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Taping Doctors' Conversations Helps Parents of Newborns in Intensive Care (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
THURSDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of infants hospitalized in intensive-care units are often upset and stressed and don't always fully understand what the doctors are telling them.

Experts Available to Discuss Elder Caregiving Issues (RedNova)
ExpertSource: TOPIC: As the baby boomer generation ages, many are becoming concerned with how our society will deal with caring for the large, elderly population, according to an article by The Morning News.

Differing health-care visions key to final debate in Alberta Tory leader race (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
CALGARY (CP) - Alberta Tory leadership candidate Jim Dinning warned Thursday that health care under the privatization plans of rival Ted Morton would see seniors using charge cards to pay for basic care and whole health regions going without staff.

War-torn families: Family-care plan helpful when parents deploy (Rapid City Journal)
The first time 3-year-old Makayla Meals called her “Mommy,” Michelle Butler wondered what to do. Makayla and her younger brother, Hunter, 2, already have a mommy, but the little girl’s confusion was understandable.

Take 5: Elder care (Pantagraph)
CLINTON - When Kathryn Johnson discusses elder care, she draws on personal experience. She is caretaker for her 83-year-old mother, Isabel Johnson of Clinton.

Senior Center more than just activities (The Natchez Democrat)
The Natchez Senior Citizen’s Multipurpose Center is not only a place for seniors to participate in a broad spectrum of activities, but also a place to form friendships and sometimes find love.

Provide a gift for a needy senior through local program (Moorpark Acorn)
Residents may purchase a gift to be given to a local needy senior citizen in the Be a Santa to a Senior program.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan And Blue Care Network Raise Awareness Of Depression And Suicide In Aging Populations (Medical News Today)
Working to reduce the social stigma of depression and increase Michigan residents' awareness of depression so they can access care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and its HMO affiliate, Blue Care Network (BCN) of Michigan, are sponsoring a broad-reaching educational initiative aim [click link for full article]

Jail health-care troubles put inmates at risk, report says (Seattle Times)
King County's watchdog is worried that ongoing problems in jail health care are endangering inmates, and it has sent a damning report to...

Attorney to be lauded with humanitarian award (Asbury Park Press)
TOMS RIVER — Attorney Robert C. Novy will be honored with a humanitarian award today as part of a luncheon that will also honor the volunteers of the Alzheimer's Respite Care program of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey.

Five Star Quality Care, Inc. Terminates Remaining Sunrise Management Contracts (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEWTON, Mass.----Five Star Quality Care, Inc. announced today that it has terminated the seven remaining management agreements under which Sunrise Senior Living Services, Inc. managed senior living communities for Five Star.

Sex abuse casts shadow on childhood (Bangkok Post)
Sambava, Madagascar _ Thirty miles outside this down-at-the-heels seaside town, Justin Betombo tends his vanilla plants and cheers the local soccer team as if he had not a care in the world. And in fact, what was once his greatest worry has been almost magically lifted from his shoulders.

Taping Doctors' Conversations Helps Parents of Newborns in Intensive Care (MedicineNet.com)
Title: Taping Doctors' Conversations Helps Parents of Newborns in Intensive Care Category: Health News Created: 12/1/2006 2:05:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 12/1/2006 2:05:28 AM

Worship Services (The Hillsboro Argus)
Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3. Sunday school for pre-school through fifth grade begins at 9 a.m. After service and coffee hour, there will be a meeting on elder care.

Pentagon looks to meet needs of autistic kids (Navy Times)
The Pentagon needs help from military families with autistic children to create a new segment of its Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) program.

Senior Center more than just activities (The Natchez Democrat)
The Natchez Senior Citizen’s Multipurpose Center is not only a place for seniors to participate in a broad spectrum of activities, but also a place to form friendships and sometimes find love.

Duel-career military face child care issues when deployed (Rapid City Journal)
The first time 3-year-old Makayla Meals called her “Mommy,” Michelle Butler wondered what to do. Makayla and her younger brother, Hunter, 2, already have a mommy, but the little girl’s confusion was understandable.

