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Elder Care News 07/2007



Senior Scene (The Standard-Times)
All Senior Centers and Council on Aging offices will be closed Wednesday to observe Independence Day.

Massachusetts' health care law says all must be insured (Provo Daily Herald)
BOSTON -- The goal was as audacious as it was simple: Plug the holes in Massachusetts' health care network without resorting to the politically nuclear option of a single government-funded program. The result is a landmark insurance law praised as innovative, derided as a house of cards and touted by former Gov.

Box Elder bans fireworks (Rapid City Journal)
Box Elder has banned the use of fireworks within the town's limits, according to a news release from the city.

Senior raising money to assist former cheerleader (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Webster Thomas High School senior Brittni Battaglia dedicates her senior project to helping one of her mom's former cheerleaders and the Golisano Children's Hospital.

Tips for taking care of your newborn (West Bloomfield Eccentric)
Joan Cheng, M.D., a senior staff pediatrician at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, and a member of the Henry Ford Medical Group, talks about newborn care. Q - What preparations should we make before our baby arrives? A - Before baby comes home, be sure you have adequate, basic infant care supplies: a crib or bassinet, newborn-sized diapers, receiving blankets, a supply of bottles (even if ...

Let the Mass. health-care experiment begin (The Nashua Telegraph)
BOSTON – The goal was as audacious as it was simple: plug the holes in Massachusetts' health-care network without resorting to the politically nuclear option of a single government-funded program. ... - By STEVE LeBLANC The Associated Press

MyFox Boston | State Health Care (FOX 25 Boston)
BOSTON -- The goal was as audacious as it was simple: plug the holes in Massachusetts' health care network without resorting to the politically nuclear option of a single government-funded program.

Protect your heirs by updating wills (The Record)
The Sandwich Generation is dedicated to the 50 million Americans who may have elder/parent care concerns and/or responsibilities. Second of two parts.

Hungary's senior, junior coalition parties sign amendment to coalition agreement (People's Daily)
Hungary's senior coalition Socialist party (MSZP) and its junior coalition partner SZDSZ on Sunday signed an amendment to the coalition agreement focused on fine-tuning reforms, MTI News Agency reported.

California REIT buys long-term care sites (BizJournals)
Nine long-term care properties in the Milwaukee area previously managed by Senior Residential Care of America area have been bought by a California real estate investment trust for $21 million.

Plan well for your coming senior years (El Paso Times)
According to U.S. Census Bureau projections, the senior population will more than double between now and the year 2050. By then, as many as one in five Americans could be considered a senior citizen.

Box Elder bans fireworks (Rapid City Journal)
Box Elder has banned the use of fireworks within the town's limits, according to a news release from the city.

Secure remote access IT improves Essex NHS patient care in the community (PublicTechnology.net)
Mark Large, Associate Director of IT, and Dr Martin Gould, Consultant Radiologist at Established in 1992, Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust (ERH) wanted to improve patient care in the community by enabling the mobility of critical medical professionals.

Eden Alternative and LifeBio.com Come Together to Build Relationships and Legacies of Elders (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
LifeBio.com and Eden at Home's Embracing Elderhood, an Eden Alternative initiative, have formed a collaborative relationship that brings the gift of legacy to long-term care communities nationwide. By their definition, a legacy is part life story and part gift to the world -- anything an Elder desires to share with younger generations.

Eden Alternative and LifeBio.com Come Together to Build Relationships and Legacies of Elders (PRWeb)
LifeBio.com and Eden at Home's Embracing Elderhood, an Eden Alternative initiative, have formed a collaborative relationship that brings the gift of legacy to long-term care communities nationwide. By their definition, a legacy is part life story and part gift to the world -- anything an Elder desires to share with younger generations. (PRWeb Jul 2, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: ...

State health-care report has hospitals on guard (Courier-Post)
Hospital executives around New Jersey are poring over a state report released Friday that is an interim study on redefining how the state pays for health care, a worrisome move to some facilities that may lose funding or even close.

