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Eggman bill concerning elder care signed into law
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Brown has signed a bill by Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman into law, empowering residents of elder care facilities and their families to advocate for their interests. The bill, AB1572, requires a residential care facility for ...

CMCOA receives donation from Morrison County
Through federal, state and individual funding, the CMCOA awards money to senior service providers that help seniors stay in their homes, whether a traditional house, an apartment or an assisted living facility. The CMCOA, based in St. Cloud, works with ...

Stealing a Page From the Boomers' Playbook
It is “not the panacea that our government, our media, and the many senior service providers around the country are promoting,'' she wrote on a Facebook page called Confronting Ageism. The page is Step 1 of her new mission: to be a community organizer ...

Senior Calendar (July 23)
Free home safety checks: In recognition of National Safety Month, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Las Cruces is offering free home safety checks for area seniors. Conducted by local senior care experts, the safety checks will be offered ...

COA a shadow of its former self
Cheryl Johanneson works for Old Colony Elder Services, a privately funded senior service organization that provides activities and meals for seniors in a number of towns on the South Coast. On Monday, Johanneson ran a luncheon for Wareham seniors that ...

What's Happening for July (UPDATED July 23)
Discuss the availability of federal money to support local national service resources including AmeriCorps State, Volunteers in Service to America, National Civilian Community Corps and Senior Service Corps programs. Hosted by the Jackson County Civic ...

Sellers hits six points of need for senior care
Staff photo by Maayan Schechter From left South Carolina Rep. Bakari Sellers, D-Denmark, stood next to the Aiken Area Council on Aging's Executive Director Scott Murphy as he spoke about his initiatives to expand senior care in the state as part of his ...

Penrose Senior Care Auditors™ Announces PenroseCertified™ - The Pathway ...
Penrose Senior Care Auditors™ Announces PenroseCertified™ - The Pathway ...

Aging Population in China: Having a Senior Moment
Few markets can promise such high customer demand as senior care in China. By 2050, there will be more over-60s in China than there are people in the United States. And it's these numbers that keep smiles on the faces of those battling to establish ...

What's Happening for July (UPDATED July 22)
Discuss the availability of federal money to support local national service resources including AmeriCorps State, Volunteers in Service to America, National Civilian Community Corps and Senior Service Corps programs. Hosted by the Jackson County Civic ...

HealthLease Properties REIT Announces Completion of Acquisition of Senior ...
HealthLease Properties REIT Announces Completion of Acquisition of Senior ...

Senior Living Provider Makes Home Care Cuts, Citing Turnover Woes
Expanding on the challenges associated with operating a home care arm, the company cited staffing and turnover as a major challenge that differs from that of community-based senior care staffing. “A critical difference between providing care in a ...

Coupon booklet for farmer's market available for low-income seniors in Lake ...
Coupon booklet for farmer's market available for low-income seniors in Lake ...


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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]

5 Common Senior Dental Care Issues

Nobody is really surprised when, as they get older, their health begins to deteriorate. Some of us take great pains to preserve our bodies with proper diet, exercise, supplements, and so on, while others spend their lives loafing around and eating what they please. Still others work themselves to death (so to speak) at demanding and stressful jobs. But the relentless march of time gets to us... [Continue Reading]

The Independent Life – Tips for Elderly Folks Living on Their Own

You will be the first to admit that you are getting on in your years, but you’re certainly not ready to go live in a home for the elderly. You may be old, but you are still capable of caring for yourself and living independently. You hate the idea of having someone look after you, so it’s the independent life for you. Many seniors live with their partners or on their own until... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Getting Your Aging Parent to Stop Driving

Every single day, an average of about 500 elderly adults are injured in auto collisions. With over thirty million elderly drivers, that is a lot of injuries and potentials for injury. Not only that, but death is a real threat too. Oftentimes, older drivers don’t have the all the same capacities that they used to have, which frequently puts them into precarious situations. These accidents... [Continue Reading]

5 Easy and Effective Fitness Tips for Seniors

As a senior, it may get more difficult to stay in shape as you grow older. Instead of forgoing exercise altogether and increasing health issues, be practice and take control of your fitness and health. Here are 5 easy and effective fitness tips for seniors to help you stay fit and in shape in order to improve overall health and quality of life! Talk to your doctor about which exercises are... [Continue Reading]

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