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Service cuts
Service cuts. Senior Service Center facing more cuts if funding doesn't come through. Published: Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 10:29 p.m. CST. Caption. (Lathan Goumas - lgoumas@shawmedia.com). Tom Bajt, 83, walks to the door of a senior citizen while ...

Capital Region employers make 'Best Companies' list
They are health insurer CDPHP of Albany; beverage distributor DeCrescente Distributing Co. of Mechanicville; Latham-based LeadingAge New York, a trade association for nonprofit senior service residences and providers; and Schenectady-based ...

Sports shorts: Ladue's Howard spurns Badgers, picks Mizzou
Nate Howard, a defensive end from Ladue committed to Wisconsin since the fall, officially flipped his oral pledge Friday, saying live on KSDK that he'll sign with Missouri. Howard committed to Wisconsin in his senior season at Ladue but opened his ...

Caregiver gets life in prison for murder of elderly man
Goodwin was hired through a senior service to care for Rabourn's 91-year-old wife, Carolyn, who died of cancer on Sept. 29, 2010. At Goodwin's initial arraignment in August 2011, the prosecution alleged that Rabourn trusted Goodwin with all his assets ...

Remembering the Holocaust; addition at Ahuja Medical Center; more: All Around ...
Remembering the Holocaust; addition at Ahuja Medical Center; more: All Around ...

Leisureworld Senior Care Cut to Market Perform at Raymond James (LW)
Analysts at TD Securities raised their price target on shares of Leisureworld Senior Care from C$14.50 to C$15.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, November 14th. Finally, analysts at Scotiabank set a C$14.50 price target ...

One Step Closer: New $75 million senior care building
The last steel beam signed by hundreds of Jewish Senior Services board members, volunteers, and employees and KBE Construction employees and contractors just before being raised to the top of the new Jewish Senior Services building scheduled to ...

Senior Care Notes: It's easy to mismanage medication
Medication mismanagement is one of the leading causes of hospitalization for seniors. As people age they typically take more medications. The average senior citizen uses more than five different medications each day not counting over the counter drugs ...

Sorority reaches out to Lake City area seniors with elder care project
“We have national initiatives that we all have to do and one of them is elder care and so we're focused this time on elder care and helping our senior citizens in ways that (create) less burden for them,” said McKenzie. “We try to reach people, not ...

How to Talk About Elder Care
Jan. 29 --Emotions involved with caring for the elderly can seem almost as overwhelming as the finances. As your loved ones age, what topics must you be ready to discuss? Beyond money, you need to talk about independence and basic preferences for the ...

Elder Care needs help providing heaters for seniors
For many here in the Big Bend, the onset of chilly January weather means it's time to turn up the thermostat. However, for many struggling seniors, that's not an option. Currently, Elder Care Services has a waiting list of 45 elders in need of personal ...

One step closer: New $75 million senior care building
Local seniors are one step closer to enjoying Connecticut's first “household model” senior care building featuring assisted living, a skilled nursing home, hospice care, and a full range of senior care services — now that the final steel beam has been ...

General: US Army Programs Hinge on Helo Swap
... aviation modernization plans — Future Vertical Lift, the Improved Engine Turbine program and digital cockpit upgrades for Black Hawks — all hinge on the service's cost-cutting Aviation Restructure Initiative (ARI), senior service officials said ...


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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]

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]

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