HELIOS CARE offers Healthcare Decisions Webinar
ONEONTA, NY – April 13, 2020 – Helios Care will offer Start The Conversation: Thinking and Talking About Future Healthcare Decisions, a virtual presentation in support of National Healthcare Decisions Day on Thursday, April 23. The online presentation will begin at 2:00 pm; registration is open now at www.helioscare.org/conversation.
“As a palliative and hospice care provider, we have always advocated for advanced care planning,” said Kelly McGraw, director of access at Helios Care. “During this challenging time, it becomes even more important to have the conversation to make sure you get the care you want if and when you need it.”
Members of the Helios Care team will lead you through the most important decisions to make today, how to start the conversation with loved ones, and how to provide peace of mind for you and your family. The presenters are:
• • Kelly McGraw, Director of Access
• • Gail P. Ciccarello, ACHPN, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
• • Alisha Rule, LCSW-R, ACHP-SW, Director of Family Support Services
• • Tammy Christman, Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Services
“We can’t control how this pandemic will affect each of us but there are ways we can be prepared— both for ourselves and the people we care about,” said Ciccarello. “We can take the time to make sure they know what matters most to us and who will speak for us if we’re unable to speak for ourselves.”
To register to participate via your computer from the comfort of your home, please visit www.helioscare.org/conversation.
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Announces $5,000 Grant Applications to Small Business
To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial relief through the Save Small Business Fund. This fund is a key pillar of the U.S. Chamber’s Save Small Business Initiative. For information on this grant program, visit :
SBA cautions business on increase of lending SCAMS
Reports of scammers are on the rise with respect to the PPP and EIDL programs. I would encourage them to report fraud directly via the information below. If you hear anything directly about a scam from your constituents, please forward their email to my attention: [email protected]
A couple of things that we’ve seen directly:
- Emails impersonating SBA to a borrower regarding PPP loan applications. SBA DOES NOT communicate with borrowers regarding specific PPP loan applications. All PPP loan correspondence should be between the lender and the borrower.
- Emails impersonating SBA asking for borrowers to complete and sign attached documents to “complete” their disaster “Grant Application.” SBA does not process grants. All EIDL loan processing now occurs through the EIDL portal, and legitimate loan approval emails clearly reference the original confirmation #. If additional documentation is required (95% of loans do not require more documentation), it is electronically handled in the portal. EIDL Advances process with NO action required on the part of the applicant.
- These phishing emails are sophisticated, with SBA logos and styling consistent with legitimate SBA communications. If in doubt, the borrower may contact our office.
Report any suspected fraud to OIG’s Hotline at 800-767-0385 or online at, https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/oversight-advocacy/office-inspector-general/office-inspector-general-hotline