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Shortage of elder care workers a cause for concern
WHITEHALL, Pa. - Hospitals and health care providers are the biggest employers in the Lehigh Valley but there's a specific corner of the industry that is facing a worker shortage. For instance, more than 350 people work at Fellowship Community, a place ...

Elder Care: When to see an elder law attorney
An elder law attorney is often associated with negative connotations and events, such as the loss of independence and a reminder of our own mortality. However, many people would probably agree that planning for the future is a wise idea. The challenge ...

Council potentially paves way for new Wellington Elder Care facility
Wellington Elder Care is an assisted-living home in Wellington. Residents participated in morning activities at the facilityon June 21, 2012. Activities Director Edna Shields (cq center), Wellington, worked with Olga Gomez (cq left), and June Small (cq ...

Bill Calls For Elder Care Study
(MPRN-Lansing) Some Democrats at the state Capitol says it's time to take a new look at services for the elderly in Michigan, especially nursing home care. They say the need will become more critical as more Michigan residents get older and require ...

Virtual EHR helps residents learn complexity of elder care
A learning tool that was developed to help medical residents gain facility with electronic health records (EHR) systems has taken on a broader application at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, which first launched the tool in cooperation ...

Virtual EHR helps med students learn complexity of elder care
A learning tool that was developed to help medical residents gain facility with electronic health records (EHR) systems has taken on a broader application at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, which first launched the tool in cooperation ...

10 Ways The Internet of Medical Things Is Revolutionizing Senior Care
Virtual home assistants and portable diagnostic devices will help provide better elder care and in turn control medical costs. In 2000, about 10% of the world's population were age 60 or over. By 2015 that had risen to 12%. United Nations projections ...

How elder care attorneys make great assets
Elder care attorneys can offer expertise in areas of managed care and government plans that can help individuals retain more of their personal assets, even when their ability to control those assets is compromised. Any lawyer can create a will and draw ...

Elder Care: Medicaid assistance planning for a couple
As you may have read in our article published last week, handling the issues that surround a loved one who needs skilled nursing care can be very confusing, overwhelming and expensive. There can be so many issues, that it may be difficult to know where ...

Local Care Manager Highlights Need for Quality Elder Care by ...
Local Care Manager Highlights Need for Quality Elder Care by ...

Health-care workers earn elder care certificates
Fourteen local health care workers received their elder care certificates (ECC) from the Alber Enterprise Center at Ohio State Marion on May 10 in a recognition. These dedicated, long-term health care employees participated in a pilot program funded ...

Elder Care party a big success
Saturday night out at Elder Care's big event, The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque there was a painting in the live auction that was donated by Jane Johnstone and Mike McSpadden. Although they live in Texas now, both Jane and Mike have history in this ...

Women Provide More Elder Care Than Men & It's Taking A Toll
According to research from Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center, a new study has found women provide more unpaid elder care than men, and it can really take a toll. Depending on the level of care their elderly parents require, many ...


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Important Things You Have To Know About Elderly Falls

When looking at elder people, falling injuries make up most of the injury mechanisms that appear. Close to 50% of the injuries are minor like lacerations and bruises. However, 10 percent are quite serious like intracranial injuries or fractures. Around 1% of the falls will end up being hip fractures that could lead to high risk of mortality and post-fall morbidity. The CDC showed that between... [Continue Reading]

3 Top Beauty Tips for The Face

In a world where beauty dictates status and can naturally make an individual feel better about themselves, many dream of having a beautiful, smooth, and clear face that is blemish free. People aspire to stay in optimal condition and slow the visible aging process as they journey through life, and this article will outline methods to help you achieve a healthy look and develop self-confidence.... [Continue Reading]

The GrandPad Gets an Update

If you haven’t seen the grandPad yet, you are really missing out. After years of catering exclusively to the tech market’s preferences for packing maximum power into machines, devices like this one have finally started to signal a shift to meeting the needs of all kinds of consumers with the hardware and software packages that are tailored to their needs, making computers... [Continue Reading]

Self-Care Tips for a Higher Quality of Life

Lucille Ball was onto something when she said "Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” As an aging senior, self-care can get pushed to the back burner, especially when your to-do list involves caring for a spouse or relative or dealing with your own health issues and appointments. The quality of your... [Continue Reading]

Template Legal Papers - An Elder Lawyer’s Perspective

Preparing the paperwork to manage your assets after your passing is important. You probably didn’t need that explicitly stated but the availability of pre-prepared legal documents and the people who avail of them show up with terrifying regularity. The promise of savings thousands of dollars; making everything faster and easier; or doing something yourself without the need of lengthy... [Continue Reading]

Medication Management Made Simple: Safety Strategies for Smart Seniors

If you are in your senior years it is quite likely that daily medication is a big deal and you may have to cope with taking various meds to cope with a multitude of maladies. Medical issues and illnesses are a fact of life and need to be talked about and addressed, as do topics like InvoCare cremation planning. When it comes to medication management, here is a look at some smart safety... [Continue Reading]

Tell Chronic Pain Goodbye

If you are one of the millions of Americans waging a war against chronic pain, are you winning? Unfortunately, countless people would answer no to that question. In fact, their suffering grows seemingly year after year. As a result, their lives become more of a challenge, in some cases leading to all but giving up. In an effort to defeat (or at least lessen) chronic pain, you have to do your... [Continue Reading]

Going the Distance: The Long Distance Grandparent

The relationship between a grandparent and grandchild is special. To the child, their grandparent is equal parts buddy, parent, teacher, benefactor, and translator. Whether it's a fishing trip, or just a visit to the playground, the child won't see their grandmother or grandfather as the wise old sage they are; when they turn to face their grandparent, they see grandma or grandpa. For those... [Continue Reading]

5 Cancers That Can Be Treated with Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses a particular kind of high-energy beam to destroy cancer cells and it can be done internally or externally. It is considered a cost-effective cancer treatment that can be used either after or before surgery. It is administered in an out-patient basis and use to treat different types of cancer. Some of these include the following: Breast Cancer It is the most common... [Continue Reading]

Bringing the Entire Family Together for the Holidays When You Have Elderly Members in Homes

One of the hardest parts about getting older and growing up is being forced to do things you don’t necessarily want to do, or follow jobs you don’t necessarily want to follow. This can cause a lot of stress and pressure during the holidays for big families that are spread all across the country or world. Especially when some members of the family are too old to travel. In these... [Continue Reading]

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