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Elder Care News 10/2007



COURT OF PEEVES, NOW IN SESSION! (James Kilpatrick via Yahoo! News)
The Court of Peeves, Crotchets & Irks opens its autumn assizes with a motion from Roy Nelson of North Augusta, S.C. He moves to ban "mad at" as distinguished from "mad with." In evidence he offers a speech last month by former President Clinton, who said: "We've made half the world mad at us."

Elder abuse a growing problem (Connecticut Post)
Fear and pain are not feelings people expect to suffer in the confines of their homes. But a 70-year-old woman from Orange said she suffered behind the closed doors of her home for more

Winthrop University mainstay, weather expert Culp dies at 87 (The Herald)
William "Bill" Culp Sr., 87, born at Winthrop University and its buildings director for at least half a century, died Saturday at the Park Pointe Village Health Care Center.

Taking care (The Post and Courier)
Taking care Nearly one out of every four U.S. households provides care to a relative or friend age 50 or older, and as the U.S. senior population edges toward 80 million, the figure is expected to grow. If you're part of the "sandwich generation," tasked with caring for gro...

Program gives pharmacists more clout in patient care (USA Today)
On this city's Skid Row, pharmacist Steven Chen bustles into a small examining room at a community clinic. He sits down next to Floyd McLucas, who has diabetes. What's unusual about the encounter is not only the amount of time Chen is able to spend with McLucas, but also that Chen is a pharmacist with the authority to order lab tests, add or change medications, and otherwise help oversee patient ...

Senior Happenings (The Frisco Enterprise)
When: Oct. 1-5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Properly dispose of those expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The City of Frisco’s Environmental Services Department will supply a locked disposal container at the Senior Center.

Casper celebrates recovery in big way (Casper Star-Tribune)
Recovery from substance abuse and mental illness is cause for celebration in Casper, say health care providers, those in recovery and their advocates.

Gas leak at Southbury day care (Republican-American)
Southbury firefighters are on the scene of a possible gas leak at a day care center at 800 Main St. South. The building has been evacuated. The Southbury Ambulance Association responded after a woman complained of being faint. Officials describe as a leak of refrigerant gas through the ventilation system. The evacuees include children, including some infants, who attend the Little People of ...

The Bag Lady Syndrome (Chicago Sun-Times)
It's a fear that lurks in the back of every woman's mind -- the fear of being a bag lady. We don't have to see an older woman pushing a shopping cart that contains all her belongings to summon up the worry about being older, alone and without enough money to stay in control of our own life.

Senior citizens walk to mark International Day of Older Persons (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Oct. 1 (ANI): Thousands of senior citizens participated in a walkathon here today to mark International Day of Older Persons. The elderly, donning white t-shirts and pea caps, walked to promote inter-generational bonding, bridging the gap between the old and the young. R N Sidwani, an elderly participant said more such events should be organised for senior citizens. "Events like ...

Elder Smith may face more legal problems (The Patriot-News)
William Trickett Smith was once the guy you needed to know if you wanted to be anybody in central Pennsylvania politics. As the chairman of the Dauphin County Republican Committee from 1980 to 1984, Smith called the shots on who got the backing of the only party that mattered.

AAA offering winter car care inspections (Detroit Free Press)
Starting today, AAA Michigan is offering free winter car care inspections statewide through the end of October.

Heartfelt pain for footy star (Herald Sun)
TOWERING Collingwood tough man Damian Monkhorst talks tenderly of elder son Brent, who is rallying in hospital after a 14-hour heart transplant.

Is punishment for accumulation of wealth justified? (Central Chronicle)
Should elementary health care be taught & learned from school days? SS Chitwadgi: Yes. I remember my school days when our lessons and poems concentrated more often than otherwise on health care. First lesson early to bed, early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise.

New law bans smoking in assisted living facilities (WWAY 3 Wilmington)
New law bans smoking in assisted living facilities WILMINGTON -- It was the work of a local lawmaker inspired by her personal experience. Monday a new law takes effect prohibiting smoking inside nursing homes and assisted living centers. New Hanover County Rep. Carolyn Justice helped introduce this bill. Up until Monday smoking was allowed inside elder-care facilities. Starting ...

