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Elder Care News 02/2007



Awards champion firms with flexible workplaces (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The notion that bigger companies give better benefits than tiny ones seems almost common sense. Health Service Innovations begs to differ. The St. Paul firm of 17 people that manages elder-care facilities has found a way to give its employees benefits they might not get at much bigger companies. Flexibility is its choice offering. Only three employees work in the office, President and CEO Tim ...

Continuing to care (Fairfax Times)
At 80, Ruth Scanell has no intention of retiring. Instead, she cooks dinner four times a week for Mary Pringle, so that the elder Reston resident can continue to live independently in her own home.

Hoyas Have Been Handling With Care (Washington Post)
Georgetown's improving ability to take care of the basketball has directly coincided with its recent conference winning streak.

Governor thinks big on health care (Wisconsin State Journal)
Proposals announced by Gov. Jim Doyle Tuesday amount to the biggest overhaul of the state's health-care safety net for poor children and families in more than a generation, experts said.

Amgen Enters New Collaboration with Fresenius Medical Care in Europe (FinanzNachrichten)
Amgen ( Nachrichten / Aktienkurs ) (Europe) GmbH today announced that it has entered into a new commercial collaboration with Fresenius Medical Care. (

SENIOR CALENDAR (The Wichita Eagle)
Book Discussion, "Let's Roll" by Lisa Beamer, 1 p.m. Friday, Orchard Park Senior Center, 4808 W. Ninth St. Books available at Wichita Public Library.

Long term care bill sharply reduced (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - The state Senate on Wednesday cut nine out of 10 proposed adult foster care homes from a bill that seeks to help seniors stay in the least-restrictive environment possible, including at home, and encourage innovation in long-term care in Wyoming.

Winners of 2006 ProAging Award Announced (PR Web)
Exemplary senior-serving professionals are honored for quality care. (PRWeb Feb 1, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/zingpr.php/UHJvZi1NYWduLUluc2UtWmV0YS1NYWduLVplcm8=

Anger at threat to care of elderly (Ilford Recorder)
THE THREAT of cuts to adult social services has been met with anger by the elderly and housebound. Older people accused the council of ignoring their needs and said they would suffer under the council's plans to save £1.7 million by reprioritising home care, writes KAREN BURKE.

Elder Bush Due To Attend First Round Of FBR Open (CBS 5 Phoenix)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The absence of Tiger Woods won't spoil the party at the FBR Open. It never does. Woods' string of PGA victories is on hold at seven this week while he travels halfway around the world for the Dubai Classic.

Spiritual care center's official name to be unveiled (Honolulu Advertiser)
Governor Linda Lingle, along with religious leaders from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish communities will attend the dedication of the Counseling & Spiritual Care Center of Hawai'i at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Care homes face closure (IC Croydon)
TWO residential care homes are under threat of closure by the council after a review of its older resident services. More than 100 people could lose their jobs.

DNC: Romney to Smooth Talk New Hampshire Voters on Health Care (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
The following is a statement by the Democratic National Committee:

Benefits of Long-Term Care Insurance (Queens Courier)
As part of a comprehensive elder law plan, we often recommend various courses of action to our clients. In certain instances, we may instruct clients to make direct gifts of their assets to their children.

Local News Setting standards for senior's homes (Thunder Bay Post)
Standards of care in Ontario retirement homes were scrutinized in the city Thursday. A consultation session, held by the provincial government, gave a group of Thunder Bay residents a chance to voice their concerns on the level of care being provided here in the city.

Dems’ ’07 budget adds more for vets’ health care, shorts military construction (Federal Times)
Democratic leaders in Congress moved Jan. 31 to repair the fractured federal budget that has most of the government operating under temporary appropriations, with the House passing a $463.5 billion government funding bill that includes more money for military and veterans’ health care and a $1 billion increase for construction related to base closings and realignments.

Kaiser Permanente makes three executive level appointments, with more in the offing (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Kaiser Permanente announced three executive-level promotions or new hires earlier this week, at the senior vice president and vice president levels, but a spokeswoman said the moves don't reflect a change in direction for the giant health-care system.

