November 2013


Access Network
A Client's Success Story
The Access Network is a collaboration of Care for Elders and 11 partner agencies working to improve older adults' access to needed services. Elder Care Experts and Case Managers are trained to listen to each person's unique situation and connect the caller to local services, benefits counseling, and in-person case management by providing a single point of entry into the once fragmented world of elder services. Each month, Care for Elders will post a new Access Network Client Success Story on the Care for Elders website. This month, Catholic Charities is spotlighted. Click here to read the story of how Ms. X Regains Independence.
If you have a story to share, please contact Josh Reynolds at or call 713-685-2437.

Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)
Do you know of an older adult who would be interested in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Council? If so please contact Elizabeth DeLozier at 713-685-2816 for more information.

17th Annual Direct Care Workers Conference Planning Committee
The planning has begun for the 17th Annual Direct Care Workers Conference! The conference planning committee has re-convened and is excited to put together another conference that will provide caregivers wth practical skills, information, resources, and supportive services that can be used in caregiving responsibilities. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for conference announcements, please email


Save the Date - The 17th Annual Direct Care Workers Conference
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
7:30am - 4:30pm
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
*If your organization is able to provide a door prize or giveaway item, please contact Josh Reynolds at or call 713-685-2437.

Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month
President Barack Obama has proclaimed November 2013 as National Family Caregivers Month. Caregivers play an instrumental role in our healthcare system, as they are the tireless heroes who are committed to caring for our loved ones. MORE.

Fall 2013 Direct Care Workers Conference - Video Released

At the Fall 2013 Direct Care Workers Conference on Monday, August 12, 2013, video clips were taken highlighting the day of the conference. The 3 minute video clip is now available on our wesbite to be watched ! To watch the video, click here.

Fearless Caregiver Story Contest
Are you a fearless caregiver? Share your story of fearless caregiving in 500 words or less in a story contest hosted by Today's Caregiver magazine. Essays must be submitted by December 5, 2013. Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 winners announced on December 23, 2013. Winning enteries will be published in Today's Caregiver magazine, so click here to submit your essay today!

News for Care Workers
Beginning in 2014, Ange Dickson Finn, a Level 2 Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner, will introduce a tapping support group in the Houston area for direct care workers. Ange presented 'Care for the Caregiver with Tap Into Yourself' at the Fall 2013 Direct Care Workers Conference, providing participants with simple, fast techniques to help overcome fear, anxiety, and stress. This newly created support group will offer you the change to meet and share experiences with other caregivers and learn Go From Ow To Wow and other ideas for using tapping on your own. Your help and input is needed to beginning designing a support experience that works for everyone! Click here to view Ange's letter, where you can answer 4 short survey questions to help create a schedule that works for you. Once all input is received, Ange will distribute the schedule.


To learn about events happening in the community, please click here to visit the Care for Elders events calendar.

Check out Medicare changes during open enrollment
The Medicare open-enrollment period started October 15 and ends on December 7. Click here to read about the rules and exceptions on the Medicare open-enrollment process.

IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
Elderly victims of fraud are scammed each year, and studies have shown the recent increases in phone scams. Click here and watch a short YouTube to learn more about scams and how to protect yourself and your loved one.

Send a "Thank You" eCard to a Caregiver
Join us in our celebration of National Family Caregivers Month by sending a "Thank You" eCard to all the caregivers you know and appreciate. MORE.

Houston Salutes American Heroes - Veterans Day Celebration
On Monday, November 11, 2013, Mayor Annise D. Parker and the City of Houston will show support for our Armed Forces and celebrate the annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes” Veterans Day Celebration in Hermann Square. MORE.

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