Important Links

New York State Alliance for Retired Americans Facebook page

Spread the Word About Coronary Artery Disease in Women – Determining whether or not your symptoms may be due to a blockage in your heart arteries, also known as coronary artery disease (CAD), can be difficult in a woman. Get the facts and help us Spread the Word — because every woman deserves the right care.

New York State Coalition for the Aging

New York State office for the Aging

New York State Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) – 1-800-332-3742

National Council for Home Safety and Security – A Guide to Senior Safety at home.

Mesothelioma Guide and Hospice information

Alzheimer’s Association – Northeastern New York Chapter – A nonprofit organization which provides services and support for Alzheimer’s patients and their families.  518-867-4999; 24 hour Help line:  1-800-272-3900

Nursing Home Community Coalition of New York State

StateWide Senior Action

Long Term Care Community Coalition

U.S. Medicare Program – 1-800-633-4227

Medicare Rights Center

National Institutes of Health senior health website

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Medicare Rights Newsletter

U.S. Social Security Administration – 1-800-772-1213

Palliative Care Links 

CAPC (The Center to Advance Palliative Care) at Mt Sinaiwww.getpalliativecare.org.

National Academy of Medicine                                                                                                     Panel 1: Perspectives of a Patient’s Wife – Institute of …

At the conference there were many wonderful medical authorities there who shared their expertise about the necessity for palliative care and how it should be administered in various situations.  Check presentation of other speakers.

NAM Commentary, written by Diane Meier and B Alves.                                           http://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-health-literacy-and-palliative-care-what-really-happens-to-patients/

National PCHETA (Palliative Care Hospice Education and Training Act) bills,    HR 3119 and S 641 S641. summary  of HR 3119                                                                                                 These PCHETA bills would help to educate medical professions and help make palliative care become the Standard of Care for healthcare everywhere. Organizations that are supporting the PCHETA bills.                 www.patientqualityoflife.org (Click on members) 

New York State Palliative Care Access Act, Public Health Law §2997-d, became effective September 27, 2011.                                                                                    Palliative Care Access Act (PHL Section 2997-d)                                                                           “Palliative care may be provided together with life-prolonging or curative care or as the main focus of care. It requires that hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, special needs assisted living residences, and enhanced assisted living residences provide access to information and counseling regarding options for palliative care appropriate to patients with advance life limiting conditions and illnesses. These providers and residences must also facilitate access to appropriate palliative care consultation and services, including associated pain management consultation and services, consistent with patient or resident needs and preferences.”

Additional information and resources including:                                                   Frequently Asked Questions, can be found on the department’s website at:http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/patients/patient_rights/palliative_care/