Continuing to care (Fairfax Times)
At 80, Ruth Scanell has no intention of retiring. Instead, she cooks dinner four times a week for Mary Pringle, so that the elder Reston resident can continue to live independently in her own home.

I-Team Finds Elder Caretakers Ignoring Patients (CBS 4 Boston)
Finding quality, trustworthy care for our elderly is an issue more and more families are struggling with. That's what makes this I-Team investigation both disturbing and eye opening. Kathy Curran takes you inside the home of an 88-year-old woman with dementia, and brings you a story of broken trust. More I-Team Investigations

Governor thinks big on health care (Wisconsin State Journal)
Proposals announced by Gov. Jim Doyle Tuesday amount to the biggest overhaul of the state's health-care safety net for poor children and families in more than a generation, experts said.

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
The following events are happening at the Frisco Senior Center at Frisco Square or in conjunction with the center. The center is located at 6670 Moore St. For information, call 972-335-5515 or logon to www.FriscoFun.org.

Petitions seek to keep senior center open (The News-Press)
A senior care center in Lehigh Acres is expected to close March 1, but residents of the center are working to keep it open.

Officials defend decision to charge only 1 in beating (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Despite the arrest of two men in connection with a fight outside a Lansing bar that left a 27-year-old in intensive care, only one man was charged in the case.

TennCare firm urges early care (Tennessean)
A new TennCare insurer will take an aggressive new approach to health care. It will encourage members to go to the doctor earlier and will assign some members to medical teams to manage their treatment more effectively, a top executive said here Thursday.

Nigeria: How We'll Achieve Power Rotation in Ebonyi - Ngele (AllAfrica.com)
Senator Sylvanus Ngiji Ngele, an elder statesman was in the upper chambers of the National Assembly to represent Ebonyi North Senatorial District between 1999 to 2003, when he became a running mate to the former Minister of State for Industries, Chief Lawrence Nwuruku for the 2003 gubernatorial elections in the state under the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). Ngele and Nwuruku ...

SENIOR CALENDAR (Contra Costa Times)
Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. Line dancing, exercise and art. Mercy Brown Bag today. 510-524-9122. Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 1414 Walnut St. Art, exercise, Hebrew and Yiddish, yoga and photography. 510-848-0237.

Trilogy adds 42nd nursing-care facility (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Trilogy Health Services' newest senior-care facility, 108-bed Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond, Ind., has begun accepting residents. The campus, which provides nursing care, assisted-living services and adult day care, is Louisville-based Trilogy's 42nd facility and its 28th campus in Indiana. The company added 1,195 beds last year through acquisitions and developing new campuses. It has ...

Officials defend decision to charge only 1 in beating (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Despite the arrest of two men in connection with a fight outside a Lansing bar that left a 27-year-old in intensive care, only one man was charged in the case.

Health Savings Accounts Might Help Limit Health Care Spending Inflation, Opinion Piece States (Medical News Today)
Because of their potential to cut health care inflation, Republicans should push for the "improvement and expansion of HSAs," David Gratzer, a physician and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writes in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece. Gratzer recommends that lawmakers push to "loosen the mandated structure of the HSA," which gives employers "no flexibility ... [click link for full ...

Senior drivers require a checkup (The Patriot-News)
Yet another senior driver, an 82-year-old man, pulled into oncoming traffic and caused an accident (news article, Jan. 24). I hope people take time to notice their senior drivers.

Senior events (The Mining Journal)
CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 439-5360. 2721.

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
The following events are happening at the Frisco Senior Center at Frisco Square or in conjunction with the center. The center is located at 6670 Moore St. For information, call 972-335-5515 or logon to www.FriscoFun.org.

Senior care center in limbo (The News-Press)
A senior care center in Lehigh Acres is expected to close March 1, but users are working to keep it open.

Health center being sold (The Sentinel)
The Forest Park Health Center at 700 Walnut Bottom Road is being sold to Guardian Elder Care as of March 31. The center, which has been part of the Presbyterian Homes network since 1971, provides health care, housing and other community services for older people.

Hospital to shutter Elder Care unit (Journal and Courier)
Home Hospital will close its private-pay Elder Care unit by the end of February.

