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629 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

386-847-2322

LOOK WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR OFFICE!!!! YES, THAT’S RIGHT! IT IS THE QUANTUM EDGE 2.0 POWER CHAIR!!!!!  HOW COOL IS THIS????? YOU MUST COME BY AND SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!!!! IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN NEED OF ONE OF THESE AMAZING CHAIRS, PLEASE COME ON BY!!!!! It is on consignment by one of our family members.

Helpful information and phone numbers

Balance and Motion – Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:15 at Florida Health Care Wellness Center – 471 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Seniors can develop balance, coordination, core strength, and flexibility. Free – call to register – 386-676-7110, ext. 7293

Cancer Support Group – Support groups for breast cancer, caregivers, prostrate cancer, and many others. Every Thursday at 9:30 at Catholic Church Palm Coast 386-235-5310 – 386-917-5853

Council on Aging – Assistance for the elderly – 386-253-4700

Creative Caregiving – Mondays 11:30 – 1:30 at Harris House – 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Focus on caring for the caregiver, and engaging their partner through experiences that promote relaxation, concentration, and discovery. Free – call to register – 386-423-1753

First Call for Help – 24 hour info. for community services in Volusia and Flagler counties: 386-253-0563

Votran offers a special Gold Service which helps with transport to Doctor’s appointments. Sign up online at Votran.org, under special services link, click on Gold Service. Fill out application and send back to Votran. Numbers for Votran are as follows:
386-322-5100 – Daytona Beach area
386-943-7050 – West Volusia
386-424-6810 – SE Volusia
Votran does NOT transport Medicaid patients – please call the Medicaid hotline at 1-877-254-1055
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The Florida Medicaid Task Force is investigating issues related to inadequate notices given to clients who are assessed for the Long-Term Care Program waiting list for home health services.
 
Any client who is assessed for the LTC Program Waitlist is supposed to receive a notice telling them their priority rank and how to request a copy of the completed screening tool and score, a fair hearing, and a rescreening. This requirement is set out in an adopted rule – 59G-4.193.
 
Despite the fact that this rule has been in effect for over a year, the notices still are not including this information. Recently, a memo went out to AAAs from DOEA saying that the AAAs can give out this information, IF ASKED. This still doesn’t meet the notice requirements.
 
DOEA needs to be pushed to do what the rule requires. We’d like to challenge the new memo as an un-adopted rule that conflicts with an adopted rule. Please check with clients who have been assessed to get a copy of their notice, and check to see if they might be willing to participate in a rule challenge to force DOEA to provide legal notice. The initial step, which often results in agency compliance, is just to write a letter on behalf of the client(s) warning that a challenge will be filed after 30 days if the problem isn’t corrected.
 
This will not require fees. If interested, email Nancy Wright at newright.law@gmail.com.
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At a loss of what to do for your loved one? You need this book! It is an educational guide to prepare you for senior care and its many facets. In this book are solutions to some of life’s most difficult decisions. It’s available as a free download for your kindle on Amazon.com and for purchase at our office. 

LET’S FIGHT BACK!!!! TOGETHER WE CAN BEAT THIS!!!!!

 

I wonder what’s going on around town! 
Let’s check Assisted Living Made Simple’s Newsletter! 

  
April 2018 Happenings

Happy Easter and Happy April Fools Day! 

April 1, 2018

ONGOING EVENTS!!!!!!

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver Support Group – Join us for a monthly education and support group designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support to people who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

 
 
 

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10:30—11:30 at Harris House located at 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Call 386-847-2322 for more information.
 
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30—11:30 at Aberdeen located at 50 Allwood Green Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL. Call 386-615-6621 for directions or 386-847-2322 for more information.
 

 

 
 
 

Bereavement Support Group

This non-denominational bereavement support group is for any adult who has
experienced the death of someone they love. Whether it was by illness, accident or
suicide, you will find support, education and coping techniques to help you travel your
personal grief journey.

This is a monthly group, beginning Wednesday, March 28 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm and
will continue every 4th Wednesday of the month. The group will meet at the Law
Office of Debra G. Simms, 823 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange, FL. (east of Nova) This
group is facilitated by Randy Herman, MSW, LCSW, Phil, EdD and Debra G. Simms,
MSSA, JD. There is no cost to attend.

Registration is required. Please register by calling 386.256.4882 or by emailing
dsimms@simmslawfirm.com

Meet our facilitators:

Randy Herman, MSW, LCSW, Phil, EdD. has a clinical social work practice in

New Smyrna Beach and is a retired professor emeritus from the University of St. Thomas
School of Social Work. He has many years of clinical practice with individuals, couples
and groups.

Dr. Herman was involved in the Purpose Project as the University of Minnesota
School of Medicine, providing groups for people facing second half of life decision
making. He has worked in the fields of mental health, HIV / AIDS, grief and trauma, and
has been a consultant to hospice programs, skilled nursing homes and hospitals.

Debra G. Simms is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, and has been practicing
law for 30 years. Prior to full-time law practice, Debra worked as a clinical social worker
in hospital settings. She received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Case-Western
University, Cleveland, Ohio and her Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland State University-
John Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio.

Debra’s education in Social Work and Law gives her unique insight into the
interface between the two disciplines. She is a member of the Elder Law and Real
Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar and the Volusia County,
Bar, and she is an active member of the Florida Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

UPCOMING EVENTS!!!!!

Check out our calendar of events on our Facebook page at Assisted Living Made Simple and our webpage at Assistedlivingmadesimple.com. Like our page to be kept current and up-to-date on all of the happenings in town and for your daily dose of cuteness videos and inspirational quotes.
 



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