Senior Volunteers (Winchester Star)
Our Place respite care site in Clarke County needs volunteers on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging and housed in the Grace Episcopal Church in Berryville, Our Place provides a social care setting for adults with Alzheimer’s disease.

Council welcomes inspection into adult social care services (Hastings Today)
East Sussex County Council has welcomed the results of the latest Government assessment of its adult social care services. (02/12/2006 08:11:21)

Health-care changes could affect Ulster County-run nursing home (Kingston Daily Freeman)
KINGSTON - On the heels of a state commission report that recommended merging Kingston and Benedictine hospitals, a group of Ulster County legislators is calling for the creation of a blue-ribbon commission to address health-care needs in the county with particular attention to the future of the county-run Golden Hill Health Care Center.

Profile of a Newsmaker: Care worker is 'center of ... department' (Norwich Bulletin)
In the news : Linda Walsh, patient care services coordinator at Day Kimball Hospital, is the hospital's November employee of the month. The Employee Council selected Walsh after reviewing various nominations from the hospital staff.

Holiday hopes (The News & Observer)
Home Instead Senior Care is teaming with local retailers and nonprofits on the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program.

Business buzz: Skin and Body Care spa debuts in Bradenton (The Herald-Tribune)
Advance Skin Body Care Day Spa Hair Studio will mark the opening of its newly built 3,000-square-foot day spa from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 104 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton.

Be Santa to a senior this year (San Mateo County Times)
'BE a Santa to a Senior," the popular nationwide campaign that delivered more than 200,000 gifts to 122,000 needy seniors throughout North America since being introduced by Home Instead Senior Care

Council welcomes inspection into adult social care services (Rye and Battle Today)
East Sussex County Council has welcomed the results of the latest Government assessment of its adult social care services.

Texas eyes elder care, Medicaid (San Antonio Express News)
As costs soar, state will encourage residents to plan, buy insurance.

Hospitals, Unions Fault Panel's Plan ; Divisions in Health Care Community Surface at State Senate Hearing (RedNova)
By Tom Precious Union leaders joined with hospitals facing closing or cutbacks Friday, charging that a state commission's recommendation for restructuring the health care industry was based on faulty information and vastly underestimated the costs of shuttering the institutions.

War-torn families: Family-care plan helpful when parents deploy (Rapid City Journal)
The first time 3-year-old Makayla Meals called her “Mommy,” Michelle Butler wondered what to do. Makayla and her younger brother, Hunter, 2, already have a mommy, but the little girl’s confusion was understandable.

Medicaid changes spousal limits (The News-Press)
Many couples fear the day a spouse will have to enter a skilled care nursing home, in large part, because the healthy spouse may not be able to live...

Senior Center more than just activities (The Natchez Democrat)
The Natchez Senior Citizen’s Multipurpose Center is not only a place for seniors to participate in a broad spectrum of activities, but also a place to form friendships and sometimes find love.

Woman, 73, takes care of 92-year-old mother (El Paso Times)
Senior No. 46 -- At 73, this woman can't afford her medicines. Her income is about $600 a month, which she uses to take care of herself and her 92-year-old mother.

Market shifting away from traditional nursing homes (Billings Gazette)
Almost no one wants to admit to needing long-term care or that it might be needed someday.

Market shifting away from traditional nursing homes (Billings Gazette)
Almost no one wants to admit to needing long-term care or that it might be needed someday. It's a taboo topic, and that can cause families heartache in the long run, experts say. ...

Helping Baby Boomers Overcome Holiday Elder Shock (PR Web)
Millions of Baby Boomers will visit aging parents over the holidays and be stricken with Elder Shock, a reaction to indications of parents' decline. Parent Care, a leading eldercare website is providing a practical two-part series with tools to address this holiday malady. (PRWeb Dec 3, 2006) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/zingpr.php/TG92ZS1NYWduLVN1bW0tSW5zZS1NYWduLVplcm8=

Pick name, be Santa to an isolated senior (Los Angeles Daily News)
The gift requests are often simple - a blanket, socks or food for their pets. But when local senior citizens in need receive them, it brightens their holiday season and instills a sense of community in those who give.