Illinois health care in bind over funds (Chicago Tribune)
The bitter battle over children's health care in Washington is threatening to punch a hole in the state's budget and calling into question medical coverage for 130,000 Illinois adults.

Senior citizens start receiving shots on the first day of the flu season (Standard Speaker)
By ED CONRAD Staff Writer Joe Smalley was perhaps the only senior citizen who visited Hazle Drugs before 2:30 p.m. Monday who didn’t get a flu shot. “Me? I prefer taking a shot of Four Roses whiskey (every day),” he said, with a grin.

Senior care facility changes its name (The Sentinel)
REEDSVILLE — Elmcroft of Reedsville recently changed its name and is planning an open house to mark the change. According to a press release, ...

FOREVER YOUNG: Age just a number for team's elder statesmen (Detroit News)
All the motivation Nicklas Lidstrom needs to stay young is sitting a few feet to his right in the Red Wings dressing room.

Public debate on Czech health care launched (Prague Daily Monitor)
Prague, Oct 1 (CTK) - Experts Monday published 30 questions concerning the Czech health care system within the Round Table project and the organisations of patients and doctors as well as health insurers' representatives are to comment on them within 30 days, project coordinator Ondrej Matl told reporters.

Livhome's New 'My Story' Tool Helps Caregivers Build Connections with Seniors, Personalize Care (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Generates positive reviews from professionals involved with senior care.

Senior Happenings (The Frisco Enterprise)
When: Oct. 1-5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Properly dispose of those expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The City of Frisco’s Environmental Services Department will supply a locked disposal container at the Senior Center.

Condell Center to hold annual senior services fair (Lake County News Sun)
LIBERTYVILLE -- On Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., seniors and their loved ones are invited to come and educate themselves on the offerings of nearly 25 key providers of senior services at Condell Medical Center's Annual Senior Services Fair.

Career Paths (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Helen Cicino, a labor and employment attorney, has been named senior vice president of people and culture for MemorialCare Medical Centers, a health care system serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Partners In Care Physician Organization Reaffirms Its Commitment to Quality and Patient Safety by Joining Quality ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has added a strong new ally to its efforts to reduce medical errors, improve overall quality and promote transparency in cost and quality data.

Zimbabwe: Two Hurt in Explosion (AllAfrica.com)
Two brothers - aged seven and two - were seriously injured in an explosion while playing around a fire in Chegutu recently.

Livhome's New 'My Story' Tool Helps Caregivers Build Connections with Seniors, Personalize Care (PRWeb)
Generates positive reviews from professionals involved with senior care. (PRWeb Oct 2, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/Q291cC1GYWx1LVBpZ2ctVGhpci1UaGlyLVplcm8=

HealthWyse and Senior Home Care Announce Successful Information Technology Partnership (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
WILMINGTON, Mass.----HealthWyse LLC of Wilmington MA and Senior Home Care, of Clearwater Florida, announce the ongoing implementation and rollout of the HealthWyse integrated clinical and financial system at Senior Home Care .

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Opens Special Dementia Care Unit (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
BOSTON----Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale, a leader in senior health care and housing for more than 100 years, has opened a special unit for residents with Alzheimer's disease or other related dementias.

Health Care REIT CEO Exercises Options (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The chairman and chief executive of Health Care REIT Inc., a real estate investment trust that invests in senior housing and health care real estate, exercised options for 17,500 shares of common stock under a prearranged trading plan, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Bank starts elder services asset management services for clients (The Payson Roundup)
Wells Fargo is bringing its Elder Services program -- a unique set of financial, personal and life management services to help elderly clients -- to greater Arizona.

Resources group to hold Senior Fair (Daily Herald)
The Elgin Kane County Senior Resources Senior Fair, sponsored by Provena Mercy Center and Law Elder Law, will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Elgin Community College Spartan Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

The skinny on health care in the US - Business and Technology (The Weber State University Signpost)
Sidney Paulson, Chief Executive Officer of SelectHealth, spoke in the Smith Lecture Hall as part of the Ralph Nye Lecture series on Thursday, Sept. 27. about healthcare. Paulson has worked in the health-care industry for more than 31 years, including a number of years with Intermountain HealthCare.

Finding adequate care for elderly, disabled requires research (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
Thinking about turning the care of an elderly or disabled relative over to a skilled nursing facility? Do your homework and choose carefully. Slick brochures showing smiling senior faces don't tell the whole story.

