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Costs for elder care increase for fifth consecutive year, study finds (News-Medical-Net)
Costs for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and some in-home care services have increased for a fifth consecutive year and might continue to increase as a result of an expected shortage of long-term health care workers, according to a study released on Tuesday by Genworth Financial, the AP/Houston Chronicle reports.

Elder-care benefit a boon to boomers (The Kansas City Star)
Many workers struggle to balance their personal and home life demands with their jobs. One of those demands — caring for aging parents — is beginning to eclipse child-care concerns as a pull on workers’ time and mental energy.

HERCULANEUM: Cooperative provides home care, a little or a lot (Jefferson County Journal)
For Kathy Bush, 78, home care is a lifesaver-and that's no mere hyperbole.

Care-center costs increasing (Deseret Morning News)
Costs for nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and some in-home care services have increased nationwide for a fifth consecutive year and could rise further if a shortage of long-term care workers isn't resolved, a new study indicates.

MedCath Corporation to Present at the Deutsche Bank Securities 33rd Annual Health Care Conference (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
MedCath Corporation announced that its senior management will give a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Securities 33rd Annual Health Care Conference held May 5 - 7 at the InterContinental in Boston.

Costs For Elder Care Increase For Fifth Consecutive Year, Study Finds (Medical News Today)
Costs for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and some in-home care services have increased for a fifth consecutive year and might continue to increase as a result of an expected shortage of long-term health care workers, according to a study released on Tuesday by Genworth Financial, the AP/Houston Chronicle reports.

Friends to reevaluate plan for Barr lot senior housing (Yellow Springs News)
When Village Planning Commission members recommended last month that the Friends Care Community plan for senior apartments be denied, it gave the Friends Care Board of Trustees a chance to reevaluate both the cost and the aim of their project.

Third Wave to Present at 33rd Annual Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference (Centre Daily Times)
Third Wave Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:TWTI) today announced that it will present at the 33rd Annual Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference, which is being held May 5-7, 2008, at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. Maneesh K. Arora, Third Wave's senior vice president and chief financial officer, will make the company's presentation at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 6.

CNN Classroom Edition: Broken Gov't - Health Care: Critical Condition (CNN.com)
Record the CNN Special Investigations Unit Classroom Edition: Broken Government: Health Care: Critical Condition when it airs commercial-free on Monday, May 5, 2008, from 4:00 -- 5:00 a.m. ET on CNN. (A short feature begins at 4:00 a.m. and precedes the program.)

First Federal, rec center to sponsor senior expo (The Alpena News)
Seniors in the region looking for information regarding home care, reverse mortgages, health care and identity theft can get all that and more May 10 at the inaugural Northern Michigan Senior Expo. The event, sponsored by First Federal, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 10 at the Thunder Bay Recreational Center.

Senior Centers and Groups (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Senior Centers & Groups AARP Chapter 2353 Meeting 3rd. Tue. St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 203 N. Valley Forge Rd., Devon.

HERCULANEUM: Cooperative provides home care, a little or a lot (Jefferson County Journal)
For Kathy Bush, 78, home care is a lifesaver-and that's no mere hyperbole.

Nigeria: Clark Kicks Against Nwaoboshi As Delta PDP Chief (AllAfrica.com)
FORMER Federal Commissioner of Information and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has vowed to fight to its logical conclusion any attempt to foist on Delta State People's Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, by the party's national leadership, just as he threatened that peace would be far from Delta State if the matter was not resolved.

Senior Calendar (Austin American-Statesman)
Dance clubs — 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays: Country Western. Fridays: Live music. South Austin Senior Activities Center, 3911 Manchaca Road. $4. 448-0787.

Ramaley, Vogel capture nominations for 47th Senatorial District (The Beaver County Times)
State Rep. Sean Ramaley won the Democratic primary for the 47th Senatorial District Tuesday, while New Sewickley Township Supervisor Elder Vogel Jr. captured the district’s Republican primary, according to unofficial results from Beaver, Lawrence and Allegheny counties.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Honors Mel Dick, President, Wine Division, (2º) Senior Vice President, and Partner of Southern ... (InfoBolsa)
Senior Vice President, and Partner of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, 29/04/2008 16:10:00 Business Wire Mr. Dick added, "The Simon Wiesenthal Center is the world s most important organization for Holocaust remembrance and defense of not only the human rights of the Jewish people, but all people.