Senior charged with fondling (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – A 72-year-old man fondled an 84-year-old woman with dementia at a St. Charles adult-care facility, police said.

Senior Lending Network Launches Web Site to Provide Financial Advice to Seniors (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Senior Lending Network, recognized as the nation's premier reverse mortgage educational source, announced the launch of My Senior Lending Network web site, http://www.mysln.com. The web site provides information and guidance on issues important to members of the senior community.

USA Today Series On Elderly Examines Alzheimer's Disease, Health Insurance (Medical News Today)
USA Today on Wednesday published two articles on issues related to elder care as part of a five-day series. Headlines and summaries appear below. [click link for full article]

Alcatel-Lucent and Sabia Bioingeniería Develop Joint Health Care Solution (ThomasNet)
Madrid, May 28, 2007 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and application partner Sabia-Bioingeniera, headquartered in Zaragoza, Spain, have announced the successful completion of a jointly developed solution to advance care. The new solution combines medical care systems with Alcatel-Lucent's communication systems for use in senior care facilities. The patient warning solution, ...

Option Care, Inc. Announces Notice of Conversion Right for Convertible Senior Notes (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.----Option Care, Inc. announced today that its 2.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 will be convertible during the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2007 due to a conversion condition having been met.

VHA Inc. Hires General Counsel/Senior Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs (SYS-CON Media)
VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, has hired Michael Regier as its new general counsel and senior vice president of legal and corporate affairs.

Sheriff warns senior citizens of health care scam (Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald)
All citizens, particularly seniors, are being reminded by police to never give out any personal information. "The Clark County Sheriff's Office has been made aware of possible fraud involving senior citizens," Sheriff David Turner said.

SureWest Launches Fitness and Dependent Care Programs to Foster Employee Work/Life Balance (SYS-CON Media)
Leading independent telecommunications holding company SureWest Communications announced today two new employee rewards programs. In an effort to promote a healthy work/life balance and enhance the employee experience, SureWest has launched Fitness and Child Care/Dependent Care programs, both of which took effect on July 1, 2007.

Adult day-care center to close despite effort to save it (The Arizona Republic)
A non-profit adult day-care center in south Scottsdale will close July 12 despite an eleventh hour attempt to keep it open by the city and its operator The Foundation for Senior Living.

Scottsdale adult care center to close (East Valley Tribune)
An adult day care center in Scottsdale will shut down soon. Run by the Foundation for Senior Living, the center at 8463 E. McDonald Drive will close July 12, forcing the families of about 35 seniors and disabled adults to look elsewhere for a similar service.

Carlyle buys Manor Care for $6.3 billion (Baltimore Sun)
Equity firm also said to be wooing Virgin Media Carlyle Group, the powerful private equity firm, announced yesterday a $6.3 billion deal to take nursing home operator Manor Care Inc. private. Several sources said Carlyle also has offered to buy British telecommunication giant Virgin Media for about a $10.8 billion.

Box Elder bans fireworks (Rapid City Journal)
Box Elder has banned the use of fireworks within the town's limits, according to a news release from the city.

USA Today Series On Elder Care Addresses Financial Issues (Medical News Today)
USA Today on Friday published two articles on issues related to elder care as part of a five-day series. Headlines and summaries appear below. [click link for full article]

Firm to buy Manor Care for $6.3B (The Toledo Blade)
The nation's largest nursing-home operator, Toledo's Manor Care Inc., is being purchased by the Carlyle Group, a global private-equity firm in Washington, for $6.3 billion.

Schwarzenegger's Health-Care Lift (BusinessWeek Online via Yahoo! News)
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is working with business and labor, Republicans and Democrats, to come up with a health-care reform plan that would provide health insurance to all Californians and slow the dramatic increases in insurance premiums (see BusinessWeek.com, Debate Room, "Universal Health Care: No Sick Joke"). He discussed his initiative with BusinessWeek senior writer ...

