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Carmel, CA TrumpCare Replacing ObamaCare Likely To Hit The Poor And Hospitals The Hardest

by Richard Kuehn on 03/08/17

As Congress moves to appeal ObamaCare and replace it with TrumpCare, many are worried about the impact on the poor which will have Medicaid (called MediCal in California) ripped out from under them.  Although this will save the government money, it’s likely to have a devastating impact on hospitals (which will have to treat the uninsured for free) and the low-income people who will once again be left with no medical insurance.  “Our hospitals could not sustain such reductions without scaling back services or eliminating jobs,” said physician Bruce Siegel, the CEO of the trade group America’s Essential Hospitals.  House Speaker Paul Ryan said he planned to move forward with the repeal and replace legislation without an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office on the impact on health care costs or enrollment.  However, a number of Republicans are against the plan so it’s unclear whether the legislation will be passed in its current form.  Big beneficiaries will be insurance companies, who are expected to roll-out the same insurance plans that they did under the Affordable Care Act with rate hikes of 30% on average.  The Center for American Progress (CAP) said that they had analyzed the new bill and estimate that it will increase premiums for the average enrollee by $1,542 per year, and by $2,409 by 2020.  “The cuts would be the deepest exactly when the need is greatest,” Aviva Aron-Dine, a senior fellow at the Center for Budget Policy Priorities, told USA Today.  

Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) To Hold Healthy Cooking Class On March 21

by Richard Kuehn on 03/08/17

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) is having some great events this month including a “Cooking For Life” class which will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Monterey Peninsula College Family and Consumer Science Kitchen (FC-104).  The cost of the class is $20 and you will need a parking pass which is $2 per car.  This hands-on cooking class teaches you how to prepare simple, healthy and delicious meals.  Learn how to make turkey Bolognese served with whole wheat pasta.  Space is limited to 16 participants so if you are interested you can register at or call 1-888-452-4667.

Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) To Hold Class For Those Undergoing Chemotherapy For Cancer On March 27

by Richard Kuehn on 03/07/17

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) is having some events for those recovering from surgery as well as those with cancer this month.  One upcoming class is called “Look Good…Feel Better” which will be held on Monday March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Cancer Center classroom at the main hospital.  Learn techniques for wearing wigs and scarves and using makeup to enhance your appearance during chemotherapy treatments.  For more information, go to or call 1-888-452-4667.

Monterey, CA Caregiver Private Duty Home Care Aides (HCAs) Senior Companion Jobs Available (Also Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach & Salinas)

by Richard Kuehn on 03/07/17

Monterey, CA Caregiver Private Duty Home Care Aides (HCAs) Senior Companion Jobs Available (Also Aromas, Big Sur, Carmel, carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands, Castroville, Corral-de-Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gilroy, Gonzalez, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Moss Landing, Morgan Hill, Paicines, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas, Seaside, San Juan Bautista, Sand City, Soledad and Tres Pinos)

I am happy to say that business is booming at Family inHome Caregiving!  We have had a greater than anticipated influx of new Clients over the past two weeks, many of which have been referrals from past and current Clients.  Our reputation for having the best caregivers (Home Care Aides or Senior Companions) in Monterey County is growing.   We are currently looking for a handyman as well as qualified caregivers.

Family inHome Caregiving of Monterey is seeking compassionate, mature and dependable caregivers who want to improve the lives of our elderly Clients by providing in-home, non-medical care.  Our services include:

        Caring companionship

        Meal preparation

        Incidental transportation

        Running errands

        Light housekeeping

        Medication reminders

        Monitoring of safety while bathing

        Information and referral services

        Other services that improve the safety, security and quality of life of seniors.

If you believe you would make an exceptional Home Care Aide, we would love to hear from you!  We prefer those with experience helping the elderly, disabled and others with mobility problems.  Having cared for those with dementia and/or Alzheimer's is a plus.  To work for us, you must have excellent references, a clear criminal record, a good driving record, and an insured reliable vehicle.  To apply, please visit our web site, click on careers where you can fill out an application online.  We have immediate openings all over Monterey County.  Service areas include:

Aromas, Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral de Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gilroy, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey,  Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, Paicines, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas,  San Juan Bautista, Sand City, Seaside, Soledad And Tres Pinos

Carmel, CA Diabetics Are Better Off Popping A Glucose Tablet Than Eating When Suffering From An Episode Of Hypoglycemia

by Richard Kuehn on 03/07/17

Researchers have found that diabetics experiencing an episode of hypoglycemia will feel better faster if they pop a glucose tablet rather than eating.  Published in the Emergency Medicine Journal, scientists looked at diabetics suffering from 700 different episodes of hypoglycemia with symptoms such as shaking or sweating.  Those symptoms were much more likely to go away within 15 minutes when glucose tablets were taken compared with orange juice, jelly beans, candy, table sugar or milk.

Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) To Hold Healing Art Retreat On Thursday March 9

by Richard Kuehn on 03/06/17

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) is having some fun events in March including a Healing Art Retreat on Thursday March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This one day retreat offers a creative outlet for healing the mind, body and spirit.  Various art media will be explored to promote well being.  The cost of the class is $20 and it will be held in the Cancer Center Classroom at CHOMP.

Salinas Parkinson’s Support Group To Meet At Church Of The Good Shepard Wednesday March 8 At 11:00 A.M. 13

by Richard Kuehn on 03/06/17

If you have a loved one suffering from Parkinson’s disease, there is a group which meets regularly in Salinas at the Church of the Good Shepard.  Their next meeting will be Wednesday March 8 at 11:00 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring a gift to share as the group stops to refuel at 11:45 a.m.  Then at 12:15 there will be group sharing and professional experts to discuss Parkinson’s disease.  For more information, go to

Monterey, CA Senior Events At Scholze Park Center

by Richard Kuehn on 03/05/17

If you are looking for something fun to do and to meet new people, there is a Ladies Afternoon Tea gathering.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 8 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Scholze Park Center on 280 Dickman Avenue in Monterey.  They meet regularly on the second Wednesday of each month.  For more information on this and other fun events at Scholze Park Center click here.

Monterey, CA Elder Abuse Alert Related To Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes

by Richard Kuehn on 03/05/17

There are a wealth of scams targeting senior citizens, and the Monterey Herald reported that the latest to hit the Monterey Peninsula is scammers calling seniors and telling them that they had won millions in The Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes.  Peter Hoss, a retired attorney and advisor to Legal Services for Seniors, wrote that this “lucky winner” would soon receive a knock on the door to have a sheriff escort her to Bank of America to deposit the check in the winners account.  All she had to do was pay a $2,500 fee to transfer the account.  When one woman said she was a senior and didn’t have $2,500, they said they could lower the fee to $960.  She said she didn’t have that either.  These stories almost make you want to not answer your own phone.

Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) To Hold Pilates For Bone Building Classes Starting On March 13

by Richard Kuehn on 03/05/17

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, is having a number of great classes in March including a series of Pilates for Bone Building on Mondays and Wednesdays from March 13 to May 3.  There are two classes, one from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and one from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hartnell Professional Center in downtown Monterey.  The class will focus on alignment, breathing and core control as well as balance, spinal mobility and postural correction.  The cost is $100 for 16 sessions or $87.50 for 14 sessions.  To register, go to  For more information, call 1-888-452-4667.

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