Helping Baby Boomers Overcome Holiday Elder Shock (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
San Rafael, CA (PRWeb) December 3, 2006 -- As millions of Baby Boomers begin packing for holiday trips home to visit the folks, many will also carry a heavy load of dread and uncertainty.

Fighting 'Rocky' to hear elder tell his stories (Anchorage Daily News)
At the locker room in the rec center recently, the Rev. Wilfred Lane was putting on his boots as I was unlacing mine. "Sauna's nice and hot," he said, adding that he'd just finished "artificial running." Running outside is better, he said. Up in Point Hope, he used to run in sand.

Women face emotional wounds of war (AP via Yahoo! News)
The nightmares didn't start until months after Alicia Flores returned home. The images were stark and disturbing: In one dream, a dying Iraqi man desperately grabbed her arm. In another, she was lost in a blinding sandstorm.

Pick name, be Santa to an isolated senior (Los Angeles Daily News)
The gift requests are often simple - a blanket, socks or food for their pets. But when local senior citizens in need receive them, it brightens their holiday season and instills a sense of community in those who give.

Advocates praise Pa. end-of-life law, but want more protections (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Advocates for better end-of-life care in Pennsylvania applaud a new law covering decision-making relating to it but say more steps are needed to protect terminally ill individuals from undesired, medically invasive treatment.

War-torn families: Family-care plan helpful when parents deploy (Rapid City Journal)
The first time 3-year-old Makayla Meals called her “Mommy,” Michelle Butler wondered what to do. Makayla and her younger brother, Hunter, 2, already have a mommy, but the little girl’s confusion was understandable.

With condo towers, health care flowers (BizJournals)
Jim Palermo remembers when health-care development for Charlotte's center city meant trying to recruit drugstores to serve office workers.

SCV Senior Center Activities (The Signal)
22900 Market Street, Newhall. The SCV Senior Center offers more than 100 educational, recreational and supportive programs on a regular basis. Most activities are for adults 18 and older.

SENIOR NOTES (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Research puts value on family care-giving

Capital Senior Living Corporation Closes a Four Community Lease Transaction (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
DALLAS----Capital Senior Living Corporation , one of the country's largest operators of senior living communities, today announced it has commenced its previously announced lease on four senior living communities that a publicly traded healthcare REIT has purchased from a third party.

Tesco targets organic market with personal care range (Food Production Daily)
04/12/2006 - UK Supermarket giant Tesco has created an organic personal care line, which aims to help consolidate its lead within the own label industry market.

Health Fitness Corporation Strengthens Its Senior Management Team (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Health Fitness Corporation today announced the formation of a new executive structure to include an Office of the Chairman, effective January 1, 2007. The new structure is intended to strengthen the senior management team's capacity in order to capitalize on the significant growth opportunities in health management, as well as expand and integrate its leading fitness management business with

Sage Software Healthcare Division Names Mark Ryan as Senior Vice President of Customer Service and Support (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
TAMPA, Fla.----Sage Software Healthcare Division, formerly Emdeon Practice Services, today announced that it has named Mark Ryan as the company's new senior vice president of customer service and support.

Pair safeguard seniors from financial abuse (The Reporter)
A new multidisciplinary team, combining the expertise of law enforcement officers, bankers, real estate professionals, physicians and attorneys, recently formed in Solano County to help combat financial elder abuse. The Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) was founded by Vacaville attorney David G.

Aegin Place, the Cost Effective Alternative to Nursing Homes, Begins New Madison, WI Franchise (PrimeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance)
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 4, 2006 -- Aegin Place has created an option for seniors to stay in the comfort of their own homes at an affordable cost. A money-saving alternative to typical institutional elder care, Aegin Place adds a new dimension to growing old -- comfort and contentment in familiar surroundings.






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