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The Wild Hunt | Tag Archive | elder care
TWH –Pagan and polytheist religions, or at least the modern versions of them, have only been publicly practicing for a few decades at best. Therefore ...

How to make aging at home work
Hare holds a Ph.D. in gerontological studies and works extensively as an aging and elder-care coach helping individuals and families navigate the challenging elder-care landscape and labyrinth of service offerings. “Planning and preparation is ...

State, former elder care advocate reach settlement
A former state official, who was fired for allegedly unlawfully releasing records of boarding home conditions to a newspaper, has reached an out-of-court settlement with the administration of Gov. Susana Martinez. Terms of the deal weren't immediately ...

Program Creates a Path for NYC Teens in Geriatric-Care Field
But for a group of New York City teenagers participating in an unusual workforce development program, a few weeks of hard work now could pay off in a big way later—with a job. The year-round program at the New Jewish Home, an elder-care nonprofit with ...

Here's how much elder care costs in your state
The most expensive option for elder care is a nursing home, followed by a full-time in home health care aide and then assisted living facilities. (Nursing homes provide more comprehensive care than assisted living facilities, where residents are ...

Inaugural meeting held for elder care interest group
Across the group, there were representatives from healthcare professionals to elder care specialists who work together to provide services to patients. The goal of the meeting was to promote cooperation between the organizations to create and sustain ...

Thai startup ready for mass production of elder-care robot- Nikkei ...
Thai startup ready for mass production of elder-care robot- Nikkei ...

Clinkscales Elder Law Practice announces new care coordinator
Clinkscales Elder Law Practice, P.A. is a law firm focused on elder care issues, serving clients throughout Central and Western Kansas. The firm specializes in helping families dealing with chronic illness and has staff to lead them through the chronic ...

Lowry: Elder-care abuse suspicious must be reported
All residential elder-care facilities in the U.S. are required to comply with the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act, which specifies which services nursing homes must give residents and establishes specific standards for these services. The Act also ...

Many hospitals and elder-care facilities lack safety policies for therapy animals, study finds
To determine what health and safety policies are in place for animal-assisted therapy programs, researchers at the Tufts Institute for Animal Interaction at Tufts University decided to conduct a survey of hospitals, elder-care facilities and animal ...

As Congress eyes Medicaid cuts, rising costs for elder care are on Alaska's horizon
As Congress eyes Medicaid cuts, rising costs for elder care are on Alaska's horizon. pencil Author: Erica Martinson; clock Updated: 34 minutes ago; calendar Published 34 minutes ago. WASHINGTON — The number of Alaska's senior citizens is rising at a ...

The GOP's Plan to Slash Medicaid Will Hit Double for Women Who Care for Aging Parents
Daughters already provide 31 percent of all informal (that is, unpaid) elder care—the same amount as spouses and just under the combined caregiving hours of sons, children-in-law, grandkids, and other family members. About 17 percent of adults will ...

AARP survey: Elder care in R.I. is improving, but much work remains ...
AARP survey: Elder care in R.I. is improving, but much work remains ...


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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]

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]

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