   2019 StateWide Convention Slideshow Day 2 Convention Dinner Slideshow 2019 (1)...

Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities Lacking Access to Advocates

Office for Aging Facing Drop in Ombudsman Volunteers Many residents of long-term care facilities in New York state lack regular access to ombudsman services due to a decline in the number of volunteers and a severe shortage of paid staff, according to an audit...

Group working to help Central New York’s underinsured

By Stephanie Sorrell-White / stephanie@timestelegram.com Posted Aug 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM     ILION, N.Y. – Residents dealing with insufficient insurance or none at all may face a range of barriers, including the ability to handle the paperwork required to obtain the...