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Trying to find adequate elder care is a bureaucratic and personal nightmare
I've been studying elder care for more than 40 years. My special interest is how social welfare policies affect long-term care. But what I have learned during my career didn't fully prepare me when I was suddenly thrust into a grueling long-distance ...

Elder care on-demand: why tech is setting its sights on your parents
Since 2013, several startups have launched with the mission of bringing the on-demand model to elder care. HomeHero, based in Los Angeles, recently announced a program which facilitates transferring patients from the hospital to home with the help of a ...

Bonamici talks mental health, elder care
The Oregon Democrat visited the ElderPlace North Coast location, which opened last year, to tour the facility, meet program participants and discuss elder care, a new mental health initiative and community programs with Providence staff. Investing in ...

Elder Care Company Placed Thousands Of Seniors Into Nursing Homes To Defraud Medicare And Medicaid
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, center, with Health and Human Service (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell, left, and FBI Director James Comey, speaks during a news conference on health care fraud at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, June ...

Elder Care: The Challenge of Managing Medications
About half of Americans age 65 and older take five or more medications daily and many mix prescription and over-the-counter medications with vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements. “With each additional medication or supplement, the risk of an ...

Picking an Elder Care Home for Dad: 5 Questions Families Should Ask Themselves
We've contacted elder care experts to provide valuable insights on each of these core, complex issues. It's our hope that, as you answer these questions for yourself, you can more confidently help your loved one transition to the next stage of life ...

Councillor Urging Islanders To Fill In Elder Care Survey
The councillor responsible for providing care for elderly people in Scilly is urging all islanders to give their views on the service. Cllr Fran Grottick, who chairs the Council's Community Services committee, says the questionnaire has been sent to ...

Elder care: Know your options
TORRINGTON – It can be the hardest decision a family will ever make, to limit a loved one's independence. There may have been many reasons to make such a decision, but ultimately the all-encompassing factor was safety; a loved one can no longer live on ...

Elder-care home proposed for Jimmy Daniel Road in west Athens
Athens-Clarke County planning commissioners are recommending approval of a special-use permit for a proposed 130-unit personal care home for people 55 years of age and older off Jimmie Daniel Road in the western end of the county. The personal care ...

Elder-care facilities heading to Port Royal, Okatie (and one will have a happy hour)
An Ohio-based health care company is bringing two new rehabilitation communities to Beaufort County, joining a host of other elder-care offerings north and south of the Broad River. Sprenger Health Care broke ground in April on a new senior living ...

Newstalk: 'Sandwich Generation,' elder care advice from estate planning expert
NEWSTALK - Dave Zumpano, from the Estate Planning Law Center, offers help on eldercare – specifically the “Sandwich Generation.” You may say, 'What is Sandwich Generation?" Have you ever felt "sandwiched" between the pressures of caring for an ...

Elder care and the Echo are topics at next VIP meeting
Elder care provider Kim Clark — who specializes in assistive technologies — is the guest at the next meeting of the Bainbridge Island Visually Impaired Persons Support Group at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Clark will show Amazon's Echo device and how ...

Nigeria looks to manage surging population, elder care
But, that could change by 2050 when the country is expected to rise in the rankings. Around 30 million of the population will be at least 60 years old. And that will add to a growing number of the country's vulnerable people. CCTV's Kelechi Emekalam ...


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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]

Heartwarming Things To Do After You Retire!

flickr As much as people like to finish work when they retire, they often can be left wondering what they should do next. After going on a couple of holidays, it can become boring not to do anything with your time. A lot of people decide to start a new hobby or take up a sport. But some people really want to make a difference. Here are some heartwarming things to do after you retire. ... [Continue Reading]

Retirement Is Fast Approaching, Here’s How To Handle It Like A Pro

Getting older is inevitable. Time catches up with all of us. So when retirement does arrive, it’s imperative that you are prepared for it. After dedicating a life to working and providing for your loved ones, enjoying retirement is the least that you deserve. However, failure to plan for those later stages can make life very uncomfortable. In truth, that’s the last thing you need... [Continue Reading]

3 Ways To Stay Independent After Retirement

Most people would agree that they don’t want to become a burden to their families when they get old. However, knowing how to stop that from happening is difficult. You never know what the future might hold, and so it’s hard to make any watertight plans. Even so, there are certain actions you can take to tip the scales of balance in your favor. We’re going to present you with... [Continue Reading]

How To Deal With The Pressures Of Caring For An Elder

Flickr As our population ages, more of us than ever before are taking on care responsibilities for the important seniors in our lives. In an ideal world, of course, everything will go smoothly. The truth is, however, that looking after seniors brings many issues with it - and there is a lot of pressure to deal with. So, if you are feeling like you are struggling to cope with the demands of... [Continue Reading]

Looking After Yourself When You Hit Old Age

When you get a bit older, you need to be a little more careful about the sorts of things you do. You have to look after yourself a little more than you normally would. That means thinking about the necessary means required to take care of yourself. These are some of the important things to consider. Take Your Pills Everyone who gets older will need to start taking some form of medication.... [Continue Reading]

How To Assist With Mobility Issues

As elderly people continue to age, it’s almost inevitable that they’ll suffer from mobility issues at some point. Depending on their circumstances, it could a life-changing thing. You need to know how to care for them effectively when they’re struggling to move around like they used to. Whether it’s just a case of lending a helping hand or buying them tools to make... [Continue Reading]

ED - Living With Erectile Dysfunction

There is no nice way to find out that you can’t perform in the bedroom as you would like. Somehow, you feel as if it is your fault and your body has let you down. And, you also feel like it makes you less of a man. For some men, the consequences of erectile dysfunction are hard to live with because of the mental and physical impacts. If you have ED, you might be wondering ‘how can... [Continue Reading]

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