Health & Wellness
The dynamical way of the healthcare and medical industry can be confusing and unsettling. As you age you need to focus on your health & wellness more than ever, yet the unknown factors and fears deter many active seniors from taking the proper precautions to ensure healthy living. Your health cannot be ignored and must be handled properly. Senior Radio Buffalo is on WBEN 930am on Saturday mornings at 11am, guiding you through the health & wellness issues that most active seniors encounter. You are not alone!
Since 1929, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) companies have provided healthcare coverage to members, allowing them to live free of worry, free of fear. In every ZIP code, Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a personalized approach to healthcare based on the needs of the communities where their members live and work. They work closely with hospitals and doctors in the communities they serve to provide quality, affordable healthcare.
We understand and answer to the needs of local communities, while providing nationwide healthcare coverage that opens doors for more than 106 million members in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 96 percent of hospitals and 93 percent of doctors and specialists contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield companies — more than any other insurer.
At Geriatric Care Managers of Western New York, we understand how overwhelming and confusing it can be to care for an elderly family member. Trying to navigate the health care system, understanding options for care, handling payment issues and searching for available resources can feel like a full time job.
It can become more complicated when you don’t live close by or family members don’t agree on what’s best. Geriatric Care Managers was founded to guide families through the myriad of issues that must be addressed as loved ones age and as health care needs increase.
Our Philosophy and Mission:
Home care is done best wh en it is a partnership between the agency and the families being served. When each partner provides support when the unexpected arises, your loved one will always get the care they want. Family caregivers have things that come up. You have a life you’re actively leading. The care for the participant still needs to be provided. Our partnership will provide the immediate and on-going care needed so that can happen. Through collaboration, we will maintain a plan of care that centers on the rights of the person we are serving to live as independently as possible, and continue to live their life where they wish.
The Senior Wishes story began in 2013, when ideas were being discussed on how the UCHS might best serve the senior citizen population of Western New York. UCHS, founding company of Fox Run at Orchard Park and the United Church Manor in West Seneca, was looking for a program that could bring real value to the aged. Wendy Miller Backman had volunteered with a small wish program years earlier and began describing it to Mike Maloney, CEO of Fox Run Orchard Park and UCHS Inc. at that time.
Mike and Wendy began a series of brain storming sessions and much research and realized that although there were a handful of these wish programs throughout the country, none existed in Western NY. UCHS decided to begin the Senior Wishes program to foster respect and appreciation for seniors by granting life enriching wishes!
UBNS follows a team approach to diagnosing and treating complex disorders of the central nervous system. Accordingly, patients treated at our institution derive the unique benefit of having multiple highly regarded physicians and other medical professionals involved in their care.
Each of UBNS’ attending physicians is grouped into one of five specialized teams according to his or her area of expertise: neuroendovascular, movement disorders, pediatric neurosurgery, spine and skull base disorders, and/or minimally invasive endoscopy. Each team thus consists of at least one and up to three attending neurosurgeons; a cadre of nurses and nurse practitioners who are experts in the evaluation and management of brain and spine disease; and in many cases, a small group of fully trained neurosurgical research fellows.
The Western New York Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership is dedicated to connecting caregivers of persons with dementia with the support and services they need to lessen caregiver burden and prevent burnout. Launched in 2016 and funded by a Department of Health grant, we serve caregivers in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Wyoming counties.
To create supportive, dementia-friendly communities that reduce caregiver burden and prevent burnout, through a strong partnership of professional service providers and volunteers.