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Elder Care: Curious about cremation?
For those individuals who are willing to think about and plan ahead for death, or for families who have had to make choices regarding deceased loved ones, one of the major questions that arises is burial or cremation? The disposition of human remains ...

Tax Benefits of Caring for an Aging Relative | WGRZ.com
Caring for an elderly relative can be rewarding, but incredibly difficult – as well as expensive. However, it may be possible to recoup some of the costs through ...

Elder Care Costs Surprise and Stress Military Families
The sizable cost of elder care often catches many middle-class military families off guard. A fifth of respondents in a recent survey commissioned by First Command Financial Services said they were spending an average of $1,342 a month to care for an ...

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I wish to thank The Jerusalem Post for publishing two articles on its February 20 front page that exposed shocking findings of abuse and neglect of the elderly at a nursing home in Haifa (“Five arrested for abuse at nursing home,” “Litzman: I will ...

Elder Care Gets an Upgrade
It is also being test-marketed through two Texas Wal-Mart stores, in Arlington and North Richland Hills. The Wall Street Journal talked with Honor co-founder and Chief Executive Seth Sternberg about how technology can improve elder care and the role of ...

Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Robert Todd, left, meets Jerry and Donna Wahl on Wednesday in the Hawks Point dining room as part of the Cafe 60 program. While living in their own homes, they took advantage of the Elder Care program to provide nutritious meals to older Americans, ...

Silver Linings: Communities, churches turn to 19th century nursing traditions for elder care
Each month, the nine community and parish nurses meet to talk about their clients. Shown from left is Angelika Stedman of Hartland, Vt., Janice Cundey of the First Baptist Church of New London, and Rita Severinghaus of The Church of Christ at Dartmouth ...

A senior moment: Innovative care at Country Village
Tucked at the end of a cul-de-sac off Cohasset Road in northern Chico, the Country Village, owned by Lyn Dorenzo and managed by Executive Director Cliff Keene, has been a trailblazer in elder care for Butte County. It was the first facility of its size ...

Elder Care: Flustered by funerals
People think and converse about many different subjects including their profession, events in their daily lives, their plans for the future, current local and world events, and people they know; just to name a few. However, unless one has recently ...

First Command Reports: Military Families Feeling Financially ...
First Command Reports: Military Families Feeling Financially ...

Why So Many Texans Prefer Home Care to Other Elder Care Options
This report discusses the poor condition of nursing homes across the state and basically the news is not just bad, but horrendous for this level of elder care. Nursing homes rated, on average across the state, extremely poor. In fact, one report called ...

Elder Care Services Market Will Generate New Growth Opportunities by 2020
Elder care service, also known as elderly care service, is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique for older people. Major services assisted to older people include home care services, institutional care, adult day care ...

Learn about the new face of elder care
A whole new concept in elder care has hit Phoenix. They call it the Cocoon Project. Carol Keppler, CEO of AltWaters Technology, a Phoenix-based manufacturer of energy medicine, had good reason to care. Her husband's mother, who had health problems, ...


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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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