Public Act 21 (PA21) became law in Michigan on June 11, 2019. PA21 represents the first comprehensive Michigan No-Fault coverage changes of any substance in approximately 50 years. Since the law being passed, there’s been some confusion among advocates and providers about what services have been “actually” eliminated by the law vs. “effectively” eliminated by the

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There are a multitude of reasons to hire a care manager. No matter what the reason, the goal is to help families to look at the big picture when planning for their loved one’s care. Sometimes, without the perspective of a trained health care worker, the challenges of managing the care of an aging family

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Case management is a unique profession. In fact, it is not a profession so much as it is a specialization, a hub where various disciplines intersect. People sometimes wonder whether they would benefit from the services of a case manager.  Here is a closer look at the initial meeting between a case manager and his

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The landscape of autism services delivery and its financing is in such a state of flux that you might say the future is now. The list of technologies that are changing the course of autism treatment is a diverse one. If you are an advocate or have a loved one on the spectrum, it is

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There may be one in the pocket of every person you know but smart phones still prove to be modern miracles with each life-altering app that gets invented and introduced to the public. Samsung is the latest tech giant to prove this, by unveiling Good Vibes and Relumino. These apps provide communication tools to the

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Care managers already know it is the ‘who’ we are caring for that matters most. It is ‘what’ we care for that defines our occupation. In other words, what are the basic activities of daily living performed by an individual that are necessary for living at home or in the community? There are those that are

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Cost Projections are an abbreviated version of a Life Care Plan. They are less costly and can be expanded into a full Life Care Plan at a later date if testimony is needed. In the meantime, they provide vital information for the litigation process. The report is much shorter and is focused on projected future

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One too many video gamers has probably thought of himself as an actual soldier while playing any number of first-person shooters. While we can debate the merits of that aspect of gaming, it is a whole lot easier to imagine the need for relief and escape needed by actual soldiers stationed all over the world.

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Each life care plan is unique as it reflects the future needs and cost of care for each individual. There is no “one size fits all” life care plan. There are, however, certain steps that need to be followed. An effective life care plan is comprised of these key components:Assessment/Record ReviewBefore taking a single step,

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According to the International Conference on Life Care Planning and the International Academy of Life Care Planners, the definition of a life care plan is “a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for

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