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!
What is Kalos Health?
Kilos Health is a New York State authorized managed long term care plan (MLTCP) that helps individuals 18 and older with a chronic illness and/or health disability. We will work closely with you, your physician (s), and your family and caregivers to give you the health services and personal care you need. Our goal is to help you remain in your own home with assistance from our personalized care management and network of care providers. Kilos Health utilizes experienced RN Care Managers to develop a comprehensive team of professionals that provide access to care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days in year.
Depending on your needs, Kalos Health can provide the following services (more than listed!):
Personalized care management and care coordination, Nurse support line at all times, private duty nurse, nutritional counseling, adult day health care, podiatry, consumer directed personal assistance.
Liberty Health Care
Who can be an assistant to the consumer?
Since the consumer is in charge of hiring their own assistant they can choose anyone they feel comfortable with including friends, family or neighbors. The consumer must find an assistant before they enroll in the CDPAS program. The assistant cannot be a spouse or financial dependent on the consumer.
What tasks could the CDPAS assistant perform?
Laundry, Bathing, Dressing, Grocery Shopping, Toiling, Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Administration of Medications, Transferring, Cooking, Assistance With Eating
Geriatric Care Managers of Western New York
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.
WNY Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership
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.