Lineman's Father Okay After Pregame Collapse (Washington Post)
Maryland offensive guard Jaimie Thomas looked on, as he had so many times before, as his father Jerome spoke at the team's devotional the night before the Terrapins played Rutgers. The elder Thomas, a minister, has addressed the team several times since his son joined the team.

City High senior ruled ineligible (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
Former New Zealand basketball star Dion Prewster, a senior at City High, has been ruled ineligible for the upcoming high school basketball season because someone related to City High used "undue influence" to bring the 6-foot-5 guard to Iowa.

Business buzz: Program explores Medicare C and D (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
Pines of Sarasota will host "The ABCs of Medicare Parts C and D" on Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the long-term care community's Culler's Hall in the administration building. Sarasota elder-law attorney Mary Alice Jackson will present the program, which includes lunch for a cost of $15. Pines of Sarasota is at 1501 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota.

City preps new senior center (The Desert Sun)
Indio is planning to raise the roof soon on its new senior center - literally.

CALENDAR (The Salinas Californian)
TODAY | ELDER CARE PLANNING ORIENTATION, Windsor Gardens Rehab, 637 E. Romie Lane, Salinas, 10 to 11 a.m. with Director of Social Services, Robyn Risley. Guidance in short and long term placement options, discussion of elder issues, grief counseling and more. Free. 424-0687.

Cost of elder care rising (Lebanon Express)
I recommend reading the Sept. 23, 2007, New York Times article, ‘At Many Homes, More Profit and Less Nursing' by Charles Duhigg. It lays out what is likely to be an overwhelming long-term care crises for baby boomers if nursing homes are their only solution.

Race on to replace Festa (Boston Globe)
Candidates are already preparing to run in the race to fill the 32d Middlesex House seat left vacant by the resignation this week of Melrose Democrat Michael E. Festa, who is set to be sworn in tomorrow as the state's new secretary of elder affairs.

When boomers retire (part 3 of 5): Health-care costs can wreck retirement (The Idaho Statesman)
My mother spends hardly anything on health care. I'd love to say it's because she's in perfect health, but she isn't. At 93, she's survived three strokes and does pretty well, but she has doctors for he

Widower crusades for care (The Ottawa Sun)
An Orleans senior who's dedicated his life to raising awareness about what he says is a broken medical system, continues his crusade at a health care conference in Ottawa next week.

RC flies into anger over speech by senior citizens (IPP Media)
Celebrations to mark the International Day for the Elderly turned sour in Singida township early this week when Singida Regional Commissioner Parseko Kone got enraged by a message by elderly people in the region read at a rally which criticized the government for not taking due care of its senior citizens in the country.

Elders in Action to (The Oregonian)
Elders in Action, a Portland nonprofit that helps older citizens stay active in their communities, will host volunteer training sessions in Lake Oswego for its Personal Advocate Services and Elder Friendly programs.

BUSINESS ROUNDUP (Daily Journal)
MONROEVILLE -- Care Source, an elder care service provider, offering in-home services for seniors, is now operating in Cumberland and Salem counties.

Gas leak at Southbury day care (Republican-American)
Southbury firefighters are on the scene of a possible gas leak at a day care center at 800 Main St. South. The building has been evacuated. The Southbury Ambulance Association responded after a woman complained of being faint. Officials describe as a leak of refrigerant gas through the ventilation system. The evacuees include children, including some infants, who attend the Little People of ...

Consumers and Professionals Rave About "The Senior Solution: A Family Guide to Keeping Seniors Home for Life!" (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
Consumers and professionals who serve the senior market are amazed and excited about a new book that shows families how to keep seniors at home for life. "The Senior Solution" has now gone into a second printing just 45 days after its initial release.

Democrats vow to fight veto on child health care (International Herald Tribune)
President Bush vetoed a children's health care bill Wednesday, then said he was open to compromise, but Democrats and their Republican allies on Capitol Hill have vowed to overturn the veto before entertaining any deal.

M-tennis senior beats USC thorn, reaches main draw (Arizona Daily Wildcat)
The momentum keeps rolling for Arizona tennis player Claudio Christen, as the senior survived another day at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.


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