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. Closes Private Sale of Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015 Pursuant to Full Exercise of ... (Centre Daily Times)
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE:KCI) today announced the closing of the private sale of an additional $90 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.25% convertible senior notes due 2015 pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the initial purchases of the notes. This brings the total amount of the notes issued to $690 million.

Creative Care Solutions strives to make senior living easier (Central New York Business Journal)
: By Eric Reinhardt, Journal Staff GEDDES — Mallory Brown has been a member of Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church all her life of 22 years. It’s also become the place where she’s started her own business.

Speakers Express Division on Bill To Mandate Health-Care Coverage (Washington Post)
District residents with chronic illnesses, representatives of HMOs and convenience store owners testified yesterday at a D.C. Council hearing on far-reaching legislation that would mandate health-care coverage for all residents.

Day-to-day help (Carroll County Online)
When Dick Lundgren realized that caring for his wife was taking a toll on his own health, he turned to adult day care. Lundgren, who lives south of Seattle, found a program that catered to patients with Alzheimer's disease and made arrangements for his wife, Dorothee, to go there two days a week.

Ramaley, Vogel capture nominations for 47th Senatorial District (The Beaver County Times)
State Rep. Sean Ramaley won the Democratic primary for the 47th Senatorial District Tuesday, while New Sewickley Township Supervisor Elder Vogel Jr. captured the district’s Republican primary, according to unofficial results from Beaver, Lawrence and Allegheny counties.

Henbest was the House health care expert (The Idaho Statesman)
Rep. Margaret Henbest, one of Boise's most senior lawmakers, is retiring after 12 years in the Legislature and colleagues from both parties say her health care knowledge will be sorely missed. | GO...

Two share senior citizen award (Elmira Star-Gazette)
For the first time since 1990, there was a tie for the Senior Citizen of the Year Award that was presented Friday by the Chemung County Office of Aging and Long-Term Care.

ECC to host Senior Health Fair (Warrenton Journal)
More than 35 vendors will be on hand when East Central College hosts the third annual Senior Health Fair May 9.

Care facility cited in death of resident (The Springfield News-Leader)
A Springfield care facility came under fire from the state in March, after investigators found employees had not adequately addressed the needs of a resident prior to his or her death.

US Unemployment Having Impact On Kids' Health-care Coverage, And That Puts Their Health At Risk (Science Daily)
Two new studies point to the negative impact of parental job loss on children's health care and the importance of having continuous health insurance coverage to meet children's health-care needs and reduce health-care disparities.

Montachusett Home Care will hold health expo (Sentinel & Enterprise)
Montachusett Home Care is sponsoring "As We Age Health Expo 2008." This event is free and open to all adults in the Central Masschusetts region.

Senior Scene (The Standard-Times)
A full list of senior center and council on aging activities will be published the first Sunday of each month, and a condensed version will be published the remaining Sundays. Listings for trip reservations will be published well in advance of the...

Bret Harte student reflects on senior project (Calaveras Enterprise)
As my senior project nears completion, I look back and realize that, although the project was my doing, it could not have happened without the help of many others.

ECC to host Senior Health Fair (Warrenton Journal)
More than 35 vendors will be on hand when East Central College hosts the third annual Senior Health Fair May 9.

Cape's dental-care gaps slowly being filled (Cape Cod Times)
Health care advocates say lower-income residents on the Cape are receiving better dental care thanks to changes in the MassHealth insurance program and more seats at nonprofit dental clinics.

Adult day care can give caregivers a break, as well as helping aging spouses, parents (The Times-News)
When Dick Lundgren realized that caring for his wife was taking a toll on his own health, he turned to adult day care. Lundgren, who lives south of Seattle, found a program that catered to patients with Alzheimer's disease and made arrangements for his wife, Dorothee, to go there two days a week.

