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America's Senior Care Gets Low Marks Versus Global Peers
When it comes to affording and receiving much-needed health care, older Americans are in worse shape compared to some of the world's leading nations, according to the results from a new international survey. In the U.S., adults age 65 and older are ...

Corporate giants push into elder-care market
By harnessing its insurance, pharmaceutical and real estate units, observers see Fosun positioning itself for an early lead in the promising elder-care industry, an area which Fosun has itself identified as strategically significant to its future ...

Senior Care Connection: Combat Alzheimer's through song, art and more
There's a very good reason why dementia, specifically Alzheimer's disease, is regarded by most people as one of the most terrible of all disorders. Many of us have watched loved ones disappear into this memory-destroying disease, and few things are ...

Senior care center to unveil $3 million in renovations
After more than a year of work, Lutheran Community Home in Seymour is set to unveil upgrades that will bring improved amenities to its growing senior resident population. The nursing home and assisted-living facility, at Gaiser Drive and Church Avenue ...

Mershon named Holzer Senior Care Center director
Holzer Senior Care Center is a 70-bed facility under the direct supervision of a medical director. Residents of Holzer Senior Care Center may use the services of the center's medical director, or continue under the direct care of their own physician. A ...

Home Instead Senior Care opens new office in Summerside
The Summerside resident is a client of Home Instead Senior Care, a company that's been operating on the Island for several years but which opened its first Summerside area office Thursday. MacKinnon has been a client for about two years now, she said, ...

Elder Care: Caregiving and prevention of family conflict
November has been designated as Family Caregivers Month, with a theme of “Care Comes Home.” I daresay that most people, when given a choice of where they would wish to spend their final days, months and years on this earth, would choose their own ...

Senior Care Organization Calls For Relationship-Based Care For Alzheimer's ...
Senior Care Organization Calls For Relationship-Based Care For Alzheimer's ...

Comprehensive Senior Care Application Launched on Apple App Store
Launched today on the iTunes App Store, the Elder Care App (ECA) is an all-in-one senior care coordination tool designed to make tracking and sharing updates and data on loved ones simple and intuitive for family members and caregivers (e.g. physicians ...

Home Instead Senior Care of Hunterdon and Warren County once again bring ...
Home Instead Senior Care of Hunterdon and Warren County once again bring ...

Managing the Costs of Family Elder Care
As a part of our research* on family caregiving, we met Kyle, a quintessential face of the “sandwich generation,” who provided a poignant example of the creative ways family caregivers manage the multi-faceted costs of providing elder care. Forty-two ...

Maine communities to receive $1M for elder care
Bucksport and three other Maine communities are receiving a total of $1 million in grants from the Maine Health Access Foundation in its effort to improve patient-centered care for the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. The Augusta-based ...

Sask. NDP calls for minimum care standards in senior care centres | Video
Sask. NDP calls for minimum care standards in senior care centres | Video. By Emma Graney, Leader-Post November 19, 2014 6:55 PM. Story; Photos ( 6 ). The family of Margaret Warholm, a Regina woman who died in a care home after suffering what family ...


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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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