Elder Care News

In the Midst of a Coming Elder Care Shortage, the Case for Robot Caregivers
An elderly woman nestles a white, fluffy baby seal in her arms. She murmurs happily to it, petting it and delighting as it responds to her touch and voice. This baby seal is a robot, a cuddly bot named PARO. And research suggests PARO has therapeutic ...

Katy attorneys to focus on elder care law
Guest speakers Christy Theander and Kerri Graham, of Graham and Theander, will present "Elder Care Law." Theander, a graduate of the University of New Mexico and South Texas College of Law in Houston with honors, received the CALI award in ...

Task force formed to look at elder care options
Over the last few weeks, islanders have shown concern about the limited availability of long-term care, rehabilitation and housing for San Juan County's aging and at-risk, or complex-care populations. This subject has reached crisis-level with the ...

Survey: Violence against nurses in elder care widespread
The National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) reports that some 80 percent of elder care workers in Finland experience violence from their patients. Many nurses say they are bitten, struck and spit on regularly by elderly patients with memory ...

76-year-old man missing from Norco elder care center
NORCO >> A 76-year-old man who went missing from his Norco elderly care facility has Riverside County Sheriff's officials concerned, they said Friday. John McCormack suffers from dementia and diabetes and The Norco Sheriff's Office is seeking the ...

Elder Care: Understanding palliative care vs. hospice
The concept of hospice care began in England in the late 1940s, and was introduced in the United States in the 1960s. Hospice care focuses on providing comfort rather than curative treatment for individuals who are experiencing a terminal illness. This ...

Holiday Visits Are Opportunity For Long Distance Caregivers To Assess Aging Parents Care Needs
Assisted Living Locators offers a FREE service for seniors and their families to help you explore and understand elder care options," she added. "Our Elder Care Advisor will meet with you and/or your family member to discuss your current situation and ...

Health care for millions at risk as Republican tax plans look for revenue
Greg Walden, an Oregon Republican who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, said some of his constituents who live in expensive elder-care facilities could be harmed if the deduction is scrapped. "I think it's one we have to continue to massage a ...

Death and Dilemmas in America's Elder Health Care System | Time
By late 2014, Chabela Lawrence wasn't doing well. She had mostly stopped cooking and cleaning for herself and began, every so often, to get lost on her way ...

Dayton to create task force on elder abuse in care homes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton plans to create a Cabinet-level task force to address what he calls an appalling failure of the state to protect elderly residents from abuse in senior care homes. The task force will consist of state agency ...

Health Care for Millions at Risk as Tax Writers Look for Revenue
Representative Greg Walden, an Oregon Republican who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, said some of his constituents who live in expensive elder-care facilities could be harmed if the deduction is scrapped. “I think it's one we have to continue ...

No generators may cause fines for local elder care homes
LAKELAND – State officials have removed two local elder-care facilities from its list of nursing homes and assisted living facilities that have not complied with Gov. Rick Scott's emergency order to obtain emergency generators to provide electricity ...

Fines for nursing homes not complying with generator requirement
It remains in effect, but even if the rule is overturned, lawmakers have filed legislation that would not only require generators, but also prioritize power restoration to elder care facilities. "Prioritize them appropriately. Make sure that each ...

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