Patients benefit from specialized care (Daily Journal)
It's called the Golden Hour, and it can mean the difference between life and death. "Patients that receive definitive care, including surgery, within an hour of a serious injury have a significantly greater chance of survival," said Al Lincks, chief of Vineland's Emergency Medical Service.

Kashmir custodial killings: two senior cops arrested (India Daily)
The Jammu and Kashmir Police today cracked down on its personnel allegedly involved in fake encounters, arresting two senior officials on charges of murdering a carpenter who was labelled a Pakistani militant and gunned down.

Elder facility accused of abuse (Inside Bay Area)
OAKLAND — Children of former residents at the Lakeside Park elder care facility near Lake Merritt have gone to court charging the facility's management with neglect, abuse and fraud against their family members with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Long-Term Care, Estate Planning Workshop Feb. 13 (Southern Pines Pilot)
The North Carolina Senior Citizens Association will sponsor an educational workshop on long-term care and estate planning Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Pine Needles Golf Club on Midland Road in Southern Pines.

In Elder Care, Signing on Becomes a Way to Drop By (New York Times)
With the number of older Americans growing rapidly, products and services to help adult children care for their parents are on the rise.

Senior citizens' schedule (Herald Standard)
SENIOR CENTER - 137 N. Beeson Blvd., Uniontown; phone 724-439-5910. Meals on Wheels - The Uniontown Center is in need of volunteers to deliver homebound meals to the elderly shut-ins, one hour, one day a week. Call 724-437-6050, ext. 243.

Crusaders crush Upper Perk on Senior Night (Lansdale Reporter)
LANSDALE - The Lansdale Catholic girls basketball team celebrated Senior Night in fine style as the Crusaders cruised past Upper Perkiomen 53-25 on Saturday night.

Health center being sold (The Sentinel)
The Forest Park Health Center at 700 Walnut Bottom Road is being sold to Guardian Elder Care as of March 31. The center, which has been part of the Presbyterian Homes network since 1971, provides health care, housing and other community services for older people.

This Week (Aberdeen American News)
ABERDEEN AREA SENIOR CENTER Daily: 11:30 a.m., trivia; 11:45 a.m., dinner Monday: 9:30 a.m., bowling; 10 a.m., china painting; 1 p.m., bingo; 1:15 pool tournament Tuesday: 10 -11:30 a.m., Manor Care/blood pressure & sugar check; 11 a.m. Y Gal; noon to 4 p.m., Tax Prep.; 1 p.m., whist and line dancing Wednesday: 9:30 a.m., bowling and ladies pool; 11:30 a.m., Aberdak; noon, potluck; 1 p.m., open ...

FAMILY DRAMA (Asbury Park Press)
Tension often arises when siblings have to make decisions about their parents' care.

New Pentagon Numbers Raise Health Care Worries (NPR)
Last week, the Pentagon's Web site changed its count of the number of U.S. troops injured in Afghanistan and Iraq. The new number is lower. But regardless of how those casualties are counted, the real question is: Will all returning soldiers get the long-term care they need?

Senior Notes (The Frisco Enterprise)
The following events are happening at the Frisco Senior Center at Frisco Square or in conjunction with the center. The center is located at 6670 Moore St. For information, call 972-335-5515 or logon to www.FriscoFun.org.

Le Chevalier D'Eon (Anime News Network)
In mid-18th century France, D'Eon de Beaumont earns his family's noble title, and a position in the court at Versailles, when his elder sister Lia's body turns up in a coffin floating down the river Seine.

Bush Budget Benefits Defense and Energy, May Pinch Health Care (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Defense contractors such as Boeing Co. and companies developing alternative fuels such as VeraSun Energy Corp. stand to gain from President George W. Bush's 2008 budget, while some health-care companies and drugmakers may be pinched by cuts in Medicare and Medicaid.

Officials try to manage growing health-care needs, plan for baby boomers (Winston-Salem Journal)
Retirees are important to the economic health of many mountain communities, but they also place additional demands on services from health care to housing. Slightly more than 1 million North Carolinians were 65 or older last year, according to population estimates. By 2030, that number is expected to more than double, as baby boomers age. Local and state planners are trying to look ahead, but ...


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