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Caring for the Caregiver

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In February, people all over the country are celebrating Valentine’s Day by swapping Valentine’s cards, passing out conversation heart candies, and surprising loved ones with special Valentine’s dinners. This is also a great month to celebrate the caregivers in your life. Caregivers often give more than expected, leading to stress and burnout. Acumen Fiscal Agent […]

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How to Create a Budget for 2024 in 5 Steps

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When living on retirement funds, disability income, or other fixed wages, you want to ensure you get the most value for your income. Rising expenses can make it frustrating to figure out how to handle expenses when you have limited funds. Creating a budget can help alleviate that frustration and make living on a fixed […]

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5 Holiday Self-Care Tips for Caregivers and Individuals with Disabilities

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Christmas, Hanukkah, and other seasonal holidays fill our minds with thoughts of family, friends, food, and fun. For stressed-out caregivers and individuals with physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities, this time of year may not invoke those thoughts or feelings. It may be challenging to leave the house in the cold, snowy weather or focus on […]

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Explore Our Veteran-Directed Fiscal Management Services

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At Acumen Fiscal Agent, we aim to facilitate freedom, choice, and opportunity through innovative fiscal agent solutions. With Veteran’s Day being celebrated this November, we’d like to draw attention to the fiscal management services we provide for Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). Through this service, we prioritize veterans and the agencies that support […]

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5 Simple Energy-Saving Tips for Fall and Winter

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High inflation has made it difficult for many individuals living with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities and their families to maintain basic standards of living. One area that has seen a significant increase is energy costs. Gas, electric, propane, and other energy sources have increased over the last few years. If you’re looking for ways […]

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3 Ways to Celebrate Your Direct Support Professionals

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Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is September 10 – September 16, 2023. The team at Acumen Fiscal Agent encourages you to thank, honor, and celebrate the DSPs who work for you each and every day. Many self-determined individuals could not remain in their homes without their DSPs’ assistance. They provide many services, from meal preparation […]

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Making Homes Accessible for People with Disabilities

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Many changes have been made toward creating spaces that are accessible for people with disabilities. Still, more improvements are necessary, especially in housing. At Acumen Fiscal Agent, we believe that changes to home accessibility can greatly improve the safety and well-being of children and adults with disabilities and support their freedom and independence. Improve Quality of […]

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5 Budget-Friendly Summer Activities for People with Disabilities

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Summer is the best time of the year to be outside. The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and the weather is usually cooperative, making it easy to have a ton of fun outdoors. You may want to enjoy as many activities as possible, but what if you need to tighten your budget? The […]

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Navigating the 2023 Medicaid Redetermination Process

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In March 2020, significant changes were made to state Medicaid and child health insurance programs (CHIP) that would allow families to receive much-needed healthcare insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) authorized these temporary changes and required states that received federal health insurance funding to maintain continuous enrollment during the […]

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7 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

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Plan a Weekly Menu The easiest way to grocery shop is to already know what to buy. If you make a list of the breakfasts, lunches, and dinners you will have that week, you’ll already know which ingredients to buy. Remember, most people eat the same meals throughout the week, so keep leftovers in mind. […]

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