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Norwich Names New Dean
Previously, he served as the Air Force senior service representative and director of strategic leadership in the Department of Command, Leadership, and Management at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Penn. There, he taught leadership, ...

Guilt, worry make transition to elder care a tough decision
“It's a very emotional decision. People know that once (they) make this decision, it's permanent,” says Margaret Hance, clinical coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association in Rochester. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie). A schoolteacher and nurse, Johnnie ...

Ascension creates senior-care unit
Ascension Health has formed a new senior-care division in a reorganization of its post-acute-care offerings. The newly formed Ascension Health Senior Care division will include the St. Louis-based system's independent living, assisted living and ...

Save the Date: Kimochi in San Mateo
Founded in 1971, Kimochi, a San Francisco non-profit senior service agency, recently completed the purchase of a building in San Mateo, which allows it to extend the Kimochi tradition of care to seniors and their families in San Mateo County. Come see ...

United Way announces funding for safety net programs
Two years after the implementation of its Community Impact funding model, the Heart of Missouri United Way board approved another round of funding for safety net services. This year, there were 18 requests for “safety net” programs that aim to meet ...

Carondelet's KC senior care centers to be part of Ascension long-term care group
Carondelet Health's three long-term care facilities in the Kansas City area will be part of a newly formed Ascension Health Senior Care network of senior-living properties announced Wednesday. Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic, nonprofit health ...

Floridians "deeply concerned" about care of elder patients
A new survey by the state's skilled-nursing and long term care centers finds that Floridians are worried that they won't be able to provide or afford care for their aging parents in the coming years. Mason-Dixon Polling & Research conducted the survey ...

Arlington Heights Senior Citizens Commission Announces 2014 Kenneth Hood ...
Arlington Heights Senior Citizens Commission Announces 2014 Kenneth Hood ...

Brantford-area retirement residence offers superb amenities and senior care
Delrose Retirement Residence is a family owned-and-operated retirement home in Delhi, Ontario. This well-managed seniors' residence opened in 1989 with the objective of providing a caring home for older adults with amenities that contribute to improved ...

Good Samaritan Society Transforms Care For Senior Citizens Using IBM Big ...
Good Samaritan Society Transforms Care For Senior Citizens Using IBM Big ...

City notes: Annual Ferry Fest scheduled for Saturday
Hana Ashchi, a communications graduate, will be recognized with the Senior Service Award, presented by the UNF Alumni Association for outstanding volunteer service. Ashchi has worked with the school's Interfaith Center to establish guidelines for ...

State Ranks High On Long-Term Elder Care, But Caregivers' Needs Not Met
Connecticut outperforms most states in addressing elder long-term care, but needs to improve support for family caregivers, transitions between hospitals and other settings and affordability of nursing homes, according to a national report card. The ...

VNA Announces Speaker Availability on Topics of Senior Care and Caregiver ...
VNA Announces Speaker Availability on Topics of Senior Care and Caregiver ...


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Home Security for an Elderly Relative

When talking about independent living with regards to an elderly relative, comprehensive steps should always be taken to ensure that they experience the best quality of life possible. For many seniors, this may mean health care, mobility assistance or regular socialisation. For others, this may mean making sure their homes are fit to live in. It’s an unfortunate truth that, even though... [Continue Reading]

Helpful Holiday Ideas for Elderly Relatives

It’s often difficult for elderly people to go on holiday. This may be due to a number of reasons, including general health or mobility issues, or it may simply be a matter of money. But having a holiday is just as important for seniors as it is for the rest of the population, because it’s a great way to relax and improve a person’s general outlook on life. If you’re... [Continue Reading]

Options for Elderly Patients in Need of Emergency Medical Care

As we get older, it’s only natural that we would require more medical care. Time is not kind to the human body, and between deterioration, illness, and injury, an increased need for medical care should come as no surprise. And yet, most of us are ill-prepared for emergency medical situations, even as we enter our twilight years. That said, it’s never too late to take the steps... [Continue Reading]

Purchasing Life Insurance for Seniors: 5 Things to Consider

As a senior, life insurance is a very important thing to have to protect you and your family financially. While it is not something people usually want to think about, it is necessary. When comparing and shopping for life insurance as a senior, here are 5 essential things you will want to consider. Determine the reputation of the life insurance provider. You will want to do some research in... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Preventing Slips and Falls in the Elderly

Slipping and falling is the number one cause of death and injury among the elderly. Yes, it is that serious. Even if there are no major risks around the home, the muscles and bones can simply give out and cause a fall. And because your body is already vulnerable, these falls can result in serious injury. One of the most common places that slips and falls occur is in the bath – one of the... [Continue Reading]

5 Basic Denture Care Tips for Seniors

You can look at the bright side of dentures – you don’t need to worry about cavities, you don’t need to worry about expensive dental procedures and you don’t need to worry about crooked or discolored teeth ever again. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to take very special care of your dentures. Denture care is important for a number of reasons... [Continue Reading]

5 Common Senior Dental Care Issues

Nobody is really surprised when, as they get older, their health begins to deteriorate. Some of us take great pains to preserve our bodies with proper diet, exercise, supplements, and so on, while others spend their lives loafing around and eating what they please. Still others work themselves to death (so to speak) at demanding and stressful jobs. But the relentless march of time gets to us... [Continue Reading]

The Independent Life – Tips for Elderly Folks Living on Their Own

You will be the first to admit that you are getting on in your years, but you’re certainly not ready to go live in a home for the elderly. You may be old, but you are still capable of caring for yourself and living independently. You hate the idea of having someone look after you, so it’s the independent life for you. Many seniors live with their partners or on their own until... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Getting Your Aging Parent to Stop Driving

Every single day, an average of about 500 elderly adults are injured in auto collisions. With over thirty million elderly drivers, that is a lot of injuries and potentials for injury. Not only that, but death is a real threat too. Oftentimes, older drivers don’t have the all the same capacities that they used to have, which frequently puts them into precarious situations. These accidents... [Continue Reading]

5 Easy and Effective Fitness Tips for Seniors

As a senior, it may get more difficult to stay in shape as you grow older. Instead of forgoing exercise altogether and increasing health issues, be practice and take control of your fitness and health. Here are 5 easy and effective fitness tips for seniors to help you stay fit and in shape in order to improve overall health and quality of life! Talk to your doctor about which exercises are... [Continue Reading]

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