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Prepare for Medicare Changes in 2023 

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) runs between October 15 and December 7, every year. The Sourcewise Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) offers services by appointment over the phone and by video conference. Face-to-face appointments...

Giving a Lift to Those in Need

Santa Clara, November 2022: Seventy-five-year-old Lillian Squiers no longer drives, and macular degeneration robbed her 74-year-old husband Larry of his ability to pilot a car years ago. They had nowhere to turn for transportation. Then they found Sourcewise — a...

Medicare Preventive Services: Coverage and Costs

Key Takeaways: Preventive services are designed to help improve health and detect disease early. Medicare covers a wide range of preventive services, including cancer screenings, obesity, and substance abuse counseling, and screenings for other chronic conditions....

Aging In Place

Do you want to grow old in your own home? Many older adults want to "age in place" - stay in their own homes as they get older - but may have concerns about safety, getting around, or other daily activities. Living at home as you age requires careful planning. A few...

Personalized Care Planning to Fit Your Needs 

The Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) is a case management program at Sourcewise designed to help older adults who are at risk of nursing home placement to remain living safely at home. MSSP has been part of Sourcewise since 1986 and serves frail older...

Coping Skills as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver 

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, millions of Americans are in the “Sandwich Generation”, which cares for both children and aging parents. Being a Sandwich Generation caregiver to both a child and an older adult may be extremely difficult at times, and you may...

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month  

Alzheimer’s disease is a serious condition that most commonly affects older adults of any background or origin, especially among people whose family has a history of Alzheimer’s. As we get older, it is encouraged to get checked up and get a diagnosis. November is...

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Disease

Seasons are everchanging, beginning with winter, spring, summer and then fall. As the seasons change, it brings a variety of blooming flowers, fruits, and growth of nature’s marvels. As we get older, our immune systems tend to weaken over time, putting some of us at...

Stay Informed and Prepared on Wildfire Disasters

With California wildfires, knowing how to evacuate safely and where to turn for resources is critical.  The County of Santa Clara encourages community members to have a plan ready in the event of an evacuation during the fire season. Evacuation warnings and orders are...