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StateWide e-News – Beware of New Social Security Scam!

Protect yourself - DO NOT respond to email requests for information about your Social Security account.  Scammers are sending faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The letters may use official letterhead and government “jargon” to...

Texas Healthcare Execs Guilty in $150M Hospice Scam

The schemers falsely told patients they had only six months to live in a ploy to collect hospice payments. KEY TAKEAWAYS The Merida Group enrolled patients with long-term, incurable diseases into hospice care after falsely telling them that they had less than six...

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...

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...

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