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Elder care about to get a lot more expensive
Non-medical home care service agencies operating in New Jersey have been governed by statute and regulation since 2004. However, a 2014 law, N.J.S.A. 34:8-45.1, expanded the scope of their requirements governing these businesses, adding an ...

Covenant Health adopts telemedicine for improved elder care
Here is Health Data Management's weekly roundup of new health IT contracts and go-lives. * Covenant Health, a Catholic healthcare delivery system in New England, has gone live with a telemedicine system from TripleCare at four skilled nursing ...

For Older Gays Who Might Re-Enter the Closet, a Ball Invites Them Out
Older gay and transgender people are used to hiding their bodily or sexual differences to protect themselves, said Dr. Catherine Barrett, an elder care researcher and activist. For some older gays, she said, their last experience with the health system ...

Repair Cafe hopes to combat today's throw-away mindset
Areas of expertise offered through the network run the gamut from sewing and yard work to elder care and business services. As the Repair Cafe event evolves, Dan Crowder of TimeBank said he hopes volunteers will be able to teach people how to fix their ...

JACK SIMPSON: The growing demands of caring for the elderly
Thinking ahead, children must consider future finances and set aside funds to achieve not only their own goals but requirements for elder care in the future. Check to see about compensation from Medicaid. Most elderly parents do not wish to be a burden ...

Nursing homes may get waivers to emergency generator rule
“That rule, to begin with, was nothing more than a political veneer, just to stem the tide,” said Lee, former Elder Care Ombudsman for Florida. “The governor tried to take real leadership on this, to get a rule out there and initiate the conversation ...

Elder Care: Medicare open enrollment
Check out the book, “Long Term Care Guide: Essential Tools for Solving the Elder Care Puzzle,” at the Whistlestop Bookshop or Amazon, and see Keystone's free directory of services for older adults at www.mypeaceguide.com. Keystone Elder Law has ...

Commissioners defend elder care study funds
Commissioners defend elder care study funds. October 12, 2017; Written by Roger Amsden; Published in Local News. By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN. LACONIA — Belknap County Commissioners Wednesday morning defended their decision to ...

Caregiving challenges, opportunities loom as baby boomers age
One audience member, who identified herself as a millennial, asked why someone in her generation should go into elder care as a profession. Ms. Silver said even those not directly involved in caregiving could find rewarding and innovative careers ...

Via Christi elder care program in Wichita suspended
A senior care program operated by Via Christi Health in the Wichita area has been suspended after federal regulators found “severe clinical and operational deficiencies.” In an attempt to help seniors remain at home, Via Christi HOPE offers ...

Gov. Scott orders nursing home operators to obtain generators
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday directed state health care and elder affairs leaders to begin the formal process of adopting a rule that would require nursing ...

Gov. Scott directs health, elder care leaders to adopt nursing home generator rule
The House has also assembled a special committee that will review policies proposed for the elder care industry. Hollywood police and other agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. The nursing ...

Japan's elder care schools struggle with new visa rules- Nikkei ...
Japan's elder care schools struggle with new visa rules- Nikkei ...


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5 Ways You Can Get Fit Without Going to the Gym

Keeping fit should be a top priority for everyone. How well we look after our body can have a profound impact on our general health and wellbeing. Regular exercise can help reduce the risk of some chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and some cancers. It can also benefit your mental health by reducing stress and anxiety levels. Traditionally when... [Continue Reading]

Better Heart Health: Changes to Avoid Heart Disease

Heart disease is among the leading causes of death in men and women. About 735,000 people in the United States experience heart attacks annually and an estimate count of 610,000 Americans die due to heart diseases every year, which is one in every four deaths occurring in the country. People often get heart disease because of the buildup of plaque or fatty deposits that clog artery walls,... [Continue Reading]

4 Tips To Sleep Better

Sleep is an essential form of rest for human beings. After a long day’s work and activity throughout the day, the body needs to rest in order restore energy for another fruitful day. For many people, having a good night’s sleep is often a challenge. Depending on the conditions of the bed and your habits, you can either have a perfect sleep or a frustrating night. Here are a few... [Continue Reading]

Top 7 Therapies for Comfort and Symptom Management for your seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Those who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia are looking for the best ways to create comfort and peace for those who suffer from these diseases. However, caregivers need to take some time for themselves to recharge and relax when necessary. In these instances, in-home services are available to not only allow you to have a break, but to provide complementary... [Continue Reading]

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]

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