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Baby Boomers and their parents face the need for elder care
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JAN. 14-15 - In this Dec. 21, 2016 photo, Stephanie Hurd chats with her father Paul Hensley while visiting him at the Comfort Haven of Lacey memory care center in Lacey, Wash. (Steve Bloom/The Olympian via AP) ...

Senior ombudsman program keeps elder care industry in check ...
Senior ombudsman program keeps elder care industry in check ...

Elder Care: Social networks and health, Part II
Last week's article introduced the concept of social networks and their complexity. A variety of disciplines have conducted studies involving social networks and their effect on the lives of older adults. One popular focus of study in this area is ...

Mass. Gov. Proposes to Cut Some Funds to Long-Term Elder Care
Mass. Gov. Proposes to Cut Some Funds to Long-Term Elder Care. Massachusetts' Governor Baker is expected to propose about $13.7 million in cuts to MassHealth funding that is ultimately used for long-term care at home. This is causing advocates within ...

Elder care manor appeals to both religious orders, lay people
Work is well under way for Presentation Manor in Toronto's east end. Illustration courtesy of Providence Manor. Elder care manor appeals to both religious orders, lay people. By David Chen, The Catholic Register. January 12, 2017. A new and very ...

Home health care worker alleges Baton Rouge Elder Care did not pay overtime
The plaintiff holds Baton Rouge Elder Care LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly recklessly disregarded the law by failing to pay proper overtime compensation at the rate of time-and-one-half her regular rate for all hours worked in excess of ...

Kaiden Elder Law Group: 'Your Life, Your Legacy, Your Way'
M.T., of Kaiden Elder Law Group is a Santa Clarita elder law attorney whose services cover estate planning, elder care law and the post-death administration of estates. The practice narrowed its focus to these three areas long ago in order to provide ...

Inside the calm of the Queensway Carleton Hospital's ACE unit for ...
Inside the calm of the Queensway Carleton Hospital's ACE unit for ...

Fairfield Sen. Hwang Learns Lessons In Elder Care
WESTPORT, Conn. — Companions & Homemakers hosted state Sen. Tony Hwang in its Westport office last month to give the legislator information about elder care. Hwang met with the staff of Companions & Homemakers, Inc., a privately owned Connecticut ...

Fairfield Sen. Hwang Learns Lessons In Elder Care | Fairfield Daily ...
Fairfield Sen. Hwang Learns Lessons In Elder Care | Fairfield Daily ...

Worker-owned cooperatives may help address elder care deficit
A growing elder care shortage could be eased by worker-owned cooperatives, a little-used business model that also improves the working conditions and the quality of life for caregivers. That's the conclusion reached by University of Georgia faculty ...

Elder Care Alliance Acquires 135-Unit Independent Living Community in Bay Area
SAN MATEO, CALIF. — Elder Care Alliance has acquired The Villa at San Mateo, a 135-unit independent living community in San Mateo, located between San Francisco and San Jose, for an undisclosed price. The community is located on a 4.5-acre campus ...

Elder Care: Social networks and health
Discussions about the health of older adults often focuses on physical changes and disease processes. Research has demonstrated, however, that the social aspect of the lives of older adults is an important component in health outcomes. This social ...


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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]

How To Make Elderly People Feel That They’re Not Lonely

It is commonly believed that life moves in a full circle from birth to death. As a person ages, they become more and more like a kid, vulnerable both physically and emotionally to exploitation and prone to feeling uncared for and lonely. Loneliness is a common problem amongst most elders. Despite the fact that the Aussies have a strong family culture, most elders feel lonely in their homes... [Continue Reading]

An Overview of a LPNs Job

Many people are interested in a career in nursing, particularly as a licensed practical nurse, but many are unsure what the job entails. If you have found yourself asking, "What is a LPN?" this article should make things a lot clearer. What is a LPN? - Everything You Need to Know A LPN program is simply a training program to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Students typically enroll... [Continue Reading]

Common Health Problems for Older People

Ageing has its fair share of health issues. As you get old, the body and its organs don’t function as well as they used to. Years of working the body start to take a toll at some point in life. People will experience some common health issues at different periods. For some, ageing health complications may start after sixty and some may have the luxury of living longer without... [Continue Reading]

Understanding Heart Disease In Later Life

A heart condition is a scary and supremely difficult thing to have to deal with at any point in life. Does it become scarier as you get older? That’s hard to say. When you’re young, it feels unfair for it to have happened to you while you’re still youthful and active. But when you’re older, though you may feel less surprised, you still have to deal with the difficulty... [Continue Reading]

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