Ramaley, Vogel capture nominations for 47th Senatorial District (The Beaver County Times)
State Rep. Sean Ramaley won the Democratic primary for the 47th Senatorial District Tuesday, while New Sewickley Township Supervisor Elder Vogel Jr. captured the district’s Republican primary, according to unofficial results from Beaver, Lawrence and Allegheny counties.

Cashing out an elderly parent's IRA -- in just 9 visits to the bank (Los Angeles Times)
A son runs into red tape as he seeks to tap funds for his father's care. My husband is a very patient man.

High living costs challenge seniors (Contra Costa Times)
Advice, resources and how-to tips on elder care for the Bay Area

Senior announcements (The Capital)
The May and June meetings of the Senior Provider Group will be moved from Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park to the following locations.

Work-force housing for Stratham (Portsmouth Herald)
After failing to get its massive senior community project approved in Rye, Webster Continuing Care has turned its sights to Stratham and the 91 acres now occupied by the Great Bay Community College (formerly New Hampshire Community Technical College) on...

Curt Conrad: Gregg Collins knew how to make players better at Mansfield Senior (Mansfield News Journal)
There is a Mansfield Senior fan, who, for the past several seasons, has taken great pleasure in heckling Gregg Collins.

SLC library director feels the love (Provo Daily Herald)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Elizabeth Elder gets the typical questions when she looks for a house in Salt Lake City.

Agency: Elder abuse common in Britain (UPI)
LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- A study of calls to the British agency that monitors homes for the elderly suggests abuse is widespread.

Bret Harte student reflects on senior project (Calaveras Enterprise)
As my senior project nears completion, I look back and realize that, although the project was my doing, it could not have happened without the help of many others.

Agency: Elder abuse common in Britain (Moldova.org)
A study of calls to the British agency that monitors homes for the elderly suggests abuse is widespread.The Commission for Social Care Inspection said there were more than 1,000 calls from relatives or friends suspicious that someone was being mistreated, with 506 homes involved, The Sunday Telegraph reported. The agency estimates another 60,000 calls were made to local councils.The commission ...

Adult day care can give caregivers a break, as well as helping aging spouses, parents (The Times-News)
When Dick Lundgren realized that caring for his wife was taking a toll on his own health, he turned to adult day care. Lundgren, who lives south of Seattle, found a program that catered to patients with Alzheimer's disease and made arrangements for his wife, Dorothee, to go there two days a week.

Ramaley, Vogel capture nominations for 47th Senatorial District (The Beaver County Times)
State Rep. Sean Ramaley won the Democratic primary for the 47th Senatorial District Tuesday, while New Sewickley Township Supervisor Elder Vogel Jr. captured the district’s Republican primary, according to unofficial results from Beaver, Lawrence and Allegheny counties.

ECC to host Senior Health Fair (Warrenton Journal)
More than 35 vendors will be on hand when East Central College hosts the third annual Senior Health Fair May 9.

Care-rationing rules offered (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
CHICAGO -- Doctors know some patients needing lifesaving care won't get it in a flu pandemic or other disaster. The dilemma will be deciding who to let die. Now an influential group of physicians has drafted a grimly specific list of recommendations for which patients wouldn't be treated. The task force members come from prestigious universities, medical groups, the military and government ...

Cunningham gets Medical Center post (Macon Telegraph)
Dr. James Cunningham has been appointed to senior vice president for medical affairs at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Cunningham, board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery and surgical critical care, will oversee quality management, patient safety issues and medical standards of care. Cunningham was formerly medical director of the hospital's cardiovascular intensive care unit.

Scandal of elderly people tortured in homes (Daily Mirror)
Elderly residents in care homes have been routinely tied to beds and chairs or locked up.

Tantasqua senior wins C-SPAN contest (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Tantasqua Regional High School senior, Melissa Castonguay, 17, of Holland, deserves congratulations for being one of three Massachusetts winners in C-SPAN's 2008 StudentCam contest.

Helping the elderly helps all of us (Louisville Courier-Journal)
My mother just turned 90. She lives in her own condo in a Florida senior citizen community where she has plenty of companionship, a strong support network and access to excellent care.






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