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Wishing Our Members the Best Life Has to Offer

By |2018-12-12T14:30:13+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Member|

This December, as many people’s thoughts turn to finding that perfect present for family or friends, we at My Choice Family Care have compiled a list of precious gifts for our members that can’t be found at a mall or online.Here is our holiday wish list for you:Employment—working can be one of the greatest joys of [...]

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Caregivers Are Key Components of Self-Directed Supports Option

By |2018-10-29T16:29:01+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Member|

As a My Choice Family Care member, you have a team dedicated to your well-being, and you are the center of that team. Some members like to rely on their team to coordinate their care while others choose to direct some or all of their services themselves. The Self-Directed Supports (SDS) option lets you be as [...]

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October is Time to Celebrate the Benefits of Hiring Disabled Workers

By |2018-10-29T16:22:45+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Member|

October is National Disability Awareness Month, which provides a great opportunity to discuss all the benefits that workers with disabilities can offer employers. At My Choice Family Care, we do all we can to support our members who want to work and try to help break down barriers to that goal. Whether it’s finding transportation to [...]

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Awareness of Suicide Warning Signs Can Help Prevent Deaths

By |2018-09-10T14:45:47+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Member|

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, but it is an important topic year-round. Unfortunately, suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, suicide rates increased in nearly every state between 1999 and 2016. Suicide is a hard thing to talk about, but it’s important to bring the topic [...]

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Why Immunizations Are Important for Older Adults

By |2018-08-06T12:16:29+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Member|

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and, while many people may associate immunizations with children, it’s important for older adults to stay up-to-date on vaccinations as well. As you age, the immunity provided by your childhood vaccines may wear off, leaving you vulnerable. Seniors and people who have a health condition—like heart disease or diabetes—are particularly at risk [...]

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A Major Focus on Minority Mental Health

By |2018-07-10T14:11:39+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Member|

In 2008, July was designated as National Minority Mental Health Month to raise awareness about how minority groups are impacted by mental illness. Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition, which does not discriminate based on race, gender, or income. Consider these 2013-2014 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that evaluate mental [...]

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June is a Good Time to Learn About Alzheimer’s

By |2018-06-28T10:09:06+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Member|

By Maria Ledger – CEO, My Choice Family Care June is Brain Awareness and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, making this a good time to learn the warning signs and symptoms of this disease that impacts memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million people [...]

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May is ALS Awareness Month

By |2018-06-28T09:48:28+00:00May 20th, 2018|Categories: Member|

By Maria Ledger – CEO, My Choice Family Care What is ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease—is a degenerative disease that affects the nerve cells (neurons) in the spinal cord that are responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement in the rest of the body. Once ALS symptoms have developed, the disease will [...]

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November is a Time to Give Thanks for Family Caregivers

By |2017-11-17T10:30:19+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Member|

By Maria Ledger – CEO, My Choice Family Care November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to salute family members who dedicate so much of their time to caring for loved ones. Chances are, you know someone who is currently a caregiver or who has been a caregiver in the past, and you will likely [...]

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Get to Know the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County

By |2017-08-25T15:02:55+00:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Member|

As My Choice Family Care expands to Dane County, we remind you that meeting with your local Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a necessary first step if you are interested in receiving Family Care benefits. They are unbiased and knowledgeable professionals who listen to your concerns, help clarify your options, and direct you [...]

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