Schwarzenegger's Health-Care Lift (BusinessWeek Online via Yahoo! Asia News)
In a conversation with BusinessWeek, the California governor discusses his vision for health-care reform in his state

Protect your heirs by updating wills (The Record)
The Sandwich Generation is dedicated to the 50 million Americans who may have elder/parent care concerns and/or responsibilities. Second of two parts.

Obituaries July 4, 2007 (The Shelby Star)
Dorothy Allen Aug. 8, 1924-July 1, 2007 SHELBY — Mrs. Dorothy Dixon Allen, 82, of 1404 Wesson Road, died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Lexington Health Care Center.

Pleasant Care On Auction Block (La Cañada Valley Sun)
After years of fines, penalties and accusations of elder abuse, La Cañada-based Pleasant Care Corp., the state's second largest nursing home corporation, is set to auction all 30 of its California facilities.

Box Elder bans fireworks (Rapid City Journal)
Box Elder has banned the use of fireworks within the town's limits, according to a news release from the city.

Senior Notes (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
Advances in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, legal issues and paying for care are all hot topics for family members helping older adults.

Box Elder bans fireworks (Rapid City Journal)
Box Elder has banned the use of fireworks within the town's limits, according to a news release from the city.

State eyes health care plan for the ‘dual-eligible' (New Haven Register)
A health care program for a special-needs population in Massachusetts is getting accolades from advocates, but whether Connecticut can duplicate that success within a short time here is a worry to numerous groups.

Senior charged with fondling (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – A 72-year-old man fondled an 84-year-old woman with dementia at a St. Charles adult-care facility, police said.

Red tape snags efforts to relocate day care facility to Scottsdale-owned property (East Valley Tribune)
Efforts to keep Scottsdale's only adult day care center open ultimately got tangled up in red tape.

June 2007 glimpses (USA Today)
U.S. troops who have died while serving in Iraq and Kuwait.

Angara hails SC decision favoring senior citizens (INQ7.net)
Senator Edgardo Angara, author of the Senior Citizens Act (or RA 7431), hailed the Supreme Court for its decision dismissing a petition questioning the constitutionality of a provision in RA 7431 giving persons aged 60 and older a 20-percent discount in purchasing medicines and paying for certain services.

SENIOR CALENDAR (The Wichita Eagle)
Prairie View caregiver group, 2 to 3:30 p.m. today, Life Care Center of Andover, 621 W. 21st St., Andover. Free. Book discussion, "Buffalo Girls" by Larry McMurtry, 1 p.m. Friday, Orchard Park Senior Center, 4808 W. Ninth St. Books available at Wichita Public Library. Suicide Survivors, for people who have lost a loved one through suicide, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks ...

Senior Notes (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
Advances in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, legal issues and paying for care are all hot topics for family members helping older adults.

Long-term care plans aren't for everyone (The Tennessean)
"Long-term care insurance is a wonderful thing," said Judy Koehler, a state government worker in Southfield, Mich.

Ghana: Kintampo South NPP Yearns for New Constituency Executives (AllAfrica.com)
NANA KWAKU Mensah, Concerned Elder of the New Patriotic Party in the Kintampo South Constituency, has given the Regional Executive of the party, particularly the Regional Chairman, Nana Obiri Boahen, a two-week ultimatum to immediately elect new constituency executives.

Learning to care for their bones (Buckingham Today)
SENIOR citizens and pupils at Charlton-on-Otmoor Primary School joined each other in gentle exercise to heighten awareness of brittle bone disease. (28/06/2007 13:26:28)

Senior charged with fondling (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – A 72-year-old man fondled an 84-year-old woman with dementia at a St. Charles adult-care facility, police said.

The Pet Care Trust Announces New Fish in the Classroom (FIC) Program (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
WASHINGTON----The Pet Care Trust today announced that it will create and support a Fish in the Classroom Program over the next three years.


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