older adults

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Alabama’s adult foster care program sees growth in interest amid promotional campaign

BY: - August 17, 2023

A advertising push for Alabama’s adult foster care program appears to be working. The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) has seen a significant increase in calls from potential providers since the department ramped up efforts to grow its adult foster care program. Billie Robinson, program supervisor for DHR Adult Protective Services, said that in […]

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For uninsured older adults, waiting to turn 65 can be a matter of life or death

BY: - April 4, 2023

Wanda Bryant said turning 65 was “the best thing that happened to me.” She reached that age in January, making her eligible for Medicare.   Until her birthday, Bryant, a Birmingham retiree, had not had health insurance for 20 years. In December, a foot ailment left her reeling, and forced her to go to the UAB […]