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Kitchens Wants To Keep Senior Care
State representative Joel Kitchens is applauding members of the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee for standing up in favor of Wisconsin's Senior Care program. Gov. Scott Walker had proposed to cut the program that provides help for low-income seniors ...

Guest commentary: Cache elder care system needs help
Over the past five months, I have had the privilege of serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer for one of the valley's premier non-profit healthcare institutions. Founded by the community, Sunshine Terrace has a lifelong tradition of treating ...

US elder care has serious problems
As families try to manage to care for their elderly loved ones they are also trying to pay for that care. Few families can afford the continuous expenses of in-home care, assisted living or nursing home care now totaling close to over $100,000 per year ...

Home Instead Senior Care collecting donations for Easter baskets for Abingdon ...
Home Instead Senior Care collecting donations for Easter baskets for Abingdon ...

Amada Senior Care Expands to Greater Nashville
Amada Senior Care, premier provider of non-medical in-home care and assisted living placement counseling, recently opened a new office in central Tennessee – their Greater Nashville location. Amada franchise partner Kevin Fehr decided to make the ...

Elder care policies put dent in profits
March 25, 2015 in Business. Elder care policies put dent in profits. Many companies abandon long-term care insurance. Matthew Craft Associated Press. Print; Email. Close [X]. Sorry, but you need to be logged in to share stories via e-mail. This helps ...

Rising Costs of Senior Care: High Nursing Home Bills Squeeze Insurers
TINA REESE leads a word game for residents at a nursing home in Lancaster, Pa. Life insurance firms pitched long-term-care policies as the prudent way for Americans to shoulder the cost of staying in nursing homes. But those same companies have found ...

Woman found shot to death inside University City office identified
She was an operations manager for Home Instead Senior Care, a company that provides in-home health care services. In a statement provided by Home Instead's public relations firm, owner Jim Griffith said, “Our team is heartbroken by the loss of our ...

Aging population puts freeze on senior services
As of February 1st, the agency has seen a 54 percent increase in senior service needs over the past year. "We've had to put a freeze on all of our new clients for home delivered meals and home maker and respite," said Greving. Right now the agency ...

Legislators to hear concerns on elder care budget
STEVENS POINT — Local legislators will hold a listening session Friday pertaining to proposed budget changes that affect long-term care in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker's budget bill calls for changes to long-term care and programs for seniors and ...

Karyn Polito speaks at Massachusetts Senior Care Association event in ...
Karyn Polito speaks at Massachusetts Senior Care Association event in ...

Lawyer to present Elder Care Toolbox in Greensboro
Brinkley Walser Stoner attorney David Inabinett will present the Elder Care Toolbox from 10 a.m. to noon March 31 at the Women's Resource Center of Greensboro. The free event will offer end-of-life planning tips and answer questions about recommended ...

Insurance Companies Raise Concerns About Soaring Costs Of Elder Care
NEW YORK - Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Now, there's a new problem: Even insurers think it's unaffordable. Life insurance ...


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Health Warning Signs You Should Know About When Looking After The Elderly

If you are acting as a carer for your elderly parents or relatives, you need to be alert at all times. One of the hardest things to cope with is seeing their health deteriorate over time. If you want to make sure that you do the best thing for your relatives, you need to watch out for some of the most common health warning signs. It is your duty to watch out and make sure that your relatives... [Continue Reading]

Helpful Tips for Moving Someone with Alzheimer’s to Assisted Living

Alzheimer’s is a notoriously difficult disease to cope with, not only for the person suffering from the disease, but also for the family members who are supporting their loved one through this difficult time. Naturally, everyone who has a friend or family member suffering from Alzheimer’s wants to make life as pleasant and comfortable as possible for that person. At some point in... [Continue Reading]

5 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Live-in Care for An Elderly

Watching your parents grow old is difficult and frustrating, but it is the natural order of life. You get to watch them grow old only if you’re lucky. So, if you’re reading this, you have likely been blessed to spend a full life with your parent. Before you make the decision to hire a live-in caretaker for an elderly parent, there are a few things that you should consider: ... [Continue Reading]

The Best Life Insurance Options for Seniors

There are so many reasons why it’s such a good idea to have life insurance. Aside from the fact that it’s one of the best ways to make sure that your loved ones will be able to cover your funeral costs following your death, it’s also a way to pay for any other debts as well. Plus, based on the type of policy that you get, life insurance is also a great way to supplement your... [Continue Reading]

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]

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